Those who achieve CCNP have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)
The CCNP certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions.
Valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.
CCNP helps students develop the skills needed to succeed in IT-related degree and diploma programs and prepare for the Cisco CCNP certification. It provides a theoretically rich, hands-on learning experience covering advanced routing, switching, and troubleshooting skills.
The goals of the CCNP curriculum are as follows:
Provide an in-depth, theoretical overview of advanced routing and switching and troubleshooting
Equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and support complex enterprise networks.
Provide an experience-oriented course that employs industry-relevant instructional approaches to prepare students for professional-level jobs in the industry.
Enable students to gain significant hands-on interaction with IT equipment.
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