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. The curriculum consists of three experience-oriented courses that employ industry-relevant instructional approaches to prepare students for professional-level jobs: CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing, CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching, and CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks.
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.
Course objectives are:
Extend IP addresses, using VLSM and route summarization.
Configure OSPF, EIGRP, and BGP.
Control network activity using access list based features.
Redistribute routes between different routing protocols such as RIP, IGRP, EIGRP, and OSPF.
Configure Cisco routers with Ethernet LAN and serial WAN interfaces.
Implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise networks.
Plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.
Secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks.
Plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions.
Plan and execute regular network maintenance to monitor, maintain complex enterprise routed & switched IP networks.
Perform network troubleshooting using technology-based processes and best practices, based on systematic and industry recognized approaches.
CCNP Route - 300-101.
CCNP Switch - 300-115.
CCNP TShot - 300-135.