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CCNP® Routing and Switching Certification

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification 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 CCNP Routing and Switching 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. Those who achieve CCNP Routing and Switching certification have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician. The routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.


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CCNP Routing and Switching Prerequisite

Valid CCNA Routing and Switching certification or any CCIE Certification can act as a prerequisite.


Exams & Recommended Training


Required Exam(s) Recommended Training

300-101 ROUTE


300-115 SWITCH


300-135 TSHOOT

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) v2.0


Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) v2.0


Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) v2.0





CCNP Routing and Switching

Cisco professional level certifications (CCDP, CCNP, CCSP, CCIP, CCVP, CCNP SP Operations, CCNP Wireless) are valid for three years.


To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:


  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.


    Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved. For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.


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