Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) 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 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 have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer.
Use our CCNP exam combination tool to show which additional exams are required, based on the exams you've already passed.
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Valid CCNA Routing and Switching certification or any CCIE Certification can act as a prerequisite.
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)
Review the ROUTE Study/Learn tab to view additional resources to further your knowledge in this subject area.
Review the SWITCH Study/Learn tab to view additional resources to further your knowledge in this subject area.
Review the TSHOOT Study/Learn tab to view additional resources to further your knowledge in this subject area.
Review the ROUTE Practice tab to get hands-on experience in this area of technology.
Review the SWITCH Practice tab to get hands-on experience in this area of technology.
Review the TSHOOT Practice tab to get hands-on experience in this area of technology.
Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners the authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. For a list of Cisco Learning Partners, use the Learning Partner Locator.
The only authorized publisher of books for Cisco certification self-study and network technology learning is Cisco Press. Visit Cisco Press for the latest CCNP publications to help prepare you for your certification.
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:
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.