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Revised CCNP Certification Reflects Job Requirements of Network Engineers

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Created on: Dec 16, 2009 9:57 AM by Reggie: Cisco Learning Network Store Manager - Last Modified:  Jan 26, 2010 10:09 AM by Reggie: Cisco Learning Network Store Manager

CCNP Certification Revised in Collaboration with Network Engineers

Greater Focus on Complex Routing and Switching and Network Troubleshooting


Cisco has updated its Cisco CCNP® certification for network engineers through a comprehensive process involving customers and partners from around the globe. The revision focuses on the competencies that are needed to plan, implement, and troubleshoot the routed and switched networks of today and is designed to be more predictive of job readiness. CCNP offers a career development path for Cisco CCNA® certified network engineers and a solid foundation for those who are interested in Cisco CCIE®.

 

Revised CCNP Curriculum and Exams

Cisco has redesigned the CCNP courses and exams to reflect the evolving job tasks of global network professionals.


ROUTE v1.0 Implementing Cisco IP Routing – is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols. ROUTE v1.0 also covers configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. The course includes more than seven hours of e-learning lessons and demos that students can absorb at their own pace.


SWITCH v1.0 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks – is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals will learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions, using Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. SWITCH v1.0 also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks.


TSHOOT v1.0 Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks – is a five-day instructor-led course in which network professionals learn to (1) plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks, and (2) use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting. Extensive labs provide hands-on learning and reinforce troubleshooting skills. The course includes more than nine hours of e-learning lessons and demos that students can absorb at their own pace.

 

The CCNP curriculum is designed for network engineers with at least one year of professional work experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. The revised CCNP certification requires three 120-minute exams—ROUTE #642-902, SWITCH #642-813, and TSHOOT #642-832—that validate the key competencies of network engineers.

 

Learn more about new CCNP curriculum by reviewing the CCNP Landing Page: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccnp

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