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Announcing - New CCNP SP Operations

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Created on: Jun 28, 2010 4:06 PM by Adrie: Certifications Community Mgr. - Last Modified:  Jun 28, 2010 4:56 PM by Adrie: Certifications Community Mgr.

Announcing—New CCNP SP Operations

 

The CCNP SP Operations certifications validates knowledge and skills required  (of a Tier II or Tier III support engineer) to troubleshoot and maintain  service provider IP NGN core (PE-PE and PE-CE) network  infrastructures.  With a CCNP SP Operations certification, a network  professional demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to isolate  network performance problems, implement proactive fault measures using  operations management processes, frameworks, and network management  systems. The CCNP SP Operations curriculum includes maintaining carrier  class routing protocol environments, MPLS VPN and TE deployments, and  QoS mechanisms using Cisco IOS and IOS XR.

 

CCNP SP Operations Certification benefits:

•     Certification helps qualify personnel for customers Operations  Centers

•     Certification classes provide a developmental path for personnel in  Operations

•     Provides advanced level training and certification to network  operations (i.e. NOC) personnel

 

The CCNP SP Ops certification is made up of four recommended training courses and four required exams, please review the course and exam overviews listed below.

 

Course Overview
Exam Overview
Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks  (OFCN) course is designed to provide mid level and upper level personnel  exposure to the SP network operations environment,  processes-orientation, management tools and methods, and enables  students to practice the primary job roles and tasks associated with  Tier II and Tier III Network Operations. The course is also intended to  help prepare students for the CCNP SP Operations OFCN exam as part of  the Cisco Certified Network Professional SP Operations program.OFCN Exam: The 642-770 OFCN Operational Foundations for Cisco  Service Provider Core Networks  exam is an exam associated with the CCNP  SP Operations certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge  the SP network operations environment, focusing on mid-level and  upper-level processes-orientation and management tools and methods  associated with Tier II and Tier III Network Operations.  Candidates can  prepare for this exam by taking the OFCN Operational Foundations for  Cisco Service Provider Core Networks course.
Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols (MSPRP) course  provides learners with the knowledge needed to provide support in a  service-provider environment using an Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP)  such as OSPF or IS-IS and the Border Gateway Protocol (BGP). It also  provides learners with the understanding of advanced routing policies  using route maps with Cisco IOS and the Routing Policy Language (RPL)  with Cisco IOS XR. The course also focuses on monitoring and  troubleshooting of these technologies in SP environments.MSPRP Exam:  The 642-775 MSPRP Maintaining Cisco Service Provider  Routing Protocols exam is an exam associated with the CCNP SP  Operations certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and  use of Interior Gateway Protocols (IGP), such as OSPF or IS-IS, and  exterior Gateway Protocol (EGP), BGP in supporting service-provider  environments. It also assesses candidate's understanding of advanced  routing policies using route maps, with Cisco IOS, and the Routing  Policy Language (RPL), with Cisco IOS XR.  Furthermore, the exam  assesses candidate's knowledge regarding monitoring and troubleshooting  these technologies in SP environments.  Candidates can prepare for this  exam by taking the MSPRP Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing  Protocols course.
Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks (MSPVM) course provides learners with the knowledge needed to provide support in  a service-  provider environment using Multi-Protocol Label Switching  (MPLS). It provides learners with understanding of MPLS and the  associated technologies used in SP environments and it provides them  with the guidelines on how to monitor and troubleshoot these  technologies.MSPVM Exam: The 642-780 MSPVM Maintaining Cisco Service Provider  VPNs and MPLS Networks exam is an exam associated with the CCNP SP Operations certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and use of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and associated technologies in supporting service-provider environments.  Furthermore, the exam  assesses candidate's knowledge regarding monitoring and troubleshooting  MPLS in SP environments.  Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking  the MSPVM Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks  course.
Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Quality of Service (MSPQS) course  provides learners with the knowledge needed to provide support in a service-provider environment using quality of service mechanisms. The  course focuses the QoS mechanisms, how they are implemented using Cisco  IOS and Cisco IOS XR and how to perform monitoring and troubleshooting  of QoS in SP environments.MSPQS Exam: The 642-785 MSPQS Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Quality of Service exam is an exam associated with the CCNP SP Operations certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of QoS  mechanisms to support service-provider environments, focusing on how  they are implemented using Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XR.  It also assesses  candidate's understanding of MPLS and associated technologies in SP  environments.  Furthermore, the exam assesses candidate's knowledge  regarding monitoring and troubleshooting QoS in SP environments.   Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the MSPQS Maintaining  Cisco Service Provider Quality of Service course.

 

Once available, interested students will be able to register for these classes on the Advanced Services SP Operations registration page.  Exams will be made available through VUE testing centers at http://www.vue.com/cisco/.

 

Availability: CCNP SP Operations Certification will be made available in the late July of 2010.


To learn more about all the entire SP Operations Track go to our Cisco Announces Service Provider Operations Track page.

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