What is CCNP™
The CCNP™ (Cisco® Certified
Network Professional) certification validates an individual’s
networking skills at the middle career level. If you want to become a
CCIE™ in Routing and Switching or want to advance your career in
internetworking, one way is to become a CCNP™ Routing @ Switching.
Capabilities of a CCNP™
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 have
demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network
engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician.
A valid CCNA™ Routing and Switching certification or any
Cisco® CCIE™ certification
can act as a pre-requisite.
A CCNP™ Routing and Switching candidate needs to pass
3 exams from 300-Series track. If you have passed some exams from the
old track (642-Series) and they are not yet expired, you can mix and
match them with 300-Series exams to achieve CCNP certification.
CCNP™ certifications are valid for three years.
To recertify, pass any 300-Series exam that is part of the professional level
curriculum or any CCIE/CCDE written exam before the certification
Recertifying at the Professional level automatically
extends your active Associate level certification(s) up to the point of
expiration of the last certification achieved.
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exam and recommended study aids: