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CCNP Certification

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) 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.

 

New CCNP Track

 

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    (ROUTE) Implementing Cisco IP Routing v1.0 The ROUTE 642-902 exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and secure Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs. The exam also covers configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. Courseware: 02/15/2010
    Exam: 03/10/2010
    (SWITCH) Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v1.0 The SWITCH 642-813 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco’s Campus Enterprise Architecture. The SWITCH exam also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice and video into campus networks. Courseware: now available
    Exam: 03/10/2010
    (TSHOOT) Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v1.0 The new CCNP TSHOOT certification exam will first be available as a beta exam; candidates can register and take the beta (#643-832) from February 16 through March 26, 2010. The TSHOOT exam is a good choice for recertification because it validates the troubleshooting skills commonly used by professional level network engineers on the job. Act quickly to obtain a free beta exam; CCNP is Cisco's second most popular certification worldwide. Beta exams are available at any Pearson VUE testing facility. Courseware: 02/15/2010
    Exam: 03/10/2010

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    (BSCI) Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks v3.0 The BSCI 642-901 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs. The exam covers topics on Advanced IP Addressing, Routing Principles, Multicast Routing, IPv6, Manipulating Routing Updates, Configuring basic BGP, Configuring EIGRP, OSPF, and IS-IS. 07/31/2010
    (BCMSN) Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks v3.0 The BCMSN 642-812 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to implement scalable multilayer switched networks. The exam includes topics on Campus Networks, describing and implementing advanced Spanning Tree concepts, VLANs and Inter-VLAN routing, High Availability, Wireless Client Access, Access Layer Voice concepts, and minimizing service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network. 07/31/2010
    (ONT) Optimized Converged Cisco Networks v1.0 The ONT 642-845 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills in optimizing and providing effective QOS techniques for converged networks. The exam topics include implementing a VOIP network, implementing QoS on converged networks, specific IP QoS mechanisms for implementing the DiffServ QoS model, AutoQoS, wireless security and basic wireless management. 07/31/2010
    (ISCW) Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks v1.0 The ISCW 642-825 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network to teleworkers and remote sites with focus on securing remote access and VPN client configuration. The exam covers topics on Cisco hierarchical network model as it pertains to the WAN, teleworker configuration and access, frame mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSEC VPN, Cisco EZVPN, strategies used to mitigate network attacks, Cisco device hardening and IOS firewall features. 07/31/2010