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CCNP Data Sheet
The Internet is changing life as we know it—bringing new The CCNP curriculum aligns with the Cisco CCNP
economic and social opportunities to communities throughout certification, which validates a network professional’s
the world, and increasing the global demand for information ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot converged
and communication technology (ICT) skills. Innovations such
local and wide area networks.
as social networking, cloud computing, e-commerce, web
conferencing, and desktop virtualization are changing the way
we live, work, play, and learn. These capabilities are all powered Features
by networks, and organizations around the world are experienc- The CCNP curriculum helps students develop the skills needed
ing a shortage of qualified ICT candidates to design, install, and to succeed in networking-related degree and diploma programs
manage these networks. and prepare for the Cisco CCNP certification. It provides a theo-
retically rich, hands-on learning experience covering advanced
Solution routing, switching, and troubleshooting.
The Cisco Networking Academy® CCNP curriculum provides a
career oriented, comprehensive coverage of enterprise-level net- The curriculum offers the following features and benefits:
working skills, including advanced routing, switching and trouble-
• Provides an in-depth, theoretical overview of advanced routing
shooting, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical
and switching and troubleshooting complex enterprise networks
experience and soft-skills development.
• Builds on the Cisco CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration
The curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills courses with more complex network configurations, diagnosis,
necessary to design and support complex enterprise networks, and troubleshooting
and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration,
and the practical application of skills in a real world environment. • Experience-oriented courses employ industry-relevant instruc-
tional approaches to prepare students for professional jobs in
The Cisco CCNP® curriculum helps students prepare for career the industry
opportunities, continuing education, and the globally-recognized
Cisco® CCNP certification. CCNP provides a next step for • Students gain significant hands-on interaction with networking
Cisco CCNA® Discovery or CCNA Exploration students who equipment to prepare them for certification exams and career
want to build on their CCNA-level skill set to further a career in opportunities
computer networking. • Hands-on labs and case studies help students apply what they learn
and develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills
Who Should Enroll Prerequisites
• College and university-level • CCNA-level networking concepts
students seeking career-oriented, and skills
enterprise-level networking skills
• IT professionals wishing to expand • CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH
have no course prerequisites and can
their core routing, switching, and
be taken in any order
network troubleshooting skills to
advance their careers • CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH are
• CCNA certification holders who both prerequisites for CCNP TSHOOT
wish to build on their CCNA knowl- ❖ Students can acquire the CCNA-level
edge base routing and switching skills needed for
• Individuals seeking Cisco CCNP success in this course by completing
certification CCNA Discovery or CCNA Exploration
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CCNP Data Sheet
21st Century Skills CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching
CCNP integrates practical skills into the technical curriculum to This course teaches students how to implement, monitor, and
help students succeed in future educational, entrepreneurial, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks.
occupational endeavors. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the imple-
In addition to learning the fundamentals of designing, build- mentation of complex enterprise switching solutions. The course
ing, and operating networks, students also learn about problem also covers the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and
solving, critical thinking, collaboration, teamwork, negotiation, and video into campus networks. Comprehensive labs emphasize
entrepreneurship—skills they can apply in the 21st century global hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.
Course Outline
Assessments Chapter Goals
Innovative formative and summative assessments are integrated
into the CCNP curriculum and supported by an advanced online
1. Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise • Assess the structure and components
Campus Architecture used to build or expand an enterprise
delivery system. Assessments can be as simple as a multiple campus network
choice question or as complex as troubleshooting a simulated 2. Implementing VLANs in Campus
network. Networks
• Implement VLANs in campus networks
3. Implementing Spanning Tree • Implement, monitor, and maintain
Course Descriptions Protocol spanning tree protocol in an enterprise
campus network
CCNP equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to
plan, implement, secure, maintain, and troubleshoot converged 4. Implementing InterVLAN Routing • Implement, monitor, and maintain
interVLAN routing in an enterprise
enterprise networks. The curriculum consists of three courses: campus network
CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing, CCNP SWITCH: Imple-
5. Implementing High Availability • Configure and optimize high avail-
menting IP Switching, and CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and and Redundancy in a Campus ability on switches to provide Layer 3
Troubleshooting IP Networks. Network redundancy
6. Securing the Campus • Describe and implement LAN security
CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing Infrastructure features
This course teaches students how to implement, monitor, and 7. Preparing the Campus
maintain routing services in an enterprise network. Students Infrastructure for Advanced
• Plan and prepare for advanced services
in a campus infrastructure
will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation
of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a
range of routing protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 environments. The CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting
course also covers the configuration of secure routing solutions IP Networks
to support branch offices and mobile workers. Comprehensive This course teaches students how to monitor and maintain com-
labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce plex, enterprise routed and switched IP networks. Skills learned
configuration skills. include the planning and execution of regular network mainte-
nance, as well as support and troubleshooting using technology-
Course Outline based processes and best practices, based on systematic and
Chapter Goals
industry recognized approaches. Extensive labs emphasize
hands-on learning and practice to reinforce troubleshooting tech-
1. Routing Services • Explain complex network requirements niques. CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH are both prerequisites
and design models for implementing
advanced routing services in an enter- for this course.
prise network
2. Configuring the Enhanced • Implement EIGRP in an enterprise
Interior Gateway Routing Protocol network
3. Configuring the Open Shortest • Implement OSPF in an enterprise
Path First Protocol network
4. Manipulating Routing Updates • Implement various mechanisms for con-
trolling routing updates and traffic
5. Implementing Path Control • Implement path control using IP SLA
and PBR
6. Implementing a a Border
Gateway Protocol Solution for
• Implement BGP to allow an enterprise
network to connect to an ISP
ISP connectivity
7. Implementing Routing Facilities • Describe a basic implementation for
for Branch Offices and Mobile branch
Workers office and mobile worker connectivity
8. Implementing IPv6 in an • Describe and configure IPv6 in an enter-
Enterprise Network prise network
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CCNP Data Sheet
Course Outline Industry-Recognized Certification
The CCNP curriculum helps students prepare for the Cisco CCNP
Chapter Goals
certification exams. The CCNP certification validates a network
1. Planning Maintenance for • Plan and document the most common professional’s ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot con-
Complex Networks maintenance functions in complex enter-
prise networks verged local and wide area networks.
2. Troubleshooting Processes for • Develop a troubleshooting process to CCNP offers a career development path for Cisco CCNA certi-
Complex Enterprise Networks identify and solve problems in complex fied network engineers and a solid foundation for those who are
enterprise networks
interested in the Cisco CCIE® certification. The CCNP certification
3. Using Maintenance and • Select tools that best support specific requires candidates to pass three 120-minute exams—ROUTE
Troubleshooting Tools and troubleshooting and maintenance
Applications processes in large, complex enterprise #642-902, SWITCH #642-813, and TSHOOT #642-832—that
networks validate the key competencies of network engineers.
4. Maintaining and Troubleshooting • Practice maintenance procedures and
Campus Switched Solutions fault resolution in switched environments Careers
5. Maintaining and Troubleshooting • Practice maintenance procedures and The CCNP curriculum also helps students develop networking
Routing Solutions fault resolution in routing environments skills and knowledge that extend beyond the minimum require-
6. Troubleshooting Addressing • Troubleshoot NAT/PAT, DHCP, and other ments for the CCNP certification. The curriculum was designed to
Services services reflect the job skills and responsibilities that are associated with
7. Troubleshooting Network • Identify and troubleshoot network perfor- professional-level job roles such as network engineer, systems
Performance Issues mance issues engineer, network support engineer, network administrator, net-
8. Troubleshooting Converged • Troubleshoot wireless connectivity, VoIP, work consultant, and system integrator.
Networks and video
9. Maintaining and Troubleshooting Cisco Networking Academy
Network Security
• Practice maintenance procedures and
fault resolution in a secure infrastructure In partnership with schools and organizations around the world,
the Cisco Networking Academy program delivers a compre-
10. Review and Preparation for
Troubleshooting Complex
• Practice maintenance procedures and hensive learning experience to help students develop ICT skills
fault resolution in a complex environment for entry-level career opportunities, continuing education, and
Enterprise Networks
globally recognized career certifications. The curricula also help
students build 21st century skills such as collaboration and prob-
Learning Environment lem solving by encouraging the practical application of knowledge
CCNP can be delivered as an independent curriculum or inte- through hands-on activities and network simulations.
grated into a broader course of study, such as technology or Networking Academy teaches ICT skills to students from virtu-
IT-related degree and diploma programs or continuing educa- ally every socioeconomic background and region of the world.
tion programs. The curriculum can be offered in an in-person or a Students gain the skills needed to pursue networking careers in
blended distance learning (BDL) environment. a variety of industries such as healthcare, technology, financial
The curriculum was designed to be delivered by certified services, fashion, entertainment, and more. Students also gain
Networking Academy instructors, using a blend of lectures, lab access to a global support group, career developments tools, and
activities, case studies, and assessments. Each course uses a text- social networking resources to help them become architects of
book developed and published by Cisco Press in close collabo- the human network.
ration with Networking Academy. All course elements are tightly
aligned with the textbooks. For More Information
All hands-on labs in the course can be completed on physical Cisco Networking Academy www.cisco.com/go/netacad
equipment or in conjunction with the NDG NETLAB solution.
Course and Certifications www.cisco.com/go/netacadcourses
Locate an academy www.cisco.com/go/academylocator
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