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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

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This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Cisco Systems
San Jose, CA USA
Phone: 800-553-6387
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Skill Level: Intermediate                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $600 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who have at least one year of networking experience and are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. CCNPs plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.

Initial Requirements:
You must first hold a valid CCNA or any CCIE designation. Then you must pass three exams: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE), Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH), and Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT). Exams are 2 hours and $200 each.

There are additional CCNP certifications available for specialized tracks such as wireless, data center, and security. For the full list of current CCNP titles, follow the "See all Cisco Certifications" link near the bottom of this page.

Continuing Requirements:
Cisco professional level certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:


  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam
  • OR any CCIE Certification can act as a pre-requisite, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.

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Certification: Cisco Certified Network Professional(CCNP) (United States)

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