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CCNP Certification

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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.

Find out more about changes to CCNP certification announced on January 25, 2010 and use our CCNP exam combination tool to show which additional exams are required, based on the exams you've already passed.

CCNP syllabus

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CCNP Prerequisites
Valid CCNA certification or any CCIE Certification can act as a pre-requisite.

CCNP Exams & Recommended Training
Required Exam(s)
Recommended Training
642-902 ROUTE Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
642-813 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
642-832 TSHOOT Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)

CCNP Recertification

Cisco professional level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Voice, and CCIP) 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,
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam, or CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.

Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved. For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.

 
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