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CCNP Routing and Switching

CCNP Routing and Switching Overview

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CCNP Routing and Switching Exams and Training Courses v2.0 Refresh

The exams and training courses have been refreshed to reflect the alignment with changing industry job roles and the addition of new study materials.

Beginning January 30, 2015, 300-101 ROUTE, 300-115 SWITCH and 300-135 TSHOOT exams will be the only exams available for registration.

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. The routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
642-902 ROUTE
Last day to test: January 29, 2015
OR
 
300-101 ROUTE
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE v1.0)
 
OR
 
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE v2.0)
AND
642-813 SWITCH
Last day to test: January 29, 2015
OR
 
300-115 SWITCH
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH v1.0)
 
OR
 
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH v2.0)
642-832 TSHOOT
Last day to test: January 29, 2015
OR
 
300-135 TSHOOT
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT v1.0)
 
OR
 
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT v2.0)

The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)

Students will learn to plan, configure and verify the implementation of secure enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions using a range of routing protocols.
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Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)

Students will learn to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco's Campus Enterprise Architecture.
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Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)

Students will learn to (1) plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks and (2) use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting.
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Self-Study Materials

The following resources are suggested study materials:

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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

300-101 ROUTE

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE 300-101) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. The ROUTE 300-101 exam certifies the routing knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in using advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and highly secure Cisco routers that are connected to LANs, WANs, and IPv6.

642-902 ROUTE

Last day to test: January 29, 2015
The Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE 642-902) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP, Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional CCIP, and Cisco Certified Design Professional CCDP certifications. 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.

300-115 SWITCH

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 300-115) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. The SWITCH 300-115 exam certifies the switching knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions that use the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.

642-813 SWITCH

Last day to test: January 29, 2015
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 642-813) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP, and Cisco Certified Design Professional CCDP certifications. 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.

300-135 TSHOOT

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2 (TSHOOT 300-135) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP certification. The TSHOOT 300-135 exam certifies that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks
  • Use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting

642-832 TSHOOT

Last day to test: January 29, 2015
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT 642-832) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP, certification. The TSHOOT 642-832 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to (1) plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks and (2) use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting.

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