CCNP Service Provider

CCNP Service Provider

CCNP Service Provider Overview

Learn more about the benefits and requirements associated with achieving a CCNP Service Provider certification. (4:32 min)

The Cisco Certified Network Professional Service Provider (CCNP Service Provider) certification is for service provider network engineers, systems engineers, and network specialists who are responsible for delivering a scalable carrier-grade infrastructure capable of rapid expansion to support ongoing introduction of new managed services and other customer requirements.

Prerequisites

The following will act as a prerequisite:

NOTE: If you currently have a valid CCIP certification and would like to instead pursue a CCNP Service Provider certification, visit the CCIP-CCNP Service Provider Migration Tool. The CCIP-CCNP Service Provider Migration Tool will assist in identifying the exams you will need to pass to earn a CCNP Service Provider certification.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
642-883 SPROUTE Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
642-885 SPADVROUTE Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing (SPADVROUTE)
642-887 SPCORE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE)
642-889 SPEDGE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE)

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

Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)

This instructor-led course will prepare students for the SPROUTE exam required for the new CCNP-SP certification.
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Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing (SPADVROUTE)

This instructor-led course will prepare students for the SPADVROUTE exam required for the new CCNP-SP certification.
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Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE)

This instructor-led course will prepare students for the SPCORE exam required for the new CCNP-SP certification.
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Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE)

This instructor-led course will prepare students for the SPEDGE exam required for the new CCNP-SP certification.
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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):

642-883 SPROUTE

The 642-883 SPROUTE Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing exam tests a candidate's knowledge to configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing protocols using Cisco carrier-grade devices and Cisco IOS, Cisco IOS XE, and Cisco IOS XR software. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE) course.

642-885 SPADVROUTE

The 642-885 SPADVROUTE, Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing exam tests a candidate's knowledge to configure, verify, and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 advanced BGP configuration, IP multicasting, and IPv6 transition mechanisms in implementing and supporting a service provider network. This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS XE and IOS XR operating systems. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing (SPADVROUTE) course.

642-887 SPCORE

The 642-887 SPCORE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services exam. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the concepts and implementation of MPLS technology and MPLS-TE services. It also validates the understanding of technology principles of basic Quality of Service, and Quality of Service with Multi Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) to implement advanced features and functions. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE) course.

642-889 SPEDGE

The 642-889 SPEDGE Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services tests a candidate's knowledge of service provider VPN solutions through enabling point of presence to provide Layer 2 and Layer 3 VPNs. This exam covers the Cisco IOS, IOS XE and IOS XR operating systems. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE) course

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