CCNP Service Provider Operations Certification

The Cisco Certified Network Professional in Service Provider Operations (CCNP SP Operations) validates knowledge and skills required (of a Tier II or Tier III support engineer) to troubleshoot and maintain service provider IP NGN core (PE-PE and PE-CE) network infrastructures. With a CCNP SP Operations certification, a network professional demonstrates knowledge and skills required to isolate network performance problems, implement proactive fault measures using operations management processes, frameworks, and network management systems. The CCNP SP Operations curriculum includes maintaining carrier class routing protocol environments, MPLS VPN and TE deployments, and QoS mechanisms using Cisco IOS and IOS XR.

CCNP Service Provider Operations syllabus

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CCNP Service Provider Operations Prerequisites
Valid CCNA Service Provider Operations, or any CCIE Certification, can act as a prerequisite.
CCNP Service Provider Operations Exams & Recommended Training:
Required Exam(s)
Recommended Training
642-770 OFCN Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks (OFCN)
642-775 MSPRP Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols (MSPRP)
642-780 MSPVM Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks (MSPVM)
642-785 MSPQS Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Quality of Service (MSPQS)
CCNP Service Provider Operations Recertification

Cisco professional level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Service Provider Operations, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Voice, and CCIP) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following exams 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 current 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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