CCNP Service Provider Certification

The CCNP Service Provider certification validates the knowledge and skills network professionals are required to have in order to deliver a scalable carrier-grade infrastructure capable of rapid expansion to support ongoing introduction of new managed services and other customer requirements.

CCNP Service Provider syllabus

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CCNP Service Provider Prerequisites

The following will act as a prerequisite:

  • Valid CCNA Service Provider, or
  • Valid CCNA (R&S) plus have passed minimum of 1 CCIP exam (QOS, BGP, MPLS, BGP+MPLS, ROUTE, BSCI), or
  • Valid CCIP, or
  • Any CCIE certification

NOTE: If you currently have a valid CCIP certification or in the process of pursuing a 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.

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

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
  • 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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CCNP Service Provider Video Data Sheet

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