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Introducing the new CCNP Enterprise certification

New exams go live on February 24, 2020

Achieving CCNP Enterprise certification proves your skills with enterprise networking solutions. To earn CCNP Enterprise certification, you pass two exams: one that covers core enterprise technologies and one enterprise concentration exam of your choice, so you can customize your certification to your technical area of focus.

Overview

The new CCNP Enterprise certification program prepares you for today’s professional-level job roles in enterprise networking technologies. CCNP Enterprise now includes automation and programmability to help you scale your networking infrastructure.

One of the industry’s most respected certifications, CCNP validates the core knowledge you need while giving you the flexibility to choose a focus area.

And now every exam in the CCNP Enterprise program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Enterprise, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing enterprise networking solutions.

Exams and recommended training

New exams go live on February 24, 2020

To earn CCNP Enterprise, you pass two exams: a core exam and an enterprise concentration exam of your choice.

  • The core exam focuses on your knowledge of enterprise infrastructure including dual-stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation. The core exam is also the qualifying exam for CCIE Enterprise Infrastructure and CCIE Enterprise Wireless certifications. Passing this exam helps toward earning any or all of these certifications.
  • Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics such as network design, SD-WAN, wireless, and automation. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking corresponding Cisco training courses.
Required exam Recommended training
Core exam:
350-401 ENCOR Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)
Concentration exams (choose one):
300-410 ENARSI Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI)
300-415 ENSDWI Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (SDWAN300)
300-420 ENSLD Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (ENSLD)
300-425 ENWLSD Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD)
300-430 ENWLSI Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSI)
300-435 ENAUTO Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUI)

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Migrating to the new program

The new CCNP Enterprise certification replaces the current CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Wireless, and CCDP certifications. 

If you have started working toward the current CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Wireless, or CCDP certifications, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in these current certifications.

  • If you pass any exams in these certifications before February 24, you’ll receive badging for corresponding new exams and credit toward the new CCNP Enterprise certification. 
  • If you complete any of these certifications before February 24, you’ll receive the new CCNP Enterprise certification and badging for corresponding technologies—enterprise core technologies, advanced routing, wireless, or design.

For more information about how to migrate your certification in progress, visit the CCNP Enterprise migration tool.

Recertification

CCNP Enterprise certification is valid for three years.

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