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CCNP Routing and Switching

The Cisco Certified Network Professional is a professional-level Cisco certification. Certification holders possess the skills necessary to work with both local and wide-area enterprise networks, including planning, implementation, verification, and troubleshooting. CCNP professionals also possess knowledge required to work with network specialists from other disciplines such as wireless, video, voice, and security.

• Prerequisite Certification: Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or any Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification
• Recommended Years of Experience/Knowledge: 1 year

 

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Typical Job Titles for Certification Holders
Network Engineer/Sr. Network Engineer • Network Engineer, IT • Systems Engineer/Sr. Systems Engineer (Computer Networking/IT) • Information Technology IT Manager • Network Technician • Support Engineer

Typical Job Tasks
CCNP professionals perform functions on complex enterprise network systems including installing, configuring, and implementing internal and external routing solutions, as well as managing connections to LANs and WANs from Cisco ISR routers. In addition, CCNP professionals use Cisco’s Campus Enterprise Architecture to create switching solutions, including VLAN, WLAN, voice, and video. CCNP credential holders also maintain routed and switched networks on enterprise systems.

Salary Range
$44,698-117,094 per Payscale.com

Next Logical Certification
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE)

Articles

This chapter describes the Cisco Unified Communications IM and Presence (IM&P) architecture and design.

This chapter from Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP SWITCH 300-115) covers implementing VLANs and trunks in campus switched architecture, understanding the concept of VTP and its limitation and configurations, and implementing and configuring EtherChannel.

This chapter from Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP SWITCH 300-115) begins the journey of exploring campus network design fundamentals by focusing on a few core concepts around network design and structure and a few details about the architecture of Cisco switches.

This chapter from Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP SWITCH 300-115) covers the following basic switching topics as a review to CCNA: hubs and switches, bridges and switches, switches of today, broadcast domains, MAC addresses, the basic Ethernet frame format, basic switching function, VLANs, the Spanning Tree Protocol, trunking, port channels, and multilayer switching (MLS).

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Test Track

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) 300-101
     • Exam cost: $200 USD (or worldwide equivalent)
     • Exam overview from cisco.com
     • Exam Profile from Pearson IT Certification Coming Soon

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) 300-115
     • Exam cost: $200 USD (or worldwide equivalent)
     • Exam overview from cisco.com
     • Exam Profile from Pearson IT Certification Coming Soon

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) 300-135
     • Exam cost: $150 USD (or worldwide equivalent)
     • Exam overview from cisco.com
     • Exam Profile from Pearson IT Certification