Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Professional network administrators and engineers show their skills and abilities efficiently in Cisco CCNP routing and switching. Those who are having certificates from Cisco in routing and switching and also have work experience of minimum one year are eligible to apply and work in the positions of a network administrator or engineer. They can prolong professional streak either in any company or by working unaided on Cisco network systems. Obtaining a certificate of CCNP from Cisco approves the learning and capabilities to decide, execute, demonstrate, and analyse LAN and WAN for all businesses. They also can work together with advanced securities professionals in dealing both with the difficulties and betterment of voice, remote and video challenges. CCNP graduates can gain much more accomplishment while working with commercial and trade-level networks such as network engineer or system engineer, network administrator or network technician.

Skills which CCNP Certification Look For

Some essential skills that are approved by the domain of Cisco CCNP are the following:

• Solution based on an ‘Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol is executed and arranged in a particular order

• An OSPF (Open Shortest Path First) network of multi-area is created and routing for it is done by arranging in a particular order, called configuration

• A solution subjected to External Border Gateway Protocol (EBGP) is executed and routing for it is accomplished by EBGP configuration

• a solution named IPv6 which executes the documentation

• creates, executes and arranges the redistribution solutions of an IPv4 and IPv6

• All Broadband access and Layer 3 devices and distributed architectures

• Fixes all the essential measures and executes solutions for logical networks like VLAN

• Designing schemes and execution processes to extend solutions of secondary framework or protocol like Layer 2

• It plans and arranges multi-layers switches like that of Layer 3 services

• Voice over IP that’s the latest technology converting voice into a digital signal and video and wireless technologies are executed here in CCNP

• Executes network-wide resilience to increase IP availability say High Availability, and it also uses debug keys for troubleshooting

• It not only consistently keep going the network but also introduces activities to observe the performance of the network

• CCNP can analyse more protocol systems at a time as it can troub leshoot at OSPF, NAT, and EIGRP

Exams for Obtaining CCNP Certificate

For any professional to get CCNP certificate, he has to pass the following three exams:

• Cisco Exam 300-101 ‘ROUTE’

Duration: 120 minutes

Length: 45-55 questions

Total Cost: $300 

• Cisco Exam 300-115 ‘SWITCH’

Duration: 120 minutes

Length: 45-65 questions

Total Cost: $300

• Cisco Exam 300-135 ‘TSHOOT’

Duration: 120 minutes

Length: 15-25 questions

Total Cost: $300

Exam Formats for CCNP: There are many formats which include MCQs, cell selection and drop format, blanks filling, group of questions about the same topic, network simulation on screen. One can get practice about the exam from the website of Cisco.

Passing Marks Required for CCNP Certification: At least 75% score in an exam is compulsory to get passed. But CCNP never publishes the exam score of any candidate as exam papers and passing score may be changed by the authorities any time.

Requirements for CCNP Certification: For a professional to obtain CCNP certificate, he should be CCNA certified first. There are no further requirements and recommendations for CCNP certification.

Training and Education for CCNP: CCNP certification and training can be juxtaposed with many high-level programs of graduation and under-graduation as well as professional diplomas and online training activities. Other activities and practices that are accomplished at the professional’s speed are also introduced here. The Cisco Certified Network Professional Enterprise Boot Camp provides two full weeks of in-depth training with Cisco-certified industry experts where it is taught how to install, configure, troubleshoot, and manage enterprise wired and wireless networks. Counsellors and mentors regarding admission procedures help guide about course work, session starting date, a career in CCNP, fees of tuition classes, and financial assistance and scholarships that are available for students. For the people, the goal of which is a career in CCNP, many institutions carry out successive levels of studies and awarding degrees authorised programs.

Jobs Available for Cisco CCNP Professional Graduates: After getting a professional qualification of Cisco CCNP, one gets numerous opportunities in the job market, especially in the IT sector. Some major roles which can be offered in IT firms are:

• Cisco Certified Network Professional, the job of which is to install, set up, configure, troubleshoot, and operate both medium and large-sized routed and switched computer network

• Network Manager, who manages and oversees LAN and WAN communication

• Senior Network Engineer, the one who plans, implements, and oversees computer network

• Cisco Network Engineer, the professional who maintains the networks created by Cisco. He troubleshoots, issues, ensures network security, creates, and configures the network. He also provides technical support.

• Network Engineering Manager, the one who is responsible for day-to-day technical operations of the network engineering department, including staff management by providing guidance