CCNP offers a career development path for Cisco CCNA certified network engineers and is a solid foundation for those interested in Cisco CCIE. The revised module focuses on competencies needed to plan, implement, and troubleshoot the routed and switched networks of today and is designed to be more predictive of job readiness.
The CCNP curriculum includes the following:
ROUTE v1.0 – Implementing Cisco IP Routing – Learn to plan, configure, and verify implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions using a range of routing protocols. ROUTE v1.0 also covers configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers.
SWITCH v1.0 – Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks – Learn to plan, configure, and verify implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. SWITCH v1.0 also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks.
TSHOOT v1.0 – Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks – Learn to (1) plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks, and (2) use technology-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach to perform network troubleshooting. Extensive labs provide hands-on learning and reinforce troubleshooting skills.
Koenig uses real Cisco equipment for conducting CCNP training. Following equipment is available for the classes:
- Routers: 2600, 2610-20XM, 3640
- Switches: 2950, 3550, 3560
- Wireless: AIRONET WNIC, AIRONET LWAPP, AEROSPACE 2000 WLC, WCS
- Voice: CME 3.0, CIPC, Cisco 7940G/7960G IP Phone
Other popular Cisco certifications in combination with CCNP course are:
- CCIP (BGP, MPLS, QOS)
- IP6FD - IPv6 Fundamentals, Design, and Deployments
- Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST)
- CCIE Routing & Switching Written