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CCNP Routing & Switching | Cisco Certified Network Professional

If you're a CCNA certified system administrator working with LAN/WAN infrastructures looking to work independently on complex network solutions, then the CCNP certification is for you. Cisco training is provided through our partnership with Skillsoft (A Cisco Learning Partner) and is available to the employees and contractors of our corporate clients as part of our IT collections in the pursuit of their careers


If you’re ready to advance your skills and work independently on complex solutions, then the CCNP Routing and Switching certification could be the perfect certification for you. This certification is most ideal for you if you’ve got one or more years of networking experience, or if you’ve completed the CCNA and CompTIA certifications. 

This certification provides you with the knowledge to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks. As well as work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. When you achieve this certification, you’ll gain the ability to utilise the skills within enterprise roles, such as networking engineering, systems engineer or as a network technician.


Your quick course guide

Certification: CCNP

Study time: 110-140 hours

Vendor: Cisco

Student support: StudentCare™ and expert mentors

Prerequisites:  Valid CCNA Routing & Switching

Assessment: 3 x 120 minute exams

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Senior network engineer, network support technician, telecoms support engineer, network designer, network architect, IT manager and systems administrator

Included in your modules

Basic network and routing concepts
Understanding the RIP and EIGRP routing protocols
EIGRP topology table and optimising EIGRP behavior
Configuring EIGRP for IPv6 and named EIGRP 
Establishing OSPF neighbour relationships 
Link state database and optimising OSPF behaviour
Optimising and tuning OSPF
Configuring OSPFv3
Configuring routing protocol redistribution
Redistribution using distribute and prefix lists
Redistribution using route maps and tags
Path control implementation
Enterprise Internet connectivity I
Enterprise Internet connectivity II 
Implementing basic BGP operations
BGP path manipulation, control and BGP in the IPv6 environment
Routers and routing protocol hardening
STP tuning and PVST and RSTP implementation
Configuring layer three redundancy with VRRP and GLBP 
Campus network security III
Configure and verify first hop redundancy protocols
Configure and verify switch security features
DHCP snooping
IP source guard
Dynamic ARP inspection
Configure and verify switch administration
SDM templates
Managing MAC address table
Troubleshoot Err disable recovery
Configure and verify layer two protocols
Configure and verify VLANs
VLAN database
Normal, extended VLAN and voice VLAN
Tools and methodologies of troubleshooting
Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and routing
Troubleshooting OSPF
Troubleshooting EIGRP and BGP
Troubleshooting RIPv2
Troubleshooting RIPng
Troubleshooting redistribution
Troubleshooting layer two switching and inter VLAN routing
Troubleshooting FHRP
Troubleshooting security issues
Troubleshooting router features

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Salary Indicator

Salary Projection

Average salary after completing

Average Salary
Junior Network Engineer
Average Salary
You can earn
Average Salary
Head of Networks
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You can earn an average of £71,600.00 a year

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Prove you have what it takes

Shows your professional ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide area enterprise networks

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Work in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer

Great earnings

The current average salary for professionals with the CCNP is £47,500 which increases with experience

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