Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validates that you have the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide area enterprise networks and that you can work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.
The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is right for you if you have at least one year of networking experience and you are ready to advance your skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Achieving CCNP Routing and Switching demonstrates the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician.
The routing and switching protocol knowledge and skills you'll gain while pursuing this certification provide a lasting foundation. They are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE), Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) and Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) are the three courses that are recommended for CCNP candidates.
- Plan and document the configuration and verification of routing protocols and their optimization in enterprise networks
- Identify the technologies, components, and metrics of EIGRP used to implement and verify EIGRP routing in diverse, large-scale internetworks based on requirements
- Identify, analyze, and match OSPF multiarea routing functions and benefits for routing efficiencies in network operations in order to implement and verify OSPF routing in a complex enterprise network
- Implement and verify a redistribution solution in a multi-protocol network that uses Cisco IOS features to control path selection and provides a loop-free topology according to a given network design and requirements
- Evaluate common network performance issues and identify the tools needed to provide Layer 3 path control that uses Cisco IOS features to control the path
- Implement and verify a Layer 3 solution using BGP to connect an enterprise network to a service provider
- Analyze campus network designs
- Implement VLANs in a network campus
- Implement spanning tree
- Implement inter-VLAN routing in a campus network
- Implement a highly available network
- Implement high-availability technologies and techniques using multilayer switches in a campus environment
- Implement security features in a switched network
- Integrate WLANs into a campus network
- Accommodate voice and video in campus networks
- Planning Maintenance for Complex Networks
- Selecting Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tools and Applications
- Planning Troubleshooting Processes for Complex Enterprise Networks
- Maintaining and Troubleshooting Campus Switching-Based Solutions
- Maintaining and Troubleshooting Routing-Based Solutions
- Maintaining and Troubleshooting Network Security Solutions
- Maintaining and Troubleshooting Integrated, Complex Enterprise Networks