New CCNP, CCIP, and CCDP Certification Training Courses ROUTE, SWITCH and TSHOOT available
On the 25th of January 2010, Cisco® announced changes to the CCNP, CCIP and CCDP certification tracks.
New Cisco courses available:
The new ROUTE and SWITCH courses replace the BSCI and BCMSN courses, respectively. TSHOOT is a new course made up of approximately 70% hands-on lab scenarios focusing on troubleshooting skills. ISCW and ONT will be withdrawn.
Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve CCNP have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network technician, support engineer, systems engineer or network engineer.
CCNP Voice Certification
Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP Voice validates advance knowledge and skills required to integrate into underlying network architectures. Furthermore, this certification validates a robust set of skills in implementing, operating, configuring, and troubleshooting a converged IP network. With a CCNP Voice certification, a network professional can create a collaboration solution that is transparent, scalable, and manageable. The CCNP Voice focuses on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (formerly Unified CallManager), quality of service (QoS), gateways, gatekeepers, IP phones, voice applications, and utilities on Cisco routers and Cisco Catalyst switches. Additionally, the integration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Communications applications are now covered in the CCNP Voice, specifically the Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco Unified Presence applications.
CCNP Security Certification
CCNP Security certification program is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for Security in Routers, Switches, Networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments.
CCNP Wireless Certification
CCNP Wireless certification addresses the need for designing, implementing, and operating Cisco Wireless networks and mobility infrastructures. CCNP Wireless certification emphasizes wireless networking principles and theory. It also recognizes the expertise and technical acumen of wireless professionals who can assess and translate network business requirements into technical specifications that in turn, are incorporated into successful installations.
Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional (CCIP®) validates advanced knowledge and skills required to manage service provider infrastructures. With a CCIP certification, a network professional working in a service provider organization demonstrates competencies in infrastructure IP networking solutions. The CCIP curriculum includes IP routing, IP QoS, BGP, and MPLS.
Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP®) validates advanced knowledge of network design concepts and principles. With a CCDP certification, a network professional can discuss, design, and create advanced addressing and routing, security, network management, data centre, and IP multicast complex multi-layered enterprise architectures that include virtual private networking and wireless domains. The CCDP curriculum includes building scalable internetworks, building multilayer switched networks, and designing network service architecture.
CCNP Service Provider Certification
The Cisco Certified Network Professional Service Provider Certiἀcation was designed to meet the demand for professionals who can implement, troubleshoot and optimise a carrier-grade IP Next-Generation network. Service providers are now expected to provide fully integrated voice, video and data services to anyone at any time using any device. Network engineers who participate in the CCNP SP certiἀcation will be trained in the latest core and intelligent edge technologies. The labs provided incorporate the latest Cisco IOS XR, Cisco IOS XE and Cisco IOS software for Cisco carrier-grade technologies running on platforms that can realistically expect to be found in today’s networks (ASR 9000, ASR1000, ME340).