Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification is a job-role-based certification that provides skills to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot complex network solutions. This certification is for IT and technical professionals that are seeking to advance their skills and work independently on Enterprise networks. The program covers the implementation of secure IPv6 enabled LAN and WAN routing solutions to support today's business critical services and widespread adoption of BYOD across the Enterprise. It also covers high availability, switch virtualisation, and scalable VPN technologies needed to support branch offices and to enable the mobile workforce.
How to become Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certified
Valid CCNA certification or any CCIE Certification can act as a prerequisite.
Required Exams and Recommended Training
Cisco CCNP certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level exam, or
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
- Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications
When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification).
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