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7 Oct 2016

Career Direction With Cisco Certifications Part 2

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In my last post I started a series on the various training’s and certifications available with Cisco.  We talked about the entry level and associate level certification and today we would be talking about the professional level certifications. The CCNP.

 

The Cisco Professional level

 

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The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) comprises of CCNP Cloud, CCNP Collaboration, CCNP Data Center, CCDP, CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Security, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP Wireless.

 

1.   The Cisco Certified Network Professional Cloud certification: This is a lab based training and certification program that is targeted at Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Designers, and Architects working in Data Centers. This program delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to design, provision, automate and manage Cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployments.

 

Prerequisites

Valid CCNA Cloud certification or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam(s) and Training

300-460 CLDINF Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)

300-465 CLDDES               Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)

300-470 CLDAUT               Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)

300-475 CLDACI                Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI)

 

2.   The Cisco Certified Network Professional Collaboration Certification: This training and certification is for collaboration and unified communications network engineers who want develop advanced collaboration skills designing, deploying, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco Collaboration and Unified communications applications, devices and networks, the Cisco CCNP Collaboration certification is a job-role focused training and certification program that will expand your skills and ability to deliver business value.

 

Prerequisites

Valid CCNA Collaboration certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam(s) and Training

300-070 CIPTV1 Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 1 (CIPTV1)

300-075 CIPTV2 Implementing Cisco IP Telephony and Video, Part 2 (CIPTV2)

300-080 CTCOLLAB          Troubleshooting Cisco IP Telephony and Video (CTCOLLAB)

300-085 CAPPS Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications (CAPPS)

 

3.   The Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center: The Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center) certification is a job-role-focused training and certification program that allows you to maximize your investment in your education and increase the value of your data center network.

 

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Data Center certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam(s) and Training

642-999 DCUCI   –  Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)

642-997 DCUFI   –   Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)

 

AND

642-998 DCUCD   –    Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)

642-996 DCUFD   –    Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)

OR

642-035 DCUCT  –  Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT)

642-980 DCUFT –  Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT)

 

4.   The Cisco Certified Network Professional CCDP certification program focuses on advanced addressing and routing protocols, WANs, services virtualization, and integration strategies for multi-layered Enterprise architectures.

 Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCDA and CCNA Routing and Switching or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam(s) and Training

300-101 ROUTE                Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)

300-115 SWITCH              Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)

300-320 ARCH                 Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)

 

5.   Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification:  This 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 Routing and Switching 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 Routing and Switching have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician.

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam(s) and Training

 

300-101 ROUTE                Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)

300-115 SWITCH              Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)

300-135 TSHOOT              Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)

 

6.   Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) certification: This 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.

Prerequisites

Valid CCNA Security Certification or any CCIE Certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam(s) and Training

300-208 SISAS       Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS)

300-206 SENSS      Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS)

300-209 SIMOS       Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS)

300-207 SITCS v1.0

Last day to test: December 31, 2016

OR

300-210 SITCS v1.5          Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS)

 

7.   The Cisco Certified Network Professional Service Provider (CCNP Service Provider) certification: This is for service provider network engineers, systems engineers, and network specialists who are responsible for delivering a scalable carrier-grade infrastructure capable of rapid expansion to support ongoing introduction of new managed services and other customer requirements.

 

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Service Provider, or

Valid Cisco CCIP, or

Any Cisco CCIE certification

Required Exam(s) and Training

642-883 SPROUTE           Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)

642-885 SPADVROUTE  Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing (SPADVROUTE)

642-887 SPCORE              Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE)

642-889 SPEDGE              Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE)

 

8.   Cisco CCNP Wireless certification: This Certification addresses the need for designing, implementing, and securing Cisco Wireless networks for optimal performance. 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, result in successful business outcomes.

 

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Wireless or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam(s) and Training

300-360 WIDESIGN         Designing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDESIGN)

300-365 WIDEPLOY         Deploying Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WIDEPLOY)

300-370 WITSHOOT        Troubleshooting Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WITSHOOT)

300-375 WISECURE         Securing Cisco Wireless Enterprise Networks (WISECURE)

 

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