Cisco Career Certifications
CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) REVISED
Cisco has redesigned and upgraded the CCNP curriculum to include Advance Technologies and integrate Cisco’s next generation network platform products. Two new courses have been added and replace two longtime CCNP courses. ISCW and ONT will replace the BCRAN and CIT courses which reach end of life on October 15, 2006. The content within ISCW and ONT is significantly different than the previous two courses.
To meet the need for today's skilled network professionals, the new CCNP program goes beyond core routing and switching to applications deployed on the edge of the network, such as wireless, security and voice. In addition to topics such as converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPNs) and broadband technologies, the CCNP program maintains its focus on the advanced skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core. The CCNP integrates next-generation Cisco Integrated Services Routers (ISRs), engineered to provide wire-speed delivery of concurrent data, voice, video and wireless services with optimized security. A CCNP certification validates that a network professional has the ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks.
"The knowledge and skills required for IT professionals to design and operate a network environment have changed significantly over the past five years," said Don Field, director of certifications at Cisco. "The CCNP update is consistent with the growing demand from our customers, channel partners and the industry for highly skilled and knowledgeable professionals to integrate advanced technology functionality into networks.".
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA).
The new exams are available immediately worldwide at Cisco-authorized testing centers. The old exams will be retired Dec. 31, 2006.
CCNP recertification is required after three years.
This new recertification policy applies to CCNP, CCSP, CCVP, CCDP, and CCIP curriculums.
- to recertify pass any 642 exam from any of the CCNP, CCSP, CCVP, CCDP, or CCIP curriculums or pass any CCIE written exam
- or pass a Composite exam.