CCNP Certification

About Our CCNP Certification Training Program

The advanced-level Certificate in Cisco Network Professional-Security Specialist program helps students build upon their previous academic coursework by allowing them to select courses based upon the particular area of specialization that interests them. They will study network optimization, switched networks, securing networks, and more.

Prerequisites: Students must have one year of computer hardware and operating system experience or a CompTIA A+ certification with equivalent knowledge.

CCNP Certification Program Details

Our Cisco CCNP program is taught in person and is also available 100% online. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any unanswered questions.

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What You'll Learn

Successful CIAT graduates will be fully prepared and qualified for entry-level positions as network security technicians and administrators for Cisco network systems. In addition to preparing the student for the vendor-neutral Security+ certifications, this program prepares the student to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional (Security) certification by successfully passing the following Cisco certification exams: Networking Fundamentals, Part 1; Networking Fundamentals, Part 2; Cisco Configuration, ICND1; Cisco Configuration, ICND2; Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security, 210-260 IINS; Implementing Cisco IP Routing (300-101 ROUTE); Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (300-115 SWITCH); and Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (300-135 TSHOOT).

Upon completion of the Certificate in Cisco Network Professional-Security Specialist program, the graduate will be able to describe fundamentals and theory of computer networking systems and how they are applied in various business situations, as well as:

  • Provide network security for day to day business operations.
  • Implement and support Cisco firewalls.
  • Implement and support Cisco intrusion prevention systems.
  • Manage and administer Virtual Private Networks using Cisco components.

Certifications We Offer

Whether you’re just entering the workforce or trying to take your career to the next level, CIAT offers the certifications needed to prove your expertise to current and future employers.

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Careers as a CCNP—Cisco Certified Network Professional

Cisco CCNP training at CIAT will equip graduates with the technical skills needed to excel in a number of roles within the Cisco architecture. According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of network and computer systems administrators is projected to grow eight percent in the next ten years, which is about as fast as the average for all occupations. Demand for information technology workers is high and should continue to grow as firms invest in newer, faster technology and mobile networks. Specific Cisco CCNP job titles are as follows.

  • Systems Network Architect
  • Cisco Network Infrastructure Analyst
  • Cisco Architect
  • Network Field Engineer
  • Senior Network Security Engineer

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