Cisco CCNP Certification

IT LEVEL:
Advanced

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE:
2 Year+

IT PREREQUISITE:
Cisco CCNA+

EXAM LENGTH:
90 mins

Cisco CCNP Certification Exam Training - Frequently Asked Questions

Cisco introduced their newest CCNP Enterprise series certifications in February 2020, designed as a pathway for network professionals to advance their careers. The CCNP exam validates your skills needed to configure, troubleshoot, and manage enterprise wired and wireless networks.

To earn the Cisco CCNP Enterprise certifications, you must pass two exams: a core exam and enterprise concentration. You have the opportunity to select from a variety of specializations, including Advanced Routing & Services and SD-WAN Solutions.

If you’ve already successfully passed the Cisco CCNP exam and have 2 years or more of hands-on industry experience maintaining or configuring business networks using Cisco equipment, you’re ready to start preparing for your CCNP certification exam.

Before taking the Cisco CCNP certification exam, you should feel confident in demonstrating your knowledge to a potential employer across these 5 core areas:

  • Enterprise Networking

    Demonstrate competency with network design models and network architecture, troubleshooting Layer 2 connectivity using LANs and trunking, implementing redundant switched networks, and more.

  • Routing & Switching

    Demonstrate competency with overlay technologies such as Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF), Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE), VPN, and Location Identifier Separation Protocol.

  • Administration

    Implement scalable administration using Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA).

  • Advanced Routing & Services

    Demonstrate competency with configuring Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and named EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6, Troubleshoot classic EIGRP and named EIGRP for IPv4 and IPv6, implementing route redistribution using filtering mechanisms, and more.

  • SD-WAN Solutions

    Demonstrate competency with designing, deploying, configuring, and managing Cisco Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) solution in a large-scale live enterprise network. Demonstrate understanding of skills needed to support SD-WAN cloud and on-premises deployments, as well as how to deploy virtual vEdge and physical cEdge devices with Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) and device templates. 

The technical skills validated through the Cisco CCNP certification exam will help prepare you for promising IT career opportunities such as:

  • Systems Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • IT Systems Administrator

Successfully passing your Cisco CCNP IT certification exam is a critical step to advancing your IT career and is one of the most sought-after certifications for networking professionals and application development experts. However, passing the certification exam is only one step of the equation. If you pass the exam, but have no demonstratable skills to back it up, you may have challenges getting past the interview stage with potential employers.

CIAT Career Services team provides personalized career transition support to ensure you translate your technical training and industry certifications into viable career opportunities. Our full suite of career services support includes resume building, LinkedIn profile optimization, mock interview support, career coaching, and job placement support, and specialty workshops, to help ensure you’re positioned for success.

Typically, students enrolled in our Cisco CCNA & CCNP Certificate or Computer Information Systems Degree programs feel confident taking the Cisco CCNA exam after 10 weeks of technical training and exam preparation.

Cisco CCNP is an intermediate level certification that can serve as a launchpad for numerous IT certification and career pathways. The more certs you earn, the more skills you acquire, the more career opportunities will be available.

Your Cisco CCNP exam voucher, retake costs, and exam prep software, are included in the cost of your tuition for all Certificate and Degree programs.

You save hundreds of dollars in out-of-pocket expenses over a DIY studying approach.

Both CIAT Mission Valley and National City campuses include secure and authorized testing center facilities, available to local San Diego students and alumni. For our online students, we work closely with you to help locate and facilitate an authorized testing center near you.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, CIAT has enabled students to take the Cisco CCNP certification exam remotely from the comfort of your own home through Cisco’s new online proctoring process. Don’t put your goals on hold or push off until normalcy returns.

Studying for the Cisco CCNP certification on your own is doable, but often leaves you without the required technical skills in your background, or the necessary resources to translate your exam score into an IT career.

Join over 2,000 students who have enrolled in CIAT accredited Certificate and Degree programs and are on their path to launching or advancing their IT careers. Our extensive, custom designed IT curriculum provides training for up to 14 industry certifications, including Cisco CCNP Enterprise.

  • No exam fees
  • Unlimited exam attempts*
  • Hands-on training through on-campus and virtual online classes
  • Online test preparation workshops
  • Test preparation software
  • Complimentary week-long IT bootcamps
  • One-on-one support from certified instructors
  • Accredited Certificate and Degree programs to beef up your resume
  • Personalized career services support including resume building and job placement support

*Students are encouraged to take certification exams while actively enrolled in the degree program. Unlimited certification exam attempts expire 90 days after graduation. The following are single attempt exams and are not eligible for a retake voucher: CEH, CASP, CISSP, DevNet & CCNP. See certification exam policy for more details.

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2021 BEST CYBERSECURITY PROGRAMS

CIAT has been awarded top ranking status in Intelligent.com’s Best Cybersecurity Program review, highlighted as “Best For Industry Certifications”. Evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

CIRCLE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD

EC Council, the world's largest cybersecurity technical certification organization, awarded CIAT the Circle of Excellence Award two years in a row for our Certified Ethical Hacker certification training courses and career-ready curriculum.

MILITARY-FRIENDLY

We believe you deserve an education worthy of your service. CIAT welcomes military veterans, active duty service members, and spouses using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®, Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E), Active Duty Tuition Assistance, and MyCAA.

FULLY ACCREDITED

We have high standards and we believe you should too. CIAT has proudly earned accreditation from the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency.

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