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Prepare For CCNP Certification


Training courses for CCNP (Cisco Certified Networking Professional) include the following four courses examining complex networking concepts, and more sophisticated configurations:
  • Building Scalable Internetworks: CCNP 1
  • Implementing Secure Converged Wide-area Networks: CCNP 2
  • Building Multilayer Switched Networks: CCNP 3
  • Optimizing Converged Networks: CCNP 4

Each CCNP course is comprised of thirty-five percent instructor-facilitated online learning and seventy-five percent hands-on laboratory work.

Students are eligible to enroll in CCNP courses if they have successfully completed the four CCNA Academy training courses at a Cisco approved site or have acquired the CCNA Certification. See Class Schedule for offerings.

CCNP courses may be taken in any order.

Cisco Networking Academy Curriculum for CCNP 1 through 4

ITCC 2450 CCNP 1 Objectives

Upon completion of CCNP 1, students should be able to perform tasks related to the following:
    • Internetwork scalability
    • Routing protocol operation, configuration, and troubleshooting
    • EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP
    • Route optimization
    • IP Multicast
    • IPv6

ITCC 2451 CCNP 2 Objectives

Upon completion of CCNP 2, students should be able to perform tasks related to the following:
    • Explaining the Cisco hierarchical network model as it pertains to the WAN
    • Describing and implementing teleworker configuration and access
    • Implementing and verifying frame mode MPLS
    • Describing and configuring a site-to-site IPSEC VPN
    • Describing and configuring Cisco EZVPN
    • Explaining the strategies used to mitigate network attacks
    • Describing and configuring Cisco device hardening
    • Describing and configuring IOS firewall and IPS features
ITCC 2452 CCNP 3 Objectives

Upon completion of CCNP 3, students should be able to perform tasks related to the following:
    • Introduction to Campus Networks
    • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
    • Spanning Tree Protocol
    • Inter-VLAN Routing
    • High Availability in Campus Environment
    • Wireless Client Access
    • Minimizing Service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network
    • Configuring Campus Switches to Support Voice

ITCC 2453 CCNP 4 Objectives

Upon completion of CCNP 4, students should be able to perform tasks related to the following:
    • Explaining the Cisco hierarchical network model as it pertains to an end-to-end enterprise network
    • Describing specific requirements for implementing a VOIP network
    • Describing the need to implement QoS and the methods for implementing QoS on a converged network using Cisco's routers and Catalyst Switches
    • Explaining the key IP QoS mechanisms used to implement the DiffServ QoS model
    • Configuring Auto QoS for Enterprise
    • Describing and configuring wireless security and basic wireless management