The CCNP curriculum consists of three courses: CCNP ROUTE, CCNP SWITCH, and CCNP TSHOOT, each course is equivalent to 120 hours of instructions. The curriculum is designed for students seeking career oriented, enterprise-level networking skills. The CCNP classes* help students develop the skills needed to succeed in ICT-related jobs and prepare for the Cisco CCNP certification.

The CCNP curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, secure, maintain, and troubleshoot converged enterprise networks. The curriculum was designed to reflect the job skills and responsibilities that are associated with professional-level job roles such as network engineer, systems engineer, network support engineer, network administrator, network consultant , and system integrator.
*Prerequisites: CCNA-level knowledge and skills required, CCNA certification or completion of the CCNA 1 - 4 with the Cisco Academy.

The CCNP certification

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validates a network professional's ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks. Network Professionals who achieve the CCNP have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core, as well as edge applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network

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Syllabi, CCNP certification path, and Tutorials:
Class ID Syllabus Info
CCNP 1 CCRI course ID: CNVT 2010 Syllabus 300-101 ROUTE Implementing Cisco IP Routing
CCNP 2 CCRI course ID: CNVT 2030 Syllabus 300-115 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
CCNP 3 CCRI course ID: CNVT 2060 Syllabus 300-135 TSHOOT Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks


  • Layer 3 Switching: pdf
  • Layer 2 Risk Analysis: pdf
  • Route optimization: pdf PPT
  • BGP: pdf PPT
  • IP Multicasting: pdf PPT IP Multicast Overview: pdf
  • IP Version 6: pdf PPT
  • CCNP ROUTE Chapters PPT: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Last Updated: 5/21/18