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Introduction :

Cisco offers three levels of certification depending upon the depth of knowledge required in each stream namely Entry Level, Associate and Professional.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is an Professional level certification available.

Objective of CCNP Certification Exam :

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) validates knowledge and skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes.  

With a CCNP certification, a network professional demonstrates 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. 

 The CCNP curriculum includes building scalable Cisco networks, Cisco multilayer switched networks, securing converged wide area networks, and optimizing converged networks.

CCNP Certification Requirements :

CCNP Certification can be obtained by taking three exams.

The details are given in the table below:

642-902    Cisco IP Routing

642-813     Cisco IP Switching

642-832      TSHOOT