The Internet is changing life as we know it—bringing new economic and social opportunities to communities throughout the world, and increasing the global demand for information
and communication technology (ICT) skills. Innovations suchas social networking, cloud computing, e-commerce, web conferencing, and desktop virtualization are changing the way we live, work, play, and learn. These capabilities are all powered by networks, and organizations around the world are experienc-ing a shortage of qualified ICT candidates to design, install, and manage these networks.
The Cisco Networking Academy® CCNP curriculum provides a career oriented, comprehensive coverage of enterprise-level net-working skills, including advanced routing, switching and trouble-
shooting, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development.The curriculum equips students with the knowledge and skills necessary to design and support complex enterprise networks, and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, and the practical application of skills in a real world environment. The Cisco CCNP® curriculum helps students prepare for career opportunities, continuing education, and the globally-recognized Cisco® CCNP certification. CCNP provides a next step for
Cisco CCNA® Discovery or CCNA Exploration students who want to build on their CCNA-level skill set to further a career in computer networking.
The CCNP curriculum aligns with the Cisco CCNP certification, which validates a network professional’s ability to install, configure, and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks.
The CCNP curriculum helps students develop the skills needed to succeed in networking-related degree and diploma programs and prepare for the Cisco CCNP certification. It provides a theo-
retically rich, hands-on learning experience covering advanced routing, switching, and troubleshooting.
The curriculum offers the following features and benefits:
- Provides an in-depth, theoretical overview of advanced routing and switching and troubleshooting complex enterprise networks
- Builds on the Cisco CCNA Discovery and CCNA Exploration courses with more complex network configurations, diagnosis, and troubleshooting
- Experience-oriented courses employ industry-relevant instruc-tional approaches to prepare students for professional jobs in the industry
- Students gain significant hands-on interaction with networking equipment to prepare them for certification exams and career opportunities
- Hands-on labs and case studies help students apply what they learn and develop critical thinking and complex problem-solving skills.
21st CCNP integrates practical skills into the technical curriculum to help students succeed in future educational, entrepreneurial, and occupational endeavors.In addition to learning the fundamentals of designing, building, and operating networks, students also learn about problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, teamwork, negotiation, and entrepreneurship skills they can apply in the 21st century global workplace.
Innovative formative and summative assessments are integrated into the CCNP curriculum and supported by an advanced online delivery system. Assessments can be as simple as a multiple choice question or as complex as troubleshooting a simulated
CCNP equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, secure, maintain, and troubleshoot converged enterprise networks.
The curriculum consists of three courses:
- CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing,
- CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching, and;
- CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks.
CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing
This course teaches students how to implement, monitor, and maintain routing services in an enterprise network. Students
will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a
range of routing protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 environments. The course also covers the configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.
CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching
This course teaches students how to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. The course also covers the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.
1. Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise
2. Implementing VLANs in Campus network.
3. Implementing Spanning Tree Protocol
4. Implementing InterVLAN Routing
5. Implementing High Availability and Redundancy in a Campus Network
6. Securing the Campus Infrastructure
7. Preparing the Campus Infrastructure for Advanced Services
- Assess the structure and components Campus Architecture used to build or expand an enterprise campus network
- Implement VLANs in campus networks
- Implement, monitor, and maintain spanning tree protocol in an enterprise campus network
- Implement, monitor, and maintain interVLAN routing in an enterprise campus network
- Configure and optimize high availability on switches to provide Layer 3 redundancy
- Describe and implement LAN security features
- Plan and prepare for advanced services in a campus infrastructure
CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks.
This course teaches students how to monitor and maintain complex, enterprise routed and switched IP networks. Skills learned include the planning and execution of regular network maintenance, as well as support and troubleshooting using technology based processes and best practices, based on systematic and industry recognized approaches. Extensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce troubleshooting techniques.
CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH are both prerequisites for this course.
1. Routing Services
2. Configuring the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
3. Configuring the Open Shortest Path First Protocol
4. Manipulating Routing Updates
5. Implementing Path Control
6. Implementing a Border Gateway Protocol Solution for ISP connectivity
7. Implementing Routing Facilities for Branch Offices and Mobile Workers
8. Implementing IPv6 in an Enterprise Network
- Explain complex network requirements and design models for implementing advanced routing services in an enterprise network
- Implement EIGRP in an enterprise network
- Implement OSPF in an enterprise network
- Implement various mechanisms for controlling routing updates and traffic
- Implement path control using IP SLA and PBR
- Implement BGP to allow an enterprise network to connect to an ISP
- Describe a basic implementation for branch office and mobile worker connectivity
- Describe and configure IPv6 in an enterprise network