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A Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is someone in the IT industry who has achieved a professional level of Cisco career certification, which is a type of IT professional certification created by Cisco Systems,[1] best for Network Operations Specialist, Network administrators & engineers.

Professional certifications[edit]

There are eight areas of the professional Certifications. [2] It is designed for the requirement of the IT industries.

  • CCNP Cloud
  • CCNP Collaboration
  • CCNP Data Center
  • CCNP Routing and Switching
  • CCNP Security
  • CCNP Service Provider
  • CCNP Wireless

Required exams[edit]

To apply for the CCNP exam, Entry-level Cisco certifications need to be passed in advance.

  • The associate-level certification programs are: CCNA Routing and Switching, CCNA Collaboration,CCNA Industrial etc.
  • Each area of a CCNP license requires passing the relevant exams for certification of the professional understanding and capability of networking.
  • For example, the CCNP Routing and Switching consists of three exams: [3] Implementing Cisco IP Routing, Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks and Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks

Related certifications[edit]

  • Expert level Certifications: CCIE
  • Associate-level certification : CCNA