In response to growing demand for highly qualified professionals, Cisco today announced a new Service Provider (SP) Operations certification track as well as a major revision of its popular CCNP certification.
The new SP Operations certification track is focused on developing the capabilities to operate complex service provider Internet Protocol Next-Generation Network (IP NGN) infrastructures.
The CCNP certification is designed for network engineers with at least one year of professional work experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions.
Three new courses provide the skills required to plan, configure and verify complex routing and switching solutions and utilize an ITIL-compliant approach to network troubleshooting. The courses are ROUTE v1.0—Implementing Cisco IP Routing, SWITCH v1.0—Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks, and TSHOOT v1.0—Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks.
The revised CCNP certification requires three 120-minute exams—ROUTE #642-902, SWITCH #642-813, and TSHOOT #642-832—that validate the key competencies of network engineers.