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CCNP Information

Overview

If you're a CCNA and want to continue your Cisco Networking Education, earning your Cisco Certified Network Professional™ (CCNP™) is the second stage of the Cisco Network Installation and Support track. You will learn the installation, configuration and operation of LAN, WAN and dial access services for medium-to-large networks with multiple protocols.

With a CCNP certification, a network professional can install, configure and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes. The program content emphasizes topics such as security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies. A CCNP certified individual should be able to perform the following tasks:

  • Implement appropriate technologies to build a scalable routed network
  • Build campus networks using multiplayer switching technologies
  • Improve traffic flow, reliability, redundancy and performance for campus LANs, routed and switched WANs, and remote access networks
  • Create and deploy a global intranet
  • Troubleshoot an environment that uses Cisco routers and switches for multi-protocol client hosts
  • Perform entry-level tasks in planning, design, installation, operation and troubleshooting

Completing these courses will prepare you to take the CCNP certification exams. Candidates who pass the exams receive a CCNP certificate from Cisco and may use the CCNP designation on their business cards.

CCNP Preparatory Course Description

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Course #1 - ELEC 2300 CISCO Advanced Routing 9 - 0 - 9

This course is an in-depth study of internetwork routing requirements. Subject areas such as classless routing protocols, variable length subnet masks, OSPF and EIGRP are covered in detail. Upon completion this course, you will be able to perform advanced routing tasks including:

  • Selecting and configuring scalable IP addresses
  • Implementing technologies to redistribute and support multiple, advanced, IP routing protocols such as OSPF, EIGRP and BGP
  • Configuring access lists
  • Designing and testing edge router connectivity into a BGP network

Prerequisite: Current CCNA certification.

Course #2 - ELEC 2310 Remote Access networks 9 - 0 - 9

This course is an in-depth study of accessing networks by remote means. Subject areas such as modems, ISDN, PPP, Frame Relay, X-25 and flow control are covered in detail. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to perform advanced remote access tasks including:

  • Configuring Asynchronous connections
  • Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) architecture, protocol, callback and compression
  • ISDN architecture, protocol layers, BRI and DDR
  • Configuring X.25, Frame Relay and AAA

Prerequisite: Current CCNA certification.

Course #3 - ELEC 2320 Multilayer Switching 9 – 0 – 9

This is the third of four classes in the Cisco test preparation series for CCNP. It is an in-depth study of “campus networks” and multilayer switching technologies over high speed Ethernet. Subject areas such as VLANS, STP, MLS, HSRP, IGMP and multicasting are covered in detail. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to perform multilayer switching tasks including:

  • Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
  • VLAN basics, types, identification and trunking protocol
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • MLS processes and configuration
  • Multicasting protocols, routing and tasks

Prerequisite: Current CCNA certification.

Course #4 - ELEC 2330 Internetwork Troubleshooting 9 – 0 – 9

The fourth of four classes in the Cisco test preparation series for CCNP. This course is an in-depth study of network troubleshooting. Subject areas such as campus TCP/IP, Novell IPX, Catalyst, switches, VLANS, Frame Relay, ISDN, router configurations, router debugging and useful router commands are covered in detail. Upon completion of this course, you will be able to perform network-troubleshooting tasks in areas such as:

  • OSI Layers 1, 2 and 3
  • TCP/IP, LAN switching, VLANs, Frame Relay, ISDN, Appletalk, Novell, EIGRP, OSPF, BGP

Prerequisites: ELEC 2300, ELEC 2310 and ELEC 2320.

ELEC 2300, 2310 and 2320 are not sequential, meaning students who have a current CCNA certification may start at any point, with the exception of ELEC 2330. The three lower courses must be completed prior to registering for ELEC 2330.

Additional coursework required for the following:

Certificate of Achievement - Cisco Networking
Associate Degree Program - Cisco Networking
Associate Degree Program - Computer Electronics

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