Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

What is this about?

The major purpose of the course is to afford learners an opportunity to develop and in-depth understanding and theoretical knowledge of advanced routing and switching networks. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) helps students develop the skills needed to succeed in IT-related degree programs and prepare for the Cisco CCNP certification. It provides a theoretically rich, hands-on learning experience covering advanced routing, switching, and troubleshooting skills.

CCNP equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, secure, maintain, and troubleshoot converged enterprise networks. The curriculum consists of three experience-oriented courses that employ industry-relevant instructional approaches to prepare students for professional-level jobs.

Why should you enroll?

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing, Switching and Troubleshooting certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve CCNP certification have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician. The routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.

What are the topics covered?

The program covers the following main areas:

  • Routing services
  • Implementing an EIGRP-Based Solution
  • Network Protocols and Communications
  • Manipulating Routing Updates
  • Implementing Path Control
  • Implementing a BGP solution for ISP connectivity
  • Implementing Routing Facilities for Branch Offices and Mobile Workers
  • Implementing IPv6 in an Enterprise Network
  • Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture
  • Implementing VLANs in Campus Networks
  • Implementing Spanning Tree
  • Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Implementing High Availability and Redundancy in a Campus Network
  • Securing the Campus Infrastructure
  • Preparing the Campus Infrastructure for Advanced Services
  • Planning Maintenance for Complex Networks
  • Troubleshooting Processes for Complex Enterprise Networks
  • Using Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tools and Applications
  • Maintaining and Troubleshooting Campus Switched Solutions
  • Maintaining and Troubleshooting Routing Solutions
  • Troubleshooting Addressing Services
  • Troubleshooting Network Performance
  • Wireless Technologies
  • Maintaining and Troubleshooting
  • Review and Preparation for Troubleshooting Complex Enterprise Networks

Credits Awarded

60 credits

What is the duration?

This is a 1 year course

Who should attend?

The Cisco® CCNP curriculum is designed for Cisco Networking Academy® students seeking career oriented, enterprise-level networking skills. Target students include experienced networking professionals who are ready to advance their core routing, switching, and network troubleshooting skills and students with Cisco CCNA® -level knowledge who are enrolled in technology degree programs at institutions of higher education. CCNP provides a next step for CCNA Discovery or CCNA Exploration students who want to build on their CCNA level skill set to further a career in computer networking.


Admissions Criteria

1) Applicants are expected to have successfully completed secondary schooling. The typical entry requirement is BGCSE or IGCSE (in Botswana), LGCSE (in Lesotho) or other equivalent secondary school qualification.

2) The applicant should have passed in a minimum of five BGCSE or equivalent subjects including English and Mathematics with a minimum of a C in Mathematics.

3) Applicants in possession of a Diploma or Higher Diploma in related field will be given exemptions based on the credit point equivalency

4) For enquiries and more information please visit our General Admissions Information page

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