Cisco Certified Network Professional Routing and Switching or CCNP R&S certification is going to validate the ability of the CISSP credential holders to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot the local as well as wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with the specialists on an advanced security, wireless, voice and video solutions. The CCNP Routing and Switching certification are appropriate for those with at least one year of the networking experience who are ready to advance their work and skills independently on complex network solutions. Those who are going to achieve the CCNP Routing and Switching have demonstrated the skills which are required in enterprise roles like the network engineer, systems engineer support engineer, or network technician. The CCNP routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide you with a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today as well as the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.
The candidates would require a Valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite
In order to earn this Cisco certification, the candidates would have to pass the following exam(s):
• ROUTE or 300-101 Exam
Implementing Cisco IP Routing or ROUTE 300-101 exam is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. The ROUTE 300-101 exam is going to certify the routing skills and knowledge of the successful candidates. They are certified in using the advanced IP routing and addressing in implementing the highly secure and scalable Cisco routers that are connected to the LANs, WANs, and IPv6.
• SWITCH or 300-115 Exam:
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks or SWITCH 300-115 exam is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP and CCDP certifications. The SWITCH 300-115 exam is going to certify the switching skills and knowledge of successful candidates. They are certified in configuring, planning, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions that are going to use the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.
• TSHOOT or 300-135 Exam
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2 or TSHOOT 300-135 exam is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP certification. The TSHOOT 300-135 exam is going to certify that the successful candidate has the skills and knowledge necessary to:
• Planning and performing the regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks.
• Using technological-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach so as to perform the network troubleshooting.
The best way to prepare for this certification is to go through the Cisco-approved training:
ROUTE Exam or Implementing Cisco IP Routing:
The Candidates are going to learn to about planning, configuring and verifying the implementation of secure enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions using a wide range of routing protocols.
SWITCH Exam or Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks:
The Candidates are going to learn to about planning, configuring and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using the Cisco’s Campus Enterprise Architecture.
TSHOOT Exam or Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks:
Lastly, the candidates are going to learn to (1) planning and performing the regular maintenance on the complex enterprise routed and switched networks and (2) the use of technological-based practices and a systematic ITIL-compliant approach in order to perform the network troubleshooting.
While using a higher level of certification in order to extend other certifications, the expiration date of the other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification for example, suppose if you are having one year left on your CCNA certification and you earn a CCIE certification which would be having a two-year certification life, then both of your CCIE certification and your CCNA certification is going to expire in two years from the date you have achieved the CCIE certification.
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