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CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional

 

CCNP is a 280 theory and practice curriculum taught in 4 semesters. Each semester lasts 3 months time of period. The courses are implemented twice per week for 3 hours per day. 

*Days / Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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The CCNP curriculum provides the knowledge and skills necessary to deploy and maintain fully integrated network infrastructure services and applications. The curriculum focuses on the advanced skills required to manage the end-to-end network infrastructure but goes beyond core routing and switching to include applications deployed on the edge of the network, such as wireless, security and voice. It includes topics such as converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPNs) and broadband technologies. CCNP integrates next-generation network devices and services engineered to provide wire-speed delivery of concurrent data, voice, video and wireless services with optimized security. The CCNP curriculum includes four courses that align to the four certification exams that are required to obtain the CCNP certification.

Target Audience

  • Those desiring to continue their post-CCNA preparation for a career as a network administrator, Level 2
  • Support engineer, Level 2 systems engineer, network technician, or deployment engineer. CCNA certified
  • Individuals pursuing CCNP, CCIP, CCSP, CCDP, or CCIE certifications.
Prerequisites
  • Students should have completed CCNA 1 – 4 semesters or equivalent.
  • CCNA Certification desired but not required.
  • Work experience beneficial.
Curriculum Objectives and Outline

1) Building Scalable Internetworks :

Course Description

CCNP:
Building Scalable Internetworks is the first of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) designation. Building Scalable Internetworks introduces Cisco Networking Academy Program students to scalable IP networks.

Students will learn how to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network by installing, configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting network infrastructure equipment (especially routers such as Cisco ISRs) according to the Campus Infrastructure module in the Enterprise Composite Network model. Topics include how to configure EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, and BGP routing protocols and how to manipulate and optimize routing updates between these routing protocols. Other topics include multicast routing, IPv6, and DHCP configuration.

Course Objectives


The CCNP certification indicates knowledge of networking for the small-office, home-office (SOHO) market and enterprise markets and the ability to work in businesses or organizations whose networks have between 100 and 500 nodes. A CCNP certified individual should be able to:
  • Implement appropriate technologies to build a scalable routed network
  • Build campus networks using multilayer 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 multiprotocol client hosts and services
  • Perform entry-level tasks in the planning, design, installation, operation and troubleshooting of Ethernet, TCP/IP networks.

CCNP: Building Scalable Internetworks is an integral step towards achieving CCNP Certification. Upon completion of this course, students will have performed tasks related to:
  • Internetwork scalability
  • Routing protocol operation, configuration, and troubleshooting.
  • EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS, BGP
  • Route optimization
  • IP Multicast
  • IPv6

Certification Alignment

The curriculum is aligned with ILSGs BSCI course and the 642-901 exam.

Course Outline

Module1. Scalable Network Design
Module2. EIGRP
Module3. OSPF
Module4. Integrated IS-IS
Module5. Route Optimization.
Module6. BGP
Module7. IP Multicasting
Module8. IPv6

2) Implementing Secure Converged Wide-Area Networks :

Course Description


CCNP:
Implementing Secure Converged Wide-area Networks is one of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) designation. Implementing Secure Converged Wide-area Networks introduces Cisco Networking Academy Program students to providing secure enterprise-class network service for teleworkers and branch sites. Students will learn how to secure and expand the reach of an enterprise network with focus on VPN configuration and securing network access.
Topics include teleworker configuration and access, frame-mode MPLS, site-to-site IPSEC VPN, Cisco EZVPN, strategies used to mitigate network attacks, Cisco device hardening and IOS firewall features.

Course Objectives

The CCNP certification indicates knowledge of networking for the small-office, home-office (SOHO) market and enterprise markets. Following is a list of claims relevant to the ISCW certification that a CCNP certified individual will be able to do:
  • Implement basic teleworker services.
  • Implement Frame-Mode MPLS.
  • Implement a site-to-site IPSec VPN.
  • Describe network security strategies.
  • Implement Cisco Device Hardening.
  • Implement Cisco IOS firewall.
  • Describe and configure Cisco IOS IPS.

CCNP: Implementing Secure Converged Wide-area Networks is an integral step towards achieving CCNP Certification.
Upon completion of this course, students will have performed tasks related to:
  • Explaining the Cisco hierarchical network model as it pertains to the WAN
  • Describing and implementing teleworker configuration and access
  • Implementing and verifying frame mode MPLS
  • Describing and configuring a site-to-site IPSEC VPN
  • Describing and configuring Cisco EZVPN
  • Explaining the strategies used to mitigate network attacks
  • Describing and configuring Cisco device hardening
  • Describing and configuring IOS firewall and IPS features
Certification Alignment

The curriculum is aligned with Cisco’s Career Certifications ISCW course and the 642-825 exam.

Course Outline

Module 1: Remote Network Connectivity Requirements
Module 2: Teleworker Connectivity
Module 3: IPsec VPNs
Module 4: Frame Mode MPLS Implementation
Module 5: Cisco Device Hardening
Module 6: Cisco IOS Threat Defense Features

Case Studies

3) Building Multilayer Switched Networks :

Course Description

CCNP:
Building Multilayer Switched Networks is one of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) designation. Multilayer Switching teaches students about the deployment of state-of-the-art campus LANs. The course focuses on the selection and implementation of the appropriate Cisco IOS services to build reliable, scalable multilayer-switched LANs. Students will develop skills in the following areas:
  • Introduction to Campus Networks
  • Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Inter-VLAN Routing
  • High Availability in a Campus Environment
  • Wireless Client Access
  • Minimizing Service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network
  • Configuring Campus Switches to Support Voice

This hands-on, lab-oriented course stresses the design, implementation, operation, and troubleshooting of
multilayer switched networks.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe the Campus Infrastructure module of the ECNM
  • Define VLANs to segment network traffic and manage network utilization
  • Explain the procedure for configuring both 802.1Q and ISL trunking between two switches so that VLANs that span the switches can connect
  • Describe how VLAN configuration of switches in a single management domain can be automated with the Cisco proprietary VTP
  • Implement high availability technologies and techniques using multilayer switches in a campus environment
  • Understand Wireless LANs
  • Describe and configure switch infrastructure to support voice
  • Describe and implement security features in a switched network

Certification Alignment

The curriculum is aligned with the 642-812 Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) exam. This exam is one of four exams required to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) designation.

Course Outline

Module 1. Network Requirements
Module 2. Defining VLANs
Module 3. Implementing Spanning Tree
Module 4. Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing
Module 5. Implementing High Availability in a Campus Environment
Module 6. Wireless LANs
Module 7. Configuring Campus Switches to Support Voice
Module 8. Minimizing Service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network

Case Studies
  1. VLANs, VTP and Inter-VLAN Routing
  2. Voice and Security in a Switched Network

4) Optimizing Converged Networks:

Course Description


CCNP: Optimizing Converged Networks is one of four courses leading to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) designation.
CCNP: Optimizing Converged networks introduces Cisco Networking Academy Program students to optimizing and providing effective QOS techniques in converged networks operating voice, wireless and security applications.

Topics include implementing a VOIP network, implementing QoS on converged networks, specific IP QoS mechanisms for implementing the DiffServ QoS model, AutoQoS, wireless security and basic wireless management.

Course Objectives


The CCNP certification indicates knowledge of networking for the small-office, homeoffice (SOHO) market and enterprise markets. Following is a list of claims relevant to the ONT certification that a CCNP certified individual will be able to do:
  • Describe Cisco VoIP implementations.
  • Describe QoS considerations.
  • Describe DiffServ QoS implementations.
  • Implement AutoQoS.
  • Implement WLAN security and management.

CCNP: Optimizing Converged Networks is an integral step towards achieving CCNP Certification.
Upon completion of this course, students will have performed tasks related to:
  • Explaining the Cisco hierarchical network model as it pertains to an end-to-end enterprise network
  • Describing specific requirements for implementing a VOIP network
  • Describing the need to implement QoS and the methods for implementing QoS on a converged network using Cisco's routers and Catalyst Switches
  • Explaining the key IP QoS mechanisms used to implement the DiffServ QoS model
  • Configuring Auto QoS for Enterprise
  • Describing and configuring wireless security and basic wireless management

Certification Alignment

The curriculum is aligned with Cisco’s Career Certifications ONT course and the 642-845 exam.

Course Outline

Module 1: Converged Network Connectivity Requirements
Module 2: Cisco VoIP Implementations
Module 3: Introduction to IP QoS
Module 4: Implement the DiffServ QoS Model
Module 6: Implement Wireless Scalability

Case Studies


 

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