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CCNP Certification Details and Resources
« on: May 05, 2010, 08:56:04 PM »
Introduction :

Cisco offers three levels of certification depending upon the depth of knowledge required in each stream namely Entry Level, Associate and Professional.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is an Professional level certification available.

Objective of CCNP Certification Exam :

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) validates knowledge and skills required to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes.  

With a CCNP certification, a network professional demonstrates the knowledge and skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core, as well as edge applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network.

 The CCNP curriculum includes building scalable Cisco networks, Cisco multilayer switched networks, securing converged wide area networks, and optimizing converged networks.

CCNP Certification Requirements :

CCNP Certification can be obtained in two paths . One is by taking four exams and the other option is by taking three exams.

The details are given in the table below:

642-901              Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI)
                         (Retiring July 31 2010)
OR
642-902 ROUTE      Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)

642-812              Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)
                         (Retiring July 31 2010)
OR
642-813 SWITCH   Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
                          
642-825              Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW)
                         (Retiring July 31 2010)
642-845              Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (ONT)
                         (Retiring July 31 2010)

-----------------------OR---------------------------------

642-892               Composite Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI)
                          Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)
 (Retiring July 31 2010)

642-825               Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW)
 (Retiring July 31 2010)
642-845               Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (ONT)
 (Retiring July 31 2010)
-----------------------OR---------------------------------
642-901              Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI)
                         (Retiring July 31 2010)
OR
642-902 ROUTE      Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)

642-812              Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)
                         (Retiring July 31 2010)
OR
642-813 SWITCH   Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)

642-832 TSHOOT      Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)

Basically, the current CCNP exams are being replaced by the following:
642-902 ROUTE      Implementing Cisco IP Routing
642-813 SWITCH    Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
642-832 TSHOOT    Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks

The format of exam, and other things are more or less similar to that of CCNA. Associate level certification is a requisite for appearing for CCNP exams. The certification is valid for 3 years.

Resources:
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/le3/le2/le37/le10/learning_certification_type_home.html
http://www.simulationexams.com/practice-test/642-901.htm
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CCNP BSCI Exam 640-901 Objectives
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2010, 03:54:19 AM »
Exam Objectives for CCNP BSCI 640-901:

Implement EIGRP operations.

    * Explain the functions and operations of EIGRP (e.g., DUAL).
    * Configure EIGRP routing. (e.g., Stub Routing, authentication, etc.)
    * Verify or troubleshoot EIGRP routing configurations.

Implement multiarea OSPF operations.

    * Explain the functions and operations of multiarea OSPF.
    * Configure multiarea OSPF routing. (e.g., Stub, NSSA, authentication, etc.)
    * Verify or troubleshoot multiarea OSPF routing configurations.

Describe integrated IS-IS.

    * Describe the features and benefits of integrated IS-IS.
    * Configure and verify integrated IS-IS.

Implement Cisco IOS routing features.


    * Describe, configure or verify route redistribution between IP routing IGPs. (e.g., route-maps, default routes, etc.)
    * Describe, configure or verify route filtering (i.e., distribute-lists and passive interfaces).
    * Describe and configure DHCP services (e.g., Server, Client, IP helper address, etc.).

Implement BGP for enterprise ISP connectivity

    * Describe the functions and operations of BGP.
    * Configure or verify BGP operation in a non-transit AS (e.g., authentication).
    * Configure BGP path selection. (i.e., Local Preference, AS Path, Weight or MED attributes).

Implement multicast forwarding.

    * Describe IP Multicast (e.g., Layer-3 to Layer-2 mapping, IGMP, etc.).
    * Describe, configure, or verify IP multicast routing (i.e., PIM Sparse-Dense Mode).

Implement IPv6.

    * Describe IPv6 addressing operations.
    * Describe IPv6 interoperation with IPv4.
    * Describe, configure or verify OSPF routing with IPv6 addressing.

642-902 Exam Objectives:

Implement an EIGRP based solution, given a network design and a set of requirements


 Determine network resources needed for implementing EIGRP on a network
 Create an EIGRP implementation plan
 Create an EIGRP verification plan
 Configure EIGRP routing
 Verify EIGRP solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
 Document results of EIGRP implementation and verification
 Implement a multi-area OSPF Network, given a network design and a set of requirements
 Determine network resources needed for implementing OSPF on a network
 Create an OSPF implementation plan
 Create an OSPF verification plan
 Configure OSPF routing
 Verify OSPF solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
 Document results of OSPF implementation and verification plan

Implement an eBGP based solution, given a network design and a set of requirements

 Determine network resources needed for implementing eBGP on a network
 Create an eBGP implementation plan
 Create an eBGP verification plan
 Configure eBGP routing
 Verify eBGP solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
 Document results of eBGP implementation and verification plan

Implement an IPv6 based solution, given a network design and a set of requirements

 Determine network resources needed for implementing IPv6 on a network
 Create an IPv6 implementation plan
 Create an IPv6 verification plan
 Configure IPv6 routing
 Configure IPv6 interoperation with IPv4
 Verify IPv6 solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
 Document results of IPv6 implementation and verification plan

 Implement an IPv4 or IPv6 based redistribution solution, given a network design and a set of requirements

 Create a redistribution implementation plan based upon the results of the redistribution analysis
 Create a redistribution verification plan
 Configure a redistribution solution
 Verify that a redistribution was implemented
 Document results of a redistribution implementation and verification plan
 Identify the differences between implementing an IPv4 and IPv6 redistribution solution

Implement Layer 3 Path Control Solution

 Create a Layer 3 path control implementation plan based upon the results of the redistribution analysis
 Create a Layer 3 path control verification plan
 Configure Layer 3 path control
 Verify that a Layer 3 path control was implemented
 Document results of a Layer 3 path control implementation and verification plan

 Implement basic teleworker and branch services

 Describe broadband technologies
 Configure basic broadband connections
 Describe basic VPN technologies
 Configure GRE
 Describe branch access technologies
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