IT Career JumpStart

Feb 25 2010   10:43PM GMT

Cisco Simplifies, Streamlines CCNP

Ed Tittel Ed Tittel Profile: Ed Tittel

Cisco’s given its Cisco Certified Networking Professional, or CCNP, credential a substantial reworking, and as far as I can tell all the changes are very much for the better. Instead of four 90-minute exams, the format also switches to three 120-minute exams. Topics get a much-needed refresh, with old or little-used stuff out the window, and a more rational naming and coverage scheme now in place.

The old exams included:

  • BSCI or Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks
  • BCMSN or Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks
  • Implementing Secure Converged Wide-Area Networks (ISCW)
  • Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks (ONT)

The new exams are a whole bunch more straightforward:

Certcities quotes some interesting commentary on the revised CCNP and exam changes from well-known Cisco cert author Wendell Odom in an article on this topic entitled “Cisco Announces Major Changes to CCNP.” Troubleshooting is back with a vengeance and topical coverage has been squared up with what plays on the job. Definitely worth a read!

 Comment on this Post

There was an error processing your information. Please try again later.
Thanks. We'll let you know when a new response is added.
Send me notifications when other members comment.

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy

Forgot Password

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an e-mail containing your password.

Your password has been sent to:

Share this item with your network: