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CCNP Routing and switching Training

CCNP(Cisco Certified Network Professional) Routing and Switching 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 video solutions. The CCNP Routing and Switching 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 (R & S) have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, network technician or systems engineer . 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.

Objectives of CCNP Routing and switching

Students will obtain the following skill sets:

  • Routing Principles
  • Extending IP Addresses
  • Configuring Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) in a single area
  • Interconnecting multiple OSPF areas
  • Configuring EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol).
  • Configuring Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • BGP(Border Gateway Protocol) for use with Internet Service Providers
  • Optimizing routing update information
Intended Audience

The CCNP(Cisco Certified Networking Professional) curriculum is designed for students seeking career oriented and enterprise-level networking skills. Target students include experienced networking professionals who are ready to advance their core routing, switching & network troubleshooting skills & 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 Exploration or CCNA Discovery students who want to build on their CCNA level skill set to further a career in computer networking.


Valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.
CCNA Certification (note that you need to pass CCNA exam prior to taking any CCNP exams)
1 - 2 years networking experience with Cisco products is a plus
Hands-on experience with routing and switching is recommended.  An excellent prerequisite is the MCSE(Microsoft Certified Solution Expert) Certification.


Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and switching certification authenticates the capability to implement, plan, confirm and provide support for wide and local area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with experts on advanced security, wireless, video and voice solutions. This CCNP certification is suitable for those candidates who have at least 1 year of networking experience & are prepared to advance their skills. After getting this certification, students will be able to work as: network,support and systems engineers or network technicians.

Course Outline

CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing
Chapter 1. Routing Services Explain complex network requirements and design models for implementing advanced routing services in an enterprise network

  • 1.1 Complex Enterprise Network Frameworks, Architectures, and Models - Describe common enterprise traffic requirements and network design models
  • 1.2 Creating, Documenting, and Executing an Implementation Plan - Describe how to create an implementation plan for implementing routing services in an enterprise network
  • 1.3 Reviewing IP Routing Principles review the fundamentals of routing and compare various routing protocols


Chapter 2. Configuring the Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol Implement EIGRP in an enterprise network

  • 2.1 Understanding EIGRP Terminology and Operation - Describe the basic functions and operation of EIGRP
  • 2.2 Planning EIGRP Routing Implementations Plan and implement EIGRP routing
  • 2.3 Configuring and Verifying EIGRP Verify EIGRP routing
  • 2.4 Configuring and Verifying EIGRP in an Enterprise WAN Configure and verify basic EIGRP in an enterprise WAN
  • 2.5 Configuring and Verifying EIGRP Authentication Configure and verify EIGRP authentication
  • 2.6 Optimizing EIGRP Implementations Describe and configure EIGRP optimization mechanisms; verify and troubleshoot the overall implementation

Chapter 3. Configuring the Open Shortest Path First Protocol Implement OSPF in an enterprise network

  • 3.1 Understanding OSPF Terminology and Operation Describe OSPF terminology and operation within various enterprise environments
  • 3.2 OSPF Packets Explain the OSPF packet types
  • 3.3 Configuring and Verifying Basic OSPF Routing Plan OSPF
  • 3.4 Understanding OSPF Network Types Describe and configure OSPF
  • 3.5 Understanding OSPF LSAs Describe common LSAs
  • 3.6 Interpreting the OSPF LSDB and Routing Table Describe how LSAs form the layout of the OSPF LSDB
  • 3.7 Configuring and Verifying Advanced OSPF Features Configure and verify advanced OSPF features
  • 3.8 Configuring OSPF Authentication Configure and verify OSPF authentication

Chapter 4. Manipulating Routing Updates Implement various mechanisms for controlling routing updates and traffic

  • 4.1 Assessing Network Routing Performance Issues Describe network performance issues and ways to control routing updates and traffic
  • 4.2 Controlling Routing Update Traffic Describe, configure, and considerations for controlling routing update traffic
  • 4.3 Implementing Route Redistribution Describe the purpose of multiple protocols
  • 4.4 Controlling Routing Update Traffic Describe, configure, and verify various methods for controlling routing update traffic

Chapter 5. Implementing Path Control Implement path control using IP SLA and PBR

  • 5.1 Understanding Path Control Describe how the various path control methods affect traffic
  • 5.2 Implement Path Control using Offset-Lists Configure offset-lists for path control
  • 5.3 Implement Path Control using IP SLAs Configure the IP Service-Level Agreement feature for path control
  • 5.4 Implement Path Control using Policy Based Routing Configure policy-based routing (PBR) for path control
  • 5.5 Advanced Path Control Tools Describe the Cisco IOS Optimized Edge Routing technology.

Chapter 6. Implementing a Border Gateway Protocol Solution for ISP connectivity Implement BGP to allow an enterprise network to connect to an ISP

  • 6.1 BGP Terminology, Concepts, and Operation Describe basic BGP terminology and operation, including EBGP and IBGP 6.2 Configuring BGP Verify and troubleshoot basic BGP configurations
  • 6.3 Verifying and Troubleshooting BGP Describe and configure various methods for manipulating path selection
  • 6.4 Basic BGP Path Manipulation Using Route Maps Describe and configure various methods for manipulating path selection
  • 6.5 Filtering BGP Routing Updates Describe how to filter routes in BGP

Chapter 7: Implementing Routing Facilities for Branch Offices and Mobile Workers - Describe a basic implementation for branch office and mobile worker connectivity

  • 7.1 Planning the Branch Office Implementation Describe the fundamentals of branch office connectivity
  • 7.2 Planning for Mobile Worker Implementations Describe the fundamentals of mobile worker connectivity
  • 7.3 Routing Traffic to the Mobile Worker Describe the necessary configurations for a mobile worker to connect to an enterprise network

Chapter 8. Implementing IPv6 in an Enterprise Network - Describe and configure IPv6 in an enterprise network

  • 8.1 Introducing IPv6 Describe the basics of IPv6
  • 8.2 IPv6 Addressing Describe the basics of IPv6 addressing
  • 8.3 Configuring and Verifying IPv6 Unicast Addresses - Describe and configure IPv6 addresses
  • 8.4 Routing IPv6 Traffic Describe and configure IPv6 routing
  • 8.5 Tunneling IPv6 Traffic Describe and configure IPv6 tunneling
  • 8.6 Translation Using NAT-PT Describe and configure static and dynamic NAT-PT

CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching
Chapter 1. Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture - Assess the structure and components used to build or expand an enterprise campus network

  • 1.1 Introduction to Campus Network Design Principles - Describe common campus design options and how design choices affect implementation and support of a campus LAN
  • 1.2 Enterprise Campus Design Describe managing and supporting a campus LAN using a network lifecycles approach

Chapter 2. Implementing VLANs in Campus Networks - Implement VLANs in campus networks

  • 2.1 Implementing VLAN Technologies in a Campus Network - Given a large enterprise network design, configure VLAN technologies to meet business and technical requirements and constraints
  • 2.2 Implementing Trunking in a Cisco Campus Network - Configure VLAN trunks in a campus network to support business and technical requirements
  • 2.3 VLAN Trunking Protocol Given a design, addressing scheme, and business/technical requirements and constraints, configure and verify VLAN Trunking Protocol

Chapter 3. Implementing Spanning Tree Implement, monitor, and maintain spanning tree protocols in an enterprise campus network

  • 3.1 Spanning Tree Protocols Provide an overview of spanning tree protocols
  • 3.2 Spanning Tree Protocol Basics Given a network topology and business and technical requirements and constraints, configure and verify IEEE 802.1D spanning tree protocols in a Layer 2 topology that contains bridging loops
  • 3.3 Rapid Spannning Tree Protocol Describe and configure Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
  • 3.4 Multiple Spanning Tree Describe and configure Multiple Spanning Tree
  • 3.5 Spanning Tree Enhancements In a given network topology, configure STP features to enhance resiliency and prevent forwarding loops
  • 3.6 Recommended Spanning Tree Practices Explain recommended best practices for STP configurations
  • 3.7 Troubleshooting STP Given a campus VLAN topology and spanning tree installation in an enterprise network, troubleshoot spanning tree issues

Chapter 4. Implementing InterVLAN Routing Implement, monitor, and maintain interVLAN routing in an enterprise campus network

  • 4.1 Describing InterVLAN Routing Explain methods of interVLAN routing
  • 4.2 Configuring InterVLAN Routing Configure and verify interVLAN routing using multilayer switching
  • 4.3 Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Explain DHCP operation and configure DHCP Protocol in a Multilayer Switched Environment
  • 4.4 Deploying CEF-Based Multilayer Switching Configure and verify CEF

Chapter 5. Implementing High Availability and Redundancy in a Campus Network - Configure and optimize high availability on switches to provide Layer 3 redundancy

  • 5.1 Understanding High Availability Describe high availability solutions
  • 5.2 Implementing High Availability Implement Layer 3 redundancy solutions
  • 5.3 Implementing Network Monitoring Describe and configure network monitoring solutions
  • 5.4 Implementing Supervisor Engines in Catalyst Switches - Describe switch supervisor redundancy
  • 5.5 Understanding First Hop Redundancy Protocols Describe and configure first hop redundancy protocols
  • 5.6 Implementing Server Load Balancing Configure and verify Cisco IOS server load balancing (SLB)

Chapter 6. Securing the Campus Infrastructure Describe and implement LAN security features

  • 6.1 Switch Security Fundamentals Identify attacks and threats to switches and methods to mitigate attacks
  • 6.2 Understanding and Protecting Against MAC Layer Attacks - Configure switches to guard against MAC-based attacks
  • 6.3 Understanding and Protecting Against VLAN Attacks - Configure tight control of trunk links to mitigate VLAN hopping attacks
  • 6.4 Understanding and Protecting Against Spoofing Attacks - Configure switches to guard against DHCP, MAC, and address resolution protocol (ARP) threats
  • 6.5 Securing Network Switches Secure Layer 2 devices
  • 6.6 Switch Security Considerations Describe organizational security policies, secure switch devices and protocols, and mitigate compromises launched through a switch
  • 6.7 Troubleshooting Performance and Connectivity Describe tools used to monitor and analyse network traffic

Chapter 7. Preparing the Campus Infrastructure for Advanced Services - Plan and prepare for advanced services in a campus infrastructure

  • 7.1 Assessing Converged Traffic in the Campus Infrastructure - Assess the impact of WLANs, voice, and video on campus infrastructure operations
  • 7.2 Understanding QoS Describe quality of service in a campus infrastructure to support advanced services
  • 7.3 Implementing IP Multicast Implement multicast in a campus infrastructure to support advanced services
  • 7.4 Preparing the Campus Infrastructure to Support Wireless - Prepare campus networks for the integration of wireless LANs
  • 7.5 Preparing the Campus Infrastructure to Support Voice - Prepare campus networks for the integration of voice capabilities 7.6 Preparing the Campus Infrastructure to Support Video - Prepare campus networks for the integration of video capabilities
The Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE 642-902) is a qualifying exam for the CCNP(Cisco Certified Network Professional),CCIP(Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional) & CCDP(Cisco Certified Design Professional) certifications. The exam will certify that the successful candidate has the knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and secure Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs. The exam also covers configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 642-813) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP, and Cisco Certified Design Professional CCDP certifications. The SWITCH 642-813 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco's Campus Enterprise Architecture. The SWITCH exam also covers secure integration of VLANs(Virtual Local Area Network), WLANs(Wireless Local Area Network), voice and video into campus networks.