How to Become a Cisco Certified Network Professional

Having a career in the networking domain is a dream of many and it is the right time for you to go for it. You can become a Cisco Certified Network Associate, Certified Network Professional, and a Certified Network Expert by passing different levels of Cisco certifications.

Today, we will talk about how you can become a Cisco Certified Network Professional. What skills you require to be certified, certification prerequisites, exam cost, exam syllabus, the best CCNP training institute, Salary after CCNP training, certification validity and more…

What is a CCNP?

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CCNP stands for Cisco Certified Network Professional and it is the professional-level certification offered by Cisco Systems. CCNP certification is offered in 7 different tracks in which R&S, Security, Data Center, Service Provider, and collaboration have high demand among youngsters.

Why become Cisco Certified Network Professional?

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Most businesses and IT companies are expanding to offer their services online, easily work share to internal networks to keep things running smoothly.

Cisco is world-famous as the largest networking equipment manufacturer, offering valuable and respected certifications CCNA, CCNP, CCIE in various tracks. Anyone with any educational background can take networking training and attempt these Cisco certification exams. Passing this will result in a good job and a huge salary package that no other IT certifications could provide a fresher in the networking domain.

To have a quick overview of CCNP Routing & Switching Exam, keep reading

Cisco Professional-level R&S apprentice must pass three exam modules to be certified and they are,

  • Route
  • Switch
  • Tshoot

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Cisco Certified Network Professional Routing and Switching Exam

Exam Number:                                  300-101 ROUTE, 300-115 SWITCH, 300-135 TSHOOT

Associated Certifications:             CCNP Routing & Switching

Exam Duration:                                 120 minutes

Available languages:                       English, Japanese

Exam cost:                                           300 per Module (300*3 = 900)

Prerequisites                                     Valid CCNA R&S Certificate

Validity                                                 3 years

Salary with and without Cisco CCNP Certification

Being a Professional-level certified you receive higher pay than CCNAs and are provided with more exciting job roles. The expected salary package for a certified CCNPs is 3.5-4 LPA whereas, Non-Certified gets 2-2.5 lakhs per annum.

Job roles and responsibility of Cisco Certified Network Professional Credentials?

CCNP certified professionals like Network Administrators, Senior Network Engineers, Senior Network Security Engineers are responsible to develop, implement, maintain and troubleshoot local and wide area networks. Leading group of Network Engineers with CCNA level knowledge and working with specialists on a regular basis.

Now you know all about the CCNP certification exam and we must move ahead with finding the best CCIE training institute in India.

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Network Bulls is a pioneer in the networking training industry and it believes in imparting high-end technological training. Students at Network Bulls, gain practical exposure via practicing on Real Cisco devices and live equipment. Trainers here are CCIE i.e expert-level certified promoting innovative ideas leading to elevated professional growth and quality training.

Network Bulls aims to train candidates on the latest technologies. You can check Network Bulls’ CCNP Routing and Switching/Enterprise training program and syllabus here –

Network Bulls has now launched the latest Cisco CCNP Enterprise training within its premises, so reach NB today to know more – 1800-313-2545.