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The CCNP certification (Cisco Certified Network Professional) indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge of networks. The CCNP certification validates an individual’s networking skills at the mid-career level. The CCNP program is designed to meet employment standards for the networking industry. With a CCNP, a network professional can install, configure, and troubleshoot local and wide area networks for enterprise organizations with networks from 100 to more than 500 nodes including but not limited to these protocols: IP, IGRP, IPX, Async Routing, AppleTalk, Extended Access Lists, IP RIP, Route Redistribution, RIP, Route Summarization, OSPF, VLSM, BGP, Serial, Frame Relay, ISDN, ISL, X.25, DDR, PSTN, PPP, VLANs, Ethernet, Access Lists, 802.10, FDDI, Transparent and Translational Bridging. The content emphasizes topics such as security, converged networks, quality of service (QoS), virtual private networks (VPN) and broadband technologies.

Course Information
HCC offers the following courses to help students gain hands on skills and the knowledge to help pass the CCNP certification exam.  For specific information about a course, click on the Course Number. For specific exam information, click on the exam number.

Course #Course NamePrerequisite
Exam
CSCO-651Implementing IP RoutingCSCO 284 or
CCNA Certification
CSCO-652Implementing IP SwitchingCSCO 284 or
CCNA Certification
CSCO-653Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP NetworksCSCO 651 and
CSCO-652

Career Options
The Cisco program gives you the terminology, skills, and understanding to work in IT marketing, sales, management, and support. Some career options include:

  • Deployment Engineer
  • Level 2 Systems Engineer
  • Network Control Engineer
  • Network systems Engineer
  • Hardware/Telecom Field Support Engineer
  • LAN/WAN Engineer

For more information on Cisco courses, contact Vini Nithianandam at 443-518-4925 or Vnithianandam@howardcc.edu.

For administrative assistance, please contact Betty Logan at blogan@howardcc.edu (443-518-4785).