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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise


Credential: Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise
Credentialing Agency: Cisco Systems, Inc.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise is an intermediate-level certification for networking professionals.  The CCNP Enterprise certification program is designed to validate skills in core enterprise technologies and provide an opportunity to select a focus on emerging and industry specific topics.  To earn the CCNA Enterprise certification, candidates must pass a core exam and a concentration exam of their choosing.  The core exam focuses on knowledge of enterprise infrastructure including architecture, visualization, network assurance, security and automation.  While there are no prerequisites, candidates are recommended to have three to five years of experience implementing enterprise networking solutions.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 3 years recommended
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA  95134

Phone: (800) 553-NETS

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Other REQUIREMENTS

The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise credential has the following other requirements:

  • A candidate must agree to follow the Cisco Candidate Conduct Policy.

To earn the CCNP Enterprise certification, candidates must pass 350-401 ENCOR, the core exam, and one of the following concentration exams: 

  • 300-410 ENARSI - Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services
  • 300-415 ENSDWI - Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions
  • 300-420 ENSLD - Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks
  • 300-425 ENWLSD - Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks
  • 300-430 ENWLSI- Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks
  • 300-435 ENAUTO - Automating Cisco Enterprise Solutions

  • 1.0 Architecture (15%)
    • 1.1 Explain the different design principles used in an enterprise network
    • 1.2 Analyze design principles of a WLAN deployment
    • 1.3 Differentiate between on-premises and cloud infrastructure deployments
    • 1.4 Explain the working principles of the Cisco SD-WAN solution
    • 1.5 Explain the working principles of the Cisco SD-Access solution
    • 1.6 Describe concepts of wired and wireless QoS
    • 1.7 Differentiate hardware and software switching mechanisms
  • 2.0 Virtualization (10%)
    • 2.1 Describe device virtualization technologies
    • 2.2 Configure and verify data path virtualization technologies
    • 2.3 Describe network virtualization concepts
  • 3.0 Infrastructure (30%)
    • 3.1 Layer 2
    • 3.2 Layer 3
    • 3.3 Wireless
    • 3.4 IP Services
  • 4.0 Network Assurance (10%)
    • 4.1 Diagnose network problems using tools such as debugs, conditional debugs, trace route, ping, SNMP, and syslog
    • 4.2 Configure and verify device monitoring using syslog for remote logging
    • 4.3 Configure and verify NetFlow and Flexible NetFlow
    • 4.4 Configure and verify SPAN/RSPAN/ERSPAN
    • 4.5 Configure and verify IPSLA
    • 4.6 Describe Cisco DNA Center workflows to apply network configuration, monitoring, and management
    • 4.7 Configure and verify NETCONF and RESTCONF
  • 5.0 Security (20%)
    • 5.1 Configure and verify device access control
    • 5.2 Configure and verify infrastructure security features
    • 5.3 Describe REST API security
    • 5.4 Configure and verify wireless security features
    • 5.5 Describe the components of network security design
  • 6.0 Automation (15%)
    • 6.1 Interpret basic Python components and scripts
    • 6.2 Construct valid JSON encoded file
    • 6.3 Describe the high-level principles and benefits of a data modeling language, such as YANG
    • 6.4 Describe APIs for Cisco DNA Center and vManage
    • 6.5 Interpret REST API response codes and results in payload using Cisco DNA Center and RESTCONF
    • 6.6 Construct EEM applet to automate configuration, troubleshooting, or data collection
    • 6.7 Compare agent vs. agentless orchestration tools, such as Chef, Puppet, Ansible, and SaltStack

  • 1.0 Layer 3 Technologies (35%)
  • 2.0 VPN Technologies (20%)
  • 3.0 Infrastructure Security (20%)
  • 4.0 Infrastructure Services (25%)

  • 1.0 Architecture (20%)
  • 2.0 Controller Deployment (15%)
  • 3.0 Router Deployment (20%)
  • 4.0 Policies (20%)
  • 5.0 Security and Quality of Service (15%)
  • 6.0 Management and Operations (10%)

  • 1.0 Advanced Addressing and Routing Solutions (25%)
  • 2.0 Advanced Enterprise Campus Networks (25%)
  • 3.0 WAN for Enterprise Networks (20%)
  • 4.0 Network Services (20%)
  • 5.0 Automation (10%)

  • 1.0 Wireless Site Survey (25%)
  • 2.0 Wired and Wireless Infrastructure (30%)
  • 3.0 Mobility (25%)
  • 4.0 WLAN High Availability (20%)

  • 1.0 FlexConnect (15%)
  • 2.0 QoS on a Wireless Network (10%)
  • 3.0 Multicast (10%)
  • 4.0 Location Services (10%)
  • 5.0 Advanced Location Services (10%)
  • 6.0 Security for Wireless Client Connectivity (20%)
  • 7.0 Monitoring (15%)
  • 8.0 Device Hardening (10%)

  • 1.0 Network Programmability Foundation (10%)
  • 2.0 Automate APIs and Protocols (10%)
  • 3.0 Network Device Programmability (20%)
  • 4.0 Cisco DNA Center (20%)
  • 5.0 Cisco SD-WAN (20%)
  • 6.0 Cisco Meraki (20%)

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Cisco Systems, Inc. testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise credential has the following recertification information:

A CCNP Enterprise certification is valid for three years.  To recertify, certification holders may chose between passing an exam, earning Continuing Education (CE) credits, or a combination of both.

For the exam option, CCNP Enterprise certification holders must pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
  • Pass one technology core exam
  • Pass any two professional concentration exams
  • Pass one CCIE lab exam
For the Continuing Education options, certification holders must satisfy one of the following options:
  • Pass any one professional concentration exam and earn 40 CE credits 
  • Earn 80 CE credits

For additional information on earning CEs, visit the Cisco Continuing Education page on the Cisco website.

Additional considerations for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Enterprise include:

  • Although not required, a candidate is recommended to have three to five years of experience implementing enterprise network solutions.
  • Passing any of the individual exams required for this certification may lead to a Cisco Certified Specialist Certification. More information can be found on the Cisco webpage.

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