Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validate the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP Routing and Switching certification are 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 Routing and Switching have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician. The routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide a lasting foundation of these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.

Cisco CCNP Course Contents

  • ROUTE – (300-101)
  • SWITCH – (300-115)
  • TSHOOT – (300-135)
  • Introduction to CCIE
  • Introduction to Network Security & Ethical Hacking
  • Overview on Satellite Broadcasting & Radio Networks

CCNP Course Details

ROUTE – (300-101)

Introduction to Router and Routing Protocols:

  • Static Routing, Dynamic Routing, Default Routing
  • IP Addressing, Summarization (Auto and Manual)

Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol

  • EIGRP Features, EIGRP Update Process
  • Configuration and Verification of EIGRP Tables
  • EQUAL and UNEQUAL Metric Route Load Sharing
  • Summarization, EIGRP Metric Tuning
  • Manipulating Hello and Hold Timer, Static Neighbor configuration
  • Static Neighbor configuration
  • Passive Interfaces, Authentication
  • Neighbor ship over WAN, EIGRP Stub features
  • Default Route with EIGRP
  • Route Filtering by using ACL, IP Prefix-list and Route-Map

Open Shortest Path First

  • OSPF Link State Features, Packet Types
  • OSPF Neighbors and Adjacencies on LAN and WAN
  • LSA TYPES, OSPF Metric Calculation and Tuning
  • OSPF Network Types (Point-to-Point, BMA, NBMA)
  • OSPF Configuration and Verification, Route Filtering
  • Route Summarization, Default Route in OSPF
  • Special Areas (Stub, Totally Stubby, NSSA, Totally NSSA)
  • OSPF Virtual Link with Authentication / No Authentication
  • Manipulating Hello and Dead Intervals

Route Redistribution

  • Redistribution Concepts and Process
  • Redistributing into EIGRP / OSPF / RIP

Advance Redistribution:

  • PBR function and configuration
  • Redistribution with Route-Map / Distribute-list
  • Issues with Multiple Redistribution Points
  • IP Service Level Agreement

Border Gateway Protocol

  • Basics of Internet Routing and Addressing
  • Internet Route Aggregation, BGP ASNs (Public and Private ASNs)
  • BGP ASNs (Public and Private ASNs)
  • Single Homed, Dual Homed
  • Single Multi homed, Dual Multi homed
  • Internal BGP: Next-hop Issue with IBGP
  • Split-Horizon, IBGP Mesh
  • Clearing BGP Peers (Inbound and Outbound Filtering)
  • IBGP Neighbors with Loopback Address
  • External BGP: EBGP Neighbors with Loopback Address
  • BGP Update Messages and BGP States
  • Effect of Auto Summarization in BGP
  • BGP Path Attributes: Weight, Local Preference, As-path Pre-pend
  • Origin Codes, Multi Exit Discriminator
    • BGP Route Filtering and BGP PATH Selection Process

IP Version 6 Addressing

  • IPV6 Address Representation, Types of IPV6 Addresses
  • Global Route Aggregation, Static IPV6 Address Configuration
  • Stateful DHCP, Stateless Auto Configuration
  • Multicast and other Special IPV6 Addresses, DAD
  • IPV6 Routing Protocols and IGP Redistribution
  • IPV4 and IPV6 Co-existence: Dual Stack / Tunneling / NAT-PT
  • Static Point-to-Point IPV6 Tunneling
  • Dynamic Multipoint IPV6 Tunnel:
    • Auto and Manual 6 to 4 Tunnel, ISATAP Tunnel

Routing over Branch Internet Connection

  • Broadband Internet Access
  • DSL Concepts, DSL types, PPPoE / PPPoA
  • Virtual Private Network:
    • Site-to-Site VPN
    • IPSEC Tunnel, GRE Tunnel

SWITCH – (300-115)

Enterprise Campus Network Design

  • Hierarchical Network Design
  • Multi Layer Switch Operation, Types of Multi Layer Switch
  • Switching Tables: CAM / TCAM
  • Switch Port Cables and Connectors
  • Switch Port Configuration: Port Speed & Port Duplex Mode
  • VLAN and TRUNKS: VLAN Membership and Deployment
  • Trunk Encapsulation (ISL/Dotlq), DTP
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol: VTP Domain / Modes / Advertisement
  • VTP Version and VTP Pruning

Aggregating Switch Link

  • Switch Port Aggregating with Ether Channel
  • Ether Channel Load Balancing
  • Ether Channel Negotiation Protocol (PAgP, LACP)

Spanning Tree Protocol

  • STP Concept, BPDU (CBPDU, TCN BPDU)
  • STP States, STP Timers
  • Types of STP: CST/PVST /PVST+
  • STP Root Bridge Placement and Configuration
  • STP Customization, Modifying STP Timers
  • PORTFAST / UPLINKFAST / BACKBONEFAST
  • Protecting STP: ROOTGUARD/ BPDUGUARD/ LOOPGUARD/UDLD

Advance Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol:
  • BPDU & Convergence in RSTP
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol:
  • MST Region, Instances with MST
  • Type of Interfaces in MLS, Inter VLAN Routing in MLS
  • Multi Layer Switching with CEF, DHCP within a MLS
  • Routing Configuration in MLS

Layer 3 High Availability

  • HSRP / VRRP / GLBP
  • Supervisor and Route Processor Redundancy
  • Configuring Redundancy Modes & Supervisor Synchronization
  • Non Stop Forwarding

Wireless LAN

  • WLAN Basics and WLAN Standards
  • WLAN Architecture and Functions
  • Light Weight Access Point Operation

Securing Switched Network

  • Port Security / 802.1x Authentication, Port Based Authentication
  • Mitigating Spoofing Attacks, DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard
  • Dynamic ARP Inspection, VLAN ACL, Securing VLAN Trunk,
  • VLAN Hopping, Private-VLAN Concept

TSHOOT – (300-135)

  • Introduction to Network Maintenance
  • Introduction to Troubleshooting Process
  • Maintenance & Troubleshooting
  • Basic & Adv. Cisco Catalyst Switch Troubleshooting
  • Introduction to Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
  • Security Troubleshooting
  • IP Services Troubleshooting
  • IP Communications Troubleshooting
  • Network Monitoring tools PRTG, SolarWinds
  • Packet Analyzing & Sniffing tools Wirelshark