Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

  • Level: Short Course
  • Starting: Dates are arranged on a per-student basis
  • Study mode: Short Course (6 Months)
  • Location: City Centre

The Cisco Certified Network Professional® (CCNP) curriculum provides a career oriented, comprehensive coverage of enterprise-level networking skills, including advanced routing, switching and troubleshooting, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development.

What's covered in the course?

You will be expected to attend an initial tutorial at the start of the course, and an assessment day at the end. Dates are arranged on a per-student basis. Courses start after an initial in-person tutorial session and run for approximately six months.

The course consists of three modules, each comprising:

  • Course material (in book or e-book form)

  • Virtual labs using NDG Netlab

  • Recorded video presentations
  • Online chapter and end tests

  • Skills testing

  • Email and phone support

  • Voucher for vendor certification exam.

On successful completion of each module you will receive a course completion certificate and a voucher enabling you to take the relevant certification exam.

This course is open to International students

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Course Details

  • Award: CCNP Certification 
  • Starting: Start and end times can be arranged on a per student basis
  • Mode: SC
  • Duration: 6 months 
  • Fees: £900 per module 

How to apply

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Entry Requirements

While there are no specific course prerequisites, you are encouraged to complete the CCNA Routing & Switching curriculum to acquire the fundamental CCNA-level routing and switching skills needed for success in the CCNP courses.

The CCNP consists of three modules which are delivered with flexible start dates to suit your individual circumstances. The CCNP will start as soon as you enrol on to any one of the three courses and will last approximately 6 months.

CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing

This course teaches you how to implement, monitor, and maintain routing services in an enterprise network. You will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise LAN and WAN routing solutions, using a range of routing protocols in IPv4 and IPv6 environments. The course also covers the configuration of secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. Comprehensive labs emphasise hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.

CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching

This course teaches you how to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. You will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. The course also covers the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Comprehensive labs emphasise hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.

CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks

This course teaches you how to monitor and maintain complex, enterprise routed and switched IP networks. You will learn skills including the planning and execution of regular network maintenance, as well as support and troubleshooting using technology based processes and best practices, based on systematic and industry recognised approaches. Extensive labs emphasise hands-on learning and practice to reinforce troubleshooting techniques. CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH are both prerequisites for this course.

Our Facilities

We are constantly investing in our estate and are currently in the process of spending £340 million on new learning facilities. This course will be taught at Millennium Point at the City Centre Campus.

As a student at the School of Computing and Digital Technology, you have access to networked laboratories equipped to industry standards and running the latest software, giving you the best possible introduction to the technologies you will encounter in the world of work.

Dedicated facilities are provided for systems analysis, computer networks, programming in a wide range of languages, artificial intelligence, modelling and visual programming, e-commerce and .net environments, and business intelligence, as well as supporting the application areas of mechatronics, games technology, electronics and computer forensics.

Computer networking

The laboratories are well-equipped for all our computer networking courses, as well as specialist areas for practical work such as voice-over internet protocol (VoIP), forensic and ethical hacking technologies, wireless and mobile technologies and radio frequency identification technologies to name but a few.

Software development and computer programming

There are a number of open access, software development and computer programming
laboratories that can be used to develop systems and programmes, including database management systems such as MySQL, to name but a few.

Systems laboratories

Our embedded systems laboratories are used to develop real-time systems, such as specialist hardware training and development resources, and industrial-standard software development and simulation tools. These include microcontroller software and robotics design and development, to name but a few.

Electronic Systems

Electronic systems

To underpin the basic principles of electronic systems, we have a well-equipped laboratory of general and specialist test and measurement kits, including powered prototyping development boards, dual power supplies, frequency generators and counters and digital multi-meters to name but a few.

Forensic computing

Our successful development of forensic computing has led to a specialist forensics laboratory that is fully equipped with essential hardware and software for this sensitive area of study. The laboratory includes high-spec PC’s with built-in multi interface Tableau write blockers, EnCase and FTK computer forensic software and steganography detection and analysis software, to name but a few.

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Course enquiries

For more information on this course, and to apply, contact Linda Maxwell on: