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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

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.

Studying with us in 2021/22 and 2022/23

The University has put in place measures in response to Covid-19 to allow us to safely deliver our courses.  Information about the arrangements for the 2021/22 academic year can be found here.  

 

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  • Level Short Course
  • Study mode Short Course
  • Location City Centre
  • Award N/A
  • Start date Dates are arranged on a per-student basis
  • School School of Computing and Digital Technology
  • Faculty Faculty of Computing, Engineering and The Built Environment

Overview

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.

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This course is open to International students.

What's covered in this course?

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

The course consists of two modules, each comprising:

  •          Course material (in book or e-book form, provided by candidate)
  •          Virtual labs using NDG Netlab
  •          Online chapter and end tests
  •          Skills testing
  •          Email and online support

On successful completion of each module you will receive a course completion certificate.

Fees & How to Apply

The University reserves the right to increase fees in line with inflation based on the Retail Prices Index or to reflect changes in Government funding policies or changes agreed by Parliament up to a maximum of five per cent.

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

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

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.

Course in Depth

The Cisco Certified Network Professional® (CCNP) curriculum provides a career oriented, comprehensive coverage of enterprise-level networking skills, including advanced routing, switching, troubleshooting and automation, while providing opportunities for hands-on practical experience and soft-skills development.
The course consists of two modules, Enterprise Core (ENCOR) and Enterprise Advanced Routing (ENARSI):

  • CCNP Enterprise: Core Networking (ENCOR): aligns to the Cisco Press CCNP and CCIE Enterprise Core ENCOR 350-401 Official Cert Guide and the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR 350-401) certification exam. The ENCOR course includes implementation of core enterprise network technologies including dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture, virtualization, infrastructure, network assurance, security, and automation.
  • CCNP Enterprise: Advanced Routing (ENARSI): aligns to the Cisco Press CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing ENARSI 300-410 Official Cert Guide and the Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI 300-410) certification exam. ENARSI includes implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing technologies and services including Layer 3, VPN services, infrastructure security, infrastructure services, and infrastructure automation.

Facilities & Staff

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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Enquiries

Course enquiries

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