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CCNP V 6.0 Scope and Sequence
Last updated March 2, 2010
Note: The course objectives and outline listed in this document for the Cisco CCNP® ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH
courses are subject to change since they are still under development. The English versions of those two courses
are scheduled for release in the July 2010 timeframe. The English version of the CCNP TSHOOT course is
scheduled for release in April 2010.
The Cisco® CCNP curriculum is designed for Cisco Networking Academy® students seeking career oriented,
enterprise-level networking skills. Target students include experienced networking professionals who are ready to
advance their core routing, switching, and network troubleshooting skills and students with Cisco CCNA®-level
knowledge who are enrolled in technology degree programs at institutions of higher education.
CCNP provides a next step for CCNA Discovery or CCNA Exploration students who want to build on their CCNA-
level skill set to further a career in computer networking.
The CCNP curriculum consists of three courses: CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing, CCNP SWITCH:
Implementing IP Switching, and CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks.
CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH have no required Networking Academy course prerequisites. Students should
have basic PC and Internet navigation knowledge and skills as well as a solid foundation in CCNA-level networking
concepts and skills. While there are no required course prerequisites, students are encouraged to complete the
CCNA Discovery or CCNA Exploration curriculum to acquire the fundamental CCNA-level routing and switching
skills needed for success in the CCNP courses.
CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH are both prerequisites for the CCNP TSHOOT course. They can be taken in
The Cisco CCNP certification validates the ability of a network professional