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Frequently Asked Questions: CCNP Version 6.0
Last updated March 22, 2010
Q. Which courses are part of the new Cisco CCNP® v6.0 curriculum?
A. The Networking Academy CCNP v6.0 curriculum that aligns with the new Cisco® certification exams consists of
three new courses:
● CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing is scheduled for release in July 2010. This course replaces CCNP
v5.0 Building Scalable Internetworks (BSI).
● CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switched Networks is scheduled for release in July 2010. This course
replaces CCNP v5.0 Building Multilayer Switched Networks (BMSN).
● CCNP TSHOOT: Troubleshooting and Maintaining IP Networks is scheduled for release in April 2010.
These three new courses will replace the current four CCNP v5.0 courses. Please note that two of the v5.0
courses, Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks (ISCW) and Optimizing Converged Networks
(OCN), do not have a direct replacement. The content of these courses has either been incorporated into the
three new courses, or dropped from the CCNP curriculum.
Q. How is the new CCNP curriculum structured?
A. The new CCNP v6.0 curriculum comprises three semester long, 70-hour courses that align with the three new
CCNP certification exams: CCNP ROUTE, CCNP SWITCH, and CCNP TSHOOT. Course components include
hands-on lab activities, case studies, chapter quizzes, final exams, and skills based assessments. Unlike other
Cisco Networking Academy® courses, the CCNP courses will not have the traditional GUI-based curriculum. It
is replaced by a Cisco Press textbook.
Q. Why is the online curriculum being replaced by a book?
A. Networking Academy wanted the CCNP curriculum update to coincide with the release of the new certification
exams to help ensure that the curriculum is relevant to the needs of students and academies. To optimize
development time and resources, we decided to replace the resource- and t