The CCNP is of course one of the most popular Cisco certifications behind that of only the CCNP I believe. Our friends from Learning@Cisco have released the new requirements at CiscoLearningNetwork.com of course. We work closely with that team here at TechWiseTV and of course, just about every show either has a reference to something from CiscoPress or we are using their resources or authors in our research. Cisco Press has some fantastic resources in line with this new announcement as well.
Cisco Press , the official publisher to the CCNP exams, brings an unmatched and unique portfolio of learning and preparation products to the new 2009 CCNP certification exams launched today by Cisco. Available to certification candidates are a variety of products including video, flash cards, books, and e-books.
The new suite includes three Certification Guides and introduces a new product line for mid- to late-stage exam preparation, the Cert Kits, available for all three exams. Each Cert Kit provides a value-priced package combining video, print and electronic quick reference sheets, and online flash card preparation tools. Portable Command Guides and Foundational Learning Guides will also be available in spring 2010.
A complete listing of new CCNP products is available at www.ciscopress.com/ccnp.
- The previous version of the CCNP required four exams: BSCI, BCMSN, ONT and ISCW. The revised certification now requires three 120-minute exams:
- ROUTE #642-902 Implementing Cisco IP Routing
- SWITCH #642-813—Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
- TSHOOT #642-832——Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP
- The new CCNP courses and e-learning materials are available now. The exams will be available in March/April 2010.
- CCNP is the second most popular Cisco Certification, after CCNAÒ.
- No other imprint publishes to the CCNP certification
- Cisco Press CCNP products can be purchased at your favorite local bookstore, computer/electronic store, online bookseller, or ciscopress.com <http://www.ciscopress.com/> .
CCNP Titles available now from Cisco Press
CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Cert Kit <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587203170> / 1587203170 / 9781587203176
CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Cert Kit <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587203189> / 1587203189 / 9781587203183
CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Cert Flash Cards Online <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587059029> /1587059029 / 9781587059025
CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Cert Flash Cards Online <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587059037> /1587059037 / 9781587059032
CCNP TSHOOT642-832 Cert Flash Cards Online <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587059045> / 1587059045 / 9781587059049
CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Quick Reference <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587140101> (e-book) / 1587140101 / 9781587140105
CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Quick Reference <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=158714011X> (e-book) / 158714011X / 9781587140112
CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 Quick Reference <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587140128> (e-book) / 1587140128 / 9781587140129
*Printed bundle of all three Quick References:
CCNP Routing and Switching Quick Reference <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587202840> (642-902, 642-813, 642-832), 2nd Edition / 1587202840 / 9781587202841
Available February 2010
CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587202530> / 1587202530 / 9781587202537
CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587202433> / 1587202433 / 9781587202438
CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 Official Certification Guide <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587058448> / 1587058448 / 9781587058448
*Discount-bundled package of all three Certification Guides:
CCNP Routing and Switching Official Certification Library <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587202247> / 1587202247 / 9781587202247
Available in spring 2010
CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 Cert Kit <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587141205> / 1587141205 / 9781587141201
CCNP ROUTE Portable Command Guide <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587202492> / 1587202492 / 9781587202490
CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587202484> / 1587202484 / 9781587202483
Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587058820> / 1587058820 / 9781587058820
Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH) <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587058847> / 1587058847 / 9781587058844
Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587058766> / 1587058766 / 9781587058769
CCNP Routing and Switching Foundational Learning Library <http://www.ciscopress.com/bookstore/product.asp?isbn=1587058855> / 1587058855 / 9781587058851
Wendell Odom says….
On ROUTE exam
“The ROUTE Certification Guide is a completely new book for this updated version of the CCNP, focusing more on planning tasks while getting a little deeper on each topic. The biggest changes to the CCNP ROUTE exam – essentially a replacement for the old BSCI exam – revolve around the change in topic mix and the whole new approach to the topics,” said Wendell Odom, multiple best-selling Cisco Press author. “Gone are IS-IS and IP multicast. Added are branch office networking, IPv6 coexistence, a little more depth all across the board, plus some small topics like Policy-Based Routing (PBR) and IP Service Level Agreement (IP SLA). At the same time, the exam focuses on the skills needed to plan an implementation and plan the verification. This change in approach opens up the potential for a more difficult exam.”
Kevin Wallace says…
On TSHOOT exam
“Years ago, Cisco had a course/exam as part of the CCNP track that focused on troubleshooting (the Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting (CIT) course). While troubleshooting has not recently been an integral component of the CCNP track, with the release of the new CCNP certification, the topic of troubleshooting is back and better than ever in the form of the TSHOOT course/exam,” said Kevin Wallace, author of several Cisco Press products. “Exam candidates can expect an exam that focuses on their ability to resolve complex network issues, rather than recall memorized facts. Toward that end, Cisco Press is releasing a collection of products to help students prepare, including the TSHOOT Exam Certification Guide and the Network Troubleshooting Video Mentor (which provides over seven hours of troubleshooting demonstrations).”
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