What is Cisco Certified Network Professional?
A Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is someone in the IT industry who has earned a Cisco career certification. This is a type of IT professional certification created by Cisco Systems to demonstrate that a person is properly qualified and suitable for Cisco network products and systems.
This makes the professional highly useful in any company that uses Cisco networking products.
A Cisco Certified Networking Professional has earned one of the many Cisco Career Certifications on offer.
Certification can be achieved through study and training by passing the appropriate exam of the chosen certification.
There are five levels of certification:
Entry Level - Serves as a starting point to become a Cisco certified professional. Certified Cisco Technician (CCT) and Certified Cisco Entry Network Technician (CCENT) fall into this category.
Associate – Dies ist die Basisebene für die Netzwerkspezifikation und verfügt über verschiedene Arten von CCNA-Zweigstellen (Cisco Certified Network Associate), je nach ausgewähltem Bereich, z. B. Datencenter, Routing und Switching und Sicherheit.
Professional - This is the advanced level of certification where you can get the Certified Cisco Design Professional (CCDP) and the Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP) and all of its variants.
Expert - As the name suggests, this is the expert level at which applicants can earn the Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) and Certified Cisco Internetwork Expert (CCIE) and all of its variants.
Architect - The highest level of certification will give the professional the level of architect who recognizes the architectural competence of the network design candidate in order to be able to support increasingly complex global networks.