Changes in Cisco Certification Track: CCNP

The Cisco Certification ladder is career based ladder. The certification builds scalable Cisco careers in alignment with the developments in the industry and the associated job roles that emanate out of these developments. Cisco has proactively upgraded and modified its certification tracks to reflect the changes in the IT industry. Earlier, the CCNP comprised of ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT. These were 40 hrs trainings and three separate certifications.

With the recent changes, the CCNP comprises of the main certification or the core certification called the ENCOR: Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies: This certification is also a prerequisite for the CCIE Enterprise Lab Exam v.1 and CCIE Enterprise Wireless. The focus is on a broad range of Core IT Skills with deeper focus on the expertise including programmability of the network bringing software development into the main stream of Cisco Networking Training

Once the ENCOR is done, the candidate can opt for a Specialization or Concentration. The different concentrations are as follows:

  1. Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (ENARSI)
  2. Implementing Cisco SD-WAN (SDWAN300)
  3. Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (ENSLD)
  4. Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD)
  5. Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSI)
  6. Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions (ENAUI)