The Introduction OF Seven CCNP Core Exams

The Introduction OF Seven CCNP Core Exams

There is a batch of exam questions were updated recently, including:

  • 350-601 Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
  • 300-620 Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)
  • 300-425 Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks (ENWLSD)
  • 300-415 Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions (ENSDWI)
  • 300-710 Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower (SNCF)
  • 350-901 Developing Applications using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs v1.0
  • 350-401 Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)

Among all these updated exams, 350-601, 350-901 and 350-401 are the CCNP Core exams. Cisco certifications are divided into Career certifications and Specialist certifications. The Cisco career certifications contian four levels including entry certification, the associate certification, the professional certification and the expert certification in eight catetories as the picture shown:

Cisco Career Certifications

Seven Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Certifications

From above picture, there are seven Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certifications, which prepare you for today’s job roles in IT technologies. These professional certifications validate the breadth and depth of your knowledge, covering the core concepts that span a technology area while also providing the flexibility to choose a focus area.

CCNP Core Exams

Each Cisco professional certification requires to complete one core exam and one concentration exam of your choice, so you can focus on your interests and needs. Below are the introduction of the CCNP core certification exams.

CCNP Enterprise

CCNP Enterprise is designed to help you prove your skills in the ever-changing landscape of enterprise network technologies. It requires to complete the core exam 350-401 Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) successfully first. CCNP Enterprise 350-401 ENCOR exam tests your knowledge and skills related to implementing core enterprise network technologies, including:

  • Dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6) architecture
  • Virtualization
  • Infrastructure
  • Network assurance
  • Security
  • Automation

Also, you need to complete one concentration exam of your choice (300-410 ENARSI, 300-415 ENSDWI, 300-420 ENSLD, 300-425 ENWLSD, 300-430 ENWLSI, 300-435 ENAUTO).

CCNP Data Center

CCNP Data Center certification is designed to help you prove your skills in the ever-changing landscape of data center technologies. The core exam of CCNP Data Center certification is 350-601 Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) exam. Cisco CCNP Data Center 350-601 DCCOR is a 120-minute exam, which tests your knowledge of implementing core data center technologies, including:

  • Network
  • Compute
  • Storage network
  • Automation
  • Security

After complete the 350-601 DCCOR exam, you also need to choose one concentration exam (300-610 DCID, 300-615 DCIT, 300-620 DCACI, 300-625 DCSAN, 300-630 DCACIA,300-635 DCAUTO) to complete it, then you can achieve the CCNP Date Center certification successfully.

CCNP Security

CCNP Security certification helps the candidates prove your skills in the ever-changing landscape of security technologies. It requires to take and pass the core exam 350-701 Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies (SCOR) successfully. 350-701 SCOR exam mainly tests your knowledge of implementing and operating core security technologies, including:

  • Network security
  • Cloud security
  • Content security
  • Endpoint protection and detection
  • Secure network access
  • Visibility and enforcement

Additionally, you need to pass one of the concentration exams as your choice (300-710 SNCF, 300-715 SISE, 300-720 SESA, 300-725 SWSA, 300-730 SVPN,300-735 SAUTO).

CCNP Service Provider

Achieving CCNP Service Provider certification helps you prove your skills in the ever-changing landscape of service provider technologies. The core exam of CCNP Service Provider certification is 350-501 Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR), which tests the knowledge of implementing core service provider network technologies, including:

  • Core architecture
  • Services
  • Networking
  • Automation
  • Quality of services
  • Security
  • Network assurance

Also, you need to pass one of the concentration exams as your choice (300-510 SPRI, 300-515 SPVI, 300-535 SPAUTO).

CCNP Collaboration

CCNP Collaboration certification helps you prove your skills in the ever-changing landscape of collaboration technologie. The core exam is 350-801 Implementing and Operating Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies (CLCOR), which tests your knowledge of implementing core collaboration technologies, including:

  • Infrastructure and design
  • Protocols, codecs, and endpoints
  • Cisco IOS XE gateway and media resources
  • Call Control
  • QoS
  • Collaboration applications

Also, you need to pass one of the concentration exams as your choice (300-810 CLICA, 300-815 CLACCM, 300-820 CLCEI, 300-825 CLCNF,300-835 CLAUTO).

Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional

Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional certification gives you knowledge and skills beyond simple firewalls and antivirus software and enables you to become a skilled CyberOps professional. It will equip you with the skills and knowledge for the following job roles, including Sr. Information Security Analyst, Incident manager, Security Architect, Security analyst/Senior SOC analyst (Tier 2 and 3).

The core exam of Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional certification is 350-201 Performing CyberOps Using Cisco Security Technologies (CBRCOR), which mainly tests the knowledge and skills related to core cybersecurity operations, including:

  • Fundamentals
  • Techniques
  • Processes
  • Automation

Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional also need to pass the concentration exam 300-215 Conducting Forensic Analysis and Incident Response Using Cisco Technologies for CyberOps (CBRFIR) successfully.

Cisco Certified DevNet Professional

Cisco Certified DevNet Professional certification prepares you for professional-level job roles in designing and writing applications that use Cisco platforms as a base. Achieving Cisco Certified DevNet Professional certification proves your skills in developing and maintaining applications built on Cisco platforms. To earn the Cisco Certified DevNet Professional certification, you need to pass the core exam, 350-901 Developing Applications Using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs (DEVCOR).

Cisco Certified DevNet Professional 350-901 DEVCOR exam tests your knowledge of software development and design, including:

  • Using APIs
  • Cisco platforms
  • Application deployment and security
  • Infrastructure and automation

Also, you need to pass one of the concentration exams as your choice (300-435 ENAUTO, 300-835 CLAUTO, 300-635 DCAUTO, 300-535 SPAUTO, 300-735 SAUTO, 300-910 DEVOPS, 300-915 DEVIOT, 300-920 DEVWBX).

Summary

All Cisco CCNP core exams are available in English. They are all required to complete in 120 minutes. Each exam costs $400. Additionally, the CCNP core exams in each CCNP technology track also serve as qualifying exams for CCIE lab exams.

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