Cisco Certified Network Professional

Mode of Study

Campus Learning


The major purpose of the course is to afford learners an opportunity to develop and in-depth understanding and theoretical knowledge of advanced routing and switching networks. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) helps students develop the skills needed to succeed in IT-related degree programs and prepare for the Cisco CCNP certification. It provides a theoretically rich, hands-on learning experience covering advanced routing, switching, and troubleshooting skills.

CCNP equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to plan, implement, secure, maintain, and troubleshoot converged enterprise networks. The curriculum consists of three experience-oriented courses that employ industry-relevant instructional approaches to prepare students for professional-level jobs:

Programme details: CCNP has three modules designed to provide classroom and laboratory experience in current and emerging networking technology and help students prepare for certification as a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP). The three modules are: 1) CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing, 2) CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching, and 3) CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks. The number at the end of the module in parenthesis indicates the credit load of the module. 1 credit is equal to 10 hours of learning (guided, in-class and independent combined); therefore a 15-credit module requires on average 150 hours of learning from the student.

Career Opportunities

  • Systems and Network Engineer
  • Network Monitoring Engineer
  • Network Engineer
  • Senior Network Engineer

Core Modules

  • CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing (20)
  • CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching (20)
  • CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks (20)

Recommended full-time study path: 1 year

Year Sem Module Credits
Year 1 Sem 1 CCNP ROUTE: Implementing IP Routing 20
CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching  20
Sem 2 CCNP TSHOOT: Maintaining and Troubleshooting IP Networks 20

Admission Criteria:

CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing & Switching).