This CCNP R&S course is designed for network technicians with three to five years of experience with routing and switching.
New or aspiring network administrators. There’s often value in a newer IT professional cracking open a professional-level course, but the CCNP jumps right into advanced routing, switching, and troubleshooting topics. Networking professionals progress along the Cisco certification program from the entry-level technician (CCENT) to Associate level (CCNA) to Professional (CCNP) and finally Expert (CCIE). New network technicians should start with CCENT training or perhaps CCNA level training before diving into the advanced topics covered in the CCNP Routing and Switching.
Experienced network technicians. CCNP Routing and Switching training is designed for experienced network technicians with at least five years of practice administering complex Cisco network solutions. The training prepares students to become CCNP R&S certified and positions them for their next career step to the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) level.