Cisco Certified Internetwork Professional - CCIP

The CCIP certification is a professional certification covering the end-to-end protocols used in large scale networks.

To attain this certification tests must be passed in the areas of routing, BGP, MPLS, Quality of service and the routing exam from the CCNP track (642-901 BSCI) modified to 642-902 ROUTE.

Required Exams:

* 642-901 BSCI: Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) or 642-902 ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing
* 642-642 QOS: Quality of Service
* 642-611 MPLS: Implementing Cisco MPLS
* 642-661 BGP: Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers

There are two composite exams that can be done in place some of the above.

* 642-691 BGP+MPLS: BGP + MPLS Exam (composite in place of 642-611 + 642-661)
* 642-892 BSCI+BCMSN: Routing + Switching Exam (composite in place of 642-901) or 642-902 ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing

Last day to test for exams 642-901 and 642-892 is July 31, 2010.

Cisco Certified Network Professional-Security (CCNP-Security)

'NOTE:CCSP certifications will not be issued after October 2011. Cisco encourages to take the new CCNP-Security exam in place of CCSP exam. But provides options for candidates who have already taken some exams of CCSP track. Reference:

CCNP Security certification program is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for Security in Routers, Switches, Networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments.

CCNP Security Syllabus

CCNP Security Prerequisites CCNA Security or any CCIE Certification can act as a pre-requisite.

CCNP Security Exams & Recommended Training:

* 642-637 SECURE v1.0 Secure v1.0 Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches (SECURE v1.0)

* 642-617 FIREWALL v1.0 Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions (FIREWALL v1.0)
* 642-647 VPN v1.0 Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions (VPN v1.0)
* 642-627 IPS v7.0