Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is required for mid-career positions where you have are tested about your textbook knowledge of your ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks.
This certificate is for those who have at least one year of networking experience. Those who want to advance their skills and work independently on complex networks. After getting this certification, you can work as a Network Technician, Network Engineer, Support Engineer or Systems Engineer.
After studying the course material for this you will have a lasting knowledge of routing and switching protocol – which are as useful for today’s physical networks as well as tomorrow’s virtualised network functions.
Do realise that this certificate is valid for 3 years only. To recertify, pass any 642 exam or CCIE/CCDE written exam before expiry.