Posted on : 04-02-2010 | By : Skylar Ethan | In : CCNP Certification
Professionals can slowly reach their goals by getting promotions, transfers and salary increments etc if they are working in the field of information technology. At the same time, professionals can quickly grow in the same field by just certifying with some important certification courses at regular intervals. Cisco certified networking professional is one of such motivating courses awarded from Cisco. This certification is completely based on the networking area. Professionals can get in to higher positions if they certify with CCNP certification. Professionals who are certified successfully can handle in installation, troubleshoot and configuring all LAN’s (Local area network) and WAN’s (Wide area network). CCNP certification will cover a wide range of topics regarding the network areas like security, VPN (virtual private network), broadband technology and QOS (quality of services) etc.
CCNP certification is the advanced level networking certification and it completely includes all topics related to networking. Candidates who are in the networking areas can certify with the CCNP certification in order to gain more knowledge as well as to get higher positions in their job. Candidates have a prerequisite for certifying the CCNP certification. The only prerequisite is that the candidates should have their CCNA certification. CCNA certification is the basic level networking certification. Professionals can use the benefits of CCNP certification only for 3 years from the date of successfully certified. After the three years period, it is necessary for recertification for keeping the certification in a valid condition. Any current year’s CCIE examination or core exam 642-892 or BCMSN as well as BCSI examinations can be written for the recertification of CCNP. Hot exams for CCNP Certifications are 642-802 and 642-812 these days.
In order to keep the certification valid for future, it is recommended to recertify in advance before the arrival of expiry date. Professionals have to keep in mind that the certification will not help them any more after the expiry date. Again the CCNP should be certified from the beginning like a fresher applying for the certification. Recertification can be done in any one of the options mentioned above and each exam for the recertification cost around 125 USD. Though it seems to be little expensive for writing the examination, the benefits as well as returns from the certification are more. Professionals have to save their changes in the “learning and events” tab available in the Cisco website for the recertification process.