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Cisco Certified Network Professional - Service Provider (CCNP SP)

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This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Cisco Systems
San Jose, CA USA
Phone: 800-553-6387
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Skill Level: Advanced                          Status: Active

Low Cost: Not available               

For individuals who design and implement a carrier-grade infrastructure using Cisco products and solutions. This essentially replaces the Cisco CCIP certification.

Initial Requirements:
You must first hold the CCNA SP certification. Then you must pass 4 additional exams:

Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing (SPROUTE)
Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing (SPADVROUTE)
Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services (SPCORE)
Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services (SPEDGE)

Continuing Requirements:
Cisco professional-level certifications are valid for three years.

To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

•Pass any current 642-XXX Professional level exam, or
•Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
•Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
•Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.
Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.

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