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New CCNP Security and CCNP Voice Certification Training Courses Available from Global Knowledge

CARY, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Knowledge, Cisco’s Learning Partner of the Year, today announced the availability of new and updated courses to support the new Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) and Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice (CCNP Voice) certifications announced yesterday.

“Cisco’s new certification program puts more emphasis on the daily job tasks of experienced network engineers,” said Eric Strause, Cisco Worldwide Product Director at Global Knowledge. “As Cisco continues to evolve its products to meet the demand for specialized skills, we are committed to bringing training on these new requirements to our customers quickly. With our proven ability to rapidly launch a worldwide schedule and prime our instructors, we are ready to deliver now.”

The new CCNP Security certification replaces CCSP certification and focuses on firewall, VPN, IOS, and IPS. Training for CCNP Security certification includes two new and two updated courses:

In FIREWALL – Deploying Cisco ASA Firewall Solutions, students will learn to configure, maintain, and operate the firewall features of Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances (ASAs).

Students in VPN – Deploying Cisco ASA VPN Solutions will learn to configure, maintain, and operate VPN solutions based on the Cisco ASA 5500 Series, including site-to-site IPsec VPN, remote access IPsec VPN, and remote access SSL VPN.

In SECURE – Securing Networks with Cisco Routers and Switches, an update to and replacement for SNRS, students will learn the best practices for securing Cisco routers and switches, spending a large portion of the class on advanced VPN topics.

In the updated IPS – Implementing Cisco Intrusion Prevention System v7.0, students will gain the skills to deploy Ciscos network-based IPS.

The new CCNP Voice certification replaces CCVP certification and focuses on troubleshooting, administration, Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), and implementing and integrating voice applications. Training for CCNP Voice certification consists of one new and four updated courses:

In the new CAPPS – Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications v8.0, students will practice configuring and integrating Cisco’s call management and voice mail systems from scratch. They will work with Cisco Unity Connection, which is integrated with CUCM, and with Cisco Unity Express, integrated with CUCM Express.

In TVOICE – Troubleshooting UC Systems v8.0, an update to and replacement for TUC, students will learn to diagnose and solve the most common causes of trouble in Cisco UC systems.

In the updated CIPT1 – Implementing Cisco Unified Communications IP Telephony Part 1 v8.0, students will learn to configure a CUCM solution in a global, multisite environment.

Students in the updated CIPT2 – Implementing Cisco Unified Communications IP Telephony Part 2 v8.0 will learn advanced CUCM administration topics as they build a global, multisite system from scratch.

In CVOICE – Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS v8.0, students will explore converged voice and data networks, focusing on configuration and deployment. This updated course includes a comprehensive full day on Quality of Service (QoS), in which students will learn to configure QoS to support real-time traffic.

Global Knowledge enhances its Cisco training courses with custom, hands-on exercises and labs designed by professionals with real-world Cisco networking experience. Training courses for the new CCNP Security and CCNP Voice certifications are available in Global Knowledge classrooms worldwide or via private on-site delivery. For more information, visit and

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