Cisco Updates CCNP
Cisco's Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) is getting a makeover after a run of several years. According to Ray Garra, manager of learning and development on the Cisco certification development and delivery team, the first iteration of the CCNP program is based on the company's policies and products from 10 years ago, practically an eternity in technology. "One of the key catalysts that drove the updates to the CCNP is that the program has been out on the market for about seven to eight years," he said. "It's a very well-respected program, but it was kind of based on Cisco's go-to-market strategy about a decade ago. The key ingredients were routing and switching, protocols, access and troubleshooting. But Cisco's technologies and products have really changed, and so has the IT market. The current CCNP program and curriculum really wasn't in step with Cisco's go-to-market strategy with things like the service-oriented network architecture (SONA) or intelligent information network (IIN). It didn't really push the more integrated switching and networking platforms such as the ISRs or newer operating systems like IOS 12.4. Also, it only touched very briefly on some advanced technology."
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