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Global Knowledge Introduces Training for Cisco’s Updated CCNP® Routing and Switching Curriculum

Global Knowledge, the world’s leading IT and business training provider, today announced the availability of three new courses to support the updated Cisco Certified Network Professional Routing and Switching (CCNP Routing and Switching) curriculum.

The proliferation of connected devices and scale required by organizations is driving IPv6 adoption. IPv6 and dual stack transition technology skills are increasingly critical to the success of network and systems engineers and technicians. The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is a job role-based certification that provides skills to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot complex network solutions.

The certification is designed for IT and technical professionals who want to advance their skills and work independently on enterprise networks. The program covers the implementation of secure IPv6-enabled LAN and WAN routing solutions to support today’s business-critical services and widespread adoption of bring your own device (BYOD) across the enterprise. It also encompasses high availability, switch virtualization and scalable VPN technologies needed to support branch offices and to enable the mobile workforce.

"Cisco’s retooling of the CCNP Routing and Switching certification advances the framework with which enterprise IT professionals can achieve the expertise required to support an increasingly mobile workforce," said Michael Watkins, Cisco senior product director at Global Knowledge. “We are pleased to continue serving our customers on pace with the evolving IT environment as the designated Top Quality Cisco Learning Partner in the Americas.”

Protocol knowledge gained during this certification program will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant for physical and virtual networks. Expanded content on IPv6, Cisco StackWise, Virtual Switch Services (VSS) and Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN) technologies addresses the increasing complexity of modern enterprise environments.

The CCNP Routing and Switching path includes three new courses:

  • ROUTE – Implementing Cisco IP Routing 2.0
  • SWITCH – Implementing Cisco Switched Networks 2.0
  • TSHOOT – Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks 2.0

Students will be required to pass three new exams to earn the CCNP Routing and Switching certification:

  • 300-101 ROUTE (642-902 ROUTE will end-of-life on January 29, 2015)
  • 300-115 SWITCH (642-813 SWITCH will end-of-life on January 29, 2015)
  • 300-135 TSHOOT (642-932 TSHOOT will end-of-life on January 29, 2015)

Global Knowledge enhances its Cisco training courses with hands-on exercises and labs designed by educators with real-world professional Cisco networking experience. Training for the new CCNP Routing and Switching certification is available in Global Knowledge instructor-led physical and virtual classrooms worldwide or via private group settings.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world’s leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, business analysis, project management, ITIL service management, process improvement and leadership development. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for technologies like big data, cloud, cybersecurity and networking.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, N.C. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.ca.

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