CCNP - Cisco Certified Networking Professional
The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) Program
The Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP®) program equips individuals with the ability to plan, implement, verify, and troubleshoot local- and wide-area enterprise networks, as well as work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.
Individuals with CCNP certifications earn salaries ranging from $55K-$120K according to PayScale.com.
Who benefits from CCNP certification?
- Anyone with at least one year of networking experience who is ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions
- Anyone looking to advance to roles such as IT Manager, Network Technician, Support Engineer, Systems Engineer or Network Engineer
- Anyone in the IT industry looking to stay competitive and advance their career by gaining knowledge and certification
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About this Course
The CCNP® track consists of two courses to be completed in the following order:
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Exam 350-401 ENCOR: CCNP
A Cisco Success Story
I attended a resume writing seminar & conducted mock phone interviews with a Microtrain career counselor. These two activities gave me a leg up on distinguishing myself from all the other people looking for work. Since the career counselor's at Microtrain had a track record of getting people hired, their insight and positive past experiences helped me tremendously in getting hired with a Cisco Voice Systems Integrator in the Chicago area. I was hired as a Cisco Voice Tech Engineer with a starting salary of $65,000 / year with a Cisco voice systems reseller located in the Chicagoland area. Microtrain was very instramental in making this a reality. From expediting my WIA grant, to providing excellent hands-on training from knowledgable instructors I was able to achieve becoming certified with my CCNP. Microtrain's career services was the final catalyst in connecting me with this company by communicating with them on my behalf and with me in setting up the interview. One week later and I was hired. No joke. Thanks Microtrain!
The instructor [Al Khalfan] was very knowledgeable in the field. He presented the materials and concepts with a professional touch. He also frequently adds humor to his teachings, which made it easier for me to understand. The support staff was all nice, gentle, caring, and very helpful. The materials, rooms and amenities were excellent and exceeded expected standards.
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My Career Services Manager was very friendly and helpful and had excellent follow-up. She seemed to really care how things were going and kept me moving in the right direction. The resources available in job search were great and the visibility that there were jobs out there looking for my skillset was promising. Additionally, the training, as well as having an updated resume stating the Microtrain course work I had taken made me feel more confident and marketable as I looked for employment. It showed that I was dedicated and took project management and process management seriously.
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