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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP™) training is comprised of three advanced levels of Cisco certification in which students learn how to install, configure, and maintain medium to large computer networks. Participants will learn about complex network configurations and how to diagnose and troubleshoot network problems.

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Students who successfully complete the advanced curriculum are encouraged to obtain Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP™) certification. The expertise you develop when preparing for the CCNP™ will add to your skill set and help you expand your professional options.

A CCNP™ can do the following:

  • Implement appropriate technologies to build a scalable inter-network
  • Build campus networks, improve traffic flow, reliability, redundancy, and performance for LANs and remote access networks
  • Create and deploy an Enterprise Intranet
  • Troubleshoot an environment that uses Cisco routers and switches for multiprotocol client hosts and services
  • Implement network security policy via the Cisco IOS

Entrance requirements

Entry into CCNP courses requires completion of BCIT’s Cisco Certified Network Associate courses or a valid Cisco CCNA certification.

BCIT part-time studies courses and programs are taught assuming that registrants not only have a BC Grade 12 level of English, but also have proficiency in all four language skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

At this time, proof of English language proficiency is not required. This may change in upcoming terms. For more information, visit Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency.

BCIT has several upgrading courses for students who wish to improve their English language skills.