CCNP – Cisco Certified Network Professional

CCNP Routing & Switching Certification
CCNP certification validates a network professional’s ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide area networks with 100 to 500 or more nodes. Network Professionals who achieve the CCNP have demonstrated the knowledge and skills required to manage the routers and switches that form the network core, as well as edge applications that integrate voice, wireless, and security into the network.

Exam Registration
You can either register through Pearson VUE website or your nearest authorized exam center.

Exam Scoring
Usually around 80-85%
Passing scores are set by using statistical analysis and are subject to change. At the completion of the exam, candidates receive a score report along with a score breakout by exam section and the passing score for the given exam. Cisco does not publish exam passing scores because exam questions and passing scores are subject to change without notice.

CCNP Prerequisites – Valid CCNA certification

Required Exam(s):-

642-901 BSCI
Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks
642-812 BCMSN
Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks
642-825 ISCW
Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks
642-845 ONT
Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks


642-892 Composite
Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks
Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks
642-825 ISCW
Implementing Secure Converged Wide Area Networks
642-845 ONT
Optimizing Converged Cisco Networks

About Recertification
CCNA and CCNP certifications are valid for 3 years. To keep certifications current, you should recertify by advancing to the next level of certification or passing the designated recertification exam(s).


150 thoughts on “CCNP – Cisco Certified Network Professional”

  1. Hello,
    cisco academy students can give the old exams untill 31/07/2011 (Ccnp Version 5).
    I have passed Compsite and Iscw exams.
    Now i have to pass the ONT exam!
    Which braindumps do you suggest ?? P4S or TestIndside?? version??
    Did anyone got the Ont exam recently??
    any info for the exam??

    thanks in advance!

  2. hey guys , please please please please , i need the CCNP CBTNuggets videos for routing for Jermey .. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    The links here is not working ..
    please please please please reply ….

  3. Hi, I wrote my CCNP(Routing) exam April 2010. I certified CCNP(Routing). Then i wanted to know is there any expire date for this exam. Actually after routing exam I learned switching but didn’t write the exam yet. Should I need to take switching exam within a fixed amount of time after completing routing exam?

    1. hi
      i yu want ccnp certified yu shold write all ta 3 current papers

      otherwise yu write one by one before expiry

      all ta cisco associate and professional level exams are valid for 3 yrs

  4. Thanks Career Cert!

    Hurray I passed BSCI exam on 26 July, 2010. I got 987/1000. The drag n drop questions were out of TI 7.15, also one lab of EIGRP & OSPF redistribution was not from TI 7.15. Check for labs!

    many thanks to all the community!

    Please suggest should I persue CCIP or CCNP.
    I am in Pakistan & planning to move to Saudi Arabia!!!

  5. can anyone plz tell me which simulator to use for ccnp. i tried GNS but it required a cisco IOS image , can anyone give me a link to free cisco IOS images from wher i can download them

  6. pls careercert family i want to know how many lab are coming in ccie voice pls and simlet pls help me i have that exam in three days time i am begging

  7. I found P4S 3.1 and 7.46 they are also most updated. Or VCE from this topic and TI 5.74 will be enough to pass. P4S have approximately 400-500 q…

  8. @Zaf

    This is my understanding. If you passed any 642-xxx, your CCNA is renewed for 3 years. So when you passed the last 642-xxx, this will renew your CCNA once again, and you should be awarded the CCNP cert too.

  9. Zaf:

    Hi, Careercert, Could you please clearify about this confusion, to RECERTIFY CCNA, we requied to pass ccna , icnd etc or ANY 642-XXX exam, but for CCNP Valid CCNA is required??? as on
    CCNP Prerequisites
    Valid CCNA certification or any CCIE Certification can act as a pre-requisite. for CCNP

  10. hi careercert…

    please share BCMSN PS4 latest dumps, i need to write as soon as possible.ready to part of GB

    Thanks in advace…


  11. hi cereercert,

    i am expecting to do bsci 642-901
    currently studying p4s v3.10 472 Q,
    pls let me know whether this is the latest/correct version.
    else pls let me know a better one.

    thank u,


  12. Hello guys
    I cleared BCMSN today with a 1000. Finished the test in 25 minutes.
    All questions were frm TI 5.74..
    HSRP hot spot.
    Drag and drop …DTP
    Labs…LACP with STP and VTP2.

    Thanks everyone who shared their valuable experience.
    I sat for exam frm Leeds,UK

    NExt BSCI……

  13. Career cert…
    vdo 9 is corrupt of tryin to download it frm the alternate link u gave but that link isnt working.
    Can you please reupload

  14. @ Ben,

    You need a valid (not expired) CCNA certification in order to qualify for the CCNP certification.


  15. @Career Cert

    Thanks for the update. Really appreciate it. By the way my CCNP got expired therefore i need to re-certify all over again. Should i get re-certified in CCNP. Do i have to get CCNA certification first.

  16. @ above,

    NO !!! period

    ISCW and ONT exams can't be used to fulfill certification requirements after July31, 2010.

    If you pass BSCI, BCMSN, ISCW and ONT on or before July 31, 2010, you will become CCNP certified. If you don't complete your certification by then, the BSCI, BCMSN and COMP exams can still be used towards certification, but the ISCW and ONT exams cannot. You would then need to pass TSHOOT to complete your certification.


  17. I know that both 642-825 ISCW and 642-845 ONT will expire on July 31. If I take those two exams before that date can I do 642-902 ROUTE and 642-813 SWITCH after July 31 and get my CCNP cert?

  18. @ Ben,

    Yes, you can write all old CCNP v5 exams before 31st july.

    By the way, did you say re-certified ?
    You need to pass just one exam to renew your CCNP ! But you must write it before the expiration date of your CCNP.


  19. @ Careercert.
    Please arrange a group buy for latest BCMSN pass4sure.
    Also can you please inform testInside that their are new questions in exam and please tell them to
    update their dump. Test Inside is always better thn pass4sure.

  20. @ arifp,

    Both BSCI and Route exams are available. You can give any one of them.
    But you can give BSCI exam until 31st,July2010.


  21. hi,
    My CCNA will expire on juny 2010
    actually until now for CCNP exam
    still using BSCI or already change to route?
    please help

  22. plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz anybody help me

    need for any material to pass new route exam 642-902 pass4sure , testking , any pdf file contain a question similar to the exam

  23. Please provide me the latest pass4sure dumps for ont as i am writing the exam at tuesday 4:00pm and if possible in PDF and application

  24. Hello Friends,

    I am appearing CCNP 642-892 composite exam next week and i am reading P4s 6.99 and test inside 5.24 will these two sufficient to pass this exam?

    Appreciate you quick response.

  25. @ Career Cert

    Please provide us the latest ONT Pass4sure with 383 questions. at the earliest as i need to write the exam this week-end

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