Achieving CCNP Service Provider certification proves your skills with service provider solutions. To earn CCNP Service Provider certification, you pass two exams: one that covers core service provider technologies and one service provider concentration exam of your choice, so you can customize your certification to your technical area of focus.
Exams and recommended training
To earn CCNP Service Provider, you pass two exams: a core exam and a service provider concentration exam of your choice. And now every exam in the CCNP Service Provider program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
- The core exam focuses on your knowledge of service provider infrastructure. The core exam is also the qualifying exam for CCIE Service Provider certification. Passing this exam helps toward earning both of these certifications.
- Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics such as advanced routing, VPN services, and automation. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking their corresponding Cisco training courses.
|Required exam||Recommended training|
|350-501 SPCOR||Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR)|
Concentration exams (choose one):
|300-510 SPRI||Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)|
|300-515 SPVI||Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI)|
|300-535 SPAUTO||Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI)|
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Service Provider, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing service provider solutions.
CCNP Service Provider certification is valid for three years.