The new CCNP Service Provider certification program prepares you for today’s professional-level job roles in service provider technologies. CCNP Service Provider now includes automation and programmability to help you scale your service provider infrastructure.
One of the industry’s most respected certifications, CCNP validates the core knowledge you need while giving you the flexibility to choose a focus area.
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.
To earn CCNP Service Provider, you pass two exams: a core exam and a service provider concentration exam of your choice.
The core exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies v1.0 (SPCOR 350-501), focuses on your knowledge of service provider infrastructure.
You can prepare for this exam by taking the training course, Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies (SPCOR).
The core exam is also the qualifying exam for the 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 corresponding Cisco training courses. Choose your CCNP Service Provider concentration exam from these options:
Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI 300-510)
Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Solutions (SPVI 300-515)
Automating and Programming Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUTO 300-535)
The new CCNP Service Provider certification replaces the current CCNP Service Provider certification.
If you have started working toward the current CCNP Service Provider certification, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in the current certification.
If you pass any exams in the current certification before February 24, you’ll receive badging for corresponding new exams and credit toward the new CCNP Service Provider certification.
If you complete the current certification before February 24, you’ll receive the new CCNP Service Provider certification and badging for corresponding technologies-service provider core technologies, advanced service provider routing, and VPN services.
For more information about how to migrate your certification in progress, visit the CCNP Service Provider migration tool.
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. For more information about recertifying, visit the Recertification page.
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