Tuesday, 3 August 2010
Cisco Introduces New CCNP SP Operations Certification
Cisco is has formally announce the release of its new
Cisco Certified Network Professional Service Provider Operations (CCNP SP Ops) certification.
The CCNP Service Provider (SP) Operations certification validates knowledge and skills required of a Tier II or Tier III (Network Operations Center or NOC) support engineer to troubleshoot and maintain service provider IP Next Generation Networks (NGN) core infrastructures.
The CCNP SP Operations certification is made up of four recommended training courses and four required exams:
The Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks (OFCN) course is designed to provide mid and upper level personnel exposure to the SP network operations environment, process management framework, network management tools, troubleshooting of SP technologies. It enables students to practice the primary job roles and tasks associated with Tier II and Tier III Network Operations.
The Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols (MSPRP) course provides learners with the knowledge needed to provide support in a service provider environment using Interior Gateway Protocols such as OSPF or IS-IS, and Exterior Gateway Protocol (BGP). It also provides learners with the understanding of advanced routing policies using both Cisco IOS and Cisco IOS XR.
The Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks (MSPVM) course provides learners with the knowledge needed in monitoring and troubleshooting Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) and associated technologies in Service Provider networking environments and in both IOS and IOS XR operating environments.
The Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Quality of Service (MSPQS) course provides learners with the knowledge needed to implement QoS mechanisms using both Cisco IOS and IOS XR, manage performance and capacity based on QoS statistics gathered, and perform monitoring and troubleshooting of QoS in SP core infrastructures.