Cisco CCNA SP Operations Certification

Cisco Certified Network Associate in Service Provider Operations (CCNA SP Operations) validates basic knowledge and skills (of a Tier I support engineer) in a prescriptive troubleshooting environment within carrier class IP NGN core network infrastructure. CCNA SP Operations curriculum includes incident (event), fault, configuration, change, and performance management procedures, along with NMS tools and protocols.

CCNA Service Provider Operations Exams and Recommended Training

Required Exam Recommended Training 

640-822 ICND1


Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v1.1

100-101 ICND1


Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) v2.0 
640-760 SSPO  Supporting Cisco Service Provider IP NGN Operations 

CCNA Service Provider Operations Recertification

CCNA SP Operations certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following exams before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current CCNA Level 2 exam (ICND2, IINS,IUWNE,ICOMM,SSPO,SPNGN2,DCICN,VIVND or DESGN), or
  • Pass any current 642-XXX professional level exam, or 
  • Pass any current Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams or MeetingPlace Specialist exams, Implementing Cisco TelePresence Installations (ITI) exams, Cisco Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction exams, or any 650 online exams), or 
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or 
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or 
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.