CCNP SP Ops Certification

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Cisco Certifified Networking Professional - Service Provider Operations

The Cisco Certified Network Professional in Service Provider Operations validates knowledge and skills required (of a Tier II or Tier III support engineer) to troubleshoot and maintain service provider IP NGN core (PE-PE and PE-CE) network infrastructures. With a CCNP SP Operations certification, a network professional demonstrates knowledge and skills required to isolate network performance problems, implement proactive fault measures using operations management processes, frameworks, and network management systems. The CCNP SP Operations curriculum includes maintaining carrier class routing protocol environments, MPLS VPN and TE deployments, and QoS mechanisms using Cisco IOS and IOS XR.

CCNP Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Service Provider Operations or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exam(s)

Recommended Training


Operational Foundations for Cisco Service Provider Core Networks (OFCN)

642-775 MSPRP

Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Routing Protocols (MSPRP)

642-780 MSPVM

Maintaining Cisco Service Provider VPNs and MPLS Networks (MSPVM)

642-785 MSPQS

Maintaining Cisco Service Provider Quality of Service (MSPQS)

CCNP Recertification

Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Security, CCNP Voice, CCIP, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP Service Provider Operations, and CCNP Data Center) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level exam, 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

When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification). 

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