Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing and Switching certification validates the ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. Those who achieve CCNP Routing and Switching certification have demonstrated the skills required in enterprise roles such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician. The routing and switching protocol knowledge from this certification will provide a lasting foundation as these skills are equally relevant in the physical networks of today and the virtualized network functions of tomorrow.

NIL significantly contributed to the shape of the new CCNP Routing and Switching v2.0 courses.

New CCNP Enterprise program is launching on February 24, 2020

The new CCNP Enterprise certification replaces the the current CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Wireless, and CCDP certifications. If you have started working toward the current CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Wireless, or CCDP certifications, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in these current certifications:

  • If you pass any exams in these certifications before February 24, you’ll receive badging for corresponding new exams and credit toward the new CCNP Enterprise certification.
  • If you complete any of these certifications before February 24, you’ll receive the new CCNP Enterprise certification and badging for corresponding technologies—enterprise core technologies, advanced routing, wireless, or design.

For more information about how to migrate your certification in progress, visit the CCNP Enterprise migration tool.


Valid Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

View certification details (on official Cisco site).

Associated courses