CCNP Routing and Switching Certification FAQs

Overview of CCNP Routing & Switching v3.0

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 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.


Q: What exams do I need to pass to obtain my CCNP Routing and Switching?

  • 300-101 ROUTE Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
  • 300-115 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
  • 300-135 TSHOOT Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT)


Q: What are the recertification requirements for CCNP Routing and Switching?
A: The CCNP Routing and Switching certification is valid for three years.


Q: What training is available to help me prepare for the new exams?
A: The best way to train is with instructor-led training offered by Authorized Cisco Learning Partners.

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