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New CCNP Service Provider certification courses now available from Global Knowledge

Global Cisco’s EMEAR Learning Partner of the Year, today announced the availability of the new Cisco Certified Network Professional certification for service providers (CCNP SP). This new certification consists of four new courses: SPROUTE, SPADVROUTE, SPCORE and SPEDGE and follows on from the CCNA Service Provider certification (CCNA SP) announced earlier this year.

This new curriculum puts more emphasis on the actual job tasks of a service provider network engineer involved in the configuration, implementation, troubleshooting and optimisation of IP Next-generation networks”,  said Mel Jones, Cisco EMEAR Product Manager at Global Knowledge. “Global Knowledge is committed to ensuring that our portfolio continually evolves to meet the requirements of our customers and Cisco’s Partners. The integration of voice, video and data services has instigated a change in the services end users expect from their service providers and Global Knowledge is ideally placed to embrace those changes and provide the training required for the transition.  With our proven ability to rapidly launch a worldwide schedule and prime our instructors, we are ready to deliver now.”

Engineers participating in this specialised service provider certification will be trained in the latest core and intelligent edge technologies, providing the knowledge and skills required to deliver a scalable carrier-grade infrastructure capable of rapid expansion to support the on-going introduction of new managed services and customer requirements.

The lab environments within these courses are based on Cisco service provider carrier-grade core, edge and access hardware along with the latest Cisco IOS XR, Cisco IOS XE and Cisco IOS Software.

SPROUTE – Deploying Cisco Service Provider Network Routing v1.0 is designed to provide service provider professionals with information on the use of advanced routing in implementing scalability for Cisco routers that are connected to LANs and WANs.

In SPADVROUTE – Deploying Cisco Service Provider Advanced Network Routing v1.0 professionals learn how to implement and support a service provider network.

SPCORE – Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Core Network Services v1.0 is focused on the concepts and capabilities of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and on the best practices for implementing QoS in a new or existing Service Provider environment.

SPEDGE – Implementing Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation Edge Network Services v1.0 is designed to provide service provider professionals with information on the use of service provider VPN solutions.

This new CCNP SP Certification will be replacing the current CCIP certification which will be retired on the 29th of October 2012. The CCNA SP certification (SPNGN1 and SPNGN2) is the prerequisite for this new certification.

Global Knowledge enhances its Cisco training courses with custom, hands-on exercises and labs designed by professionals with real-world Cisco networking experience. Training courses for the new CCNP, CCIP, and CCDP certifications are available in Global Knowledge classrooms worldwide or via private on-site delivery.