Changes In The New Cisco CCNP 300 Series Certification Training

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Cisco recently made changes to the CCNP Routing &Switching syllabus and exam codes. The old exam was retired early February 2015.

The new exam codes and recommended training is as listed below:

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
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)

All these three modules of CCNP R&S have been updated and new exams introduced. The re-design has removed wireless, voip and video content and expanded IPv6. Cisco StackWise, VSS and DMVPN technologies have been added. Full details of the amendments can be seen below.

Changes in  Implementing Cisco IP Routing 300-101 (ROUTE)


Changes in Implementing Cisco Switched Networks 300-115 (SWITCH)


Changes in Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks 300-135 (TSHOOT)


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. It should therefore be no surprise that Cisco have just announced a refresh of its flagship CCNP curriculum.

Technology advancements and changes in job requirements have led to an increased focus on routing and switching technologies, Cisco therefore decided to re-brand bringing the certification in line with other technology focused professional – level certifications.

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