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CCNP - Routing and Switching
State of the Industry

This certification provides professionals with a deep understanding of routing and switching and also explores advanced techniques in complex network solutions. Participants are first introduced to the implementation of Cisco IP routing, and then focus on implementing Cisco IP switched networks. Hands-on experience is also provided on troubleshooting and managing Cisco IP networks. At the end of the course, participants are able to implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and to work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless, and video solutions.

* Morning, evening, weekends

Professional Benefits

Professionals work in a wide array of companies, from startups to global organizations. The average annual salary for a network engineer is $68,156. Salary range is generally between $43,223 to $101,359. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers.

Who should Apply

Network administrators
Network engineers looking for career advancement
Professionals who want to change careers (prerequisite course required)
IT professionals interested in networking (prerequisite course required)

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Eligibility and Requirements

CCNA Certification
One year of related and relevant experience such as a background in networking

Abilities acquired
at course completion

Understanding network challenges such as asymmetric routing

Performing IP operations, namely IPv4, IPv6, TTL and MSS

Troubleshoot using starvation and latency, as well as Ping and Traceroute

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting CDP, LLDP and UDLD

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting VTPv1, VTPv2, VTPv3, and VTP pruning

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting PVST+, RPVST+, MST

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting SPAN, RSPAN, Stack wise

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting DHCP relay and server, distance, path vector, and ROUTE maps

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting EIGRP packet types, stubs, load balancing, and metrics

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting OSPF path reference and operations

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting eBGP attributes and best-path selection

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting GRE,DMVPN,EVN, and DHCP snooping

Configuring and verifying infrastructure security – AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS

Configure and verify infrastructure services – VTY, AUX, console, Password encryption


Cisco CCNP – Routing and Switching

Network challenges and Cisco forwarding concepts
IP operations
TCP and UDP operations
Cisco IOS troubleshooting tools
Troubleshooting methodologies

Configure PPP and frame relay
Configure, Troubleshoot Layer 2 protocols and VLANs
Configure, Troubleshoot Trunking and EtherChannels
Configuring, Troubleshooting Spanning tree
Configuring, Troubleshooting other LAN switching technologies
Configuring, Troubleshooting chassis virtualization and aggregation technologies

Configuring, Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and subnetting
Configuring , Troubleshooting Static and Default routing
Configuring, Troubleshooting Cryptography
Routing protocol types
Configuring, Troubleshooting EIGRP
Configuring, Troubleshooting OSPF
Configuring, Troubleshooting eBGP

Configuring and verifying GRE
Describing DMVPN (single hub)
Describing Easy Virtual Networking (EVN)
Troubleshooting GRE

IOS Authentication, authorization, and accounting
Device security using IOS AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting device access control
Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting router security features
Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting switch security features

Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting device management
Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting SNMP, logging and NTP
Configuring, verifying and troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6 DHCP
SLA architecture
Configuring and verifying Cisco Net Flow



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


  • Industry-relevant, job-ready programs
  • Internship possibilities
  • Eligibility for off-campus work permit program [ocwpp]
  • Eligibility for post-graduation work permit [pgwp]
  • Eligibility for points under Quebec’s immigration policy
  • Scholarships and financial aid



The AEC program at MCIT helped me gain a solid understanding of mobile app development modules, algorithms, data structures, JUnit, MVC patterns, and enterprise solutions.

Maria Angela Diaz — Mobile Development Student
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Montreal College
of Information Technology

Collège des TI de Montréal

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