What’s new with the CCNP Cisco Certified Professional Routing & Switching Courses?


We recently informed you about Cisco’s changes to the certification path for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Routing & Switching at the end of the summer, and announced the updated courses which map to the new exam requirements.

Fast Lane have successfully been delivering the version 2.0 courses since the beginning of September, and it seems both our delegates and instructors are impressed and excited by the refreshed content, which has been updated to include IPv6 and the new style Challenge and Discovery virtual labs that form part of the practical element of the course.

So, what are Discovery Labs?

The majority of the labs in the new courses are Discovery labs. They provide a learning environment that enables delegates to understand about principles and technology in an interactive, hands-on way. Once the instructor has delivered a subject to the class, delegates have the opportunity to immediately practice and configure what they have just learned. They are extremely well written and explain what you are doing and exactly why you are doing it.

What are Challenge Labs?

As the name suggests, the Challenge labs are mapped to content from the same modules, but are intended to challenge delegates and therefore much less information is provided by way of instruction. They are designed to test student’s knowledge, and therefore take slightly longer and will be more difficult to complete.

Not only are these new style labs incredibly well structured and written, but delegates will receive access for 90 days – so in addition to having full remote access to the equipment to complete exercise during the course, delegates are able to reinforce their learning and practice their new skills following the course and before sitting the exam. Each delegate receives 50 hours of lab access included within the price of their CCNP R&S course with Fast Lane.

The course contents have been updated and the slides are clearer than ever, with improved subject notes.

Delegates should complete the following courses as preparation for the exams within the CCNP Routing & Switching Certification

NOTE: ROUTE / SWITCH can be taken in any order, but must be completed before attending TSHOOT:

Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0 (ROUTE)

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH)

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2.0 (TSHOOT)

If you are considering working towards the CCNP Routing and Switching, you should also first hold a valid CCNA Routing & Switching Certification. ​

Why attend these courses with Fast Lane?

Because not only are we the Cisco Learning Partner of the Year 2014 for UK & Ireland, but more of our instructors received the Cisco Quality Instructor Award at the recent Cisco Partner Summit in Vegas than all of the other Learning Partners in the UK put together!

See the feedback below following our most recently delivered courses:

“Overall the new course is a big step forward and well worth the money” Following a ROUTE course in London week commencing 8th September 2014.

“New lab format is excellent and having access after the course will be of great benefit.” Following a TSHOOT course in London week commencing 15th September 2014.

Don’t forget, Fast Lane also offer Professional Services, and with access to more than 2,000 certified experts across the globe, we are perfectly positioned to provide a highly streamlined, efficient and cost effective solution for your organisation. Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can tailor our offering to suit your needs.

Further information on Cisco Certifications

Should you require any advice regarding your existing or future training requirements, please call Fast Lane on 0845 470 1000 or email enquiries@flane.co.uk.

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