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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

College of DuPage's CCNP program blends classroom lecture with hands-on training to provide students with the skills and knowledge to perform well on the job and prepare them to pass the CCNP and other industry standard certification exams.

This program is geared toward network administrators, network designers, network specialists and network technicians responsible for performance, security or design. The program consists of three courses within the Computer and Information Technology (CIT) program. These courses are:

  • CIT 2241, Cisco Certified Network Professional - ROUTE, 3 credit hours
  • CIT 2243, Cisco Certified Network Professional - SWITCH, 3 credit hours
  • CIT 2244, Cisco Certified Network Professional - TSHOOT, 3 credit hours

Students who successfully complete this advanced curriculum are eligible to complete the CCNP certification exam.

Course content

CIT 2241, ROUTE, 3 credit hours
ROUTE Course Content Includes

  • Scalable internetwork requirements
  • Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) operation and support
  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) operation and support
  • BGP, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), and EIGRP configuration
  • Standard and extended access lists
  • Route redistribution
  • Routing update traffic
  • Policy-based routing
  • IP private addresses
  • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
  • Layer 3 path control

CIT 2243, SWITCH, 3 credit hours
SWITCH Course Content Includes

  • Local Area Network (LAN) media types
  • Basic switch configurations
  • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) implementation
  • Routing between VLANs
  • Multilayer switching
  • Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) configuration
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) configuration
  • Multicasting
  • Basic Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Switch security
  • Network access restriction
  • Campus switched networks
  • Wireless access
  • Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP)

CIT 2244, TSHOOT, 3 credit hours
TSHOOT Course Content Includes

  • Troubleshooting EIGRP, OSPF, BGP
  • Troubleshooting routing redistribution solutions
  • Troubleshooting Ipv6 routing
  • Troubleshooting Ipv6 and Ipv4 interoperability
  • Troubleshooting switch-to-switch connectivity for the VLAN based solution
  • Troubleshooting general switch security
  • Troubleshooting switch virtual interfaces (SVIs)
  • Troubleshooting Wireless
  • Troubleshooting a VoIP support solution
  • Troubleshooting layer 3 security

Contact Information

Dr. Felix Davis, Coordinator
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1536
(630) 942-2134

Nazia Naqvi, Program Advisor
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1E13
(630) 942-2081

Dan Jacobson, Program Support Specialist

Business and Applied Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034
(630) 942-2592