On 29 July 2014, Cisco announced changes to the Cisco CCNP certification for network professionals. The name of the certification has changed from “CCNP” to “CCNP Routing and Switching,” and the three exams, ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT, have been revised. The new exams include more emphasis on IPv6 and additional focus on Cisco StackWise, virtual switching services, and Dynamic Multipoint VPN (DMVPN). The prior exams will continue to be available until 29 January 2015.
NetAcad CCNP Routing and Switching Courses
NetAcad CCNP 6.0 courses will be revised to align with the new CCNP Routing and Switching certification exams. CCNP Routing and Switching (R&S) courses will be released in the January 2015 timeframe with updated hands-on lab activities, quizzes, and chapter and final exam components. Instructors can open and teach CCNP R&S ROUTE, SWITCH, and TSHOOT courses that align with the new CCNP R&S certification exams after January 2015.
Cisco Press CCNP R&S textbooks that align with the new certification exams are targeted for release by January 2015.