Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Start date: Winter 2022

End date: TBD

*The updated program will prepare students for the updated CCNP certificate.

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    The goal of this two-semester program is to develop students’ ability to plan, design, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks as well as collaborate with network professionals on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.

    Additionally, by providing students with the appropriate training, the program also aims at preparing graduates to successfully complete the three industry-recognized Cisco CCNP – Routing and Switching certification exams (300-101, 300-115, and 300-135).

    Students will obtain sought-after skills in complex network troubleshooting which are critical for those seeking advancement in careers in the IT networking sector.

    I’m interested, but I already have experience

    Champlain College Saint-Lambert also offers the same CCNP AEC through RAC, specifically for people who have a significant amount of work or life experience. It will take approximately 3 to 5 months to complete, and can be pursued even with a full-time job.


  • Career Outlook

    An advanced specialization such as the CCNP certification enhances employment prospects and career advancement possibilities for professionals already working in IT, specifically in the following positions:

    Network Administrator Network Installation Manager
    Network Manager Network Operations Manager
    Network Supervisor Network Controller
    Network Engineer Network Analyst
    Support Engineer Systems Engineer

    Champlain also organizes events where students can meet potential employers, and interview for any available positions.

  • Courses

    Cisco Certified CCNP Routing & SwitchingThe CCNP – Routing and Switching Program consists of six (6) credit courses, for a total of 405 hours.

    • 420-711-LA  Configuring IP switching – 45 Hours
    • 420-712-LA  Configuring IP routing – 90 Hours
    • 420-723-LA  Troubleshooting routing and switching security – 60 Hours
    • 440-724-LA  Implementing a complex IP network infrastructure, and virtualization technologies – 75 Hours
    • 420-735-LA  Troubleshooting network infrastructure services – 90 Hours
    • 420-736-LA  Automating network routing and switching tasks – 45 Hours

    Note: If a student registered in this program withdraws, stops attending or does not succeed in a course which is a pre-requisite for a following course, the student’s status may change from full-time to part-time and consequently all fees will be recalculated. If the student’s status changes from full-time to part-time, he/she will be charged the difference.

  • Admission Requirements

    To be admissible for this AEC program, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of the Règlement sur le régime des études collégiales that are in effect at the time of admission as well as the specific requirements.

    Ministerial Requirements

    Applicants must have a Quebec Secondary V Diploma OR a Diploma of Secondary Studies OR equivalent scholarity OR have instruction deemed acceptable by the College.

    In addition, the applicant must meet one of the following requirements:

    • The applicant’s studies have been interrupted for at least two consecutive terms or one school year.
    • The applicant is covered by an agreement entered into by the College and an employer or by a government program.
    • The applicant has completed at least one year of post-secondary studies over a period of one year or more.

    Specific Requirements

    Students must demonstrate a knowledge level equivalent to the CCNA – Routing and Switching certification. The following are deemed equivalent:

    • valid CCNP (routing and switching) or CCIE certification;
    • valid CCNA (routing and switching) certification;
    • an expired CCNA, CCNP, CCIE (routing and switching) certification or other network certifications deemed equivalent (applicants may be asked to write a qualifying exam);
    • a completed program of studies containing CCNA level content (applicants may be asked to write a qualifying exam);
    • previous professional experience involving CCNA level content (applicants may be asked to write a qualifying exam).

    Applicants will be asked to submit their curriculum vitae (CV) and may be interviewed for English-language proficiency. Students must have attained a certain level of mastery of the English language, in order to be able to deal with the course content. Students may also be subject to an admission test to assess their CCNA knowledge.

    Potential candidates may be required to take an appropriate remedial course(s).

    Please see admission criteria concerning programs.

  • Cost

    • $30.00 Application fee (non-refundable)
    • $150.00 for registration fees (per semester, with 2 semesters total)
    • $160.00 (approximately) for CCNP Routing and Switching – Official Certification Guide Library book set
    • $35.00 Cable kit
    • $100.00 – $200.00 for parking (if required)
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