What is the Difference In CCNA & CCNP ?
All About CCNA:
A CCNA is an entry or first-level of Cisco Career certification. The CCNA certification guarantees that the certified persons have the skills to install, operate, and organize try level switching and routing. They can also device connections to remote sites like WAN whereas it also certifies the network security from undesirable spasms. They point out and give solutions to the common complications arise from these networks.
Scope Of CCNA Certificate:
By getting CCNA certification, one can get further specializes in some related fields. Further specialization opportunities are in voice, security, wireless networking etc. By specialization in one of these fields provide the deep and comprehensive knowledge which enhances the technical skills and abilities. The 640-802 CCNA is amalgamated exam connected with the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification.
CCNA Exam Fee:
The CCNA exam fee is from $250 to $295. The basic goals of this exam are Bridging/Switching, OSI Reference Model and Layered Communication, Routed Protocols, WAN Protocols, Wireless LAN, Network Management, LAN Technologies, Cisco Basics, IOS, and Network Basics.
All About CCNP:
CCNP is a certification that is one step above the CCNA. For this certification, one must have one to two years of experience in networking. CCNP is much harder than CCNA certification as series of exams have to get cleared for this certification as compare to CCNA.
Scope of CCNP Certificate:
CCNP certification guarantees the capability of the holder of performing the tasks of CCNA personnel at a higher level. It assures the ability to work on networks having nodes between 100 and 500 and even more. It is a much more complex and tough work to develop and connect the networks in such a way that maximizes the travelling speed of data and save the choke points presence. It is the specialization in networking professional. This certificate can be awarded after passing following exams,
- CCNP Route Exam (642-902)
- CCNP Switch Exam (642-813)
- CCNP T-Shoot Exam (642-832)
CCNP Exam Fee:
Fee for each of these for exams is $200. It requires 4 to 6 months preparation, 3 to 4 hours daily. The basic goals of CCNP are Routing Principles, Extending IP Addresses, Configuring Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) in a single area, Interconnecting multiple OSPF areas, Configuring Enhanced Interior Gateway Protocol (EIGRP), Configuring Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), BGP for use with Internet Service Providers, Optimizing routing update information.