Networking - Advanced Networking - CCNP Enterprise

Open University in Ireland

Networking - Advanced Networking - CCNP Enterprise

Focused on current and in-demand industry certification from Cisco, this qualification offers attractive commercial accreditation and a route into a masters programme. The certificate fully incorporates the Cisco CCNP Enterprise discipline (Cisco Certified Network Professional). You’ll take a systemic technology-focused approach to enterprise-based infrastructure network management.

Key features of the course
• Study both CCNP Enterprise associated certifications.
• Explore current network engineering technologies.
• Use remote labs to develop and enhance your technological skill set.
• Develop your postgraduate academic profile in enterprise networking.

How long it takes
This qualification comprises a single 60-credit 48-week module, so is completed in approximately one year.

Subjects taught

To gain this qualification, you need 60 credits as follows:
60 credits from:
• Advanced networking (CCNP Enterprise) (T829) 60 credits

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

Ideally, you should have gained CCNA (Cisco Certified Networking Associate). This can be from any qualification within the CCNA portfolio or studying the equivalent at any Cisco Academy since 2005 – including the Open University. This provides sufficient grounding and background knowledge to ensure that the CCNP Enterprise content is achievable.

However, Cisco state that anyone with sufficient experience may attempt the CCNP Enterprise without prior certification. We recommend that you consider this with care – explore the scope of the current CCNAR+S and consider if this is a close fit to your professional skill set.


1 year

Enrolment dates

See Course Web Page link for next start date.

Post Course Info

Career relevance
This qualification links to current Advanced networking (CCNP Enterprise) certifications. Access Cisco certification preparation guidance and have an opportunity to take the certification examinations at a Pearson Vue test centre (independently of your Open University study). Cisco certification is globally recognised within the infrastructure and enterprise networking disciplines. CCNP Enterprise is a sought professional certification portfolio.

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  • Qualification letters

    PG Cert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Flexible

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