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Cisco CCNP Enterprise Core and Advanced Routing (part-time) (short course)

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Why study this course?

London Metropolitan University has been recognised by Cisco for providing the best delivery of the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) curriculum in Europe. Our Cisco Academy is one of the very few places in the UK to have been certified by Cisco Systems to provide CCNP training. This course is designed for CCNA-qualified networking engineers.

We also offer a part-time study option for this course. 

More about this course

We offer part-time and weekend courses in computer networks and internetworking. These programmes are structured to teach you the skills needed to design, build and maintain computer networks, and enable successful candidates to take the Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) and Cisco Certified Networking Professional (CCNP) examinations.

Cisco currently dominates the router market and networking professionals need to be familiar with Cisco technologies. Today's corporations depend on their information networks for mission-critical operations and are looking for highly-trained networking professionals to keep them up and running at maximum performance. Qualified networking experts are in short supply and they are therefore in high demand. There are currently more Cisco networking jobs available than professionals to fill them.

Please note, you will need a Windows-based PC or laptop with internet connection if you wish to study the material outside the University's premises.


The CCNP Enterprise Core and Advanced Routing curriculum helps you to prepare for the Cisco CCNP certification exams. The CCNP certification validates a network professional’s ability to install, configure and troubleshoot converged local and wide-area networks. The CCNP course offers a career development path for Cisco CCNA-certified network engineers and a solid foundation for those who are interested in the Cisco CCIE® certification.

There are two certifications:

  • Academy certification: upon completion of the CCNP course in the Cisco Networking Academy programme, you'll be awarded an academic certification for each individual CCNP module.
  • Industry certification: this can be taken in any Pearson VUE authorised testing centre. You must pay for your own test.

You'll earn a Networking Academy badge for completing this course and you'll be prepared for implementing and operation of Cisco Enterprise Core Technologies and for the Cisco Enterprise Core Technologies exam (350-401 ENCOR) that earns an Enterprise Core Specialist Certification (an industrial certification).

The CCNP Enterprise Core course prepares you for the concentration exam, implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services (300-410 ENARSI) which completes your CCNP Enterprise Industry certification.

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Entry requirements

Prerequisite for Cisco CCNP courses

You must have:

  • passed the CCNA award and have a certificate registration number with Cisco


  • completed CCNA training with the Cisco networking academy


  • an equivalent CCNA-level industry experience

The CCNP Enterprise Core must be taken in following order: CCNP Enterprise Core and CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing.

International Students

If you are an international student you will require a minimum English language qualification as detailed below (or equivalent):

  • IELTS 5.5 with all components 5.0 or above 550 with 4 in the TWE (Test of Written English) or 213 in the computer-based test (essay rating 4).

You may also be eligible if you received high grades in English throughout your education or your education was undertaken in English.

The Britsh Council offers more information about how to take an IELTS exam (the preferred qualification).

Retakes of Cisco CCNP courses

The course fee covers a maximum of two assessments for any short courses. If you cannot pass the exam after the second attempt, you will have to take the course again. This could mean taking the whole course again or sitting an additional assessment. This will be decided by your instructor. There will be a fee for retaking the courses. 

Course structure

The training material for this qualification is covered by three individual courses of the Cisco Networking Academy Program (CNAP) over a period of approximately 12 weeks for the full-time course and 34 weeks for the part-time course. The CCNP Enterprise Core has been divided into Core one and Core two.

We deliver the CCNP Enterprise Core in three parts in order of completion, CCNP Enterprise Core one, CCNP Enterprise Core two and CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing.

CCNP Enterprise Core: go further in your networking career

Ready to advance your skills and tackle complex network solutions? Technological advances enable new applications and businesses that connect everything;  people, devices, machines and applications. With intent-based networking, organisations become more efficient. They take advantage of automation to scale and secure their networking infrastructure and ultimately their businesses.

Start your journey to earn the CCNP Enterprise Core certification. The course broadens your architectural understanding and deepens your implementation skills required by enterprise networks. The first course in the two-course CCNP Enterprise series covers switching, routing, wireless and related security topics, along with the technologies that support software-defined programmable networks.

CCNA or equivalent knowledge and skills are required.

CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing: Become a networking pro 

Organisations across the globe are taking advantage of intent-based networking and automation to scale and secure their networking infrastructure and to transform their businesses. The good news is they need networking professionals to help them do it.

Finish your journey to earn the CCNP Enterprise certification. This second course in the two-course CCNP Enterprise series focuses on the implementation and troubleshooting of advanced routing and redistribution for Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) along with VPN technologies, infrastructure security and management tools used in enterprise networks. CCNP Enterprise Core and skills are required.


Course dates

This course will commence on Monday 25 October and will run on Mondays and Wednesdays 6pm to 9pm.

*Subject to a minimum of seven students on the course

CCNP Core Enterprise and Advanced Routing (September 2023)

CCNP Core One

Week one (beginning 25 September 2023)

  • Course Introduction
  • Chapter 1 to 5: L2 Redundancy

Week two (beginning 2 October 2023)

  • Chapter 6 to 7: Routing Essentials and EIGRP
  • Chapter 8 to 10: OSPF

Week three (beginning 9 October 2023)

  • Chapter 11 to 12: BGP
  • Chapter 13 to 14: Multicast and QoS

Week four (beginning 16 October 2023)

  • Chapter 15 to 16: IP Services and VPNs
  • Chapter 17 to 19: Wireless Essentials

CCNP Core Two

Week five (beginning 23 October 2023)

  • Chapter 20 to 21: Wireless Security and Connectivity
  • Chapter 22 to 24: Network Design and Monitoring

Week six (beginning 30 October 2023)

  • Chapter 25 to 26: Access Control and Infrastructure Security
  • Chapter 27 to 29: Virtualization, Automation, and Programmability

Week seven (beginning 6 November 2023)

  • Assessments
  • Retakes

CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing

Week eight (beginning 13 November 2023)

  • Chapter 1 to 5: Routing and EIGRP
  • Chapter 6 to 10: OSPF-Part 1

Week nine (beginning 20 November 2023)

  • Chapter 6 to 10: OSPF-Part 2
  • Chapter 11 to 14: BGP

Week ten (beginning 27 November 2023)

  • Chapter 15 to 17: Conditional Forwarding and Route Redistribution
  • Chapter 18 to 20: VPN- Part 1

Week 11 (beginning 4 December 2023)

  • Chapter 18 to 20: VPN- Part 2
  • Chapter 21 to 23: Infrastructure Security and Management-Part 1

Week 12 (beginning 11 December 2023)

  • Chapter 21 to 23: Infrastructure Security and Management-Part 2
  • Assessments
  • Retakes

Note: This schedule is for guidance only. On the first day of each semester your instructor may provide you with a detailed schedule, however the start and end date of the course will not be changed.

Payments and discounts

By paying for a place on this course you confirm that you have received an offer letter accepting you onto the course, you meet the standard entry requirements for the course and that you agree to the School of Computing's terms and conditions for professional and short courses.

Important: Payment must be made in full via eShop before the start of the course. Full payment of the fee will qualify you to a 10% discount for all three modules.

If we have offered you the option to split the payment, you are still committed to paying any outstanding fees either on starting the next module or when you are asked to do so. Please read our terms and conditions before proceeding with any payments. Current and former London Met degree students and staff are also entitled to a 10% discount. Please note that the 10% discount is only applicable once.

Full-time courses cost £2,910 for all three modules. If paid in full, a 10% discounted price for all three modules is £2,610. When paying, please add three items to your basket in the discounted eShop. If an instalment option is available, you may pay £1,740 for two modules in the eShop. Please make sure you read and understand our terms and conditions before making any payments.

International student advice

As these courses run for less than six months, the University can issue student visitor invitation letters for students who require a visa, but this will be subject to full payment of the tuition fee in advance. We'll require scanned copies of your passport information page, any previous student visas for the UK and your English language qualification. These documents will be retained for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) compliance purposes. You're not allowed to work in the UK during the period of this visa.

How to apply

Please apply online for this course.

Please note references are not required for Cisco courses.

Before paying, you will be asked to confirm you agree to our terms and conditions, please email for a form where you can agree to these, if happy to do so. 

Delegates who wish to take the the part-time course must pay for the CCNP Enterprise Core One and the CCNP Enterprise Core Two modules at the same time. 

When to apply

There is no official closing date for this course, but you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only consider your application if there are places available on the course. If you have missed the deadline please get in touch and we will do our best to accommodate you.

For more information on course content, please contact the Computing and Digital Media School Office on 

Course leader: Dr Shahram Salekzamankhani – or +44 (0)20 7133 3705