Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching (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.

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.

Enrolling in this course also entitles you to attend Free Technology Courses . These courses help you develop new concepts, new career skills and expand your understanding of the latest technologies.

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.

Fees and key information

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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.

For more information about how to take an IELTS exam (the preferred qualification), visit the British Council's website.

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 just sitting an additional assessment. This will be decided by your instructor. There will be a fee for retaking the courses. 

Course structure

Module details to be agreed

Course dates

Course dates Full-time: September 2020*
Schedule Full-time: Mondays (excluding bank holidays) and Wednesdays, 10am-5pm
Part-time: Mondays (excluding bank holidays) and Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm
Duration 12 weeks full-time, 34 weeks part-time

*Subject to a minimum of seven students on the course 

You can download the timetable for the full-Time course starting in September 2020 here:

 CCNP Enterprise Core and Advanced Routing Full-Time September 2020

 You can download the timetable for the Part-time course

CCNP Enterprise Core 1 Part-time September 2020

CCNP Part-time Enterprise Core 2 January 2021

CCNP Enterprise Advanced Routing Part-time March 2021

Payments and discounts

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.
  • Part-time courses cost £970 for one module. Please pay £970 for one module in the eShop. If you are entitled to a 10% discount, then the reduced price is £870 per module in the discounted 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 Short Course Training Centre terms and conditions .

Delegates who wish to take the the part-time course must pay for the CCNP Enterprise Core 1 and the CCNP Enterprise Core 2 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.

Course administrator: Adele Almammedova – or +44 (0)20 7133 3627

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