Overview of the CCNP Training in Dubai

Cisco certifications have always been considered among the most valuable in the IT industry. Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) is an intermediate-level (professional) certification. It's a step up from CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) and demonstrates a more advanced skillset. The CCNP certification provides a solid foundation for professionals aspiring to excel in roles spanning from network engineering to cybersecurity.

A Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification validates your ability to implement and troubleshoot LAN and WAN networks. The Cisco certification is designed for freshers and professionals alike, ie, candidates do not need to hold a CCNA certification to pursue a CCNP. Cisco offers 7 certification tracks or streams at the CCNP level. This includes CCNP Enterprise, CCNP Data Center, CCNP Security, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP Collaboration, Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional, and Cisco Certified DevNet Professional. According to market research conducted by Cisco, CCNP-certified individuals earn at least 10% more than their non-certified counterparts. If you want to advance in your career in the IT and Networking domain, then now is the time.

EDOXI offers a well-crafted CCNP Course in Dubai to assist individuals interested in mastering the in-demand technical skillset in IT and networking. At Edoxi, we give emphasis to hands-on training on real Cisco hardware. Our training is led by industry experts and spans around 90+ hours, covering all the exam topics for both the CCNP Core and Concentration exams. EDOXI’s CCNP Course equips you with the technical skill set required to work in enterprise roles such as Senior Network Engineer, Network Administrator, L2 Network Engineer, Network Operations Engineer and more.



  • To become CCNP certified, a person must pass two exams: the Core exam and a Concentration exam of their choice.
  • The Core exam's duration is 120 minutes, and the Concentration exam lasts 90 minutes.
  • The Core exam for each CCNP technology track serves as a qualifying exam for CCIE lab exams.
  • Candidates must pass both the Core and Concentration exams to become a Cisco Certified Networking Professional.
  • If a candidate only passes the Core Exam, they will receive a Specialist certification badge.
  • All Cisco certifications are valid for three years.

CCNP Certification Track 

For each CCNP certification track, one needs to pass a core exam and a concentration exam. The CCNP program offers several concentrations, each focusing on different technology areas within the core networking domain they have chosen. 

Here is the list of CCNP Certification Series, their Core exams and Concentration exam options

CCNP Certification Series Core Exam Code Concentration exam 
(Choose Any One)
CCNP Enterprise Certification (formerly Routing & Switching) 350-401 ENCOR
(Implementing Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies)
  • 300-410 ENARSI (Implementing Cisco Enterprise Advanced Routing and Services)
  • 300-415 ENSDWI (Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions)
  • 300-420 ENSLD (Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks)
  • 300-425 ENWLSD (Designing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks)
  • 300-430 ENWLSI (Implementing Cisco Enterprise Wireless Networks)
  • 300-435 ENAUTO (Implementing Automation for Cisco Enterprise Solutions)
  • 300-440 ENCC (Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity (ENCC))
  • 300-445 ENNA (Designing and Implementing Enterprise Network Assurance)
CCNP Data Center

350-601 DCCOR 

(Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies)

  • 300-610 DCID (Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure)

  • 300-615 DCIT (Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure)

  • 300-620 DCACI (Implementing Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure)

  • 300-630 DCACIA (Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure–Advanced)

  • 300-635 DCAUTO (Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions)

CCNP Security

350-701 SCOR

(Implementing and Operating Cisco Security Core Technologies)

  • 300-710 SNCF (Securing Networks with Cisco Firepower)

  • 300-715 SISE (Implementing and Configuring Cisco Identity Services Engine)

  • 300-720 SESA (Securing Email with Cisco Email Security Appliance)

  • 300-725 SWSA (Securing the Web with Cisco Web Security Appliance)

  • 300-730 SVPN (Implementing Secure Solutions with Virtual Private Networks)

  • 300-735 SAUTO (Automating and Programming Cisco Security Solutions)

  • 300-740 SCAZT (Designing and Implementing Secure Cloud Access for Users and Endpoints)

CCNP Service Provider

350-501 SPCOR exam 

(Implementing and Operating Cisco Service Provider Network Core Technologies)

  • 300-510 SPRI (Implementing Cisco Service Provider Advanced Routing Solutions (SPRI)

  • 300-515 SPVI (Implementing Cisco Service Provider VPN Services (SPVI)

  • 300-535 SPAUTO (Implementing Automation for Cisco Service Provider Solutions (SPAUI))

  • 300-540 SPCNI (Designing and Implementing Cisco Service Provider Cloud Network Infrastructure)
CCNP Collaboration

350-801 CLCOR

(Implementing Cisco Collaboration Core Technologies)

  • 300-810 CLICA (Implementing Cisco Collaboration Applications)

  • 300-815 CLACCM (Implementing Cisco Advanced Call Control and Mobility Services)

  • 300-820 CLCEI (Implementing Cisco Collaboration Cloud and Edge Solutions)

  • 300-835 CLAUTO (Automating and Programming Cisco Collaboration Solutions)

Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional

350-201 CBRCOR

(Performing CyberOps Using Cisco Security Technologies)

  • 300-215 CBRFIR (Conducting Forensic Analysis and Incident Response Using Cisco Technologies for CyberOps)

  • 300-220 CBRTHD (Conducting Threat Hunting and Defending using Cisco Technologies for CyberOps)

Cisco Certified DevNet Professional

350-901 DEVCOR (Developing Applications Using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs)

  • 300-435 ENAUTO (Automating and Programming Cisco Enterprise Solutions)

  • 300-535 SPAUTO (Automating and Programming Cisco Service Provider Solutions)

  • 300-635 DCAUTO (Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions)

  • 300-735 SAUTO (Automating and Programming Cisco Security Solutions)

  • 300-835 CLAUTO (Automating and Programming Cisco Collaboration Solutions)

  • 300-910 DEVOPS (Implementing DevOps Solutions and Practices)

  • CCNP Enterprise: This is the most popular CCNP Certification Stream and was formerly known as CCNP Routing and Switching. CCNP Enterprise Certification covers a broad range of enterprise networking topics like advanced routing technologies (OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, MPLS), switching technologies (Advanced VLAN Technologies, L3 Switching, Port-security, STP, Multicast Switching, QoS), Network Automation, and Network Security etc.
  • CCNP Data Center: This Certification track dives deep into data centre technologies, including Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), Data Center Fabrics, Network Virtualization and Overlay Networks, Data Center Automation and Scripting, Data Center Security, Storage Area Networks (SAN) etc. used in data centre environments.
  • CCNP Security: This certification track focuses on network security solutions and technologies, preparing you to configure, manage and troubleshoot enterprise networks. It covers topics such as Advanced Firewalls and Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW), Secure Access Solutions, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDS/IPS), Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine), Advanced Threat Detection and Malware Analysis etc.
  • CCNP Service Provider: The certification caters to network engineers working for or wants to work with internet service providers, mobile operators, and other large network service providers. It covers service provider-specific technologies such as MPLS, BGP, QoS, Network Virtualisation (NV), MPLS VPNs, Traffic Engineering etc.
  • CCNP Collaboration: The certification validates your expertise in  voice and video communication. The technologies covered in CCNP Collaboration are  Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM), Cisco Expressway for secure inter-network collaboration, Advanced Call Control Features, Cisco Jabber, Cisco Webex, Collaboration Security, Collaboration Automation and Programming etc.
  • Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional: The Cisco Certified CyberOps Professional certification targets individuals interested in pursuing careers focused on security operations within an IT infrastructure. The certification covers topics such as Security Concepts and Principles, Cisco Security Technologies, Security Threat Detection and Analysis, Security Incident Response, Security Automation and Programming, and Network Security Monitoring and Analysis. The course enables you to confidently apply to job roles including Cybersecurity Engineer, Security Analyst, SOC Analyst, Security Incident and Event Manager (SIEM) Analyst, Threat Intelligence Analyst etc.
  • Cisco Certified DevNet Professional Certification: The Cisco Certified DevNet Professional Certification validates your skills in developing and securing applications for Cisco platforms. It's ideal for network engineers with experience who want to deepen their knowledge in areas like API programming, infrastructure automation, and DevOps practices. Earning this certification can open doors to network automation engineer, DevOps engineer, and cloud network engineer roles where you'll design, develop, and implement automated solutions to streamline network management and operations.

Benefits Of CCNP Certification 


  • Global Recognition: CCNP Certification is a well-respected credential recognised globally, providing certified professionals with career opportunities worldwide.
  • Professional-level recognition: CCNP certification is a professional-level certification and aims to equip individuals with the skills to work in any enterprise networking environment. 
  • Specialisation: CCNP offers 7 certifications in different network technology streams. Candidates can specialise in the certification stream of their choice.
  • Higher Earning Potential: Certified professionals can command higher salaries than their non-certified counterparts. They will be skilled to work on L2, and L3 support levels which command higher salaries compared to L1.
  • Career Advancement: The CCNP certification demonstrates your dedication in the networking domain and opens doors to leadership/ managerial positions.
  • Acquire CCNP Badges: By earning CCNP certification, you will have permission to use Cisco Badges on your resume. You will also be awarded digital credentials that can be verified on LinkedIn and other online platforms. This can highlight your achievements to potential employers.



  • Increased ROI on IT Investments: CCNP-certified professionals possess the skills to configure and manage Cisco networks efficiently. This can lead to reduced network downtime, improved performance and thereby maximise profit.
  • Employee Upskilling: By investing in CCNP certification for employees, organisations create a more knowledgeable and capable IT team, better equipped to handle complex network issues.
  • Lower Turn Around Time (TAT): CCNP professionals have the expertise to diagnose and resolve network problems quickly and efficiently. This reduces the time it takes to identify and fix issues, minimising disruptions to business operations.
  • Improved customer satisfaction: By having a CCNP-certified team, organisations can ensure a more stable and efficient network, leading to a better overall experience for customers who depend on those services.
  • Proactive & professional working approach: Certified professionals are familiar with best practices for network maintenance and have the ability to identify potential problems before they occur. This helps to prevent network outages altogether, minimising disruptions and ensuring smooth operation.

CCNP Course Features

  • 90+ hours of extensive training:

    Our CCNP course provides 90+ hours of extensive training, ensuring that learners receive in-depth coverage of the specific CCNP certification stream for both the core and concentration exam. 

  • Classroom and Online Training:

    We offer both classroom and online training options, allowing learners to choose the mode of learning that suits their preferences and convenience.

  • Customisation option:

    The course offers customisation options, allowing learners to tailor their learning experience based on their specific needs and goals. 

  • Comprehensive training:

    Our CCNP course in Dubai provides comprehensive teaching, covering all the necessary topics and skills required for the CCNP Certification.

  • Industry-experienced trainers: 

    Our trainers are industry-experienced professionals who hold Cisco certifications. They will ensure that learners receive high-quality instruction and guidance throughout the course.

  • Hands-on-Practical:

    Edoxi’s CCNP course in Dubai includes real-time network topologies and common troubleshooting scenarios, allowing learners to apply their knowledge in their work, and enhance their problem-solving skills. 

Industries Looking for Cisco Certified Networking Professionals

Information Technology (IT)


Finance and Banking


Manufacturing and Energy

Government and Defense

 Prerequisites for Joining the CCNP Course

  • There are no formal prerequisites for joining Edoxi’s CCNP (Cisco Certified Networking Professional) certification training. 
  • However, candidates who have three to five years of experience implementing enterprise network solutions can crack the exam more easily than others. 

How to Get CCNP Certified?

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Enrol in EDOXI’s CCNP Training
Apply and Clear the CCNP Core Exam
Apply and Clear the CCNP Concentration Exam
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  • Real-time scenarios
  • Real Cisco Hardware
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  • Use of simulators and emulators
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    • Customized Learning (Digital/ Instructor-led)
    • Flexible Pricing Options
    • Enterprise Dashboards for Individuals and Teams
    • Learner Assistance and After-support
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Course Advisor

Sid Ahmed


Sid Ahmed is a seasoned IT professional with a passion for building and securing IT Network Infrastructures with more than 12 years of work experience. Sid Ahmed holds prestigious certifications from Cisco Systems and his knowledge also extends to industry standards such as ISO 27001, NIST, SOC2, and PCI DSS.  He is currently serving as a Corporate Trainer with the Edoxi Training Institute in Dubai.

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Which CCNP is most in demand?

CCNP Enterprise is the most in-demand CCNP Certification now. Passing the enterprise core and any of the concentration exams (multiple options available), one will receive CCNP Certification from Cisco along with the CCNP Enterprise core and specialist certification. The most demanded Cisco certifications under the enterprise track are ENCOR 350-401 and ENARSI 300-410.

Can I skip CCNA and go for CCNP?

In the past, you could only take the CCNP exam after passing the entry-level CCNA exam, but the rules have changed. Today, professionals with the CCNA-level knowledge can take the CCNP training and appear for the exam.

What is the average salary of a Cisco Certified Networking Professional in Dubai?

The average salary of a Cisco Certified Networking Professional in Dubai is around 15000 AED. 

What is the cost of the CCNP Certification exam?

CCNP Certification Tracks or Series have the same exam fees, with the core exam costing around $400 USD + TAX and the concentration exam costing USD 300 + TAX

Does CCNP expire?

Cisco requires its Cisco Certified Network Professionals to recertify once every three years to keep the certification active. For recertification, candidates have to pass any one professional concentration exam and earn 40 CE credits or 80 continuing education credits.

Can cyber security aspirants opt for CCNP?

Absolutely! The CCNP offers multiple tracks for cybersecurity aspirants, including CCNP Security and CyberOps, which is ideal for cybersecurity enthusiasts. Earning this certification demonstrates your ability to secure networks and safeguard critical data, making you a strong candidate for various cybersecurity positions.