With the development of technology and appearance of new applications, network brings more services to us. As new technology emerges, corresponding network professionals are needed. On most occasions, the mastery of technology is achieved by training. Many people acquire some network knowledge by learning CCNP certification. The old version of Cisco CCNP courses mainly covered the telecommunication of common data, involving some content of multimedia, intelligent network and wireless. The current network, however, not only means the telecommunication between data but access to voice, video, and seamless wireless local area network access. Due to those new applications, our network is required to be highly intelligent to provide the largest bandwidth utilization rate. The increasing scarcity of addresses also requires us to learn more ways to improve address utilization.
Network security is an important issue we are faced with. The development of viruses, hackers, Trojan horses, and other technologies make cyber attacks easier. The network protection is confronted with more challenges. In this regard, the old courses did not give enough knowledge. CCNP exam was established early. Though it keeps upgrading, some outdated technologies are still taught to students which is basically useless in today’s network. It is a waste of time for students to learn these inapplicable technologies such as some access applications of modems. Therefore, the students are eager to learn the mainstream and useful technologies. Hence, Cisco has reorganized the CCNP tutorial based on the feedback of some students.
The appearance of new technology also poses higher demands on hardware equipment. Cisco has released ISR routers, and some higher-performance switching equipment. The learning of new equipment needs to be completed through training. In response to this situation, textbooks also need revising.
From the analysis of equipment, we can see that new CCNP have been rectified greatly in this aspect, which gets closer to the present market environment.
Slight changes happening to routing. RIP and IGRP have basically disappeared from BSCI, so advanced routing protocols starts from EIGRP. Another change is that multicast has been transferred from BCMSN to here.
BCMSN: The classic content of VLAN, spanning tree, and three-layer switching has not changed. Multicast has been moved to BSCI. The so-called “minimized service loss and data theft in the campus network” is strengthened based on the original QoS and security content. The biggest change is the introduction of wireless and voice. It is estimated that the basis of WLAN and voice is added.
This is not only an upgraded version of the remote course. The name has been totally changed. As its name suggests, many security-relevant content has been added. The original asynchronous dialing, ISDN, frame relay and NAT in the WAN have been deleted (ISDN, FR and NAT are all placed in NA). Apart from the original IPsec S2S, EZVPN is added to VPN. IOS security, including firewall features has also been added. This is good because it is convenient to connect the content of NP and SP. Another important change is the addition of frame pattern MPLS. You will find that MPLS configuration is relatively easy
QoS is is still a differentiated service model. Besides, the feature of automatic QoS as well as wireless security and basic wireless equipment management has been added.
From the analysis of these courses at Spoto, we can get in contact with most network technologies by learning current Cisco courses, which is of great benefit to a comprehensive understanding of a network. The trainees are not only exposed to traditional routing and switching access technologies, but new technologies in security, VPN, wireless, intelligent networks, IP telephony, voice, and so on. Therefore, the advantages of the new CCNP exam are obvious.