Cisco Press Launches Suite of Products for New CCNP Certification Exams

Certification Guides, Cert Kits Featured

CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 Official Certification Guide ISBN: 1587058448 (Graphic: Business Wire)

INDIANAPOLIS--()--Cisco Press, the official publisher to the CCNP exams, brings an unmatched and unique portfolio of learning and preparation products to the new 2009 CCNP® certification exams launched today by Cisco. Available to certification candidates are a variety of products including video, flash cards, books, and e-books.

The new suite includes three Certification Guides and introduces a new product line for mid- to late-stage exam preparation, the Cert Kits, available for all three exams. Each Cert Kit provides a value-priced package combining video, print and electronic quick reference sheets, and online flash card preparation tools. Portable Command Guides and Foundational Learning Guides will also be available in spring 2010.

A complete listing of new CCNP products is available at

News Facts:

  • The previous version of the CCNP required four exams: BSCI, BCMSN, ONT and ISCW. The revised certification now requires three 120-minute exams:
    • ROUTE #642-902 Implementing Cisco IP Routing
    • SWITCH #642-813—Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
    • TSHOOT #642-832——Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP
  • The new CCNP courses and e-learning materials are available now. The exams will be available in March/April 2010.
  • CCNP is the second most popular Cisco Certification, after CCNA®.
  • No other imprint publishes to the CCNP certification
  • Cisco Press CCNP products can be purchased at your favorite local bookstore, computer/electronic store, online bookseller, or

Product Information:

CCNP Titles available now from Cisco Press

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Cert Kit / 1587203170 / 9781587203176

CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Cert Kit / 1587203189 / 9781587203183

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Cert Flash Cards Online /1587059029 / 9781587059025

CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Cert Flash Cards Online /1587059037 / 9781587059032

CCNP TSHOOT642-832 Cert Flash Cards Online / 1587059045 / 9781587059049

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Quick Reference (e-book) / 1587140101 / 9781587140105

CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Quick Reference (e-book) / 158714011X / 9781587140112

CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 Quick Reference (e-book) / 1587140128 / 9781587140129

*Printed bundle of all three Quick References:

CCNP Routing and Switching Quick Reference (642-902, 642-813, 642-832), 2nd Edition / 1587202840 / 9781587202841

Available February 2010

CCNP ROUTE 642-902 Official Certification Guide / 1587202530 / 9781587202537

CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Official Certification Guide / 1587202433 / 9781587202438

CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 Official Certification Guide / 1587058448 / 9781587058448

*Discount-bundled package of all three Certification Guides:

CCNP Routing and Switching Official Certification Library / 1587202247 / 9781587202247

Available in spring 2010

CCNP TSHOOT 642-832 Cert Kit / 1587141205 / 9781587141201

CCNP ROUTE Portable Command Guide / 1587202492 / 9781587202490

CCNP SWITCH Portable Command Guide / 1587202484 / 9781587202483

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) / 1587058820 / 9781587058820

Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH) / 1587058847 / 9781587058844

Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks (TSHOOT) / 1587058766 / 9781587058769

CCNP Routing and Switching Foundational Learning Library / 1587058855 / 9781587058851

Useable Quotes:

On ROUTE exam

The ROUTE Certification Guide is a completely new book for this updated version of the CCNP, focusing more on planning tasks while getting a little deeper on each topic. The biggest changes to the CCNP ROUTE exam - essentially a replacement for the old BSCI exam - revolve around the change in topic mix and the whole new approach to the topics,” said Wendell Odom, multiple best-selling Cisco Press author. “Gone are IS-IS and IP multicast. Added are branch office networking, IPv6 coexistence, a little more depth all across the board, plus some small topics like Policy-Based Routing (PBR) and IP Service Level Agreement (IP SLA). At the same time, the exam focuses on the skills needed to plan an implementation and plan the verification. This change in approach opens up the potential for a more difficult exam.”

On TSHOOT exam

“Years ago, Cisco had a course/exam as part of the CCNP track that focused on troubleshooting (the Cisco Internetwork Troubleshooting (CIT) course). While troubleshooting has not recently been an integral component of the CCNP track, with the release of the new CCNP certification, the topic of troubleshooting is back and better than ever in the form of the TSHOOT course/exam,” said Kevin Wallace, author of several Cisco Press products. “Exam candidates can expect an exam that focuses on their ability to resolve complex network issues, rather than recall memorized facts. Toward that end, Cisco Press is releasing a collection of products to help students prepare, including the TSHOOT Exam Certification Guide and the Network Troubleshooting Video Mentor (which provides over seven hours of troubleshooting demonstrations).”

About the Authors

Wendell Odom, CCIE® No. 1624

David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594

Richard Froom, CCIE No. 5102

Erum Frahim, CCIE No. 7549

Kevin Wallace, CCIE No. 7945

Amir Ranjbar, CCIE No. 8669

Denise Donohue, CCIE No. 9566

Jerold Swan, CCIE No. 17783

Brent Stewart,CCNP, CCDP®, MCSE,

Scott Empson, CCNP, CCDA®, CCAI, and Network+

Eric Rivard, CCNP, CCDA, CCNA,

Diane Teare, CCDA, CCNP

Sean Wilkins

Hans Roth

Balaji Sivasubramanian

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About Cisco Press

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Cisco Press Launches Suite of Products for New CCNP Certification Exams; Certification Guides, Cert Kits Featured


Cisco Press / Pearson
Jamie Adams, Senior Publicist
317-428-3012 /