CISCO Certified Network Professional (CCNP)

Type of Course
NFQ Level
Validated by
Start Date



10 Weeks x 3

Course Fees
€2750.00 (Part-Time)

How to Apply

Online Application
Admission Test (When Needed)
Personal Interview
Final Committee Decision

Is for individuals who are...

Interested in the CISCO CCNP Professional Qualifications that will enable you to be part of the workforce of the future.

It proves your knowledge of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting converged local and WANs.

Looking for...

The CCNP Qualification where you will learn advanced networking concept and best practices to manage the Enterprise Network.

Our experienced instructors have prepared various real-world lab scenarios so that students can practice them and test their knowledge and abilities.

To Become...

A Network Engineer
A Systems Engineer
A Network Administrator
A LAN or WAN Engineer

Build Your Path To Success

01. Achieve CISCO-CCNP Qualification

Dorset College is certified as an Official CISCO Local Academy, so you can feel confident that this CISCO CCNP Award will provide the recognition you need to progress in your chosen field.

02. Make Things Happen

Maximise your career potential as you grow in confidence with essential management networking skills and demonstrate your ability to plan, implement, verify and troubleshoot local and wide-area enterprise networks and work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions.

03. Our Team of Teachers

Learn from highly qualified and CISCO Certified Instructors, with wide industry, experienced. Teachers who will prepare you for the examinations and enable you to demonstrate the knowledge and skills required in an enterprise environment.

04. Student Experience

Enrich your learning experience in a diverse student community. A friendly welcoming student-centered learning environment with small class sizes, hands-on labs and teachers who support, mentor and guide you to achieve your goals.

Programme Details

Entry Requirements

CCNA Computer Network Associate Certificate holders

The courses are designed for network engineers with at least one year of professional work experience, who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions.

CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH have no course pre-requisites and can be taken in any order

CCNP ROUTE and CCNP SWITCH are both pre-requisites for CCNP TSHOOT

Learners must have competence in spoken and written English.


Course Start Dates

ROUTE: 26/01/19 –30/03/19

SWITCH: 06/04/19 – 08/06/19

TSHOOT: 15/06/19 – 17/08/19

Day: Saturday

Time: 10:00 to 17.00

Duration: 10 Weeks per course


A CISCO CCNP Award provides employers with a means to identify those qualified with the appropriate skills to do the job.


Progression to Degree Programmes in IT.

CCNP offers a career development path for Cisco CCNA certified network engineers and is a solid foundation for those interested in Cisco CCIE.

Lecturer Profiles

Dorset College Lecturers

Dorset College Lecturers


Programme Fees


Additional Information

€2750.00 Full Price / €1,200.00 Individual Course.

Exam Fee: €223.00. This is paid separately, post registration (may be subject to change by the examining body).

Application Process

A deposit of €350.00 is required to secure a place on this course. The deposit or if you wish full payment of fees can be paid online. When we have received and reviewed your application the college will be in contact with you to discuss next steps.