The Cisco CCNA Service Provider (SP) Operations certification and the written exam for the CCIE Service Provider (SP) Operations certification are now available.
The Cisco CCNA SP Operations certification targets entry-level students with a foundation of network operations skills in SP IP NGN environments required of associate-level operations personnel. Both the Supporting Cisco Service Provider IP NGN Operations (SSPO) course and required # 640-760 exam are now available. Interested students should access the CCNA SP Operations home page for more information.

The Cisco CCIE® SP Operations certification assesses and validates core IP NGN service provider network operations expertise and broad theoretical knowledge of operations management processes, frameworks and network management systems. Registration for the for CCIE SP Operations written exam is now available. In addition, students may download the blueprint for the CCIE SP Operations practical exam from the CCIE SP Operations practical exam overview page. The practical exam for the CCIE SP Operations certification is scheduled to be made available in the third quarter of 2010.

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New Service Provider Operations Track Training and Exams

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  • May 9, 2010 at 05:39

    what is the difference between CCNA and CCNA-SP?

    • May 9, 2010 at 08:41

      First you have the difference in exams: CCNA (ICND1, ICND2, CCNA) and CCNA SP (ICND1, SSPO). Then the CCNA tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium size enterprise branch network. SSPO is designed to introduce entry level personnel to the SP network operations environment, processes-orientation, management tools and methods. And finally there is the blue print documents which are different for the 2 exams:
      SSPO –
      CCNA –

      If the SSPO is more focused on network management, monitoring, troubleshooting, SLA and NOC concept, then CCNA is focused more on implementation and configuration of L2 and L3 protocols on Cisco switches and routers.

      I hopw this helps you! If not, let me know.

    • May 11, 2010 at 20:58

      thanks a lot

  • July 24, 2010 at 21:31

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