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CCNP Voice

The Cisco Certified Network Professional Voice (CCNP® Voice) certification is a "professional" level certification in Cisco's certification pyramid.  It confirms the skills required to implement, operate, and troubleshoot voice solutions with the underlying network architecture.

The Cisco CCNA Voice certification must first be obtained before the CCNP Voice can be achieved (unless you already possess a CCIE certification). 

CCNP Voice Prerequisites

Valid CCNA Voice or CCIE Certification required.

CCNP Voice Required Exams
  1. Implementing Cisco Voice Communications and QoS v8.0 (642-437 CVOICE v8.0)
  2. Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 v8.0 (642-447 CIPT1 v8.0)
  3. Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 v8.0 (642-457 CIPT2 v8.0)
  4. Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Communications v8.0 (642.427 TVOICE v8.0)
  5. Integrating Cisco Unified Communications Applications v8.0 (642-467 CAPPS v8.0)
CCNP Voice Books and Videos
  1. VoiceCerts.com CCNP Voice Video Compilation
  2. Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Voice over IP and QoS (Cvoice) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP Voice CVoice 642-437)
  3. Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 1 (CIPT1) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP Voice CIPT1 642-447)
  4. Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 (CIPT2) Foundation Learning Guide: (CCNP Voice CIPT2 642-457)
  5. CCNP Voice TVoice 642-427 Quick Reference
  6. CCNP Voice CAPPS 642-467 Quick Reference

CCNP Voice 642-437 CVOICE v8.0 Topics

Dial plan
  1. Describe a numbering plan
  2. Describe digit manipulation
  3. Describe path selection
  4. Describe calling privileges

Basic operation and components involved in a VoIP call
  1. Describe VoIP call flows
  2. Describe RTP, RTCP, cRTP, and sRTP
  3. Describe H.323
  4. Describe MGCP
  5. Describe Skinny Call Control Protocol
  6. Describe SIP
  7. Identify the appropriate gateway signaling protocol for a given scenario
  8. Choose the appropriate codec for a given scenario
  9. Describe and Configure VLANs

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express configuration to support endpoints using CLI
  1. Describe the appropriate software components needed to support endpoints
  2. Configure DHCP, NTP and TFTP
  3. Describe the differences between the different types of ephones and ephone-dns
  4. Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express endpoints

Gateway components
  1. Describe the function of gateways
  2. Describe DSP functionality
  3. Describe the different types of voice ports and their usage
  4. Describe dial peers and the gateway call routing process
  5. Describe codecs and codec complexity

Gateway configuration
  1. Configure analog voice ports
  2. Configure digital voice ports
  3. Configure dial-peers
  4. Configure digit manipulation
  5. Configure calling privileges
  6. Verify dial-plan implementation
  7. Implement fax support on a gateway

Cisco Unified Border Element configuration
  1. Describe the Cisco Unified Border Element features and functionality
  2. Configure Cisco Unified Border Element to provide address hiding
  3. Configure Cisco Unified Border Element to provide protocol and media interworking
  4. Configure Cisco Unified Border Element to provide call admission control
  5. Verify Cisco Unified Border Element configuration and operation

QoS for voice and video understanding and configuration
  1. Describe causes of voice and video quality issues
  2. Describe how to resolve voice and video quality issues
  3. Describe QoS requirements for voice and video traffic

DiffServ QoS model understanding and configuration
  1. Describe the DiffServ QoS model
  2. Describe marking based on CoS, DSCP, and IP Precedence
  3. Configure layer 2 to layer 3 QoS mapping
  4. Describe trust boundaries
  5. Configure trust boundary on Cisco switches
  6. Describe the operations of the QoS classifications and marking mechanisms
  7. Describe Low Latency Queuing
  8. Describe the operations of the QoS WAN Link Efficiency mechanisms
  9. Enable QoS mechanisms on switches using AutoQoS
  10. Configure Low Latency Queuing

CCNP Voice 642-447 CIPT1 v8.0 Topics

Initial set up of a Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster
  1. Describe Cisco Unified Communications Manager cluster architecture
  2. Describe Cisco Unified Communications Manager redundancy designs
  3. Describe the requirements for Cisco Unified Communications Manager use of DHCP, TFTP, DNS, and NTP
  4. Determine the services necessary to support a Cisco Unified Communications Manager deployment and activate the appropriate services

Cisco Unified Communications Manager configuration to support on-cluster calling
  1. Configure a Cisco Unified Communications Manager group
  2. Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager profiles and device pools
  3. Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager templates
  4. Manage phones and users using Cisco Unified Communications Manager Bulk Administration Tool
  5. Describe the tool for Auto-Registered Phones Support functionality

Route plan for Cisco Unified Communications Manager configuration to support off-net calling
  1. Describe Cisco Unified Communications Manager digit analysis
  2. Implement gateways
  3. Configure route patterns
  4. Configure route lists and route groups
  5. Implement toll-fraud prevention
  6. Configure digit manipulation
  7. Describe the functions and usage of calling search spaces and partitions
  8. Implement calling privileges

Cisco Unified Communications Manager media resources configuration
  1. Describe media resources
  2. Configure MeetMe conferencing and software conferencing resources
  3. Configure Music on Hold
  4. Configure Media Resource Groups and Media Resource Group Lists

Cisco Unified Communications Manager configuration to support features and applications
  1. Configure IP phone services
  2. Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager native presence features
  3. Configure Cisco Unified Mobility

CCNP Voice 642-457 CIPT2 v8.0 Topics

Centralized call processing redundancy configuration and understanding
  1. Describe device fail over
  2. Configure call survivability
  3. Configure Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony operation
  4. Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express to provide redundancy
  5. Configure MGCP Fallback operation
  6. Verify redundancy operations

Multi-site dial plan for Cisco Unified Communication Manager understanding and configuration
  1. Describe the issues with multi-site dial plans
  2. Describe the differences between the various gateways and trunk types supported by Cisco Unified Communication Manager
  3. Implement trunks
  4. Describe globalized call routing
  5. Implement a numbering plan for multi-site topologies
  6. Configure tailend hop off

Call control discovery and Cisco Inter Company Media Exchange configuration
  1. Configure Service Advertisement Framework Forwarder
  2. Configure Service Advertisement Framework Client Control
  3. Configure Service Advertisement Framework Call Control Discovery

Bandwidth management and Call Admission Control configuration
  1. Configure regions
  2. Implement transcoders and MTPs
  3. Configure locations
  4. Implement RSVP agents
  5. Implement SIP precondition
  6. Describe functionality of a gatekeeper
  7. Implement gatekeeper-based Call Admission Control
  8. Configure Automated Alternate Routing
  9. Configure multi-site Music on Hold

Mobility features configuration
  1. Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Mobility
  2. Configure Cisco Extension Mobility

CCNP Voice 642-427 TVOICE v8.0 Topics

Apply the Cisco recommended methodology used to determine general Unified communications system problems and issues
  1. Describe the steps that can be used to identify a problem with a given unified communication system
  2. Identify tools available for troubleshooting
  3. Identify tools available for monitoring

Identify available tools to operate and troubleshoot a Unified Communications System
  1. Describe troubleshooting and monitoring tools [packet capture]
  2. Determine appropriate tools to use for troubleshooting and monitoring system
  3. Correlate events based on traces, logs, debugs and output of monitoring tools
  4. Parse and interpret traces, logs, debugs and output of monitoring tools

Registration troubleshooting
  1. Troubleshoot issues with endpoint registration
  2. Troubleshoot issues with gateway registration

Call setup troubleshooting
  1. Troubleshoot intersite call setup issues
  2. Troubleshoot intrasite call setup issues
  3. Troubleshoot off-net call setup issues

Database troubleshooting
  1. Troubleshoot database replication issues in Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Call control discovery and Cisco Inter Company Media Exchange troubleshooting
  1. Troubleshoot Service Advertisement Framework Forwarder issues
  2. Troubleshoot Service Advertisement Framework Client Control issues
  3. Troubleshoot Service Advertisement Framework Call Control Discovery issues

Application troubleshooting
  1. Troubleshoot Cisco Extension Mobility issues
  2. Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Mobility issues
  3. Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Mobility issues

Media resource troubleshooting
  1. Troubleshoot Music on Hold
  2. Troubleshoot conference bridges
  3. Troubleshoot transcoders
  4. Troubleshoot MTP

Voice quality issue troubleshooting
  1. Troubleshoot echo
  2. Troubleshoot dropped calls
  3. Troubleshoot audio quality issues

CCNP Voice 642-467 CAPPS v8.0 Topics

Cisco Unity Connection configuration
  1. Choose the appropriate desktop messaging interface for client machines
  2. Integrate Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  3. Configure Cisco Unity Connection system settings
  4. Describe call management options
  5. Configure call routing options
  6. Configure audiotext applications
  7. Configure Cisco Unity Connection partitions and search spaces
  8. Configure account policies, subscriber classes of service, and subscriber templates
  9. Import user accounts into Cisco Unity Connection
  10. Troubleshoot Cisco Unity Connection

Cisco Unity Express configuration using the GUI
  1. Choose the appropriate desktop messaging interface for endpoints
  2. Integrate Cisco Unity Express and Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
  3. Configure Cisco Unity Express system settings
  4. Configure call routing options
  5. Configure auto-attendant
  6. Configure account policies, subscriber classes of service, and subscriber templates
  7. Import user accounts into Cisco Unity Express from Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express
  8. Troubleshoot Cisco Unity Express

Cisco Unity Connection and Cisco Unity Express network configuration using VPIM
  1. Describe VPIM
  2. Configure VPIM on Cisco Unity Connection
  3. Configure VPIM on Cisco Unity Express

Cisco Unified Presence Solution configuration
  1. Describe the function and operation of Cisco Unified Presence
  2. Describe Cisco Unified Presence solution components
  3. Describe the Cisco Unified Presence solution communication flows
  4. Configure Cisco Unified Communications Manager for integration with Cisco Unified Presence
  5. Integrate Cisco Unified Presence with Cisco Unified Communications Manager
  6. Integrate Cisco Unified Presence with Cisco Unified Communications applications
  7. Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Presence
    CCNP Voice 642-467 CAPPS Suggested Online Reading
    1. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express SCCP Integration Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 8.x
    2. Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express SIP Trunk Integration Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 8.x
    3. Cisco Unified Communications Manager SCCP Integration Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 8.x
    4. Cisco Unified Communications Manager SIP Trunk Integration Guide for Cisco Unity Connection Release 8.x
    5. Cisco Call Manager Express / Cisco Unity Express Configuration Example
    6. Configuration Example:  Cisco Unity Express Networking
    7. Deployment Guide for Cisco Unified Presence Release 8.0 and 8.5
    8. Integration Note for Configuring Unified Presence with Microsoft Exchange
    9. Instant Message Compliance Guide for Cisco Unified Presence 8.0 and 8.5
    CCNP Voice Additional Resources

    3 comments:

    1. sir i am curious to know about is lot of syallabus covered in ccnp voice and remain only few things in ccie voice or not?

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    2. If you embrace and absorb the full content of the CCNP Voice, you will have learned a large part of the technical knowledge needed for CCIE Voice. However, there are topics that go deeper to expert level and of course, you will need to learn to configure with speed and accuracy.

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    3. Hi David, I just got excited to learn more about ccnp voice. would you guide me in this regards ?

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