The CCNP focuses on routing and switching of scalable networks including intranets and campuses. To obtain a CCNP, one must complete either two or four exams that cover routing, switching, remote access, and network support. In total, the exams cost approximately $500 (USD). As with all other Cisco certification exams, it's strongly recommended to prepare for the CCNP by reading study books, taking practice exams on the Web, and getting hands-on experience with Cisco equipment.
Also Known As: Cisco Certified Network Professional
Cisco Networking Certification Resources
Additional background information on the series of Cisco certifications with links to study notes and practice exams.