WITH 2 COURSES TO A PROFESSIONAL
So far, Cisco has offered 4 courses with a corresponding exam through which the CCNP collaboration was achieved. In advance, 2 courses at CCNA level including an exam had to be taken. This has changed fundamentally. You now have to attend a core course (CLCOR) and one of four specialization courses (CLCEI, CLICA, CLACCM, CLAUI). An exam is offered for everyone. After passing the core and one of the other exams, the CCNP collaboration is achieved.
Before attending these two courses, a basic course (CLFNDU) is offered. This is definitely to be recommended if there have not yet been any points of contact with the system. Otherwise, it can be very stressful to follow in the aforementioned courses.