Support engineers and network technicians start at ,000, but they can make as much as ,000 depending on their seniority and performance. Because network and systems engineers have more responsibilities, they typically start at ,000 a year. For all CCNP certification jobs, the average salary was nearly ,000 in 2008. All four jobs on this list are closely related, and companies will often promote support engineers and network technicians to the other two positions.
The Cisco Certified Network Professional Security (CCNP Security) personnel should protect the data crossing a public or shared infrastructure. They have to execute and monitor Cisco VPN solutions. It is the responsibility of the CCNP Security professional to resolve remote-access and site-to-site VPN solutions with the help of Cisco ASA adaptive security appliances and Cisco IOS routers. They have to capable of implementing Cisco ASA Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW), as well as web security, email security, and cloud web security.