CERTIFIED NETWORK PROFESSIONAL (CNP)
International Professional Designation of the Information Technology Networking Community
CNP is a professional certification program of the Network Professional Association®. The NPA is a self-regulating, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the network computing profession. The CNP designation proves a lifetime of work, education and experience in your career and validates your role in the profession plus your ongoing commitment to measured, demonstrated, and proven professional development.
The Network Professional Association® (NPA), the international association of networking IT professionals, introduced the CNP designation in 1996 providing a demonstrated history of professionalism.
The NPA, through the volunteer efforts of its members, is involved in a number of initiatives related to setting standards within the IT networking profession. Two of the main programs are: the accreditation of individual IT practitioners (the CNP) and maintaining the code of ethics and accountability for the profession.
The CNP was updated and re-released to the community in October 2005, by the international Network Professional Association (NPA). Until now, IT networking practitioners were without the benefits such a professional designation where education, experience and professionalism are married together. CNP is the designation to be recognized as the seal of approval for our profession in the same way that the Certified Public Accountant or CPA is recognized as the seal of approval for accountants.
The CNP will be an internationally recognized designation and we are working with other countries' certifying organizations to make it so. In today's global economy, success for International companies depends on professionals acquiring and maintaining universally accepted standards. Working with the world's leading IT professional organizations, the NPA represents the interests of IT Networking practitioners in ongoing discussions concerning the harmonization of international IT standards.
Advocate for the International Network Computing Professional. The CNP Advisory Board, on behalf of the Network Professional Association oversees the operations, approvals and disciplinary actions of the CNP program.
CNP holders are being held accountable for their ethics and professionalism. All complaints will be investigated by the Ethics and Professionalism Committee and all outcomes will be governed by the NPA Accountability Guidelines.The CNP program was developed and funded by the Network Professional Association® (NPA). The NPA is a self-regulating, non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the network computing profession.
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