CCNP: CCIP 642-801 BSCI: 642-801 BSCI (composite exam 642-891 also applies, but replaces 801 and 811 for CCNPs)...
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642-811 BCMSN: 642-642 QOS 642-821 BCRAN: 642-661 BGP 642-831 CIT: 642-611 MPLS (there's also a 642-691 that combines both BGP and MPLS)
What you see in the CCIP is much more emphasis on infrastructure and IP backbone/external routing and services delivery, as compared to the CCNP, which puts more emphasis on internal networks, switching and troubleshooting topics. My best guess is that topics in the CCIP are thought to be more relevant to CCSP than those in CCNP; as to why this is the case, however, I have no clue.
No need to let this slow you down, however, nor to distract you from your plans. Go for the CCSP if you like: as a CCNP you must also have a CCNA in there somewhere!
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