Cisco Data Center Certification

Cisco Data Center Certification

Achieving Cisco Data Center certification proves your skills with data center solutions. The new Cisco Data Center certification program prepares you for today’s professional- and expert-level job roles in data center technologies.

New exams go live on February 24, 2020

There are two levels of Cisco Data Center certification:

Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) Data Centerc

CCNP Data Center
To earn CCNP Data Center certification, you must pass two exams: a core exam and a concentration exam of your choice.
Prerequisite
No prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Data Center, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing data center solutions.

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
Core Exam:
300-601 DCCOR Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
Concentration Exams (choose one):
300-610 DCID Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)
300-615 DCIT Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)
300-620 DCACI Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)
300-625 DCSAN Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS)
300-835 DCAUTO Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO)
Recertification
CCNP Data Center certification is valid for three years.

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Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) Data Center

CCIE Data Center
To earn CCIE Data Center, you must pass two exams: a qualifying exam and a hands-on lab exam.
Prerequisite
No prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Data Center, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing data center technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
Core Exam:
300-601 DCCOR Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
CCIE Data Center Lab Exam
CCIE Data Center v3 This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex data center networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
Recertification
CCIE Data Center certification is valid for three years.

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