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Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist

Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist

Learn more about the Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist certification.

Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist

The Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist certification will be retired effective July 4, 2017. The last day to test for the 642-997 DCUFI and 642-980 DCUFT exams will be July 3, 2017. Those with a current certification will remain active until its unique expiration date. Candidates interested in pursuing a Data Center certification are encouraged to consider a CCNP Data Center Certification.

Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist for data center professionals who want to implement and support convergence, network scale and virtualization-awareness within their data center network. The Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist consists of an implementation and troubleshooting track that tests a candidate's knowledge and implementation skills of a unified fabric architecture as well as high-availability, security and network virtualization.

Unlike other data center general certifications, this program combines implementation and troubleshooting knowledge of unified fabric architecture with specific skills on how to troubleshoot connectivity issues, storage issues and issues related to overlay transport virtualization.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
642-997 DCUFI
Last day to test:
July 3, 2017
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0
642-980 DCUFT
Last day to test:
July 3, 2017
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT) v5.0

Self-Study Materials

The following resources are suggested study materials.

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Learning Partner Content

The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)

This course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 switch in the network and SAN environment.
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Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT)

This course covers how to install , implement, maintain and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extenders, and the Cisco MDS Series Multilayer Fabric Switches.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

642-997 DCUFI

Last day to test: July 3, 2017

This exam tests and validates a candidate's knowledge of implementing Cisco data center unified fabric architecture including security, management, high availability, and virtualization in the network.

642-980 DCUFT

Last day to test: July 3, 2017

This exam validates a candidate's troubleshooting skills in the unified fabric domain, including troubleshooting connectivity issues, convergent I/O, storage issues, and issues related to specific features like Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV).

Complete one of the following recertification options every two years:

  • Re-take and pass all exams for each Specialist certification indicated on the specific certification page. Please note: this includes ALL exams whether refreshed or not.
  • Pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam

Achieving or recertifying CCDE or any CCIE automatically extends your active Specialist certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.

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