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The Cisco Network Programmability Design Specialist certification has been retired as of January 20, 2017. It is recommended that candidates migrate to the new Cisco Network Programmability Design and Implementation certification.

The Cisco Network Programmability Design Specialist is for engineers who have both architectural and application deployment expertise. You will learn how to better collect customer requirements and use this information combined with knowledgeable about the network applications to leverage the infrastructure and translate requirements into a recommended open infrastructure.

The Cisco Network Programmability Design Specialist prepares you to have architecture-level conversations with senior-level application developers and network programmability developers. Unlike other SDN design training that focuses only on selling skills this certification ensures that you can provide functional specifications of the network applications and create and interpret Proof of Concepts and functional specifications.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
600-503 NPDES
Retired: January 20, 2017
Designing with Cisco Network Programmability (NPDES)
600-511 NPDESACI
Retired: January 20, 2017
Designing with Cisco Network Programmability for ACI (NPDESACI)

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