CCNA Data Center Overview
Learn more about the benefits and requirements associated with achieving a CCNA Data Center certification. (5:26 min)
For data center network administrators who want to save time and money on data center design, equipment installation, and maintenance, the Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification is a job-role-focused training and certification program that allows you to maximize your investment in your education and increase the value of your data center network.
Because of our experience with our existing certification and education programs and leadership in providing data center solutions, Cisco can provide a comprehensive program to address the key areas of data center network design, implementation, and maintenance.
Exams & Recommended Training
|Required Exam(s)||Recommended Training|
|Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)|
|Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)|
|NOTE: Other data center certification exams can be applied towards the CCNP Data Center certification. Please visit the exam combination tool for more details.|
The best way to prepare for the this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) helps prepares the learner for a CCNA Data Center exam certification. It covers the Cisco Data Center networking components and technologies.
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) helps prepare the learner for a CCNA Data Center exam certification. It covers Data Center Cisco technologies, including Unified Computing/virtualization and Unified Fabric (Nexus product family and Storage Networking).
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The following resources are suggested study materials.
- CCNA Data Center Training Videos
- Suggested Book
- How To Lab For CCNA Data Center Studies
- How to Deploy a Nexus 1000v lab
A comprehensive list of study materials is also available.
Cisco Learning Network Resources
- CCNA Data Center Syllabus
- Certification Study Group
- The Essentials of Cisco Data Center Certifications Webinar
- Unified Computing Systems e-Learning
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):
The 640-911 DCICN Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Datacenter Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of networking concepts for the Data Center environment, based on Nexus-OS. You will learn fundamental information on how a Data center network works, how to configure virtualization in the network, addressing schemes, troubleshooting and configuration skills. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the course DCICN, Introducing Cisco Data center Networking.
- Learn more about the exam
- 640-911 DCICN Exam Topics
- Register for the exam
- Read current exam policies and requirements
The 640-916 DCICT Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Datacenter Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of fundamental Data center technologies like network and server Virtualization, Storage, Convergent I/O and network services like load balancing.