Data Center Application Services Design Specialist
Learn how to create a scalable high performance data center design.
The Cisco Data Center Application Services Design Specialist certification validates an individual's presales knowledge of selecting and integrating Cisco Data Center Application Services products to design a highly scalable, efficient, and high performance Data Center Application Services solution based on Cisco's Data Center Architecture. Cisco Data Center Networking Application Services Design Specialist Professionals understand how to utilize and employ the features and benefits of the Cisco Application Control Engine Services Module and Appliance, the Cisco Global Site Selector and the Cisco Application Network Manager to create a scalable high performance Data Center design.
Exams & Recommended Training
|Required Exam(s)||Recommended Training|
|642-972 DCASD||Designing Cisco Data Center Application Services (DCASD)|
The best way to prepare for the certification is to take the Cisco-approved training:
Designing Cisco Data Center Application Services (DCASD)
The Designing Cisco Data Center Application Services (DCASD) is aimed at teaching how to deploy and configure intelligent network services using the Cisco ACE Products, Catalyst 6500 Application Control Engine (ACE) 4710.
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The following resources are suggested study supplements; they are not designed to serve as a complete self-study program.
- Exam Topics
- Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS)
- What is Data Center Ethernet?
- Cisco Data Center Network Architecture—At-A-Glance
- Data Center Library
- Additional Data Center content
- Cisco Learning Network - A variety of self-study materials can be found here.
Learning Partner Content
To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):
The 642-972 DCASD Cisco Data Center Application Services Design exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the skills needed by a sales engineer to design and articulate a Cisco Data Center Application Services platform.
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.