Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist

Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist

Learn how to install and troubleshoot Cisco data center products.

Announcement

The Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist certification is scheduled to be retired on June 1, 2013. No certifications will be issued beginning June 1, 2013. Candidates are encouraged to pursue Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist certification.

  • Last day to test using exam 642-973 and 642-992 is May 31, 2013.

The Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist validates an individual's knowledge of installing, configuring, and troubleshooting Cisco Data Center products to maintain a highly scalable, efficient, and high performing Data Center Networking environment. Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist professionals understand how to deploy and optimize the following features and benefits:

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNP or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
642-973 DCNIS-1
Last day to test
May 31, 2013
Implementing Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure 1 (DCNI-1)

642-992 DCUFI
Last day to test
May 31, 2013

OR

642-997 DCUFI
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v4.0
 
 
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0

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

Implementing Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure 1

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure 1 course curriculum is to enable customers to build scalable, reliable, and intelligent Data Center networks using Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series switches.
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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)

The Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) course covers the key components and procedures needed to install, configure, and manage the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series, and the Cisco MDS in the network and SAN environment.
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Self-Study Materials

The following resources are suggested study supplements; they are not designed to serve as a complete self-study program.

Learning Partner Content

To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

642-973 DCNIS-1

The 642-973 DCNIS1 Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructures Support 1 exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the skills needed by a field engineer to install and support a Cisco Data Center Cat 6K and/or 49xx platform.

642-992 DCUFI v4.0

The 642-992 DCUFI Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Solutions Implementation exam is associated with the DCNIS certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric solutions.

OR

642-997 DCUFI v5.0

The 642-997 (DCUFI v5.0) Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric 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. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI v5.0) course.

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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