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Cisco Network Programmability Design Specialist

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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.

Prerequisites

Any CCNP Certification

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
600-503 NPDES Designing with Cisco Network Programmability (NPDES)
600-511 NPDESACI* Designing with Cisco Network Programmability for Cisco ACI (NPDESACI)

* Exam and course will be available CY'Q3

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

Designing with Cisco Network Programmability

This training will provide you the foundations to design Customer Infrastructure enriched by the network programmability technologies made available by Cisco. You will be able to satisfy Customer requirements simplifying, enriching and customizing the design of the infrastructure functionalities with network programmability. Beyond being able to design the infrastructure itself, students will be able to demonstrate that they can write functional specifications for network developers to use toward the creation of network applications integrated in an end-to-end architecture.
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To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exam(s):

600-503 NPDES

The 600-503 NPDES Designing with Cisco Network Programmability exam is the exam associated with the Cisco Network Programmability Design Specialist certification. This exam tests a candidate's ability to translate customer requirements into an open infrastructure design. Candidates must be able to design the infrastructure itself. In addition, they must demonstrate that they can write functional specifications for developers to use in the creation of network applications that are integrated in an end-to-end architecture.

600-511 NPDESACI

Exam will be available CY'Q3

Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass the current required exam(s), or
  • Pass a current CCIE written exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE written exam, or current CCDE Practical Exam

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