CCNP Data Center Certification



For business services and technology architects, and presales, design, and implementation engineers who want to save time and money on their data center design, installation, and maintenance, the Cisco CCNP 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.

Unlike other data center education and certification opportunities, our data center professional-level certification programs allow you to choose a concentration for your data center education according to your job role or function. Because of our experience with our existing certification and education programs and leadership in the data center equipment market, Cisco can provide a comprehensive program to address the key areas of data center network implementation and maintenance.

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CCNP DC FAQ

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CCNP Data Center Prerequisites
Valid CCNA Data Center certification or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.
 
CCNP Data Center Exams & Recommended Training
Required Exam(s)
Recommended Training

642-994 DCUCI v4.0
Last day to test:
Feb 28, 2013

Or

642-999 DCUCI v5.0

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v4.0

 
 
 

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v5.0

642-992 DCUFI v4.0
Last day to test:
May 31, 2013

Or

642-997 DCUFI v5.0

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v4.0

 
 
 

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) v5.0

AND

642-993 DCUCD v4.0
Last day to test:
Feb 28, 2013

Or

642-998 DCUCD v5.0

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) v4.0

 
 
 

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) v5.0

642-991 DCUFD v4.0
Last day to test:
May 31, 2013

Or

642-996 DCUFD v5.0

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v4.0

 
 
 

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) v5.0

OR
642-035 DCUCT v5.0 Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT) v5.0
642-980 DCUFT v5.0 Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT) v5.0
NOTE: Other data center certification exams can be applied towards the CCNP Data Center certification. Please visit the exam combination tool for more details.
 
Recertification

Cisco professional-level certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Any current 642-xxx professional-level exam
  • Any current Cisco CCIE written exam
  • The current Cisco CCDE written exam OR current CCDE practical exam
  • The Cisco CCAr interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications
 
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CCNP Data Center Video Data Sheet

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CCNA/CCNP Data Center Certification FAQ

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