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Data Center Architecture Specialization

Gain Data Center Expertise

Increase opportunities and profitability with this advanced specialization.

Gain Data Center Expertise

Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization

With the Data Center Architecture Specialization, you can take advantage of the $67.9 billion market opportunity and contribute to your profitability. This specialization provides an advanced level of knowledge and skill, allowing you to meet customers' diverse data center needs, including consolidation and virtualization, private cloud computing, application- or infrastructure-as-a-service, and big data.
With it you can:

The Cisco Channel Partner Program is designed to strengthen your ability to capture market opportunities. Partners who invest in the Data Center Architecture Specialization are eligible for the following certifications:

Data Center Architecture Partners also can participate in Cisco channel incentive programs.

Requirements

Role Sharing Guidelines

The field engineer cannot fill roles in other architecture specializations (Borderless Network or Collaboration); however, one field engineer can fulfill up to 1 additional field engineer role (2 FE roles total) within the Data Center Architecture Specialization. Role sharing in technology specialization(s) has no impact on architecture specialization(s).

  • Account Manager (AM)

    Responsible for sales methodology and customer engagement.

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Sales Expert (#646-206 CSE) Exam $80 60 min
      Requirements: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Data Center Architecture Account Manager Representative
      #650-987 PSDCUCAM Exam Details Exam $65 75 min
      #646-985 DCNSS Exam Details Exam $200 60 min
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Cisco Sales Essentials(CSE) v6.0 E-learning $0 5 hrs
      Quickstart for Data Center/Virtualization Architecture E-learning $0 2 hrs
      Cisco Data Center Unified Computing for Account Managers (DCUCAM v1.1) E-learning $0 6 hrs
      Data Center Networking Solution Sales (DCNSS v3.0) E-learning $0 6 hrs
      Total:   $345 23 hrs
  • Architecture Systems Engineer (ASE)

    Presales engineer responsible for Data Center Architecture solution planning and design. Possesses both business and technical skills. Understands customer business needs and issues, business process and transformation.

  • Field Engineer 1 Unified Computing (FE)

    Post-sales engineer responsible for Data Center Architecture unified computing solutions and considerations.

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      There are no prerequisites for this role. - - -
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
      #642-999 DCUCIv5 Exam Details Exam $250 60 min
      #642-035 DCUCT Exam Details Exam $250 60 min
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v5.0 Instructor-led v5 $3,495 40 hrs
      Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Computing (DCUCT) v5.0 Instructor-ledv5 $3,095 24 hrs
      Total:   $7,090 66 hrs
  • Field Engineer 2 Unified Fabric (FE)

    Post-sales engineer responsible for Data Center Architecture unified fabric solutions.