Achieving CCIE Data Center certification proves your skills with complex data center solutions. To earn CCIE Data Center certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core data center technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers data center networks through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
The new CCIE Data Center certification program prepares you for today’s expert-level job roles in data center technologies. CCIE Data Center now includes increased focus on automation and programmability to help you streamline your data center deployment and operations.
One of the industry’s most respected certifications, CCIE distinguishes you as a technical leader.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Data Center, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing data center technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.
To earn CCIE Data Center, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam:
The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of data center infrastructure.
The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
Recommended training: Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex data center networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
On February 24, 2020, the new CCIE Data Center v3.0 certification will replace the current CCIE Data Center v2.1.
If you have started working toward the current CCIE Data Center certification, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in the current certification.
CCIE Data Center certification is valid for three years.
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