Achieving CCNP Data Center certification proves your skills with data center solutions. To earn CCNP Data Center certification, you pass two exams: one that covers core data center technologies and one data center concentration exam of your choice, so you can customize your certification to your technical area of focus.
The new CCNP Data Center certification program prepares you for today’s professional-level job roles in data center technologies. CCNP Data Center now includes automation and programmability to help you scale your data center infrastructure.
One of the industry’s most respected certifications, CCNP validates the core knowledge you need while giving you the flexibility to choose a focus area.
And now every exam in the CCNP Data Center program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Data Center, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing data center solutions.
To earn CCNP Data Center, you pass two exams: a core exam and a data center concentration exam of your choice.
|Required exam||Recommended training|
|300-601 DCCOR||Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)|
Concentration exams (choose one):
|300-610 DCID||Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)|
|300-615 DCIT||Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)|
|300-620 DCACI||Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI Mode (DACA9K)|
|300-625 DCSAN||Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS)|
|300-635 DCAUTO||Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI)|
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The new CCNP Data Center certification replaces the current CCNP Data Center certification.
If you have started working toward the current CCNP Data Center certification, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in the current certification.
For more information about how to migrate your certification in progress, visit the CCNP Data Center migration tool.
CCNP Data Center certification is valid for three years.
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