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CCNP Data Center

CCNP Data Center has been updated

If you held an active CCNP Data Center certification on February 24, 2020, you received the new CCNP Data Center.

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Required skills for the data center are evolving

The data center has come a long way from its hardware- and database-centric roots. Data center professionals today need to understand how their field intersects with automation, cloud, software-defined technologies, and virtualization. Are you ready?



Why certify?

The CCNP Data Center certification and training program offers comprehensive certification and Professional-level skills focused on the data center solutions, technologies and best practices to design, implement, and manage a modern data center infrastructure.

IT practitioners who are Cisco trained and certified are uniquely qualified for key roles in complex data center environments, with expertise utilizing technologies including policy-driven infrastructure, virtualization, automation and orchestration, unified computing, data center security, and integration of cloud initiatives. CCNP Data Center certified professionals are highly qualified for senior roles chartered with enabling digital business transformation initiatives.


Valid Cisco CCNA Data Center certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams and training

Retired: February 24, 2020

Required exams Training
300-175 DCUCI Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
300-165 DCII Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)
300-170 DCVAI Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)
300-160 DCID Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)
300-180 DCIT Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

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CCNP Data Center has been updated.

For information about how to recertify your CCNP Data Center, visit the recertification page.