400-007 CCDE

Cisco Certified Design Expert

Duration: 120 minutes
Languages: English

Price: $450 USD, plus tax or use Cisco Learning Credits

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The CCDE v3.0 Written exam (400-007) will validate that candidates have the expertise to gather and clarify network functional requirements, develop network designs to meet functional specifications, develop implementation plans, convey design decisions and their rationale, and possess expert-level knowledge including:

  • Business Strategy Design
  • Control, data, and management plane design
  • Network Design
  • Service Design
  • Security Design

CCDE exam updates

On February 9, 2025, Cisco will offer an elective for its CCDE certification focused on AI infrastructure. This elective validates the skills of experienced Network Design Engineers in designing data center networks that can handle the demanding needs of AI workloads. The new v3.1 written and practical exam will be available for testing beginning February 9, 2025, at Cisco Live Amsterdam.

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