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Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)

Last date to test: February 23, 2020

The 300-165 DCII exam will be retired on February 23, 2020.

300-165 DCII

Certification: CCNP Data Center

Duration: 90 minutes (55 - 65 questions)

Available languages: English

Exam overview

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing data center infrastructure including:

  • Key protocols
  • Routing and switching protocols
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Operations
  • Security
  • Storage

Exam preparation

Classroom training

Our authorized Learning Partners teach instructor-led classes around the world. For this exam, we recommend:


Practice your skills for this exam in these hands-on lab environments:

Study groups

Make new connections and study together by joining CCNP Data Center study group.

Study material master list

Design your own study plan using DCII study material.

To schedule your exam

Last date to test: February 23, 2020


  1. Log into your account at Pearson VUE.
  2. Select Proctored Exams and enter the exam number, 300-165.
  3. Follow the prompts to register.

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