Cisco Network Programmability Engineer Specialist

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Secrets of the Network Programmability certifications revealed. (9:39 min)

The Cisco Network Programmability Engineer Specialist is for engineers who deploy network applications into a programmable environment and make them operational. Key skills covered with this certification include implementing and troubleshooting an open network infrastructure designed by the network designers and architects. Unlike other SDN training, candidates who successfully complete this certification will understand a practice deploying, installing, and troubleshooting network infrastructures and applications.


Any CCNP Certification or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
600-504 NPENG Implementing Cisco Network Programmability (NPENG)
600-512 NPENGACI Implementing Cisco Network Programmability for ACI (NPENGACI)


Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass the current required exam(s), or
  • Pass a current CCIE written exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE written exam, or current CCDE Practical Exam

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