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Data Center Architecture Specialization

Gain Data Center Expertise

Increase opportunities and profitability with this advanced specialization.

Gain Data Center Expertise

Advanced Data Center Architecture Specialization

With the Data Center Architecture Specialization, you can take advantage of the $67.9 billion market opportunity and contribute to your profitability. This specialization provides an advanced level of knowledge and skill, allowing you to meet customers' diverse data center needs, including consolidation and virtualization, private cloud computing, application- or infrastructure-as-a-service, and big data.
With it you can:

The Cisco Channel Partner Program is designed to strengthen your ability to capture market opportunities. Partners who invest in the Data Center Architecture Specialization are eligible for the following certifications:

Data Center Architecture Partners also can participate in Cisco channel incentive programs.

Requirements

Role-Sharing Guidelines (PDF - 59 KB) Adobe PDF file

For country requirements, learn more about country groupings. Also, see the specialization requirements in a consolidated view.

  • Account Manager (AM)

    Responsible for sales methodology and customer engagement.

    • Requirements: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Data Center Architecture Account Manager Representative
      Selling Business Outcomes (#810-401) (get details) Exam $150 1 hour
      #650-987 PSDCUCAM Exam Details Exam $65 1.25 hours
      #646-985 DCNSS Exam Details Exam $200 1 hour
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Selling Business Outcomes E-learning $0 6 hours
      Quickstart for Data Center/Virtualization Architecture E-learning $0 2 hours
      Cisco Data Center Unified Computing for Account Managers (DCUCAM v1.1) E-learning $0 6 hours
      Data Center Networking Solution Sales (DCNSS v3.0) E-learning $0 6 hours
      Total:   $415 23.25 hours
  • Architecture Systems Engineer (ASE)

    Presales engineer responsible for Data Center Architecture solution planning and design. Possesses both business and technical skills. Understands customer business needs and issues, business process and transformation.

  • Field Engineer 1 Unified Computing (FE)

    Post-sales engineer responsible for Data Center Architecture unified computing solutions and considerations.

    • Prerequisite: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      There are no prerequisites for this role. - - -
      Requirement(s): Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
      #642-999 DCUCIv5 Exam Details Exam $250 1 hour
      #642-035 DCUCT Exam Details Exam $250 1 hour
      Recommended Training: Format Cost (USD) Duration
      Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v5.0 Instructor-led v5 $3,495 40 hours
      Troubleshooting Cisco Unified Computing (DCUCT) v5.0 Instructor-ledv5 $3,095 24 hours
      Total:   $7,090 66 hours
  • Field Engineer 2 Unified Fabric (FE)

    Post-sales engineer responsible for Data Center Architecture unified fabric solutions.