The CCNP Data Center certification and training program offer 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.

To achieve CCNP Data Center certification, you must pass five exams: both implementation exams and either both design exams or both troubleshooting exams.

Prerequisites

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center)
  • or any CCIE certification

Recommended Training & Exams

DCUCI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v.6

300-175 DCUCI

and
DCUFI: Implementing Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 642-997
Last day to test: July 3, 2017
or
DCII: Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure 300-165 DCII
and
DCVAI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation 300-170 DCVAI
and
DCUCD: Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v5.0 N/A 642-998
Last day to test: July 3, 2017
and
DCUFD: Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 N/A 642-996
Last day to test: July 3, 2017
or
DCID: Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.0 300-160 DCID
or
DCUFT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 N/A 642-980
Last day to test: July 3, 2017
and
DCUCT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v5.0 N/A 642-035
Last day to test: July 3, 2017
or
DCIT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.0 300-180 DCIT
DCUCI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v5.0 N/A 642-999

Next Certification

  • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE DC)