The new CCNP Data Center certification program prepares you for today’s professional-level job roles in data center technologies. CCNP Data Center now includes automation and programmability to help you scale your data center infrastructure.
One of the industry’s most respected certifications, CCNP validates the core knowledge you need while giving you the flexibility to choose a focus area.
And now every exam in the CCNP Data Center program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
To earn CCNP Data Center, you pass two exams: a core exam and a data center concentration exam of your choice.
The core exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR 300-601), focuses on your knowledge of data center infrastructure.
You can prepare for this exam by taking the training course, Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR).
The core exam is also the qualifying exam for CCIE Data Center certification. Passing this exam helps toward earning both of these certifications.
Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking their corresponding Cisco training courses. Choose your CCNP Data Center concentration exam from these options:
Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID 300-610)
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT 300-615)
Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI 300-620)
Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking (DCSAN 300-625)
Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUTO 300-635)
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The new CCNP Data Center certification replaces the current CCNP Data Center certification.
If you have started working toward the current CCNP Data Center certification, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in the current certification.
If you pass any exams in the current certification before February 24, you’ll receive badging for corresponding new exams and credit toward the new CCNP Data Center certification.
If you complete the current certification before February 24, you’ll receive the new CCNP Data Center certification and badging for corresponding technologies-data center core technologies, application-centric infrastructure, design, or operations.
For more information about how to migrate your certification in progress, visit the CCNP Data Center migration tool.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Data Center, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCNP candidates often also have three to five years of experience implementing data center solutions.
CCNP Data Center certification is valid for three years. For more information about recertifying, visit the Recertification page.
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