Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center)
The CCNP Data Center certification and training program offers 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.
Valid Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.
Recommended training for this certification
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)
Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)
Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT)
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT)
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)
642-999 DCUCI (Last day to test:July 3, 2017)
642-997 DCUFI (Last day to test:July 3, 2017)
642-998 DCUCD (Last day to test:July 3, 2017)
642-996 DCUFD (Last day to test:July 3, 2017)
642-035 DCUCT (Last day to test:July 3, 2017)
642-980 DCUFT (Last day to test:July 3, 2017)
Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Security, CCNP Voice, CCIP, CCNP Service Provider, CCNP Service Provider Operations, and CCNP Data Center) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
- Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications
When using a higher level of certification to extend other certifications, the expiration date of other certifications will extend to the expiration date of the higher certification (i.e.: If you have one year left on your CCNA certification and you earn a CCIE certification (which has a two-year certification life) then both your CCIE certification and your CCNA certification will expire two years from the date you achieved the CCIE certification).