Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification

Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification

CCNP Data Center

The certification as a Cisco Certified Network Professional – Datacenter (CCNP Data Center) includes extensive expertise to design, implement and troubleshoot in the data center environment.

Prerequisites for the CCNP Data Center is a valid CCNA Data Center Certification.

There are two compulsory exams required: 642-997 and 642-999. In addition, two more exams are required, which can be completed either in the fields of troubleshooting or design.

Cisco recommends the following courses to prepare for the required exams:

Two Compulsory Exams

DCUFI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
Exam 642-997

and

DCUCI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
Exam 642-999

Two Choice Exam Design

DCUFD – Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabrics
Exam 642-996

and

DCUCD – Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
Exam 642-998

Or Two Elective Exams Troubleshooting

DCUFT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
Exam 642-980

and

DCUCT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
Exam 642-035

The certification is valid for three years. The existence of any exam in the series of Professional-level courses in the field of General Certifications sufficient for recertification of a CCNP. Even the existence of any CCIE Theory exam leads to the automatic re-certification.