Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center)

For business services and technology architects, and presales, design, and implementation engineers who want to save time and money on their data center design, installation, and maintenance, the Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center) certification is a job-role-focused training and certification program that allows you to maximize your investment in your education and increase the value of your data center network.

Unlike other data center education and certification opportunities, our data center professional-level certification programs allow you to choose a concentration for your data center education according to your job role or function. Because of our experience with our existing certification and education programs and leadership in the data center equipment market, Cisco can provide a comprehensive program to address the key areas of data center network implementation and maintenance.

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Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center)

Prerequisites/Required Courses

Valid Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification or any Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification

Training is recommended but not required

Number of Exams

Four exams:

642-999 DCUCI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
642-997 DCUFI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

PLUS

642-998 DCUCD – Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
642-996 DCUFD – Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

OR

642-035 DCUCT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
642-980 DCUFT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

All exams 90 minutes; 65-75 questions

Cost per Exam

$250 USD per exam; $1,000 USD total (price may vary by region)

Exams administered by Pearson VUE

URL

www.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/professional/ccnp_datacenter/index.html

Self-Study Materials

The certification Web page provides a great list of self-study materials, including study groups, syllabus, e-books, learning network resources, learning partner content and much more. Recommended training classes are usually four to five days and range between $3,200 and $4,000 USD.

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