With a CCDP certification, a network professional can discuss, design, and create advanced addressing and routing, security, network management, data center, and IP multicast complex multi-layered enterprise architectures – that include virtual private networking and wireless domains.
The CCDP curriculum includes building scalable internetworks, building multilayer switched networks, and designing network service architecture.
Before taking this certification, you should hold a valid CCNA and CCDA accreditation.
To gain the skills for the CCDP Professional level certification, the following three courses and exams need to be taken:
Please note: there is a composite exam for both SWITCH and ROUTE (642-892).
Step 1 - Sit the following course and pass the associated exam:
Step 2 - Sit the following course and pass the associated exam:
Step 3 - Sit the following course and pass the associated exam:
Cisco professional level certifications (CCNP, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCSP, CCNP Voice, and CCIP) are valid for three years. To recertify, pass one of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Pass any current 642-XXX Professional level exam or
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam or CCDE Practical Exam or
- Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview and the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications