CCNP Data Center certification offers professionals job-ready training and skills. The certification lays the foundation for job roles such as a data center technical architect or engineer. You'll gain knowledge in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting data centers in all their components.
The certification builds on your technical foundation in installing, configuring, and maintaining data centers. Once you complete your CCNP Data Center certification, you can expand your expertise in data centers with the CCIE Data Center certification, and grow your career.
Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA DATA CENTER) certification is a prerequisite to achieving your CCNP Data Center certification. In addition, three to five years of hands-on experience are recommended before starting the CCNP Data Center program.
Three core courses, followed by your choice of either Data Center Design or Troubleshooting electives are required to obtain the CCNP Data Center certification.
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:
You must then sit either the Data Center Design exam or Data Center Troubleshooting 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