CCNP Data Center

CCNP Data Center

Achieving CCNP Data Center certification proves your skills with data center solutions. To earn CCNP Data Center certification, you pass two exams: one that covers core data center technologies and one concentration exam of your choice, so you can customize your certification to your technical area of focus.

CCNP Data Center Certification and Training Program At a Glance.

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To earn CCNP Data Center, you pass two exams: a core exam and a data center concentration exam of your choice. And now every exam in the CCNP Data Center program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.

  • The core exam focuses on your knowledge of data center infrastructure. The core exam is also the qualifying exam for CCIE Data Center certification. Passing this exam helps toward earning both of these certifications.
  • Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking their corresponding Cisco training courses.

Core Exam:

350-601 DCCOR: Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies v1.0 (DCCOR 350-601) exam is a 120-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center, CCIE Data Center, and Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Core certifications. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing core data center technologies including network, compute, storage network, automation, and security. The course, Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies, helps candidates prepare for this exam.

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Concentration Exams (Choose One):

(1) 300-610 DCID: Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v1.0 (DCID 300-610) exam is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Design certifications. This exam certifies a candidate's knowledge of data center infrastructure design including network, compute, storage network, and automation. The course, Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure, helps candidates prepare for this exam.

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(2) 300-615 DCIT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v1.0 (DCIT 300-615) exam is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Operations certifications. This exam certifies a candidate's knowledge of troubleshooting a data center infrastructure including network, compute platforms, storage network, automation, management and operations. The course, Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure, helps candidates prepare for this exam.

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(3) 300-620 DCACI: Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure v1.0 (DCACI 300-620) exam is a 90-minute exam that is associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification and Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center ACI Implementation certifications. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of Cisco switches in ACI mode including configuration, implementation, and management. The course, Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI), helps candidates prepare for this exam.

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(4) 300-625 DCSAN: Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking

The Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking v1.0 (DCSAN 300-625) exam is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center SAN Implementation certifications. This exam certifies a candidate's knowledge of Cisco MDS 9000 series switches including deployment, implementation, management and monitoring, and troubleshooting. The course, Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches, helps candidates prepare for this exam.

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(5) 300-635 DCAUTO: Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions

The Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions v1.0 (DCAUTO 300-635) exam is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center, Cisco Certified DevNet Professional, and Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center SAN Implementation certifications. This exam certifies a candidate's knowledge of implementing Data Center automated solutions, including programming concepts, orchestration and automation tools. The course, Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI), helps candidates prepare for this exam.

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