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Now at Version 6.0 - Cisco CCNA and CCNP Data Center Curriculum

The CCNA and CCNP Data Center certifications provide foundational to advanced knowledge for installing, configuring, and maintaining data centers. These certifications focus on the necessary skills for data center network administrators, network engineers, systems engineers and systems administrators. Key areas of focus include data center infrastructure, data center networking concepts and technologies, storage networking, unified computing, network virtualization, data center automation and orchestration and application centric infrastructure (ACI). Seasoned data center professionals require a broad understanding of multiple technologies enabling and supporting data center solutions.


CCNA Data Center - Curriculum Overview

Choose the traditional or the accelerated training path, pass the associated exams, and achieve the CCNA Data Center certification.

 

Standard Training Path

Required Exams Recommended Training Course Length
200-150 DCICN DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 5 days
200-155 DCICT DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.0 5 days

 

Accelerated Training Path

Required Exams Recommended Training Course Length
200-150 DCICN
and
200-155 DCICT
NADCBC - Cisco NA Data Center Boot Camp v6.0 5 days

 The V6.0 CCNA Data Center Boot Camp is currently being created. Course content details and session availability will be posted soon. 

 

The CCNA Data Center v6.0 certification targets the following associate-level job roles with 1 to 3 years of experience:

  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • System Administrator
  • System Engineer

 

Migration Path

For students in the process of completing the CCNA Data Center certification, the retiring v1.0 exams will apply directly toward the new v6.0 certification.

DCICN – Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v1.0 (exam 640-911 DCICN) maps to DCICN – Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 (exam 200-150 DCICN)
DCICT – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0 (exam 640-916 DCICT) maps to DCICT – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.0 (exam 200-155 DCICT)
CCNA-DC BC – CCNA Data Center Boot Camp v1.0 (exams 640-911 DCICN and 640-916 DCICT) maps to NADCBC - Cisco NA Data Center Boot Camp v6.0 (exams 200-150 DCICN and 200-155 DCICT)

 

Version 6.0 Exam Availability

  • DCICN v6.0 exam (200-150) will be available beginning January 17, 2017
  • DCICT v6.0 exam (200-155) will be available beginning January 17, 2017

Version 1.0 Exam Retirement

  • DCICN v1.0 exam (640-911) will retire on April 11, 2017
  • DCICT v1.0 exam (640-916) will retire on April 11, 2017

CCNP Data Center - Curriculum Overview

Choose the Design or Troubleshooting Path, pass the associated exams, and achieve the CCNP Data Center certification.

 

Design Path

 

Troubleshooting Path

 

The CCNP Data Center v6.0 certification targets the following professional-level job roles with 5 to 8 years of experience:

  • Senior Network Engineer
  • Presales Engineer
  • Design Engineer
  • Data Center Administrator
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Senior Technical Solutions Architect

 

Migration Path

For students in the process of completing the CCNP Data Center certification, the retiring v5.0 exams will apply directly toward the new v6.0 certification.

DCUCI – Data Center Unified Computing Implementation v5.0 (exam 642-999 DCUCI) maps to DCUCI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v6.0 (exam 300-175 DCUCI)
DCUFI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 (exam 642-997 DCUFI) maps to DCII – Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.0 (exam 300-165 DCII)
  *new* DCVAI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation v6.0 (exam 300-170 DCVAI)
DCUCD – Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v5.0 (exam 642-998 DCUCD) DCUFD – Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric v5.0 (exam 642-996 DCUFD) maps to DCID – Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.0 (exam 300-160 DCID)
DCICT – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0 (exam 642-035 DCUCT) DCIFT – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0 (exam 642-980 DCUFT) maps to DCIT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.0 (exam 300-180 DCIT)

 

Version 6.0 Exam Availability

  • DCUCI v6.0 exam (300-175) will be available beginning January 17, 2017
  • DCII v6.0 exam (300-165) will be available beginning January 17, 2017
  • DCVAI v6.0 exam (300-170) will be available beginning January 17, 2017
  • DCID v6.0 exam (300-160) will be available beginning January 17, 2017
  • DCIT v6.0 exam (300-180) will be available beginning January 17, 2017

Version 5.0 Exam Retirement

  • DCUCI v5.0 exam (642-999) will retire on July 3, 2017
  • DCUFI v5.0 exam (642-997) will retire on July 3, 2017
  • DCUCD v5.0 exam (642-998) will retire on July 3, 2017
  • DCUFD v5.0 exam (642-996) will retire on July 3, 2017
  • DCUCT v5.0 exam (642-035) will retire on July 3, 2017
  • DCUFT v5.0 exam (642-980) will retire on July 3, 2017