3-5 years data center experience and the following level of experience or equivalent knowledge is recommended:
Choose the Design or Troubleshooting Path, pass the associated exams, and achieve CCNP Data Center certification.
Cisco professional-level certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam or current CCDE Practical Exam
- Pass the CCAr interview and the CCAr board review
Visit Cisco's site for additional recertification information.