3-5 years data center experience and the following level of experience or equivalent knowledge is recommended:
Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, you must complete one of the following:
- Retake and pass all exams, whether refreshed or not, for each Specialist certification indicated on the specific certification page.
- Pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam.
Visit Cisco's site for additional recertification information.