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Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification

This new CCNP Data Center certification proves your skills with data center solutions. To earn the CCNP Data Center certification, you will need to pass two exams:  a core exam and a data center concentration of your choosing, allowing you to focus your training on a technology that is most relevant to you. 

  • The core exam focuses on your knowledge of the data center infrastructure.
  • Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics such as data center storage networks, Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and automation.
Please note: None of the below exams will be available until 24th of February 2020
If you have already started on the old CCNP Data Center track, then the message is to complete before the cut-over
If you do not think you will be able to complete, then please check our migration pages or talk to a Global Knowledge Training Executive to ensure you maximise the learning you have completed to date. 


There are no formal prerequisites for CCNP Data Center, but ideally candidates will have three to five years of experience implementing data center solutions.

Optional Training:
Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations.
This course will help you prepare for courses that support the Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center certification exams.
Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System
This course can be used to prepare for the new CCNP Data Center and CCIE Data Center certification.

Required Exams and Recommended Training Courses

Required Exams Training Courses
Core Requirement
300-601 DCCOR Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
Select one of the below Concentrations
300-610 DCID Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)
300-615 DCIT Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)
300-620 DCACI Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)
300-625 DCSAN Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS)
 300-635 DCAUTO Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI)


Recertification is an important indicator to you and your employer that you have kept up with current technology trends and validated your skills at the rigorous level of the original certification exam. All certifications will have a three-year recertification deadline

To recertify

  • Pass one technology core exam
  • Pass any two professional concentration exams
  • Pass one CCIE lab exam
  • Earn 80 Continuing Education points as the Continuing Education program will be extended to the CCNA, Specialist, CCNP, CCIE certifications – 80 Credits will be required for Professional Level recertifications

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