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Cisco Certified Design Professional Certification CCDP

Cisco Certified Design Professional certification

The Cisco Certified Design Professional certification builds on the design principles introduced in CCDA and demonstrates that you are an experienced design professional with progressive end-to-end network design skills that enable today's networks to deliver the performance, availability and scalability requirements required for the business now, whilst at the same time future-proofing investments.

The CCDP certification program focuses on advanced addressing and routing protocols, WANs, services virtualization and integration strategies for multi-layered enterprise architectures.


Valid Cisco CCDA and CCNA Routing and Switching Certification or a Cisco CCIE Certification in any track is required for achieving this certification.

CCDP Required Exams and Recommended Training

Required Exams Recommended Training
300-101 ROUTE Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
300-115 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
300-320 ARCH Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) v3.0

CCDP Recertification

Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCDP, CCNP CloudCCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Security, CCNP Service Provider, and CCNP Wireless) 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, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications

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