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Cisco CCNA Data Center and CCNP Data Center Certifications


Cisco CCNA Data Center and CCNP Data Center Certifications

Cisco is introducing the updated CCNA and CCNP Data Center v6.0 certifications.

Data center technologies continue to evolve at a rapid pace. IT professionals focused on data center infrastructure are expected to have deep and broad skills and knowledge with multiple technologies that enable the data center for IT as a service agile infrastructure (ITaaS).

!CCNA Data Center

Cisco CCNA® Data Center certification validates the Associate-level skills needed to configure and operate essential data center solutions and technologies: networking; server, network and storage virtualization; storage concepts and protocols; unified computing; and policy-driven infrastructure. The CCNA Data Center program is a widely recognized certification for IT data center professionals specified by hiring managers.


There are no prerequisites for the CCNA Data Center certification.

Existing Exams New Exams Recommended Training for New Exams

640-911 DCICN

200-150 DCICN

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

640-916 DCICT

200-155 DCICT

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

The CCNA Data Center exams and trainings are being revised from v1.0 to v6.0. Through April 11, 2017, candidates can choose to take either the versions of the exams based on their unique situation.

!CCNP Data Center

In-demand IT professionals focused on data center requirements are presented with an ever-increasing and evolving set of responsibilities. The newest version of the Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and training program offers comprehensive certification and professional-level skills focused on in-depth data center solutions and technologies needed to design, implement, and manage complex, modern data center infrastructure. Key areas of focus include end-to-end capabilities and hands-on skills in data center networking, storage, and computing, policy-driven infrastructure, virtualization, Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), unified computing, and data center automation and orchestration.


You have to successfully complete the CCNA Data Center certification.

CCNP Data Center - Exam Mapping

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Required Exams Recommended Training

300-175 DCUCI

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)

300-165 DCII

Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)

300-170 DCVAI

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)

300-160 DCID

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)

300-180 DCIT

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

CCNP Data Center Exam Migration

Through July 3, 2017, candidates can choose to take either the existing exams, new exams or a combination of both based on their unique needs. To assist you during this transition period from v5.0 to v6.0, Cisco has created a CCNP Data Center Exam Migration Tool. It will provide the exam options that you will be required to complete in order to achieve a CCNP Data Center certification.

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