Overview

The CCNP Data Center certification and training program offers comprehensive certification and Professional-level skills focused on the data center solutions, technologies and best practices to design, implement, and manage a modern data center infrastructure.

IT practitioners who are Cisco trained and certified are uniquely qualified for key roles in complex data center environments, with expertise utilizing technologies including policy-driven infrastructure, virtualization, automation and orchestration, unified computing, data center security, and integration of cloud initiatives. CCNP Data Center certified professionals are highly qualified for senior roles chartered with enabling digital business transformation initiatives.

NIL significantly contributed to the shape of the new CCNP Data Center courses.

New CCNP Data Center Certification program is launching on February 24, 2020

The new CCNP Data Center certification replaces the current CCNP Data Center certification. If you have started working toward the current CCNP Data Center certification, keep going. In the new program, you’ll receive credit for work you’ve completed in the current certification:

  • If you pass any exams in the current certification before February 24, you’ll receive badging for corresponding new exams and credit toward the new CCNP Data Center certification.
  • If you complete the current certification before February 24, you’ll receive the new CCNP Data Center certification and badging for corresponding technologies—data center core technologies, application-centric infrastructure, design, or operations.

For more information about how to migrate your certification in progress, visit the CCNP Data Center migration tool.

Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCNA Data Center certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

View certification details (on official Cisco site).

Associated courses