CCNA Data Center certification offers professionals job-ready training and skills. The certification lays the foundation for job roles such as a data center network administrator. Candidates gain foundational knowledge in installing, configuring, and maintaining data centers.
There are no prerequisites for the CCNA Data Center certification.
The CCNA Data Center program is an associate-level certification program that is valid for three years. To recertify before the certification expiration date, accomplish one of the following:
Pass any current CCNA Concentration exam (Wireless, or Security, or Voice, Service Provider, or Service Provider Operations,) or
Pass any current 642-XXX professional-level exam, or
Pass any current Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams or MeetingPlace Specialist exams, Implementing Cisco Telepresence Installations (ITI) exams, Cisco Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction exams, or any 650 online exams), or
Pass any current CCIE written exam, or
Pass any current CCIE lab exam, or
Pass the current CCDE written exam, or
Pass the current CCDE practical exam, or
Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.
Cisco Certified Network Associate - Service Provider (CCNA SP) focuses on the latest in Service Provider industry core networking technologies and trends, and validates the ability to configure and implement baseline Cisco Service Provider Next-Generation networks.
The CCNA Service Provider certification is valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following exams before the certification expiration date:
For video network administrators who want to save time and money on video network design, equipment installation, and maintenance, the Cisco CCNA Video certification is a job-role-focused training and certification program that allows you to maximize your investment in your education and increase the value of your video network.
Please note the CCNA is not a pre-requisite to this CCNA specialisation
A link to the elearning course "Implementing Cisco Video Network Devices (VIVND1)" can be found here
Candidates must then choose from either two Data Center design exams or two Data Center troubleshooting Exams.
The CCNP Data Center program is an professional-level certification program that is valid for three years. To recertify before the certification expiration date, accomplish one of the following:
Alternatively, candidates may wish to sit the composite exam as follows
Delegates who already have the prerequsite skill level can choose to takeour 8-day or 5-day accelerated courses below whichlead to CCNA certification.
CCNP certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass any 642 exam that is part of the professional level curriculum after 01/01/06, or pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam.
CCNP Security certification program is aligned specifically to the job role of the Cisco Network Security Engineer responsible for Security in Routers, Switches, Networking devices and appliances, as well as choosing, deploying, supporting and troubleshooting Firewalls, VPNS, and IDS/IPS solutions for their networking environments.
Please note: The CCNP Security has now been refreshed by Cisco. Candidates currently working through their CCNP Security have until April 21st 2014 to complete the existing exams. At this point the existing CCNP Security exams will be retired.
Cisco are allowing candidates to combine both old and new exams (see equivalency table below) as long as all four exams are completed by 21st April 2014.
|Old Exam||New Exam|
|642-681 FIREWALL||300-206 SENSS|
|642-627 IPS||300-207 SITCS|
|642-637 SECURE||300-208 SISAS|
|642-648 VPN||300-209 SIMOS|
Valid CCNA Security Certification or any CCIE Certification can act as a prerequisite
Note: Candidates who have a valid CCNA Routing and Switching certification AND have passed either Securing Cisco Network Devices exams 642-551 or 642-552 can act as a prerequisite valid only through December 31, 2014
New Certification Requirements
Cisco CCNP is the next step for those who have gained the entry level Cisco CCNA qualification.
Our Complete CCNP package is the easiest way to gain your certification and provides a considerable saving over buying the individual courses and exams -saving over 47%
The Complete CCNP package includes the three required courses, plus related examinations and official guidebooks to achieve your CCNP qualification.
Note candidates must hold a valid Cisco CCNA qualification before undertaking the CCNP certification.
View full course descriptions and prerequisites below