Data Center Architecture Design Specialist

The Cisco Data Center Architecture Design Specialist certification validates an individual's ability to select and integrate Cisco networking, storage, and unified computing products in order to design a highly scalable, efficient, high-performing data center solution.

Prerequisites

Cisco Sales Expert  CSE 646-206

Exams and Recommended Training

Exams Title Duration

650-987

Quickstart for Data Center/Virtualization Architecture

PEC - 2hrs

650-987

Cisco Data Center Unified Computing for Account Managers

PEC - 6hrs

642-996

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)

5 days

642-998

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)

4 days

 

Recertification

Complete one of the following recertification options every two years:

  • Re-take and pass all exams for each Specialist certification indicated on the specific certification page. Please note: this includes ALL exams whether refreshed or not.
  • Pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam

Achieving or recertifying CCDE or any CCIE automatically extends your active Specialist certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.