The Cisco Network Programmability Developer Specialist certification is for software programmers who focus on the development of the network applications layer, which can live in any of the Cisco provided programmable components, and will enable service provider, campus, and data center use cases. This certification and course develop the foundation skills needed to develop network applications in programmable environments such as Cisco's One Platform Kit (onePK), Open Daylight Controller (ODL), and Application Policy Infrastructure Controllers (APICs). Unlike SDN courses that focus on network theory, this certification adds to your practical networking understanding and utilises Cisco's experience in WAN, data center, and campus environments to provide you with the skills you will need to become a network developer.
Candidates should be able to program in Python, C, or other languages in an open networking environment prior to this certification.
Any CCNA or CCIE Certification
Required Exams and Recommended Training
||Developing with Cisco Network Programmability (NPDEV)|
||Developing with Cisco Network Programmability for Cisco ACI ** (Not yet Available)|
*These course are available as e-learning products.
Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Pass the current required exam(s), or
- Pass a current CCIE written exam, or
- Pass the current CCDE written exam, or current CCDE Practical Exam