CCNP Data Center

Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center) is for business services and technology architects, and presales, design, and implementation engineers who want to improve their skills on their data center design, installation, and maintenance, the Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center).
This certification gives you an opportunity to choose a concentration for your data center education according to your job role or function. This certification can provide a comprehensive program to address the key areas of data center network implementation and maintenance.


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


Cisco professional level certifications are valid for three years.

To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.

Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.

Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center Tracks: