Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center)

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.


Valid Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Required Exams:

Choose the Design or Troubleshooting Path, take the corresponding course, pass the associated exams and achieve CCNP Data Center certification

Design Path:

CCNP Exam 300-175 (DCUCI)

CCNP Exam 300-165 (DCII)

CCNP Exam 300-160 (DCID)

Troubleshooting Path:

CCNP Exam 300-175 (DCUCI)

CCNP Exam 300-165 (DCII)

CCNP Exam 300-180 (DCIT)


The CCNP Data Center certification is valid for three years, at such time you will need to recertify. For detailed information, view the recertification policy for the CCNA Data Centercertification program.