To earn CCNP Data Center, you pass two exams: a core exam and a data center concentration exam of your choice. And now every exam in the CCNP Data Center program earns an individual Specialist certification, so you get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
The core exam focuses on your knowledge of data center infrastructure. The core exam is also the qualifying exam for CCIE Data Center certification. Passing the core exam will qualify candidates to schedule and take the CCIE lab within the validity of their core exam.
Concentration exams focus on emerging and industry-specific topics. You can prepare for concentration exams by taking their corresponding Cisco training courses.
Required exam Recommended training
350-601 DCCOR Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
Concentration exams (choose one):
300-610 DCID Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)
300-615 DCIT Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)
300-620 DCACI Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)
300-625 DCSAN Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS)
300-630 DCACIA Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure – Advanced (DCACIA)
300-635 DCAUTO Implementing Automation for Cisco Data Center Solutions (DCAUI)