IT professionals who are Cisco trained and certified are uniquely qualified for key roles in complex data center environments, with expertise in utilizing technologies such as policy-driven infrastructure, virtualization, automation and orchestration, unified computing, data center security, and integration of cloud initiatives.
How have the certifications changed?
CCNA Data Center courses include new content and extensive hands-on learning that focus on: Data center networking; Basics of cloud computing; Automation and orchestration of the data center infrastructure; Basic functions of Cisco UCS Director; Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
CCNP Data Center courses include even more emphasis on hands-on learning than previous versions. There is a significantly expanded emphasis on data center virtualization, automation, and ACI management and monitoring, with a new course and exam focused on these topics, as well as on data center security and data center storage connectivity.
Last chance to sit the current exams?
If you are already part way through your Cisco data center certification journey, then you will have specific dates by which you will need to complete the old exams. For more information, please see our CCNA Data Center FAQ or CCNP Data Center FAQ webpage for more information.
All of the new data center courses are available for booking with Global Knowledge and full details of the latest changes can be found on our website
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Alternatively, please contact your local Global Knowledge Cisco Training Advisor via firstname.lastname@example.org or 8 445 16 60 who will be able to guide you seamlessly through the migration from the old to the new CCNA and CCNP Data Center courses.