Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist

The Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Design Specialist certification validates an engineer’s ability to design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center virtualization solutions.

The following products are covered in the learning materials:
  • Cisco Unified Computing System B-Series and C-Series servers
  • Server virtualization software
  • Additional Cisco data center products

Exams & Recommended Training

Required training for exam 642-998: Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD):
The 642-998 DCUCD Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing exam is associated with the CCNP DC certification and with the Cisco Unified Computing Design Specialist. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing, including design concept in a server virtualization environment, scalability, reliability, performances, management.

Required training for exam 642-999: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI):
The 642-999 DCUCI Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing exam is associated with the CCNP DC certification and with the Cisco Unified Computing Support Specialist. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing. Concepts like setup of the computing environment in a standalone and rack-mountable configuration, provisioning of storage resources, backup, management functions and deployment of a virtualized environment are covered by this exam.

Recertification

Cisco specialist-level certifications are valid for two years. To recertify before the certification expiration date, accomplish one of the following:
  • Pass any current 642-XXX professional-level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE written exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE lab exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE written exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE practical exam, or
  • Pass the CCAr interview and the Architect board review to extend lower certifications.