Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist

The Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist certification is designed to test a learner’s knowledge of the fundamentals of the Cisco Unified Computing System and the ability to implement a virtualized data center environment.

Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist professionals will also be tested on the following components:
  • Implementing the Cisco Unified Computing System B-Series and C-Series servers
  • Knowledge of the Cisco Unified Computing System in an enterprise data center routing and switching infrastructure
  • Knowledge of the next-generation Cisco Nexus product family

Exams & Recommended Training

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.

Required training for exam 642-035: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT):
The 642-035 Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing exam tests a candidate's skills of troubleshooting a virtualized computing environment based on Cisco Unified Computing System platform, focusing on features like storage and network connectivity, installation, memory issues, booting issues, drivers, BIOS and adapters connectivity issues. This exam is associated with the CCNP DC Certification and Cisco Unified Computing Support Specialist Certification.

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.