Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist

Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist for data center professionals who want to implement and support convergence, network scale and virtualization-awareness within their data center network. The Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Support Specialist consists of an implementation and troubleshooting track that tests a candidate's knowledge and implementation skills of a unified fabric architecture as well as high-availability, security and network virtualization.

Unlike other data center general certifications, this program combines implementation and troubleshooting knowledge of unified fabric architecture with specific skills on how to troubleshoot connectivity issues, storage issues and issues related to overlay transport virtualization.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required training for exam 642-997: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI):
The 642-997 (DCUFI v5.0) Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric exam tests and validates a candidate's knowledge of implementing Cisco data center unified fabric architecture including security, management, high availability, and virtualization in the network. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI v5.0) course.

Required training for exam 642-980: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT):
The 642-980 (DCUFT v5.0) Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric exam validates a candidate's troubleshooting skills in the unified fabric domain, including troubleshooting connectivity issues, convergent I/O, storage issues, and issues related to specific features like Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV). Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT v5.0) course.

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.