Achieving CCIE Data Center certification proves your skills with complex data center solutions. To earn CCIE Data Center certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core data center technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers data center networks through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam
Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR 350-601)
The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of data center infrastructure.
The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
Recommended training: Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
Step 2: Pass the lab exam
CCIE Data Center v2.0
Last date to test: April 26, 2020
The CCIE Data Center Lab is a two-part eight-hour timed exam that tests the candidate’s skills in diagnosing, configuring and troubleshooting a complex data center topology.
CCIE Data Center v3.0
First date to test: April 27, 2020
This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex data center networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.