Cisco CCIE Data Center
Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) certifies the expert-level skills required for the planning, design, implementation and management of complex, modern IT data center infrastructure. Professionals who achieve CCIE Data Center certification have demonstrated their technical skills at the highest level using industry best-practices.
This certification is for experienced data center professionals who are seeking future-proof skills that are needed for leadership roles focused on harnessing in-depth IT data center solutions and emerging technologies.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. You are expected to have an in-depth understanding of the topics in the exam blueprints and strongly encouraged to have five to 8 years of job experience before attempting certification. The CCNP Data Center certification provides a solid foundation on which to prepare for CCIE certification but it is not a mandatory prerequisites
CCIEs are required to recertify every two years.
To recertify you can:
- Earn the required credits through the Cisco Continuing Education Program, or
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR CCIE Lab Exam, or
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
- Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.
If you do not complete your recertification before the deadlines, your CCIE certification will be suspended and you and your employer will lose the benefits associated with your expert status. You then have one year to reinstate your CCIE status before you become inactive and must begin the certification process all over again.