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virtualization. current transformation whether you are a Cisco Data Center certification holder looking for career momentum. explore with us the growth of the data center market and the job roles it is spurring. project management) January 2017 | © 2017 Cisco Systems. modern data center infrastructure. or someone new to certification but Product Training. implement. and a list of people and groups to connect with to guide your journey. Learning@Cisco Data Center e-Guide Introduction Data Center Tracks Data Center Growth Update Customer Story Authorized Training Self Study Connections Introduction It’s an exciting time to be involved with the data center. Cisco Services eager to find a pursuit that promises to be vibrant and rewarding for years to come. You’ll need to know about unified computing. automate. Today’s next-generation data center calls for a new breed of data center pro: someone who understands how to analyze. simplify. Data Center Certifications and a participant in another certification track wanting to broaden your horizons. In this e-guide. Portfolio Manager. Inc. and protect data—what Cisco calls the “ASAP data center.” To be at the forefront of this next generation. The era of digital transformation currently invigorating us has certainly not overlooked this vital IT sector. a wealth of resources for self-study and formal training. Fast disappearing are the days where data center professionals live in a siloed world just tending server farms. I hope you will share our excitement in the data center’s Karen Louie. and manage a complex. you’ll need to understand how to design. Cisco is happy to say that the Data Center certification program has been revitalized to get you ready. Data Center Technologies and Skills • NW engineering • Policy-driven infrastructure • Unified communications • Software Defined Networking (SDN) • Virtualization • Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) • Automation • Hyper-converged infrastructure • Cloud integration • Soft skills (negotiation. and data center automation and orchestration. All rights reserved. Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). the curricular and exam changes we have undertaken across our Data Center certification portfolio to meet the demands of the next-generation data center. relationship management. 2 .

3 . and maintain data center technology. All rights reserved. storage networking. unified computing. • 300-175 DCUCI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing • 300-165 DCII: Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure • 300-170 DCVAI: Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation • 300-160 DCID: Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure • 300-180 DCIT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure CCIE Data Center CCIE-level certifications are accepted worldwide as some of the most prestious IT certifications. Inc. implement. network virtualization. • 200-150 DCICN: Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6. Learning@Cisco Data Center e-Guide Introduction Data Center Tracks Data Center Growth Update Customer Story Authorized Training Self Study Connections Data Center Tracks CCNA Data Center Gain the knowledge you need to install.0 • 200-155 DCICT: Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies (DCICT) v6. and be highly qualified for senior roles in complex data centers chartered with enabling digital business initiatives. • 400-151 DCICNL: CCiE Data Center • CCIE Data Center Lab Exam January 2017 | © 2017 Cisco Systems. Validates the expert-level skills required for planning. and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). configure. implementing and troubleshooting today’s Data Center infrastructure. and manage a modern data center infrastructure.0 CCNP Data Center Get the skills needed to design. including data center networking concepts and technologies. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required. data center automation and orchestration. designing. There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification.

install. Learning@Cisco Data Center e-Guide Introduction Data Center Tracks Data Center Growth Update Customer Story Authorized Training Self Study Connections Data Center Growth Means Career Opportunities An enterprise-class data center is key to supporting As you research career development new business models involving IoT. All rights reserved. All of by 2020 these trends are converging in the next-generation data center and driving demand for IT professionals who design. opportunities. Big Data. 4 . networking. 30M In-Demand Job Roles new devices connected • Network engineer every week • Data center engineer • Network administrators • Systems engineers • Data center administrators 10. computational of data per person capabilities and storage are all on the rise. and modernizing existing business-critical applications.2B • IT consultants • Support engineers global data center • IT architect IP traffic by 2019 web filtering blocks per day 2.4ZB 4. With these trends hyper-connecting people.5X data center workload growth 2014-2019 January 2017 | © 2017 Cisco Systems. take these device and data trends into consideration: 5TB+ devices and machines. Inc. and maintain Cisco Data Centers.

Cisco is at the forefront of preparing professionals for today’s expanding job roles in networking. Cisco is also delivering training for new skills requirements. Product Strategy and Marketing. such as network programmability and data analytics. automation. analyze it and make real-time decisions closer to where that data was created to fuel innovation and improve business outcomes. Cisco has made significant updates to its data center certification track. of innovation. cloud. and data center. The ability to connect data. 5 . The revised data center certifications make sure that practitioners are uniquely qualified for key roles in sophisticated data center environments. Cisco Services Major Updates to the Data Center Certification Track The CCNA Data Center now has new content and The CCNP Data Center focuses on data center The recently enhanced CCIE Data Center certifies extensive hands-on learning that teaches the basics networking. unified computing. Enterprises need to access data from anywhere. Learning@Cisco Data Center e-Guide Introduction Data Center Tracks Data Center Growth Update Customer Story Authorized Training Self Study Connections Curriculum Update Cisco enriches training and certification portfolio in support of latest skills and technologies needed for digital business transformation. and data solutions and emerging technologies needed to design. and orchestration Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure. of the data center infrastructure. and experiences is necessary for digital business transformation. January 2017 | © 2017 Cisco Systems. best practices. and application centric infrastructure. Inc. expert level skills focused on in depth data center of cloud computing. virtualization. processes. security. modern data basic functions. All rights reserved. To support the skills needed for world-class digital business transformation. to keep networks and networkers in the forefront Tejas Vashi. professionals’ skills in the latest technologies and center environment. Cisco UCS director center automation and orchestration to validate IT implement and manage an complex. Senior Director.

” He adds that understanding cloud management is now a basic skill for managing the data center. 6 .com/go/dccert. . After he earned his degree and gained valuable experience doing IT management for a hospital in Alaska. he landed his current position in New Orleans.” companies are moving to the cloud and to data centers. which makes it central to the way a company operates. so data center management is a great career. so lucky that I have a passion for the technology. you can keep the whole enterprise operating. visit: www. “The data center is the brains of the environment. Inc.” he says. and even small advancement. and especially the data centers.” Universal Data For More Information To begin your exploration of Cisco Data Center certifications. Rickey Keith was well on his way to being an IT pro. “This is where all the critical activities and processes happen.” Rickey’s plans don’t stop there: “In the next few months. he also acquired more than a dozen IT Cisco Certifications. If you can keep the data center functioning. Data Center Is the Brains But Rickey believes it’s his Data Center training and certification that delivers the most value right now for his employers and clients. Learning@Cisco Data Center e-Guide Introduction Data Center Tracks Data Center Growth Update Customer Story Authorized Training Self Study Connections Customer Story Riding High with Data Center The sky’s the limit for a former “IT guy” who transitioned to data center management. January 2017 | © 2017 Cisco Systems. Before he was 30 years old. All rights reserved. the Cisco servers. the storage. which is a big leap. Even small enterprises have it in some form.cisco. “This is especially important as more companies move into the cloud because they can’t maintain those services on site. While he was developing his career. This means that more Data Center-certified people will be needed. Rickey feels lucky to be doing something he loves. It’s an excellent choice if you’re looking for job security and “We’re in a digital age. “I’m Service Operations Manager. I plan to earn my CCIE in Data Center.” ­—Rickey Keith With a career arc that’s the envy of many young engineers.

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