Fast Lane includes new and updated Cisco Data Center courses in course portfolio

Cisco introducing the new CCNA Data Center and CCNP Data Center certifications

Today, 20th November 2012, Cisco is introducing 2 new certifications: the CCNA Data Center and the CCNP Data Center certification.

CCNA Data Center
The CCNA Data Center program is an associate-level certification program that is valid for three years. This certification is a job-role-based certification for data center administrators. The exams and courses cover foundational data center concepts in the Unified Computing and Unified Fabric areas.

The CCNA Data Center certification consists of 2 exams. Fast Lane offers the 2 courses that prepare for these exams. There are no prerequisites for the CCNA Data Center certification.

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Find out more about the CCNA Data Center certification

CCNP Data Center
The CCNP Data Center certification is a three-year job-role-based professional-level certification for technology architects, presales engineers, design engineers, and implementation engineers. The exams and courses cover advanced data center concepts within the areas of Unified Computing and Unified Fabric.

To achieve the CCNP Data Center certification the participants need to pass 4 CCNP Data Center exams. The participant has the following 2 options:

* To pass 2 Data Center implementation exams + 2 Data Center design exams;

or

* To pass 2 Data Center implementation exams + 2 Data Center troubleshooting exams.

Fast Lane offers all courses that prepare for these exams, no matter which option the participant may choose. CCNA Data Center certification is a prerequisite to achieve the CCNP Data Center certification.

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)
Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)

or

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFT)
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCT)

Find out more about the CCNP Data Center certification

Impact on the Cisco Channel Partner Program
The impact these introductions will have on the Cisco Channel Partner Program are not yet known. Fast Lane does expect the certifications to become part of the Data Center Architecture Specialization though. When we receive more information about any new requirements, we will provide you with an update.

Further Information
Do you have a question about the new certifications and courses, or would you like to receive more information about one of the other Cisco courses or certifications? Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone +32 2 609 0093 or email. We'd be more than happy to assist!

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