Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist

Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist is for data center professionals who want to design and implement convergence, network scale and virtualization-awareness within their data center network. The Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Design Specialist is a design and implementation track that tests a candidate's knowledge and implementation skills of network topologies and architecture, routing protocols, traffic design and network virtualization. Unlike other data center general certifications, this program combines design and implementation knowledge of unified fabric architecture with security, high-availability and network virtualization in one program.

* Please note this certification will be retired by Cisco on 3rd July 2017 *




642-996 DCUFD v5.0
642-997 DCUFI v5.0


Complete one of the following recertification options every two years:

  • Re-take and pass all exams for each Specialist certification indicated on the specific certification page. Please note: this includes ALL exams whether refreshed or not.
  • Pass a current CCIE or CCDE written exam

Achieving or recertifying CCDE or any CCIE automatically extends your active Specialist certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.


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