Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist (DCUCS)

The Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist is designed to test students knowledge of the fundamentals of the Cisco Unified Compute System and their ability to implement a virtualized Data Center environment. In addition the student also tested on how to implement the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) in an enterprise data center routing and switching infrastructure with the next-generation Cisco Nexus product family.


All candidates must first meet the following baseline requirement: 1. VMware certification: Earn a VMware Certified Professional Certification (VCP3 or VCP4), and

2. Complete either one of the following options:

Earn the following two Cisco certifications ICSNS (Data Center Storage Networking Support Specialist) and DCNIS (Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist)


"Fast start option" (Choose this option if you wish to bypass option "a" by completing your CCNA certification and passing the DCUCI Qualifier Exam (642-979)

Recommended training for this certification




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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