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CCDP Certification

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The Cisco Certified Design Professional certification builds from the design principles within CCDA and is specifically aligned to the range of actual job tasks senior network design engineers perform from advanced addressing and routing solutions to overseeing capacity planning of network upgrades and new services within Enterprise network architectures. 

The latest changes to the Designing Cisco Network Service Architecture Course has extended the Design perspective across all segments of Cisco's Enterprise Network architecture while adding focus on services virtualisation and the path toward programmable controller based architectures.

CCDP Prerequisites

Valid Cisco CCDA and CCNA Routing and Switching Certification or a Cisco CCIE Certification in any track is a prerequisite for achieving this certification.

CCDP Required Exams and Recommended Training

Required Exams Recommended Training 
300-101 ROUTE Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
300-115 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) 
300-320 ARCH Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) v3.0

CCDP Recertification

Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Wireless, CCDP, CCNP Security, CCNP Voice, CCNP Collaboration, CCNP Service Provider and CCNP Data Center) are valid for three years.

To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written 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.

For information on CCDP training contact us on 0118 912 1929 or email