Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) Certification

  1. CCNA Data Center Information
  2. Free CCNA DC Study Resources

What is the CCNA Data Center Certification?
The Cisco CCNA Data Center certification is a job-focused certification that centers around networking concepts relating specifically to data center design, equipment installation and maintenance/troubleshooting. The exams cover foundational data center networking concepts, including unified computing and unified fabric. The CCNA Data Center certification is the first step toward higher level Cisco certifications such as the CCNP Data Center and CCIE Data Center.
Who is the CCNA Data Center certification for?
The Cisco CCNA Data Center is aimed at data center network administrators who wish to demonstrate knowledge and competence with the specific requirements of a data center networks. As with all CCNA tracks, the CCNA Data Center assumes previous hands-on experience working with networks, and isn't considered an entry-level networking certification.
Are there any prerequisites before I attempt the CCNA Data Center?
There are no prerequisites to take the CCNA Data Center exam but the CCNA DC credential itself is a prerequisite to the higher-level Cisco CCNP Data Center certification.
How do I earn CCNA Data Center certification?
You earn the CCNA DC certification by passing two individual exams:

200-150 DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking, v6.0 - 90 minutes, 55-65 questions
200-155 DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies, v6.0 - 90 minutes, 55-65 questions

Only by successfully passing both exams will the candidate earn the CCNA Data Center qualification.
What is the passing score for the CCNA Data Center exams?
The number of questions and the number of scoring points per question differs from exam to exam. The required passing score and the number of questions you will receive for your particular exam will be displayed at the start of your exam. After you have completed your exam you will receive a personalised score report with a breakdown of section scores to help you identify areas of weakness. It is important that you keep your score report safe as you will need this with any future correspondence with Cisco concerning your qualification.
What do the CCNA Data Center exams cost?
Cisco offer a brief summary of the cost of their exams on this page, however it is advised that you contact your nearest Cisco testing facility to get the current cost of your exam.
What are the CCNA Data Center recertification requirements?
The CCNA certification itself is valid for three years after which time recertification is required to remain certified. To recertify, a candidate has a number of options available, particularly if they are going for more advanced Cisco certifications. A full list of the recertification options can be found on this page.
Where can I take the CCNA Data Center exam?
Cisco exams are proctored by Pearson VUE. You will need to register with them before you can take a CCNA exam. You can find more information about them here.
Where can I find study resources for the CCNA Data Center exam?
You can find many free CCNA Data Center specific study resources on our CCNA study resources page as well as by checking out the Cisco certification best sellers over on Amazon.