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CCDP® Certification

The CCDP certification indicates advanced knowledge of intelligent network design concepts and principles. A CCDP credentialed network professional can discuss, design, and create advanced addressing and routing, security, network management, data center, and IP multicast complex multi-layered enterprise architectures that include virtual private networking and wireless domains.






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Valid Cisco CCDA and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications or a Cisco CCIE certification in any track can act as a prerequisite.


Exams & Recommended Training


Required Exam(s)

Recommended Training (Course listings in the Global Learning Locator)

642-902 ROUTE

Last day to test January 29, 2015


300-101 ROUTE

Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)


Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE v2.0)

642-813 SWITCH
Last day to test January 29, 2015


300-115 SWITCH

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)


Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCHv2.0)

642-874 ARCH

Designing Cisco Network Service Architecture (ARCH v2.1)


Additional Training Resources

Cisco Press

The only  authorized publisher of books for Cisco certification self-study and network  technology learning is Cisco Press. Visit Cisco Press for the latest CCDP publications to help prepare you for your certification.







Cisco professional level certifications (CCDP, CCNP, CCSP, CCIP, CCVP, CCNP SP Operations, CCNP Wireless) 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.


    Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved. For more information, access the Cisco About Recertification page.

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