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Global Knowledge Launches Training for New Cisco Data Center Certifications

Global Knowledge, Cisco’s Learning Partner of the Year in the US and EMEAR, today announced the availability of new and updated courses to support the Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) and Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center) certifications recently announced by Cisco.

“Cisco’s new data center certification program gets to the heart of the practical, job-specific skills and expertise required of today’s data center professionals,” said Eric Strause, Cisco Worldwide Product Director at Global Knowledge. “As Cisco continues to evolve its products to meet the demand for specialized skills, we are committed to bringing training on these new requirements to our customers quickly. With our proven ability to rapidly launch a worldwide schedule and prime our instructors, we are ready to deliver now.”

CCNA Data Center certification addresses foundational data center concepts in unified computing and unified fabric. Passing two exams (640-911 DCICN and 640-916 DCICT) is required, and two courses help students prepare:

  • DCICN – Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking
  • DCICT – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

CCNP Data Center certification follows CCNA Data Center certification and designates a solid foundation in installing, configuring, and maintaining Cisco data centers. Passing four exams is required: two exams on unified computing and unified fabric implementation (642-999 DCUCI or 642-994 DCUCI and 642-997 DCUFI or 642-992 DCUFI) and two exams on either design (642-998 DCUCD or 642-993 DCUCD and 642-996 DCUFD or 642-991 DCUFD) or troubleshooting (642-035 DCUCT and 642-980 DCUFT).

Two courses help students prepare for the implementation exams:

  • DCUCI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCUFI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Two courses help students prepare for exams on the design track:

  • DCUCD – Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCUFD – Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Two courses help students prepare for exams on the troubleshooting track:

  • DCUCT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing
  • DCUFT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Global Knowledge enhances its Cisco training courses with hands-on exercises and labs designed by professionals with real-world Cisco networking experience. Training courses for the new CCNA Data Center and CCNP Data Center certifications are available in Global Knowledge classrooms worldwide or via private on-site delivery. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.com/ciscodatacentercert.

About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,500 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, Avaya, VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, NC. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.com.

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