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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Wait is over - Cisco CCNA & CCNP Cloud Certification Available



Cisco Cloud certification programs build and validate basic through advanced knowledge of the skills required to design, install, and maintain Cisco Cloud solutions. The curricula emphasize real-world best practices through labs and course materials.

Cisco Cloud certification programs are practical, relevant, and job-ready certification curricula, closely aligned with the specific tasks expected of today’s in-demand Cloud professionals. The Cisco Cloud certification program validates the skill set of individuals on industry-leading Cloud solutions and best practices as well as offering job-role-based curricula for all levels of IT staff.

Cisco Cloud portfolio consists of an associate CCNA level and professional CCNP level certifications. The program gives students an opportunity to take advantage of the promise of cloud and receive training that enables them to start a career in Cloud and/or make the transition from Data Center and Networking job roles.

The cloud portfolio covers the breadth of cloud products and technologies deployed in mid-sized to large networks utilizing Cisco cloud solutions.  The curricula emphasize real-world best practices through labs and course materials covering:


  • Private and Hybrid Cloud Design
  • Cloud Security Design
  • Cloud Infrastructure Implementation
  • ACI and APIC Automation
  • Private and Hybrid IaaS Provisioning
  • Application Provisioning and Life Cycle Management
  • Cloud Systems Management 



CCNA Cloud

CCNA Cloud is a job role-based career certification that trains and certifies Cloud engineers, Cloud administrators, and network engineers. Cloud engineers and administrators can enhance and demonstrate key skills, while network engineer can extend their careers into Cloud. This certification prepares you for work in an SMB Cloud environment and to support a senior Cloud engineer in an enterprise environment.

Job duties include entry-level provisioning and support of Cisco Cloud solutions.

The CCNA Cloud certification can also provide career opportunities for employees of business and channel partner organizations transitioning from other technical areas such as Data Center or Networking.

Topics covered in CCNA Cloud include:

  • Cloud Characteristics and Models
  • Cloud Deployments
  • Basic Knowledge of Cloud Compute
  • Basic Knowledge of Cloud Networking
  • Provide End-User Support
  • Cloud Infrastructure Administration and Reporting
  • Chargeback and Billing Reports
  • Cloud Provisioning
  • Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring
  • Cloud Remediation


The CCNA Cloud certification is an associate-level certification that is valid for three years.

Achieving CCNA Cloud Certification

There are no prerequisites for CCNA Cloud certification. Completion of the CCNA Cloud certification requires the exams and recommended training shown in the table below.


Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s)Recommended Training
210-451 CLDFNDUnderstanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)
210-455 CLDADM*Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM)*
*More information available July 2015
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/associate/ccna_cloud/index.html



CCNP Cloud Certification

The CCNP Cloud is a job role-based career certification intended to distinguish Cloud engineers, administrators, designers, and architects, who design, implement, provision and troubleshoot Cisco Cloud and Intercloud solutions. It provides you with the skills to help your IT organization meet changing business demands, technology transitions, and deliver important business outcomes.

This certification prepares you to work in a SMB Cloud environment as well as perform the duties of a senior Cloud engineer in an enterprise environment.

The CCNP Cloud certification is a professional-level certification that is valid for three years.

Achieving CCNP Cloud Certification

Prerequisite Skills and Requirements

A valid Cisco CCNA Cloud or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite. Completion of the CCNP Cloud certification requires the exams and recommended training shown in the table below.

Prerequisites

Valid CCNA Cloud certification or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s)*Recommended Training*
300-504 CLDINFImplementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)
300-505 CLDDESDesigning the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)
300-506 CLDAUTAutomating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)
300-507 CLDDACIBuilding the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDDACI)
*More information available August 2015
http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/professional/ccnp_cloud/index.html

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