Cisco CCDP Certification

Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) validates advanced knowledge of network design concepts and principles. With a CCDP certification, a 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. The CCDP curriculum includes building scalable internetworks, building multilayer switched networks, and designing network service architecture.

CCDP Prerequisites

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

CCDP Required Exams and Recommended Training

Required Exams Recommended Training 
642-902 ROUTE Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
642-813 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) 
642-874 ARCH Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH v2.1)


CCDP Recertification

Cisco professional level certifications (CCDP, CCNP, CCSP, CCIP, CCNP Voice, 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 exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam,
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam