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venkatevt
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Help needed on Cisco UCS Certification

Hi All,

I need your help.

I am planning to take Cisco UCS certification. Please help me on this i am confused which one to take like is it DCUCI or DCUCD Please guide if it is DCUCI how to start and if it is DCUCD how do i start.

CUrrently  am working support on vmware and bit on UCS . i am following communities and reading docs, going thru train signal UCS videos.

Can some one expert please guide, how to proceed further will be of great help

Thanks in advance

Venkat

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Venkat,

How long ago did you ask? I want to mention that CCNA/P DC was relesed last November, before that a exam like DCUCI was a complete certification and now it is part of CCNP instead.

CCNA has 2 exams, DCICN & DCICT

I could not find a link where it specifically says that you need to follow an specific order, for example here:

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/specialist/dc/uc_support.html you can find that the requirements for Support specialist are:

642-999 DCUCI (one of the base exams I mentioned) & 642-035 DCUCT (one of the Troubleshooting exams I mentioned as well)

So for CCNA, there are no choices, only 2 exams available, for CCNP it does not matter, but 4 can get you to CCNP, the different combinations will give addtnl certifications.

However, keeping in mind the names of the exams, that can give you an idea about what you want to learn first:

DCUCI: Implementing DC Unified Computing

DCUFI:  Implementing  DC Unified Fabric

DCUFD: Data Center Unified Fabric Solutions Design

DCUCD: Data Center Unified Computing Systems Design

DCUFT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

DCUCT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing

I hope that helps clarify.

-Kenny

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Bruce Heimlich
Cisco Employee

Hi Venkat,

What certification that you intend to take will depend upon the path you intend to follow. Please see the following links, they will shed more light on the subject for you:

        http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/specialist/dc/uc_support.html 

and

        http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/specialist/dc/uc_design.html

Please let us know if you have more specific questions.

Thanks,

-Bruce

Hi Venkat,

Find complete DC certifications and related study material vailable at fllowing link.

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/exams/list.html

Thanks,

Shahzad

athottat
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Keny Perez
Collaborator

Venkat,

The way to start is with CCNA DC which is composed of 2 exams (DCICN & DCICT) and has NO previous requirements, from there, you can choose your path to CCNP DC, there are 4 exams total to become a CCNP, 2 will be the base (DCUFI and DCUCI) and are a MUST and later you choose bettwen the design path or the troubleshooting path.

For the design path, you need (DCUFI + DCUCI +DCUFD+DCUCD) = CCNP Data Center + DC Unified Fabric Design Specialist

For the Support (troubleshooting) path you need (DCUFI + DCUCI + DCUFT + DCUCT)= CCNP Data Center + DC Unified Fabric Support Specialist

The plus here is that if you take/pass all 6 exams available in the CCNP track, you will get 5 certifications for 1.

See the diagram attached.

In regards to training, there are no official books released by Cisco yet, but here is a good compilation of documents uploaded by another user in the CCNA study group in this same community :    https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/docs/DOC-20455    <<< Take a look, I foud it interesting.

I hope this helps

-Kenny

Thank you all for the reply

but wanted to clarify previously when i asked support they told there is no prerequisite exam for DCUCI

Please confirm that i need to start with CCNA datacenter and then DCUCI then DCUCT then further more certiifcations it will be CCNP datacenter right ?? Please correct me if i am wrong.....

the order of exams are

1. CCNA Datacenter has 2 exams please clarify and confir,

2. DCUCI

3. DCUCT

4. DCUFT

5. DCUFI

then it will be CCNP datacenter very big path

Venkat,

How long ago did you ask? I want to mention that CCNA/P DC was relesed last November, before that a exam like DCUCI was a complete certification and now it is part of CCNP instead.

CCNA has 2 exams, DCICN & DCICT

I could not find a link where it specifically says that you need to follow an specific order, for example here:

http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/certifications/specialist/dc/uc_support.html you can find that the requirements for Support specialist are:

642-999 DCUCI (one of the base exams I mentioned) & 642-035 DCUCT (one of the Troubleshooting exams I mentioned as well)

So for CCNA, there are no choices, only 2 exams available, for CCNP it does not matter, but 4 can get you to CCNP, the different combinations will give addtnl certifications.

However, keeping in mind the names of the exams, that can give you an idea about what you want to learn first:

DCUCI: Implementing DC Unified Computing

DCUFI:  Implementing  DC Unified Fabric

DCUFD: Data Center Unified Fabric Solutions Design

DCUCD: Data Center Unified Computing Systems Design

DCUFT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

DCUCT: Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Unified Computing

I hope that helps clarify.

-Kenny

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Thank you very much Kenny for the detailed and more info..........helps a lot to avoid confusion

Thanks you

Kenny

Is there a promo code or exacm discount voucher available with you for CCNA Datacenter and DCUCI ..if you have any please share..I am currently from India.

Thanks in advance

Venkat

Venkat,

Unfortunately I don't, IDK if the partner that give training have some, I know that CCNA R&S they use to give, but not sure now.

-Kenny

Hey Great info as ussual Keny,

PD: I also want some Vouchers, please get me at least 2

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