CCDP – Cisco Certified Design Professional

If you earn CCDP certification before February 24, 2020 you will receive credit for the work completed. Visit the CCDP migration tool for information about migration progress. The new certification will be available on February 24, 2020. Learn more about the New Changes to the Cisco Certification and Training Program.

Cisco Certified Design Professional

Cisco Learning PartnerThe CCDP certification and training enables advanced skills of the network design concepts and principles required to develop multi-layer enterprise architectures and network components.

The Cisco Certified Design Professional certification is recomended for Senior Network Design Engineers, Senior Analyst, Principal Systems Engineers and for those who want to advance their career in network design.

Exams & Recommended Training

Delegates can sit in a full standard classroom based training, which comprised of three courses:

Exam Recommended Training
300-101 Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) 2.0
300-115 Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) 2.0
300-320 Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)

CCDP Prerequisites:

  • A valid Cisco CCDA and CCNA Routing and Switching certifications;
  • Or a valid Cisco CCDA and CCNP Routing and Switching certifications;
  • Or any Cisco CCIE/CCDE certifications.
CCNP - Cisco Professional Level


The Professional level (CCNP) is an advanced level of certification that shows more expertise with networking skills. Each certification covers a different technology to meet the needs of varying job roles.