The Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) is an advanced professional-level Cisco certification. Credential holders demonstrate advanced skills in areas of network design concepts, building scalable internetworks, complex multi-layered enterprise architectures, and switched networks.
• Prerequisite Certification: Current Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA), or any Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) certification
• Recommended Years of Experience/Knowledge: 6 years
Typical Job Titles for Certification Holders
Network Engineer/Sr. Network Engineer • Network Engineer, IT • Systems Engineer/Sr. Systems Engineer (Computer Networking/IT)
Typical Job Tasks
CCDP professionals perform advanced functions relating to design and creation of complex multilayer enterprise architectures and networks, including planning and building advanced switching solutions, multilayer switched networks, scalable internetworks, and network service architectures.
$43,945-$119,977 per Payscale.com
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