The CCDP certification (Cisco Certified Design Profession) is Cisco's Professional-level certification designed to reflect advanced knowledge of, and experience in, network design. A CCDP certified individual should be able to design routed and switched networks involving LAN, WAN, and dial access services, applying modular design practices and making sure the whole solution responds optimally to the business and technical needs of the client.
CCDP certification is for senior network design engineers, senior analysts, and principal systems engineers.
The CCDP curriculum includes building scalable internetworks and multilayer-switched networks, and designing network service architecture.
Requirements for Cisco Certified Design Professional Certification
In order to take the CCDP certification a candidate must first take the Associate-level CCDA and CCNA certifications. Once the prerequisites have been cleared then the candidate must pass the three CCDP exams.
The exams are as follows:
642-874: Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures