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Global Knowledge Launches Training for New Cisco Data Center Certifications

Worldwide leader in IT and business training prepares students for CCNA Data Center and CCNP Data Center certification exams

Wokingham (United Kingdom)/Cary (USA)/ Cairo (Egypt) - November 21, 2012 - Global Knowledge, Cisco's Learning Partner of the Year in the US and EMEAR, today announced the availability of new and updated courses to support the new Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) and Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center) certifications announced yesterday.
"Cisco's new data center certification program gets to the heart of the practical, job-specific skills and expertise required of today's data center professionals," said Eric Strause, Cisco Worldwide Product Director at Global Knowledge. "As Cisco continues to evolve its products to meet the demand for specialized skills, we are committed to bringing training on these new requirements to our customers quickly. With our proven ability to rapidly launch a worldwide schedule and prime our instructors, we are ready to deliver now."


CCNA Data Center certification addresses foundational data center concepts in unified computing and unified fabric. Passing two exams (640-911 DCICN and 640-916 DCICT) is required, and two courses help students prepare:


CCNP Data Center certification designates a solid foundation in installing, configuring, and maintaining Cisco data centers. Passing four exams is required: two exams on unified computing and unified fabric implementation (642-999 DCUCI and 642-997 DCUFI) and two exams on either design (642-998 DCUCD and 642-996 DCUFD) or troubleshooting (642-035 DCUCT and 642-980 DCUFT).


Two courses help students prepare for the implementation exams:


Two courses help students prepare for exams on the design track:

Two courses help students prepare for exams on the troubleshooting track:


Global Knowledge enhances its Cisco training courses with hands-on exercises and labs designed by professionals with real-world Cisco networking experience. Training courses for the new CCNA Data Center and CCNP Data Center certifications are available in Global Knowledge classrooms worldwide or via private on-site delivery.

About Global Knowledge
Global Knowledge is the worldwide leader in IT and business skills training, with more than 1,500 courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications. Our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Avaya, Red Hat, business process improvement, and leadership development. We deliver via training centers, private facilities, and the Internet, enabling our customers to choose when, where, and how they want to receive training programs and learning services.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary (USA) and has an EMEA headquarter in Wokingham, United Kingdom. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners.