Class Details

Price: $3,995

5-day Course includes:

  • Instructional training and class exercises
  • Required course materials such as pens, notebooks, highlighters, books and other materials
  • Course Retake option
  • Exam sample questions
  • Breakfast, which includes a combination of bagels, doughnuts, yogurt, fruit and juices
  • Soda/Coffee/Tea, which are available throughout the day
  • Fresh baked cookies are available in the afternoon at participating locations

To learn more about the DCUCI group pricing option available at Phoenix TS, contact a Training Consultant today at 301-258-8200 or email at

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Cisco Data Center Solution
  • Module 2: Data Center Technologies
  • Module 3: Data Center Topologies
  • Module 4: Data Center Storage
  • Module 5: Data Center Security


  • Describe the design methodology
  • Describe data center structure and modularity
  • Describe the technologies used within the data center
  • Design the core layer of a data center
  • Design the aggregation layer of a data center
  • Design the access layer of a data center
  • Design the storage and SAN solution
  • Design security considerations into a data center
  • Design network management considerations into a data center



Class Exam

The DCUFD exam is associated with the CCNP DC certification and with the Cisco Unified Computing Design Specialist. The exam tests a candidate's knowledge of designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, solutions, including reference network topologies, routing protocols, traffic design concepts, storage and storage networking architectures, scalability, availability, security, and management architectures.

DCUFD 642-996 exam details:

  • Number of Questions: 65-75
  • Test Duration: 90 minutes
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Drag and Drop, Fill in the Blank, Simulation
  • Test Delivery: Pearson VUE

The DCUFD exam tests candidates in the following areas:

  • Describe the Design Methodology
  • Describe Data Center Structure and Modularity
  • Troubleshooting Storage Area Network in a Cisco Data Center
  • Design the Core Layer of a Data Center
  • Design the Aggregation Layer of a Data Center
  • Design the Access Layer of a Data Center
  • Design Storage and SAN Solution
  • Design Security Consierations into a Data Center
  • Design Network Management Considerations into a Data Center

Phoenix TS is an authorized Pearson VUE testing center. To register for your CCNP exam(s), simply select Phoenix TS as your preferred testing center on the Pearson VUE website or call our center directly to schedule your exam.