Cisco Network Programmability Design Specialist


Cisco Learning specialised partnerThe Cisco Network Programmability Design Specialist is for engineers who have both architectural and application deployment expertise. You will learn how to better collect customer requirements and use this information combined with knowledgeable about the network applications to leverage the infrastructure and translate requirements into a recommended open infrastructure.

The Cisco Network Programmability Design Specialist prepares you to have architecture-level conversations with senior-level application developers and network programmability developers. Unlike other SDN design training that focuses only on selling skills this certification ensures that you can provide functional specifications of the network applications and create and interpret Proof of Concepts and functional specifications.

This Specialisation will be retired on 20th January 2017. The last date to take the old exams is 20th January 2017. It is recommended that candidates migrate to the new Cisco Network Programmability Design and Implementation Certification. Full details of the migration options can be found here.


Any CCNP or CCIE Certification.

Required Exams and Recommended Training

Required Exam

(last day to test 20th January 2017)

Recommended Training
600-503 NPDES Designing with Cisco Network Programmability (NPDES)
600-511 NPDESACI* Designing with Cisco Network Programmability for Cisco ACI (NPDESACI)


* This course is available as e-learning product


Cisco Specialist certifications are valid for two years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass the current required exam(s), or
  • Pass a current CCIE written exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE written exam, or current CCDE Practical Exam

For more information on Cisco Network Programmability Design certification please contact us on 0118 912 1929.