Professional Certifications

CCNP Cloud

CCNP Cloud

Cloud Training and Certification is Here

Build confidence in your cloud decisions and ability to develop a cloud strategy.

Cloud adoption is driving new roles and responsibilities. Cloud engineers need the skills to work with private, public and hybrid cloud models, and leverage Intercloud solutions. The CCNP Cloud certification is a lab based training and certification program that is targeted at Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Designers, and Architects working in Data Centers. This program delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to design, provision, automate and manage Cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployments. Learn from the only company that has an end-to-end Cloud and Intercloud story.


Valid CCNA Cloud certification or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Exams & Recommended Training

Self-study materials

Cisco Learning Network resources

Learning partner content

The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training.

Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)

This course enables cloud support engineers to successfully build, maintain and troubleshoot cloud infrastructure at a cloud service provider.

Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)

Self-paced elearning | Instructor-led training

This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and hands-on skills to design cloud deployments using the Cisco Cloud portfolio.

Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)

Self-paced elearning | Instructor-led training

This course provides network professional with the process knowledge of automating and managing private and hybrid clouds using the processes, applications and products of the Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite.

Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI)

This course extensively covers the process of implementing public, private, and hybrid cloud based on Cisco ACI.

To earn this Cisco certification, you must pass the following exams:

300-460 CLDINF

This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and ability to:

  • Setup Cloud infrastructure including physical and virtual Data Centers
  • Implement Storage infrastructure and Connectivity
  • Implement Network infrastructure and Connectivity
  • Implement Compute
  • Troubleshoot Cloud workflows or applications
  • Identify infrastructure operational domains

300-465 CLDDES

This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and ability to:

  • Translate requirements into Cloud/Automation process designs
  • Design Private Cloud Infrastructures
  • Design Public Cloud Infrastructures
  • Design Cloud Security Policies
  • Design Virtualization and Virtual Network Services

300-470 CLDAUT

This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and ability to provision Private IaaS; provision Private IaaS with Catalog Scaling; provision Private IaaS with Network Automation; provision Hybrid IaaS; and perform Application Provisioning & Life Cycle Management.

300-475 CLDACI

This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge and skills in ACI Architecture, Fabric and Physical Topology; ACI Design and Configuration; APIC Automation Using Northbound API; ACI Integration; and ACI Day 2 Operations.

Cisco Professional-level certifications (CCDP, CCNP Cloud, CCNP Collaboration, CCNP Data Center, CCNP Routing and Switching, CCNP Security, CCNP Service Provider, and CCNP Wireless) are valid for three years.

To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

  • Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
  • Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
  • Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
  • Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications
  • Achieving or recertifying any of the certifications above automatically extends your active Associate and Professional level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.