Cisco Updates Professional Network Design CertificationChanges to CCDP Reflect Market Demand for Service-Oriented Network Architecture Skills
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 31, 2007 - To address the growing demand for network professionals who can design and build a service-oriented network architecture, Cisco® today announced enhancements to the CCDP® professional-level design certification. The revised course and exam help to ensure that Cisco network design professionals remain current with today's increasingly complex network requirements.
Networks no longer merely provide connectivity; increasingly, they embed intelligence to improve business processes and performance. Today's design professional requires the skills to build a service-oriented network architecture that brings application-level intelligence into the network infrastructure. A service-oriented network architecture creates efficiencies in the entire enterprise information technology (IT) environment, enabling higher availability, greater scalability and lower total cost of ownership via better performance from the existing IT infrastructure.