Cisco Certified DevNet Expert

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Distinguish yourself as a leader in NetDevOps technologies

Achieving Cisco Certified DevNet Expert certification validates your expert knowledge and proficiency in network automation, programmability, and secure automation tools.

To earn Cisco Certified DevNet Expert certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core software and automation development and design for Cisco platforms as well as a hands-on lab exam that covers software-driven network automation solutions through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.

Exams and recommended training

To earn Cisco Certified DevNet Expert certification, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam.

Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam

Developing Applications using Cisco Core Platforms and APIs (350-901 DEVCOR)

The core exam focuses on your knowledge of software development and design, including using APIs, Cisco platforms, application deployment and security, and infrastructure and automation.

Step 2: Pass the lab exam

DevNet Expert-level lab (8-hour lab)

The lab exam requires you to plan, design, develop, test, deploy, and maintain automation solutions within complex software-driven network environments.

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CCIE Practice Labs

Get hands-on practice for your CCIE lab exam before you take the test. For $50 USD, you can rent four-hour timeslots and practice using topologies similar that you’ll see in the lab exam.

Your exam, your way. The CCIE BYOD Mobile Lab is here!

The CCIE Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) lab allows CCIE exam candidates to take the lab, using their own devices (laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse), at expanded locations and dates. The BYOD Mobile Lab exam fee is $1600 USD, a $300 USD savings compares to the $1900 USD Cisco kit mobile lab exam fee. The CCIE BYOD Mobile Lab is open for registration.

DevNet Expert Lab Exam

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There are no formal prerequisites for Cisco Certified DevNet Expert, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

Candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing NetDevOps technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.


Cisco Certified DevNet Expert certification is valid for three years.