CCDP Self-Study Resources from Cisco Press

ccdp_design_large_txya CCDP® (Cisco Certified Design Professional) certification indicates advanced knowledge of the design of routed and switched networks involving LAN, WAN, and dial access for larger networks. It is the second stage of the Network Engineering and Design track, and teaches network design, configuration, and installation. Learn more about CCDP certification from Cisco Systems®.


CCNA® and CCDA® certifications are prerequisites for CCDP certification.


There are three required exams for CCDP certification, which may be taken in any order:

642-901 BSCI

642-812 BCMSN

642-873 ARCH

The Certification Self-Study Product Family is comprised of the Self-Study Guide Series, the Exam Certification Guide Series, and the Flash Cards and Exam Practice Pack Series. These series offer a progressive, self-paced study routine for Cisco certification exams, with tools that help certification candidates learn exam topics, gain hands-on experience, prepare for the exam, and practice their test taking skills. For more information on each series and how the books complement one another, visit our Series pages.

CCNP 642-901 BSCI Exam

Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI) (Authorized Self-Study Guide), Third Ed.

CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Ed.

CCNP BSCI Quick Reference Sheets

CCNP BSCI Portable Command Guide

CCNP 642-812 BCMSN Exam

Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) (Authorized Self-Study Guide), Fourth Ed.

CCNP BCMSN Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Ed.

CCNP BCMSN Quick Reference Sheets

CCNP BCMSN Portable Command Guide

CCDP 642-873 ARCH Exam

Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) (Authorized Self-Study Guide), Second Ed.

CCDP ARCH Quick Reference Sheets

Supplemental Study: Definitive MPLS Network Designs

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