You have made an important investment by earning a Nuage Networks Virtuoso Certification. Don’t let your certification lapse. All six certifications in the Nuage Networks Virtuoso Certification Program are valid for three years. After three years, you will need to recertify to ensure these NN-VCP designations stay current.

Complete the recertification requirements below to renew your certification and to retain your professional designation.
You can view your certification status, dates, and exam results from the Nokia Student Portal:

Key benefits of recertification

Like most professional designations, those in the Nuage Networks Virtuoso Certification Program require students to recertify to retain their NN-VCP designation. Recertification is an important, career-enhancing investment in your professional growth. By taking the time to recertify, you will:

  1. Keep your certification active and avoid letting your hard-earned certification expire and become terminated
  2. Ensure your skills and knowledge are evolving in lock-step with continuous changes in SDN and SD-WAN
  3. Continue to network with a community of leading-edge Software Defined Networks experts
  4. Receive a new industry-respected diploma attesting to your certification level and accomplishment
  5. Be able to work toward a higher certification level in the future

Three key dates to remember

Please keep these important dates in mind and organize your recertification activities around them:

  1. Certification date: The day your certification was awarded.
  2. Certification expiry date: The day three years from when your last successful certification/recertification activity.
  3. Certification termination date: The day your certification terminates if you do not successfully complete the recertification requirements within 6 months after your expiry date.

Take advantage of your opportunity to recertify

You can recertify at any time before your certification termination date.

Recertification requirements – It’s easy to recertify

To maintain your certification status, you must successfully pass one of the recertification requirements associated with the certification that you hold prior to the certification termination date. Recertification options are as follows:

Recertification requirements

Requirements by certification

If you choose to write the required written exam prior to your termination date, your new certification date is the date you pass the exam. You must write the required recertification exam prior to your termination date to keep your certification active and maintain your original certification ID.

Prepare for your exam

The NN-VCP content constantly evolves with the requirements of the SDN environment. You can prepare to recertify by pursuing a self-study option or you can register for an instructor-led NN-VCP course that is convenient for you. Visit to view the available self study resources. Visit to review current course outlines and class schedules.

Register for your exam

All exams are available through Nokia’s test provider sites globally. For more information, see here: When you recertify, you will obtain a new diploma within eight to twelve weeks of your exam activity.

Working toward a higher-level certification?

Your current level of certification must be active for you to achieve a higher certification. For example, if you have an NNP SD-DC certification, this certification must be active for you to qualify for the NNE SD-DC certification. The table below identifies the specific exam requirements by certification.

What happens if you don’t recertify?

If you do not recertify prior to your certification termination date, your certification will be terminated. Once a certification is terminated, you lose all benefits of the certification. You will also need to meet all original certification requirements again to re-obtain the certification. If you do re-obtain it, you will be issued a new certification ID and diploma.

Why let your important certification designation lapse? Take steps to easily recertify during your recertification eligibility period by completing your recertification requirements.

If you have any questions regarding your certification activity, please contact us at

We also have an FAQ page that you may wish to consult: Nuage Recertification FAQs