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Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center)


Credential: Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center)  In-Demand resource CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Cisco Systems, Inc.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) credential validates candidates skills with complex data center solutions. CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing data center technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam. Candidates must pass two exams: a qualifying exam that covers core data center technologies, and a hands-on lab exam that covers data center networks through the entire network lifecycle, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    medium

Eligibility Requirements (View Details)

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 5 years recommended
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Note: This credential may have multiple options for a Service member to meet eligibility requirements. Requirements listed here are based on the minimum degree required.

Exam Requirements (View Details)

  • Exam
  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Exam Administration (View Details)

  • In-person exam
  • Remote proctored on-line exam
  • Third-party test vendor

RECERTIFICATION SUMMARY

Renewal Period: 3 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

AGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION

Cisco Systems, Inc.

170 West Tasman Dr.
San Jose, CA  95134

Phone: (800) 553-NETS

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Written Exam Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies v1.0 (350-601)

  • 1.0 Network (25%)
    • 1.1 Apply routing protocols
    • 1.2 Apply switching protocols such as RSTP+, LACP and vPC
    • 1.3 Apply overlay protocols such as VXLAN EVPN and OTV
    • 1.4 Apply ACI concepts
    • 1.5 Analyze packet flow (unicast, multicast, and broadcast)
    • 1.6 Analyze Cloud service and deployment models (NIST 800-145)
    • 2.6 Implement infrastructure monitoring such as SPAN and Intersight
    • 1.7 Describe software updates and their impacts
    • 1.8 Implement network configuration management
    • 1.9 Implement infrastructure monitoring such as NetFlow and SPAN
    • 1.10 Explain network assurance concepts such as streaming telemetry
  • 2.0 Compute (25%)
    • 2.1 Implement Cisco Unified Compute System Rack Servers
    • 2.2 Implement Cisco Unified Compute System Blade Chassis
    • 2.3 Explain HyperFlex Infrastructure Concepts and benefits (Edge and Hybrid Architecture vs all-flash)
    • 2.4 Describe firmware and software updates and their impacts on B-Series and C-Series servers
    • 2.5 Implement compute configuration management (Backup and restore)
  • 3.0 Storage Network (20%)
    • 3.1 Implement Fibre Channel
    • 3.2 Implement FCoE Unified Fabric (FIP and DCB)
    • 3.3 Describe NFS and NAS concepts
    • 3.4 Describe software updates and their impacts (Disruptive/nondisruptive and EPLD)
    • 3.5 Implement infrastructure monitoring
  • 4.0 Automation (15%)
    • 4.1 Implement automation and scripting tools
    • 4.2 Evaluate automation and orchestration technologies
  • 5.0 Security (15%)
    • 5.1 Apply network security
    • 5.2 Apply compute security
    • 5.3 Apply storage security

Practical Exam CCIE Data Center (v3.0) Practical Exam

  • 1.0 Data Center L2/L3 Connectivity (20%)
    • 1.1 Layer 2 technologies
    • 1.2 Routing Protocols and features
    • 1.3 Multicast protocols
  • 2.0 Data Center Fabric Infrastructure (15%)
    • 2.1 Physical fabric components
    • 2.2 Fabric policies
    • 2.3 Tenant Policies
    • 2.4 Fabric Monitoring
    • 2.5 Virtual Networking
  • 3.0 Data Center Fabric Connectivity (15%)
    • 3.1 VRF lite
    • 3.2 L3Out
    • 3.3 Inter Fabric connectivity
    • 3.4 Overlays
  • 4.0 Data Center Compute (15%)
    • 4.1 Compute Resources
    • 4.2 Compute Connectivity
  • 5.0 Data Center Storage Protocols and Features (10%)
    • 5.1 FC and FCoE
    • 6.1 Security features
    • 5.2 iSCSI
    • 5.3 RoCE v2 over IP Networks
  • 6.0 Data Center Security and Network Services (10%)
    • 6.2 RBAC
    • 6.3 Network Services Insertion and Redirection
    • 6.4 Services
    • 6.5 Traffic management
  • 7.0 Data Center Automation and Orchestration (15%)
    • 7.1 Data center tasks using scripts (Python and Ansible)
    • 7.2 Data Center Automation and Orchestration using tools

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) examination:

An additional resource is O'Reilly Learning Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources section on the Related Sites page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Testing Information

  • Exam Administration

    Credential exams may be administered in-person at a testing site, proctored on-line remotely, or have options for both. If an exam is administered through a test vendor, the third-party test vendor box will be checked. The following test administration options apply to the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) credential where checked:

    • In-person exam
    • Remote proctored on-line exam
    • Third-party test vendor
  • For more information on the Cisco Systems, Inc. testing process, visit the agency website.

RECERTIFICATION

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) credential has the following recertification information:

  • All Cisco certification levels will have a three-year recertification requirement. Certified individuals will be able to recertify by completing continuing education activities, taking exams, or a combination of both.

Additional considerations for the Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) include:

  • There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Data Center, but candidates should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.

    CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing data center technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.

  • Passing any of the individual exams required for this certification may lead to a Cisco Certified Specialist Certification. More information can be found on the Cisco webpage.

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4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

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10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

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