Cisco Systems, Inc.

Cisco Certified Technician Data Center (CCT Data Center)


Credential: Cisco Certified Technician Data Center (CCT Data Center) CA Eligible
Credentialing Agency: Cisco Systems, Inc.

Renewal Period: 3 years

Cisco Systems, Inc., Cisco Certified Technician Data Center (CCT Data Center) covers remedial services (HW break fix) on Cisco Data Center products, including hardware replacement, software and configuration backup and restore, check safety and environmental requirement, recognize connection type and cable requirement, and perform basic physical layer troubleshooting. The Cisco Certified Technician (CCT) should be competent in the following areas; basic Cisco NX-OS configuration, Cisco Data Center products and hardware components. There are no prerequisites to sit for the exam.

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

Cisco Certified Technician Data Center (CCT Data Center)

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Attainability:    high

Eligibility Requirements 

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience
  • 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 010-151 DCTECH

  • 1.0 General Networking Knowledge (17%)
    • 1.1 Demonstrate a high level understanding of SAN technology
    • 1.2 Describe what an IP address and subnet is. Add default gateway and subnet mask
    • 1.3 Differentiate between these Layer 2 technologies: Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet
    • 1.4 Describe what FTP does
    • 1.5 Describe what TFTP does
    • 1.6 Describe what Telnet does
    • 1.7 Describe what ping does
    • 1.8 Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
    • 1.9 Identify and correct common network problems at Layers 1 and 2
    • 1.10 Identify the cabling and connectors
  • 2.0 Identify Cisco Equipment and Related Hardware (25%)
    • 2.1 Describe the Cisco Unified Computing System components and chassis layout
    • 2.2 Describe the Cisco Unified Computing System LED
    • 2.3 Describe the UCS C-series rack mount servers components and chassis layout
    • 2.4 Describe the Cisco Nexus 2000 series fabric extender components
    • 2.5 Identify Cisco Nexus 2000 series fabric extender cabling types
    • 2.6 Describe the Cisco Nexus 5000 series switch components
    • 2.7 Describe the Cisco Nexus 7000 series switch components
    • 2.8 Describe the Cisco MDS 9000 product family components
    • 2.9 Identifying the MDS 9000 Family Storage networking modules
    • 2.10 Identify Cisco products by logo marking and model number (including, but not limited to locations on chassis, line card, module, or adapter)
    • 2.11 Identify and locate the serial number of Cisco products (including but not limited to locations on chassis, line card, module, or adapter)
  • 3.0 Describe Cisco NX-OS Software Operation (25%)
    • 3.1 Describe the Cisco Integrated Management Controller (CIMC)
    • 3.2 Describe features and functionality of UCS Manager
    • 3.3 Describe the different command modes for Cisco NX-OS software
    • 3.4 Determine the current mode of the device
    • 3.5 Know how to export technical support data
    • 3.6 Verify the device configuration
    • 3.7 Know how to use and interpret the basic Cisco NX-OS commands
    • 3.8 Identify a configuration file from a Cisco device
    • 3.9 Using the device file systems, directories, and files
    • 3.10 Perform password recovery on a Cisco NX-OS switch device
  • 4.0 Service-Related Knowledge (33%)
    • 4.1 Make a physical connection from laptop to Cisco console port
    • 4.2 Perform installation process steps and expected outcomes
    • 4.3 Perform initial setup tasks
    • 4.4 Service restoration verification
    • 4.5 Perform remedial procedures on Cisco devices
    • 4.6 Use the hardware tools needed for repair
    • 4.7 Upgrade the BIOS on a UCS Server Blade with the GUI
    • 4.8 Upgrade Cisco Integrated Management Controller firmware on a UCS Server C-Series

Exam Preparation Resources

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Cisco Certified Technician Data Center (CCT 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 Technician Data Center (CCT 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 Technician Data Center (CCT Data Center)

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Cisco Certified Technician Data Center (CCT Data Center) credential has the following recertification information:

  • CCT certification is valid for three years. Recertification is achieved by passing the current CCT Data Center exam (DCTECH), or by passing one of the other Cisco Career Certification exams.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Some

Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

CA Eligible

This certification is eligible for CA.

Promotion Points

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Star

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Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted E1 through E4

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E5 through E6

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E7 through E9

Early Career

1-3 years experience; Enlisted “A” School through E5

Mid Career

4-10 years experience; Enlisted E6 through E7

Late Career

10+ years experience; Enlisted E8 through E9

Early Career

1-6 years experience; Officer O1 through O2

Mid Career

6-12 years experience; Officer O3 through O5

Late Career

12+ years experience; Officer O6 and Above

GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

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NCCA

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IAS

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Low

May be difficult to attain: minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

High

Highly attainable: minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Note: In some cases “years of experience” refers to time actively on duty or while holding a certain occupation or prior certification and not always in consecutive calendar years. Additional years required for certain preliminary stages may not be included in this classification. For requirements measured in hours, 1080 hours was considered a year. For days, 365 days was considered a year. Please review all prerequisites and requirements for eligibility, and additional information for details.

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ASI is Additional Skill Identifier
WOMOS is Warrant Officer Military Occupational Specialty
AOC is Area Of Concentration Officer
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