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CCIE and VR combined

It’s not April fools day, so what the title means? No chance to Cisco stay behind the software world! I would expect that Cisco will use VR soon as part of their Collaboration suite

If you are going to Cisco Live US you can see this two Demos:

  • BeTheRouter (BTR) – in this App, you are the heart and decision maker of what to do with the packets in terms of routing policy, QoS, etc.
  • TroubleshootTheLab (TTL) – in this App, user is presented a real-life-looking data center environment with tasks to rack-and-stack Cisco equipment in 3D such as Routers and Switches, followed by a cabling exercise to connect various devices according to the topology diagram, and troubleshoot a cabling issue fix.

Shall we expect a 8 hour Lab exam using VR?


Update 02.06.2017
Teaser included


CCIE and CCDE Enhancements on Written Exams

Cisco announced enhancements to CCIE/CCDE Program just on Written exam, but the big change is a Dual-Monitor at Lab exam. These enhancements will enable candidates to get knowledge of the evolving technologies that organizations are adopting such as cloud, IoT, and network programmability.

All Expert-Level certification programs will implement the following changes:

Evolving Technologies

  • A new section titled “Evolving Technologies” will be added to all Expert-Level written exams. Lab exams will not be affected.
  • Candidates can prepare for the “Evolving Technologies” section by viewing Evolving Technologies Study Resources.
  • The written exams will be recalibrated to include the “Evolving Technologies” section, which will have three subdomains and a total of five tasks for which the expected depth of knowledge will be focused on conceptual comprehension.

Evolving Technologies Domain

1. Cloud

1.1: Compare and contrast Cloud deployment models

  • Infrastructure, platform, and software services (XaaS)
  • Performance and reliability
  • Security and privacy
  • Scalability and interoperability

1.2: Describe Cloud implementations and operations

  • Automation and orchestration
  • Workload mobility
  • Troubleshooting and management
  • OpenStack components

2. Network Programmability

2.1: Describe functional elements of network programmability (SDN) and how they interact

  • Controllers
  • APIs
  • Scripting
  • Agents
  • Northbound vs. Southbound protocols

2.2: Describe aspects of virtualization and automation in network environments

  • DevOps methodologies, tools and workflows
  • Network/application function virtualization (NFV, AFV)
  • Service function chaining
  • Performance, availability, and scaling considerations

3. Internet of Things

3.1: Describe architectural framework and deployment considerations for Internet of Things (IoT)

  • Performance, reliability and scalability
  • Mobility
  • Security and privacy
  • Standards and compliance
  • Migration
  • Environmental impacts on the network




Expert-Level Certification Program Evolution

Reference Material for Evolving Technology


O CCIE em V’s

A tabela das versões dos Labs (CCIE) em que se tornaram activas. Supostamente a Cisco informa com 6 meses de antecedência a nova versão. Algumas não foi possível constatar qual a versão pelo que considerei como sendo a v1.

Track v1 v2 v3 v4 v5
Routing & Switching  ?  ? ? 18 Out 2009 3 Jun 2014
25 Jul 2016 (Written)
Security  ? ? Abr 2009 19 Nov 2012
25 Jul 2016 (Written)
Service Provider ? ? 18 Abril 2011 22 Maio 2015
25 Jul 2016 (Written)
Collaboration 14 Fev 2014
25 Jul 2016 (Written)
 ?  ? ? ?
Data Center Dez 2012  25 Jul 2016
25 Jul 2016 (Written)
?  ?  ?
SP Operations 2010 Retired
Wireless  ?  18 Nov 2011 14 Set 2015
25 Jul 2016 (Written)
? ?
Voice (Retired)
Storage Networking (Retired)

Service Provider Operations Retired [email protected]






CCIE R&S Candidates Announcement – Lab v4.0 Bookings at Capacity

Conforme já havia comentado num dos posts, a Cisco devido á procura e eventuais reclamações decidiu abrir novos seats. Hoje ligaram-me para marcar novamente exame, o que me deixou em euforia e sob pressão, mas das boas  :)…. Curiosamente questionei sobre os facilities e garantiram que são os mesmos, espero bem que sim para não ter que arranjar outra desculpa para um 2 Bang! Agora é prego a fundo!

O mensageiro da boa nova foi o Sr. Brett Lovins, Community Manager da “The Cisco Learning Network” conforme se pode ver no link Discussions in CCIE Routing & Switching