Category Archives: Data Center

My Recap from Cisco Vegas 2016

Let’s make it clear, i wish to be there! I read really some cool stuff this year in www.ciscolive.com, and i want to share with you my favourite topics:

  • Cisco HyperFlex Systems
  • Cisco Tetration Analytics
  • Cisco Spark
  • Cisco DNA
  • Security Related (Ransomware,etc)

References:

IO Visor Project

BRKCOM-1125 – Hyper-converged Computing

 PSODCN-2375 – Introduction to Cisco HyperFlex Systems )

Cisco Tetration Analytics Data Sheet – Cisco

PSOACI-2100 – Cisco Tetration Analytics: Real-time application visibility and policy management

BRKCOL-2235_Spark Call Extending Spark with Business-Class Communications

BRKSEC-2002 – It’s Cats vs Rats in the Attack Kill Chain!

BRKSEC-2010 – Emerging Threats – The State of Cyber Security

BRKDCT-3001 Leveraging Micro Segmentation to Build Comprehensive Data Center Security Architecture

Cisco is raising up CCDA and CCDP to v3

Cisco is moving CCDA and CCDP to v3.

What topics were added/removed?

DESGN

Topics Removed from the DESGN Exam:

  • Describe developing business trends
  • Describe network management protocols and features
  • Describe network architecture for the enterprise
  • Identify Cisco technologies to mitigate security vulnerabilities

Topics Added to the DESGN Exam:

  • Describe the Cisco Design lifecycle – PBM (Plan, Build, Manage)
  • Describe the importance and application of Scalability in a network
  • Describe the importance and application of Resiliency in a network
  • Describe the importance and application of concept of Fault Domains in a network
  • Design a basic branch network
  • Describe the concepts of virtualization within a network design
  • Identify network elements that can be virtualized
  • Describe Data Center components
  • Describe the concepts of Network Programmability within a network design

ARCH

Topics Removed from the ARCH Exam:

  • Design for infrastructure services
  • Identify network management capabilities in Cisco IOS Software
  • Create summary-able and structured addressing designs
  • Describe IPv6 for campus design considerations
  • Describe the components and technologies of a SAN network
  • Create an effective e-commerce design
  • Create remote access VPN designs for the teleworker

 

Topics Added to the ARCH Exam:

  • Create stable, secure, and scalable routing designs for IS-IS
  • Determine IPv6 migration strategies
  • Design data center interconnectivity
  • Design data center and network integration
  • Select appropriate QoS strategies to meet customer requirements
  • Design end to end QoS policies
  • Design a network to support Network Programmability (SDN)
  • Describe network virtualization technologies for the data center

CCDA Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
640-864 DESGN
Last day to test: December 14, 2015
Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v2.1
OR
200-310 DESGN Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v3.0

CCDP Exams & Recommended Training

Required Exam(s) Recommended Training
300-101 ROUTE Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE)
300-115 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)
642-874 ARCH
Last day to test: December 14, 2015
OR300-320 ARCH
Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)ORDesigning Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)