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Cisco CCIE Datacenter Revision from v1.0 to v2.0

Overview

Exam Number:350-080 CCIE Data Center Written Exam
Last day to test July 22, 2016

Exam Number:400-151 CCIE Data Center Written Exam
Available for testing beginning on July 25, 2016

CCIE DC Lab v1.0

Last day to test July 22, 2016

CCIE DC Lab v2.0

Available for testing beginning on July 25, 2016

Domain comparison between CCIE Data Center v1.0 and CCIE Data Center v2.0

Below you can find a domain level comparison between the CCIE Data Center v1.0 and CCIE Data Center v2.0.

ccie_dc.domain_v1vsv2

The Exam Topics changes reflect both the evolving Data Center environment and  the evolving CCIE Data Center job role.

CCIE Data Center  v2 .0 Changes

Topics added to the CCIE Data Center v2.0  Exam:

  • Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Automation
  • Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Orchestration Tools
  • Integrate Cisco Cloud Offerings into existing Data Center Infrastructure
  • Design , Implement and  Troubleshoot policy and non -policy driven Internal Fabric Connectivity
  • Design , Implement and Troubleshoot Infrastructure policies and elements
  • Design , Implement and Troubleshoot External Fabric Connectivity
  • Evolving Technologies
  • Topics  no  longer included in CCIE Data Center v2.0
  • Implement Data Center application high  availability and load balancing
  • Implement  FCIP features

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The web -based delivery infrastructure supporting the new Lab exam is very similar to  version  1.0. The format of the Lab exam  itself however  has changed significantly compared to version 1.0. The Lab exam format  has been updated  similar  to other CCIE tracks to include a  Diagnostic module .

As a   result, the CCIE Data Center v2.0  lab format  is designed  follows:

  • Part 1:  Diagnostic module
  • Part 2:  Configuration  & Troubleshooting  module.

cisco_diagnostic_lab

Passing Criteria

In order to pass the Lab exam, the candidate must meet both of the  following  conditions:

The minimum cut-score of the each individual module must be achieved. The total  score of both modules together must be above  the  minimum value of the combined cut-score.

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References:
Written Exam v1.0

Written Exam v2.0

CCIE Data Center Exam Topic Delta Document v1.0 to v2.0

Lab Exam v1.0

Lab Exam v2.0

Cisco CCIE Wireless Revision from v2.0 to v3.0

The wireless enterprise technological environment is evolving and, with it, the wireless engineer’s job role at the Expert level. As part of its continual effort to keep its certification programs in sync with the changing industry landscape, Cisco has refreshed the CCIE Wireless Written and Lab exams from version 2.0 to version 3.0. The new exam curriculum has been improved in terms of its logical structure and alignment with the wireless technology portfolio.

New additions to the CCIE Wireless v3.0 Written exam topics include converged access, Cisco ISE, and Cisco Prime Infrastructure. Please review the exam topics for a full list of domains covered in the Written exam.

Updates have also been made to the hardware and software used in the lab exam so as to reflect our current wireless solutions. Lastly, the Lab exam format itself has been changed and now includes a Diagnostic module, which focuses on the skills required to properly diagnose wireless network issues, without having access to the device.

The timetable for these changes is as follows:

  • The last day to test for the CCIE Wireless v2.0 Written (350-050) and Lab exams will be September 13, 2015

  • The CCIE Wireless v3.0 Written (400-351) and Lab exams will be available for testing beginning September 14, 2015

Lab Equipment

  • Cisco Wireless Access Points
    • Cisco Aironet 3700 Series Access Point (Controller-based and Autonomous)
    • Cisco Aironet 1600 Series Access Point
  • Cisco Wireless Controllers
    • Cisco 5500 Series Wireless Controller
    • Cisco 5700 Series Wireless Controller
  • Cisco Catalyst Switches:
    • Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches (Sup 8-E)
    • Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine
  • Cisco 3300 Series Mobility Services Engine

Software

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Software Release 8.0
  • Cisco Aironet Access Points Cisco IOS Release 15.3
  • Cisco IOS-XE Software 3.6E
  • Cisco Catalyst 4500-E Series Switches Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software Release 3.6E
  • Cisco Catalyst 3650 Series Switches Cisco IOS Software, IOS-XE Software Release 3.6E
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.2
  • Cisco Identity Services Engine 1.3

Other (no candidate configuration required)

  • Cisco Spectrum Expert
  • Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client Release 4.0
  • Cisco Jabber Software 10.x

CCIE Wireless

References:

CCIE Wireless Online Resources v3.0 (Design and Deployment Guides and Books)

Get started the Written Examv3.0

Get started with the Lab Exam v3.0

Review the CCIE Wireless Exam Updates v2.0 to v3.0