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A Flashback and a New Busy Year!

Dear Reader,

Thanks to spend your time reading this post on the first day of the new year.

The 2017 was a busy year regards projects and a new area i’ve been exploring myself (Business Development), this is quite new for me but it’s going….

What i mean by Business Development? I’ve been focus only on Engineering (hands-on) which is by far what i really like to do, so i get the implementation plan and GO! Why not dive in the conversation with the customer and understand their challenges, advise what technologies are in the market that really suit them. Presenting cutting-edge technologies and advise the customer is also something i really like.

What do i have for this upcoming year? I’ve done some re-cert’s, like Juniper, VMware and Cisco.
I have do do some re-certs this year too, but i want to focus more on the CCDE than ever, so i’m starting officially today and i hope do the Written in 6 months. I will attend the Cisco Live Barcelona 2018, so i hope get good contacts to push this even further. This is the plan mentally but i know this might has to change a bit.

CCNA Cyber Ops is just around the corner :)

Happy New Year.

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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)

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