CCIE Data Center Training



Cisco’s CCIE Data Center certification is one of the most prestigious and respected certifications in IT. It is designed for senior network engineers, network architects, network managers and other networking professionals who are involved in the implementation, operation and troubleshooting of complex data center infrastructures. Achieving your CCIE Data Center certification validates your expert-level knowledge, and will put you among a group of the most sought-after and valued professionals in the industry.

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Prerequisites

There are no formal prerequisites for this CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required.

Exams

The CCIE Data Center Certification requires candidates to pass two exams: the written exam and the lab-based exam.

Exam 1: CCIE Data Center Written

Exam Number: 400-151
Associated Certifications: CCIE Data Center
Duration: 120 minutes (90-110 questions)
Available Languages: English

Exam Description

The CCIE Data Center Written exam assesses knowledge on various aspects of planning, implementing and troubleshooting data center topics as listed in the exam topics. CCIE Data Center unifies Written and Lab exam topics documents into a unique curriculum, while explicitly disclosing which domains pertain to which exam, and the relative weight of each domain.

An Evolving Technologies section is included in the Written exam only. It will enable candidates to bridge their core technology expertise with knowledge of the evolving technologies that are being adopted at an accelerated pace, such as cloud, IoT, and network programmability.


Exam 2: CCIE Data Center Lab

Exam Number: v2.0 
Associated Certifications: CCIE Data Center
Duration: 8 Hours to Complete 2 Sections

Exam Description

CCIE Data Center Lab is a two-part eight-hour timed exam that tests the candidate’s skills in diagnosing, configuring and troubleshooting a complex data center topology. Knowledge of configuration and troubleshooting are important skills and candidates are expected to configure and troubleshoot issues as part of the CCIE Data Center Lab exam.

CCIE Data Center unifies Written and Lab exam topics documents into a unique curriculum, while explicitly disclosing which domains pertain to which exam, and the relative weight of each domain.

Lab Environment

Cisco documentation is available on-line during the exam, however knowledge of the more common protocols and technologies is assumed. The documentation can only be navigated using the index, as the search function has been disabled. No outside reference materials are permitted in the lab room. You must report any suspected equipment issues to the proctor during the exam; adjustments cannot be made once the exam is over.

Lab Exam Grading

Each question on the lab has specific criterion. The labs are graded by proctors who ensure all the criterion are met and points are awarded accordingly. The proctors use automatic tools to gather information from the routers to perform some preliminary evaluations, but the final determination of a correct or incorrect configuration is done by a trained proctor.

Lab Format

The lab is 8 hours in total and consists of 2 parts. The first part is a 1 hour, written diagnostic module, the second is a 7 hour, hands-on configuration and troubleshooting module. Candidates are not allowed to borrow time, or go back and forth between modules during the exam.

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Our on-site (and online live) bootcamps are intensive, 5-7 day live classes that allow you to dive further into your study path in a small classroom environment with an in-person, expert INE instructor leading the way. Each bootcamp class will cover a specific list of topics tailored to the subject and certification level you are studying. Our instructors will customize the training to focus on certain topics and technologies that best meet the individual requests of the students in your bootcamp. Our Bootcamps are intended to be the final step in preparation before you take your certification exams.

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Rent Our Rack Equipment To Get Hands-On Practice!

INE offers rack rentals that support all of our self-paced and instructor-led CCIE product lines, including Routing & Switching, Data Center, Collaboration, Security, and Service Provider. In addition to 24-hour hardware support, INE rack rentals come with simplified scheduling and advanced management control and utilize the same hardware and software used in the actual CCIE lab exams.

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All rack tokens you purchase are placed into your account, and you then draw from those tokens to rent time as-needed. The exact number of tokens needed will vary depending on your individual training goals, current experience level, and the type of rack you are renting.

In general, our instructors advise planning for about 350 - 450 hours of total rack practice time for a CCIE certification.

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Prepare For The Nexus Technology Labs & UCS Technology Labs With INE's CCIE Data Center Workbook!

INE’s CCIE Data Center Workbook is an online interactive compilation of hands-on lab scenarios that walk you through the technologies used in Cisco’s modern Data Center architecture. Whether you are studying for the CCIE Data Center Lab Exam, have an upcoming implementation project with Cisco’s Nexus switches or Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), or simply want to gain hands-on experience with these cutting-edge technologies, this workbook is for you.

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There are a few different paths you can take when preparing for your certification exams. INE's expert instructors recommend viewing/attending our training in the following order to ensure success.


1. Prepare for the CCIE Data Center Written Exam

The following topics & technologies are covered on the Written Exam:

-Cisco Data Center L2/L3 Technologies
-Cisco Data Center Network Services
-Data Center Storage Networking and Compute
-Data Center Automation and Orchestration
-Data Center Fabric Infrastructure
-Evolving Technologies

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2. Watch our CCIE Data Center v2.0 Exam Review to get a crash course on everything you need to know for the Written Exam

This CCIE Data Center v2.0 Exam Review offers students the opportunity to view hands-on implementation experience with cutting-edge real-world data center hardware platforms. With 20+ hours of content, our Exam Reviews are designed to provide you with the knowledge you need to hone your skills and help you pass your CCIE Data Center Lab Exam the first time. The target audience for this course expands beyond CCIE Data Center candidates to include any network engineer who wants to learn how Cisco’s Nexus NX-OS and Unified Computing System work.

Our CCIE Data Center v2.0 Exam Review is available for purchase here or can be viewed in our All Access Pass.



3. Take & pass your CCIE Data Center Written Exam

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, contact Pearson VUE, the primary test delivery partner for Cisco.






🏆CONGRATULATIONS ON PASSING YOUR WRITTEN EXAM!🏆



4. Brush up on the technologies covered on the CCIE Data Center Lab Exam

You will be tested on the following topics & technologies on the Lab Exam:

-Cisco Data Center L2/L3 Technologies
-Cisco Data Center Network Services
-Data Center Storage Networking and Compute
-Data Center Automation and Orchestration
-Data Center Fabric Infrastructure

Gain full access to INE's entire video library of 11,000+ training videos by purchasing an All Access Pass. You will automatically receive an All Access Pass with any INE Bootcamp purchase.



5. Reserve time on our racks to practice for the CCIE Data Center Lab Exam

INE offers rack rentals that support all of our self-paced and instructor-led CCIE product lines, including Routing & Switching, Data Center, Collaboration, Security, and Service Provider. In addition to 24-hour hardware support, INE rack rentals come with simplified scheduling and advanced management control and utilize the same hardware and software used in the actual CCIE lab exams.

All rack tokens you purchase are placed into your account, and you then draw from those tokens to rent time as-needed. The exact number of tokens needed will vary depending on your individual training goals, current experience level, and the type of rack you are renting. In general, our instructors advise planning for about 350 - 450 hours of total rack practice time for a CCIE certification.

*Please note that our CCIE Data Center rack rentals are only rented in 1 week time blocks at this time. Due to extremely high demand members must have 850 tokens in their account and have already purchased INE's Data Center Workbook prior to attempting to schedule INE's CCIE Data Center racks.

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6. Practice with INE's CCIE Data Center Lab Workbook

INE’s CCIE Data Center Workbook is an online interactive compilation of hands-on lab scenarios that walk you through the technologies used in Cisco’s modern Data Center architecture. Whether you are studying for the CCIE Data Center Lab Exam, have an upcoming implementation project with Cisco’s Nexus switches or Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), or simply want to gain hands-on experience with these cutting-edge technologies, this workbook is for you.

The tasks in this workbook are all individually focused advanced technology labs that present topics in an easy-to-follow, goal-oriented, step-by-step approach. Every scenario features detailed breakdowns and thorough verifications to help you completely understand the technology.

Our CCIE Data Center Lab workbook is available for purchase here or can be accessed in our All Access Pass.

7. Review what you learned with INE's CCIE Data Center Lab Exam Bootcamp

Our CCIE Data Center Lab Exam Bootcamp is seven full days of in-depth, comprehensive CCIE Data Center Lab Exam training, taught by industry-renowned expert instructors with extensive real-world experience. This course focuses on the hands-on implementation of Nexus NX-OS & ACI for both LAN & SAN switching, as well as the Unified Computing System (UCS). Students have hands-on access to both NX-OS and ACI-based hardware to learn first-hand how to implement data center technologies such as VDCs, vPC, FabricPath, VXLAN, OTV, ACI, Fibre Channel, and FCoE just to name a few. The hardware topology used in this course mimics the one used in the actual CCIE Data Center v2 Lab Exam.

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8. Take & pass your CCIE Data Center Lab Exam

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, contact Cisco. You will need a valid Cisco user account, the identification number you used to register for your written exam, the date you passed your written exam and the score you received on your written exam to register for your lab exam.

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