CCIE Data Center: It’s On Like Donkey Kong

My colleague Mike Crane pointed me to a PDF, and it looks like the CCIE Data Center certification is on, and it’s going to be announced at Cisco Live Australia this month.

This is how I looked when I saw the PDF on CCIE DC

If you go to the Ciscolive Virtual Session catalog (you can sign up to the site for free), and take a look at BRKCRT-1612. It lists the topics covered in the blueprint as:

  • Cisco Nexus 7000, 5000, 2000, 1000v
  • Cisco ACE 4710 (and presumably the GSS)
  • Cisco MDS
  • UCS
  • Catalyst 3750 (really?)

Pretty much what we expected, although there’s no WAAS (which surprised me). The ACE portion also surprised me, as I’d wondered if Cisco was really committed to the ACE. If it’s going to be in the CCIE DC track, they’re locked in to the ACE line for years.

But yeah, I’m so into this. The only CCIE track before DC that was even remotely relevant to what I do was Storage. If I went for the R&S it would represent maybe 20% of what I do, with 80% being fairly extraneous. DC is right up my alley.

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7 Responses to CCIE Data Center: It’s On Like Donkey Kong

  1. Cody burger says:

    I feel like a little kid on Christmas. I have to know when this is available.

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  3. Guess I need to take an ACE class… wonder if I know anyone who teaches them? ;)

  4. Vikas says:

    WoW Awesome Update !

  5. Peter Foppen says:

    Cisco WAAS used to be Datacenter, but it is now part of the Borderless Networks portfolio.

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  7. Krunal says:

    Sad to see Nexus 7009, 5548 and UCS-6248 as products they are going to test on. Very hard to build lab with cheap hardwares like Nexus 7010 Lab bundle, 5010 and UCS-6100.

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