This weekend Mark Snow and I delivered a vSeminar on CCIE Data Center, and INE’s plans for our CCIE DC training product lines. The vSeminar, which is broken down into two sections of about an hour apiece, is now available in its recorded form below for those of you that weren’t able to join us live this weekend.
The first portion of the vSeminar deals with the hardware and software blueprint for the upcoming CCIE DC Written Exam and CCIE DC Lab Exam. Specifically this includes the following:
- Nexus 7009 v6.0(2) w/ SUP1, 10GE F1, 10GE M1
- Nexus 5548 v5.1(3)
- Nexus 2232
- Nexus 1000v v4.2(1)
- UCS 5108 Blade Chassis
- B200 M2 Blade Servers
- 6248UP Fabric Interconnects v2.0(1x)
- 6204 FEX
- UCS C200 Series Server
- Application Control Engine (ACE) 4710 vA5(1.0)
- MDS 9222i v5.2(2)
- Cisco Data Center Manager software v5.2(2)
- 2511 Router & Catalyst 3750 for mgmt access
The next section deals with the technical topics that are within the scope of the exam, and goes through a high level design overview of the hardware platforms and where their software features fit into the modern Data Center design. Specifically we have subdivided the topics into three main topic domains, which are:
- Nexus Switching
Beyond this we talk more about our plans for delivery methods for CCIE Data Center training, the expected release schedule, and additional training domains moving forward. Specifically the four main delivery methods we will be offering are:
- Online & Live Onsite Classes
- Streaming & Downloadable Videos
- DRM free & cross platform support
- Self-Paced Labs
- Rack Rentals
- CCIE DC Nexus Online Bootcamp - (Aug 27th – 31st 2012)
- CCIE DC Storage Online Bootcamp - (Sept 24th – 28th 2012)
- CCIE DC Computing Online Bootcamp - (Oct 29th – Nov 2nd 2012)
More details about other products such as the primer, deep dive, & troubleshooting video series, self-paced labs, rack rentals, and live onsite classes will be available within the next coming days and weeks and will be posted here on our blog.
Let us know what questions you have going forward with CCIE Data Center training, and Data Center focused training in general, as we are as excited about this brand new track addition as you are!
About Brian McGahan, CCIE #8593, CCDE #2013::13:
Brian McGahan was one of the youngest engineers in the world to obtain the CCIE, having achieved his first CCIE in Routing & Switching at the age of 20 in 2002. Brian has been teaching and developing CCIE training courses for over 10 years, and has assisted thousands of engineers in obtaining their CCIE certification. When not teaching or developing new products Brian consults with large ISPs and enterprise customers in the midwest region of the United States.
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