Just about an hour ago, Cisco made the CCIE Data Center written exam available to be both scheduled and tested. So stop reading this and go schedule your written exam!
Assuming you are now back from scheduling your written, purchase and begin watching our CCIE Data Center Nexus Switching course to prepare for your lab exam, as those videos are now available for streaming and download (the page still notes they are coming, and we will get that updated today, but be sure they are indeed ready for your viewing pleasure). All Access Pass (AAP) customers can view the videos direct via this URL or via the link in their members account. To prepare for the written, get busy reading everything on the CCIE Data Center Recommended Reading List. Also don’t forget that the CCIE Data Center Storage class kicks off next week!

About Mark Snow, CCIE #14073:

Mark Snow has been actively working with data and traditional telephony as a Network Consulting Engineer since 1995, and has been working with Cisco Call Manager and voice-over technology since 1998. Mark has been actively teaching and developing content for the CCIE Voice track since 2005, and the Security track since 2007. Mark's story with both data and voice technology started out quite young, as he began learning around the age of five from his father who was a patented inventor and a research scientist at AT&T Bell Laboratories. Mark started out on Unix System V and basic analog telephony, and went on from there to large data networking projects with technologies such as Banyan Vines, IPX and of course IP, and large phone systems such as Nortel 61c, Tadiran Coral, Avaya Definity and of course Cisco Unified Communications Manager in both enterprise and 911 PSAP environments across the US and internationally. Mark is also an accomplished pilot and punched his ticket in 2001. When Mark isn't learning, labing, consulting or teaching, he can be found either piloting or possibly jumping out of a perfectly good airplane, hanging off a rock somewhere or else skiing out west. He also might just be enjoying a quiet day at the beach with his wife and two wonderful young kids, Ryleigh and Judah.

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21 Responses to “CCIE DC Written and Nexus Switching Videos are Both Now Available”

  1. Surya says:

    Is ACE still on the track ? Are we supposed to work on a product going out of business ?

  2. Robert says:

    Well that’s just annoying. People will be able to take the test and get their results before those of us that did the beta test will get our results.

  3. GS says:

    Are you guys going to do in depth deep classes like you mentioned during seminar that even VPC and VDC alone can be discussed for 5 days in terms of design goals and potential problems.

    Also will you guys be adding deep dive classes on topics in terms of troubleshooting like from hardware prospective to feature specific?


  4. Deepak says:

    Will you guys be doing classes for lower but more focused level Data Center Specialist Certifications like :

    DCUFI etc

  5. Nadeem Rafi says:

    Does it means DC written and Nexus Switching two products available fully? As i am not able to see DC track in store under my account.

    • We have the Nexus Switching product fully available, but we do not yet have a DC Written-specific product available just yet, however the Nexus Switching product, along with the DC Storage class coming up next week will certainly help prepare you. Nothing can truly replace all of the reading that we mention in the reading list. If you do not yet see the Nexus class under your members account, please email Customer Service at cs@ine.

    • I have both books they are really good reads. At only $10-$30, I would recommend them. They’re both written by Silvano Gai who has over 30 actual patents and 50 more pending. He’s the author of RFCs including those dealing with FCoE. Both books are fairly small and quick reads. Also, Brian McGahan will be covering all this information beginning on Monday in his CCIE DC Storage class. There are tons of Cisco white papers on their website that cover most of this as well.

  6. Sumit says:

    Mark… any updates on rack rentals and workbook?

    • Hi Sumit,

      We are still working to get the hardware together for our rack rentals. We are also in the process of writing the labs (again, they won’t be called workbooks moving forward, but rather a series of different difficulty levels of labs). Sorry I don’t have more concrete information for you at the moment, but just keep watching this blog. Information will be forthcoming.

  7. Sumit says:

    Thanks a ton Mark,

    I and i think lot of other probable CCIE DC takers are waiting for affordable rack rentals…

    Thanks again, will stay tuned to the INE blog for rack rental updates.

    • We completely agree, and we have been getting a whole lot of requests and we are very excited to bring them to the masses. We are actually getting a ton of extra AC power delivered from the grid this Friday night to our own INE Data Center during a scheduled maintenance window just to power these new racks.

  8. Sumit says:

    Thanks Mark,

    good to hear that something is going on to bring the rack rentals to life for CCIE DC..

    Thanks again..

  9. Joshua Walton, CCIE #19763 says:

    I got my DC written beta exam results today.

    RESULT = PASS!!!


  10. stephen skinner says:

    hi , when will the storage video`s be made available ?

    many thanks


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