Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) certifies the expert-level skills required to plan, prepare, operate, monitor, and troubleshoot complex data center networks. Professionals who achieve CCIE Data Center certification have demonstrated their technical skills at the highest level.
|There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification.|
|STEPS TO CERTIFICATION|
Step 1: CCIE Data Center Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam covering concepts and equipment commands related to packet-based networking infrastructure, before you are eligible to schedule the lab exam.
|Associated Certifications:||CCIE Data Center|
|Duration:||120 minutes (90-110 questions)|
Step 2: CCIE Data Center Lab Exam
The lab exam is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires you to configure and troubleshoot a series of complex networks to given specifications. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE Data Center lab exam.
|CCIE certifications are valid for two years and must be recertified every two years thereafter.|