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CCIE Data Center v2.

0 (Unified Exam Topics)
Exam Description:

The Cisco CCIE Data Center Written Exam (400-151) verison 2.0 is a two-hour test with 90-110 questions
that validate professionals who have the expertise to design, implement, diagnose, and troubleshoot
complex Data Center technologies. Understands the requirements of Data Centers, how different
components in the Data Center interoperate, and ability to translate it into the device configurations.
The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed.
The Cisco CCIE Data Center Lab Exam verison 2.0 is an eight-hour, hands-on exam which requires a
candidate to configure, diagnose, and troubleshoot a series of complex Data Center scenarios for a given
specification. Knowledge of troubleshooting is an important skill and candidates are expected to
diagnose and solve issues as part of the CCIE lab exam.
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However,
other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the
contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without
notice.
Domain
Number
1.0
2.0
3.0
4.0
5.0
6.0

1.0
1.1

Domain
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

Written Exam
Percentage(%)
24
12
23
13
18
10
Total % 100

Lab Exam
Percentage(%)
27
13
26
14
20
N/A
100

Cisco Data Center L2/L3 Technologies
Design Implement and Troubleshoot Complex Layer 2 Technologies
1.1.a Design, Implement and Troubleshoot Highly Available and redundant topologies
for example vPC, fabricpath, STP
1.1.b Design, Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Layer 2 overlays for example
VXLAN, OTV, EVPN
1.1.c Design, Implement and Troubleshoot Network management protocols for
example PTP, NTP, DNS, DHCP
1.1.d Design, Implement and Troubleshoot Traffic management for example queuing,
policing, shaping

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CIFS 3.2. RP.1. Implement and Troubleshoot Monitoring services for example Netflow. PBR.1. iSCSI. boot policies.b Configure and Troubleshoot infrastructure to support File Storage Protocols for example NFS.2.1 Data Center Storage Networking and Compute Configure and Troubleshoot Data Center Storage Protocols 3.2.2.3. vPATH. Implement and Troubleshoot Routing Protocols and features for example OSPF. FCoE. Implement and Troubleshoot Complex Layer 3 Technologies 1. Implement and Troubleshoot Service Insertion and Redirection 2. ip source guard 1.1. Implement and Troubleshoot layer 3 security features for example CoPP.3. LISP 1.2. Configure and Troubleshoot infrastructure to support Block Storage Protocols for example FC. BSR 1.a Design.a Design.a Implement and Troubleshoot Compute policies and pools for example SAN/LAN policies.b Analyze and Troubleshoot Compute resources using tools such as UCS Central. MACsec.4.0 2.d Design. private vlans 1. Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Storage Networking Features 3. Inc.c Design. Implement and Troubleshoot layer 2 security features for example port security.3. Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Storage Networking Features for example zoning. Implement and Troubleshoot network services for example policy drivenL4-L7 services 3. ITD.4 Design. Implement and Troubleshoot Multicast protocols for example PIM. ISIS. DAI. multihop technologies 3.2 Design.e Design.a Describe.2 Design. This document is Cisco Public. Implement and Troubleshoot policy driven External Fabric Connectivity for example L2/L3 connectivity 2. Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Compute Connectivity for example SAN/LAN uplinks.2. BFD 1. ACL's. rack server integration.a Design.1. Implement and Troubleshoot Service Insertion and Redirection for example LB. ACL. DCB 3. UCSM 3.3 Implement and Troubleshoot Compute resources 3.0 3. IBGP.2. appliance ports 2015 Cisco Systems. Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Compute Connectivity 3. IGMP. RISE 2. MBGP. 1.2 Design.a Design.a Design. Implement and Troubleshoot Layer 3 Overlay Protocols for example OTV.1 Cisco Data Center Network Services Design. Implement and Troubleshoot External Fabric Connectivity 1. Implement and Troubleshoot network services 2.a Design.e Design. fabric ports.1. Page 2 . profiles 3.3 Design.b Design.

switches 5.1 Data Center Fabric Infrastructure Design. ISIS. platform. Implement and Troubleshoot Infrastructure policies and elements 5.1.1.0 4.3. MGMT policies 5.b Describe Cloud implementations and operations 6. UCS Central.1. Implement and Troubleshoot policy driven Infrastructure for example interface policies.1.1.2.a Compare and contrast Cloud deployment models 6.1.a (iii) Security and privacy 6.a Describe functional elements of network programmability (SDN) and how they interact 6.2 Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Orchestration Tools 4.0 5.b (i) Automation and orchestration 6.a (iv) Scalability and interoperability 6.0 6.1.b (iv) OpenStack components 6.2.1.2.5. inband mgmt.a Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Orchestration using Tools such as UCSD.2. and software services (XaaS) 6.2 Network Programmability (SDN) 6.a (ii) Performance and reliability 6.a Design.a Describe and Integrate Cisco Cloud technologies into existing Data Center infrastructure using solutions such as Cisco ONE Enterprise cloud Suite 5.a (i) Controllers 2015 Cisco Systems.1.1.1. Implement and Troubleshoot Virtual and Physical End Point Connectivity 3. Page 3 .b (iii) Troubleshooting and management 6. Implement and Troubleshoot policy and non-policy driven Internal Fabric Connectivity 5.a Design.1.a (i) Infrastructure.2 Design. This document is Cisco Public.a Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Automation using methods such as REST API implemented by scripting languages including Python 4. Implement and Troubleshoot policy and non-policy driven Internal Fabric connectivity for example ECMP.2.2. Implement and Troubleshoot Virtual and Physical End Point Connectivity 4.3.b Configure and Troubleshoot physical infrastructure components for example controllers.1 Data Center Automation and Orchestration Implement and Troubleshoot Data Center Automation 4. Inc.a Design.b (ii) Workload mobility 6. CPO 4.3 Integrate Cisco Cloud offerings into existing Data Center infrastructure 4. VXLAN 5.5 Design.c Analyze and Troubleshoot logical infrastructure elements using health indicators 6.1 Evolving Technologies Cloud 6.

2. Inc. reliability and scalability 6.2.a (iv) Standards and compliance 6. AFV) 6. availability.2.2.3.3.3 Internet of Things (IoT) 6.a (iii) Security and privacy 6.a (i) Performance.a (iii) 6.a (v) Migration 6.3.a (ii) 6.b (iii) Service function chaining 6.2.a (iv) 6.b (i) DevOps methodologies.2.b (ii) Network/application function virtualization (NFV.2. tools and workflows 6.3.a (vi) Environmental impacts on the network 2015 Cisco Systems. Page 4 .a (v) 6.3. and scaling considerations 6.2.6. Southbound protocols Describe aspects of virtualization and automation in network environments 6.3. This document is Cisco Public.b (iv) Performance.3.a (ii) Mobility 6.a Describe architectural framework and deployment considerations for Internet of Things 6.b APIs Scripting Agents Northbound vs.2.