To earn CCIE Data Center, you pass two exams: a qualifying exam and hands-on lab exam.
Step 1: Pass the qualifying exam
Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR 350-601)
The qualifying exam, Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies, focuses on your knowledge of data center infrastructure.
The qualifying exam earns a specialist certification, so you can get recognized for your accomplishments along the way.
Step 2: Pass the lab exam
CCIE Data Center v3.0
This 8-hour hands-on lab exam covers the end-to-end lifecycle of complex data center networks, from designing and deploying to operating and optimizing.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE Data Center, but you should have a good understanding of the exam topics before taking the exam.
CCIE candidates are recommended to have five to seven years of experience with designing, deploying, operating and optimizing data center technologies and solutions prior to taking the exam.
- Lab Exam Time: Total 8 Hours
- Lab Exam consist of 2 parts: Module 1 & Module 2
- Module 1 (Design): 3 Hours
Scenario Based Questions (MCQ | Drag & Drop)
- Module 2 (Deploy | Operate | Optimize): 5 Hours
Actual Practical Exam