Cisco CCDE® Practical Exam is an 8-hour, scenario-based exam that will validate that professionals have the expertise to gather and clarify network functional requirements, develop network designs to meet functional specifications, develop an implementation plan, convey design decisions and their rationale, and possess expert-level network infrastructure knowledge. The exam is closed book, and no outside reference materials are allowed.
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.
1.0 Analyze Design Requirements
1.1 Analyze business requirements, conflicts, and constraints
1.2 Analyze technical requirements, conflicts, and constraints
1.3 Analyze physical requirements
1.4 Analyze existing network
2.0 Develop Network Designs
2.1 Identify the technology to resolve a specific design problem
2.2 Analyze the effect on the existing network and services
2.3 Incorporate best practices within the network design
2.4 Incorporate business requirements within the network design
3.0 Implement Network Design
3.1 Analyze implementation options
3.2 Design an implementation plan
4.0 Validate and Optimize Network Design
4.1 Analyze design choices based on specifications
4.2 Validate design
4.3 Optimize design
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