CCDE Certification Written and Practical Exams Revised to Version 2.0
Candidates who are intending to take practical exams on March 29, 2012 or later should prepare using the CCDE Practical Exam Topics v2.0, the CCDE Practical v2.0 Exam Preparation Checklist and the CCDE Written Exam Topics v2.0. The CCDE Practical Exam v2.0 is scheduled for its first administration on March 29, 2012. The CCDE Written Exam v2.0 is scheduled for release in all worldwide testing centers on March 29, 2012. Both v1.0 exams will be replaced with v2.0 at that time.
The revised CCDE written and practical exams covers advanced network infrastructure design principles and fundamentals, including analysis of design requirements, development of network design and related implementation plan, and validation and optimization of network design. Focus is placed on the Layer 3 control plane, with additional emphasis on the Layer 2 control plane, network virtualization, and other design considerations such as Quality of Service (QoS), network management, security, and access technologies (e.g. wireless, optical, and SAN fabric deployment).