Hi all I have some doubts concerning
Specialist certification data center.
i am certified CCNA / CCDA and and I'm planning to certify Date
Center Design Specialist (642-971).
1 - there are no official books, the only guide that I
found is the design guide pdf 2.5 of Cisco. (someone knows
tell other material?)
2 --To renew the certification DataCenter Design Specialist, I must again overcome the specific examination or any examination is sufficient to overcome a 642-x
Thanks to all
Firstly, i don't think you should doubt a specialist certification. this just creates more focus and with Data Centers on the rise globally it's really not a bad investment.
Secondly, i would suggest you get Data Center Fundamentals Cisco Press, Campus Network Design Cisco Press and Top Down Network Design.
Thirdly,the 642 exams should recertify all exams.
Good luck with the exam. If you need any help let me know.
my question for recertification of specialist level remain, the link below confirms my doubts :
Complete one of the following recertification options every two years:
Achieving or recertifying CCDE or any CCIE automatically extends your active Specialist certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.
therefore seems that not enough to give any exam code 642 to certify a level specialist? uffff .... Someone knows more about it?
Common sense suggests that Gsalus is right, then every 642 re-certification exam all certifications (associations and specialist).
X GSauls I read your profile, you have many empowered by CCDA certification specialist, the achievement of the last examination specialist, previous specialist certifications were all automatically renewed for another two years?
i must apologise for mis-understanding your question.
i thought you wanted to do a Specialist exam to recertify your CCDA or CCNA,
You cannot recertify a specialist exam with a 642.... you must rewrite your specialist exam or pass your CCIE, CCDE.
Sorry about the misunderstanding.... This is why i said to have the specialist cert would not hurt at all.
Are you interested in Specialising in Data Center???
I would be interested but if I can renew with a 642, I think I will dedicate to the composite (642-892), hoping that Cisco CCDP professional exams do not change soon...
I don't think they will change it soon.
i'm busy with the composite as well so that i can achieve my CCNP, IP an DP at the same time as i have completed my other exams.