What is in the CCDE Practical exam blueprint ?
If you passed CCDE Written ( 352-001 ) already, practical exam is the only barrier between you and certificate !
Below blueprint is the first step for your CCDE journey.
You will know that what are the concepts which you need to be an expert !
If you are still considering whether you will continue with the CCDE or another track ?
Maybe CCIE DC ?
I am receiving this question quite often !
Should I study for CCIE DC or CCDE ?
If you are about to decide CCDE, you need to pass CCDE Written exam first !
You can access CCDE Written exam ( 352-001 ) blueprint from here.
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CCDE Practical Exam v2.0 Blueprint
1 Analyze design requirements
1.01 Analyze business requirements, conflicts, and constraints
- 1.01.1 Op-Ex and Cap-Ex
- 1.01.2 Project goals
- 1.01.3 Lifecycle and return on investment (ROI)
- 1.01.4 Business environment
- 1.01.5 Compliance and policy
1.02 Analyze technical requirements, conflicts, and constraints
- 1.02.1 Application requirements
- 1.02.2 Compliance and policy
1.03 Analyze physical requirements
- 1.03.1 Topology implications
- 1.03.2 Operational requirements
- 1.03.3 Analyze business and technical risks
1.04 Analyze existing network
- 1.04.1 Network documentation
- 1.04.2 Network infrastructure and its impact on network design
2 Develop network designs
2.01 Identify the technology to resolve a specific design problem
- 2.01.1 Functional specifications
- 2.01.2 Network designs
- 2.01.3 Operational considerations
2.02 Analyze the impact on the existing network and services
- 2.02.1 Functional specifications
- 2.02.2 Network designs
- 2.02.3 Operational considerations
2.03 Incorporate best practices within the network design
- 2.03.1 Avoidance of over-engineering
- 2.03.2 Consistent and modularized solution sets throughout the network
- 2.03.3 Industry best practices
2.04 Incorporate business requirements within the network design
- 2.04.1 Op-Ex and Cap-Ex
- 2.04.2 Lifecycle and return on investment (ROI)
- 2.04.3 Compliance and policy
3 Implement network design
3.01 Analyze implementation options
- 3.01.1 Impact on design
- 3.01.2 Impact on performance, availability, and network management
- 3.01.3 Impact on the business
- 3.01.4 Risk and consequence for a given implementation plan
3.02 Design and implementation plan
- 3.02.1 Interdependencies between services, failure domains, and other architectural elements
- 3.02.2 Implementation timeline and steps
- 3.02.3 Contingency plans for network restoration
4 Validate and optimize network design
4.01 Analyze design choices based on specifications
- 4.01.1 Impact of implementing changes to the original design
- 4.01.2 Impact of different design solutions created by new drivers
4.02 Validate design
- 4.02.1 Test strategy
- 4.02.2 Performance metrics and baselines
4.03 Optimize design