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CCIE Data Center Certification Curriculum

1. Data Center L2/L3 Connectivity – 20%

1.1 Layer 2 technologies

  • Link Aggregation
  • vPC
  • PortChannel
  • Tagging/Trunking
  • Static Path binding
  • Spanning Tree Protocol
  • PVST
  • MST

1.2 Routing Protocols and features

  • OSPF (v2 and v3)
  • Authentication
  • Adjacencies
  • Network types and Area Types
  • LSA Types
  • Route Aggregation/Summarization
  • Route Redistribution
  • ISIS
  • Adjacencies
  • Single area, single topology
  • Network types, Levels and Router types       
  • NSAP addressing
  • Point-to-point, broadcast
  • BGP
  • Path Selection
  • External and Internal Peering
  • Route reflectors and Route Server
  • Peer Templates
  • Multi-Hop EBGP
  • Route Aggregation/Summarization
  • Route Redistribution
  • BFD
  • FHRP

1.3 Multicast protocols

  • PIM
  • Sparse Mode
  • BiDir
  • Static RP, BSR, AutoRP, PhantomRP
  • IPv4 PIM Anycast
  • IPv4 Anycast RP using MSDP
  • IGMP
  • IGMPv2, IGMPv3
  • IGMP Snooping
  • IGMP Querier

2.0 Data Center Fabric Infrastructure - 15%

2.1 Physical fabric components

    • Fabric Discovery
    • Controllers/Network Managers
    • Switches

2.2 Fabric policies

  • Access Policies
  • Multi Tenancy
  • Monitoring Policies

2.3 Tenant Policies

  • Application profiles and EPGs
  • Networking
  • Security

2.4 Fabric Monitoring

  • Faults
  • Events
  • Health indicators
  • Audit Logs

2.5 Virtual Networking

  • vSphere VDS

3.0 Data Center Fabric Connectivity - 15%

3.1 VRF lite

3.2 L3Out

  • OSPF
  • Authentication
  • Adjacencies
  • Network types and Area Types
  • Route Redistribution
  • BGP
  • AS manipulation
  • External and Internal Peering
  • Route reflectors
  • Route Redistribution
  • Transit Routing

3.3 Inter Fabric connectivity

  • Multi-Pod
  • Multi-Site
  • Virtual POD
  • remote Leaf

3.4 Overlays


4.0 Data Center Compute - 15%

4.1 Compute Resources

  • UCSM Policies, Profiles and Templates
  • Hyperflex

4.2 Compute Connectivity

  • SAN/LAN uplinks
  • Rack server integration
  • Port Modes

5.0 Data Center Storage Protocols - 10%

5.1 FC and FCoE

    • Zoning
    • NPV/NPIV
    • Trunking
    • Portchannel
    • Load Balancing

5.2 iSCSI

  • Authentication
  • Multipathing

5.3 RoCE v2 over IP Networks

6. Data Center Security & Network Services - 10%

6.1 Security features

  • ACL's
  • First Hop Security
  • Port security
  • Private VLANs
  • Contracts

6.2 RBAC

  • Radius
  • LDAP
  • AAA

6.3 Network Services Insertion and Redirection

  • Policy Based Routing
  • Policy Based Redirection
  • Inter VRF communication
  • Route Targets
  • Prefix Lists

6.4 Services

  • Flow/Telemetry Export
  • SPAN
  • SNMP
  • Syslog
  • DHCP

6.5 Traffic management

  • Queueing
  • Policing
  • Classification/Marking
  • Scheduling
  • CoPP

7. Data Center Automation & Orchestration - 15%

7.1 Data center tasks using scripts (Python and Ansible)

7.2 Data Center Automation and Orchestration using tools

  • DCNM
  • UCSD
  • Tasks
  • Workflows
  • Catalog
  • Inter-sight
  • Cloud-Center Suite
  • Applications
  • Deployments
  • Action Orchest

CCIE Data Center Exam Details

The CCIE Data Center v2.1 lab exam was aimed at covering the following topics:

Cisco Data Center L2/L3 Connectivity
Cisco Data Center Network Services
Data Center Storage Networking and Computer
Data Center Automation and Orchestration
Data Center Fabric Infrastructure

CCIE Data Center v3 will assess the following topics:

DomainLab Exam (%)
Data Center L2/L3 Connectivity20%
Data Center Fabric Infrastructure15%
Data Center Fabric Connectivity15%
Data Center Compute15%
Data Center Storage Protocols and Features10%
Data Center Security and Network Services10%
Data Center Automation and Orchestration15%

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CCIE Data Center Exam Description

Cisco knowledge Center Core Technologies v1.0 (DCCOR 350-601) examination may be a 120-minute examination related to the CCNP data Center, CCIE data Center, and Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Core certifications. Data of implementing core data center technologies as well as network, computer, Implementing and in operation Cisco knowledge Center Core Technologies, storage network, automation, and security can be tested candidate for examination.

For the content likely to be included on the exam needs the following topics are general guidelines. The entire network lifecycle, unless explicitly specified otherwise within this document your knowledge, skills and abilities on these topics will be tested throughout.

CCIE Data Center v3.0 Lab Exam

The Cisco CCIE Data Center lab Exam is an eight-hour duration of exam. This is hands-on exam that requires candidate to plan, design, deploy, operate, and optimize complex Data Center networks.

CCIE Data Center (v3.0)

Equipment and Software List

The practical examination tests candidates on solutions which will be designed victimization the below instrumentality and code versions. Candidates may even see more code versions throughout their try however can solely be tested on options that are supported within the list below.

Passing the examination needs a depth of understanding troublesome to get while not active expertise. Early in your preparation you must organize access to instrumentality and code kind of like that used on the examination. 


For CCIE Data Center doesn’t require formal stipulations, however you must have a decent understanding of the examination topics before taking the examination.

CCIE candidates are counseled to possess 5 to seven years of expertise with planning, deploying, operative and optimizing knowledge center technologies and solutions before taking the examination.


The average initial salary of a CCIE data practitioner is worth $85000 per annum. Evolution of data center technologies is providing abundant need for professionals. Earning a certificate will help you to get job opportunities as hiring decisions are highly influenced by the certifications

Passing of two exams is essential criteria to attain the certification. Written exam and hands on lab exam are the ones.

Exam Name

CCIE Data Center Written Exam

Exam Number

400-151 CCIE DC

Exam Price

$450 USD


120 minutes

Number of Questions


Passing Score

Variable (750-850 / 1000 Approx.)

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