The Data Center Engineer has a unique role in a company's IT ecosystem.

Data centers are rich and complex in nature, and require the individuals operating them to stretch beyond their comfort zone to fully understand them and exploit the potential of virtualization and the cloud. Server, network and storage administrators and engineers have all been pushed to adapt to significant technological advances in the data center field. Cisco has been evolving its training to guide and support partners and customers through the data center journey, aligning the data center curriculum to the major technology pillars of Cisco Unified Data Center architecture, Unified Computing, and Unified Fabric.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How do these updated courses improve my knowledge of the Cisco Data Center products?

A: The updated Cisco Data Center Specialist courses are part of a broader curriculum. The program consists of a large library of product training courses that include the Nexus products (Nexus 1000, 2000, 5000, and 7000). The product training courses also complement the instruction that is provided in the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing and Network Infrastructure implementation and design courses, supplying additional instruction for individuals that want to obtain additional depth of Data Center skill.

Q: What are the differences between the old curriculum and the new curriculum?

A: The new course content and lab materials will help candidates configure the latest Cisco Data Center solutions, including the Nexus, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B and C Series, and UCS Manager v1.3. In addition, the updated courses include the latest evaluation, design, and troubleshooting best practices. The new exams include:


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