CCIE Written 350-080 Blue Print

As a follow up here is the written  blue print that I have been following.

1.0 Cisco Data Center Architecture

10%

1.1 Describe the Cisco data center architecture

1.2 Describe the products that are used in the Cisco data center architecture

1.3 Describe the Cisco unified I/O solution in access layer

1.4 Determine which platform to select for use in the different data center layers

2.0 Cisco Data Center Infrastructure-Cisco NX-OS

20%

2.1 Describe Cisco NX-OS features

  • 2.1.a Describe the architecture of Cisco NX-OS
  • 2.1.b Describe Cisco NX-OS process recovery
  • 2.1.c Describe Cisco NX-OS supervisor redundancy
  • 2.1.d Describe Cisco NX-OS systems file management
  • 2.1.e Describe Virtual Output Queuing (VOQ)
  • 2.1.f Describe virtual device contexts (VDCs)
  • 2.1.g Configure and troubleshoot VDCs
  • 2.1.h Describe fabric extension via the Cisco Nexus family

2.2 Design and implement Cisco NX-OS Layer 2 and Layer 3 functionality

  • 2.2.a Describe VLANs
  • 2.2.b Describe PVLANs
  • 2.2.c Describe Spanning Tree protocols
  • 2.2.d Describe port channels and virtual port channels
  • 2.2.e Compare and contrast vPC options
  • 2.2.f Describe basic features of routing protocols in a data center environment
  • 2.2.g Implement jumbo frames end-to-end in a data center
  • 2.2.h Describe Cisco FabricPath
  • 2.2.i Describe VRF-Lite in a data center environment
  • 2.2.j Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show, and debug commands

2.3 Describe multicast

  • 2.3.a Describe multicast operation in a data center environment
  • 2.3.b Describe basic PIM configuration
  • 2.3.c Describe IGMP operation and configuration on the Cisco Nexus platform
  • 2.3.d Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show, and debug commands

2.4 Describe basic Cisco NX-OS security features

  • 2.4.a Describe AAA services
  • 2.4.b Describe RBAC, SSH, and SNMPv3
  • 2.4.c Describe control plane protection and hardware rate limiting
  • 2.4.d Describe IP ACLs, MAC ACLs, and VLAN ACLs
  • 2.4.e Describe port security
  • 2.4.f Describe DHCP snooping, dynamic ARP inspection and IP source guard
  • 2.4.g Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show, and debug commands

2.5 Implement Cisco NX-OS high-availability features

  • 2.5.a Describe first-hop routing protocols
  • 2.5.b Describe graceful restart and nonstop forwarding
  • 2.5.c Describe OTV
  • 2.5.d Describe the ISSU process
  • 2.5.e Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show, and debug commands

2.6 Implement Cisco NX-OS management

  • 2.6.a Describe Cisco DCNM LAN features
  • 2.6.b Implement SPAN and ERSPAN
  • 2.6.c Implement embedded Ethernet analyzer and NetFlow
  • 2.6.d Describe XML for network management and monitoring
  • 2.6.e Describe SNMP for network management and monitoring
  • 2.6.f Describe and implement EEM
  • 2.6.g Describe configuration management in Cisco Data Center Network Manager
  • 2.6.h Describe Smart Call Home
  • 2.6.i Detail connectivity and credentials that are required for Cisco DCNM
  • 2.6.j Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show, and debug commands

3.0 Cisco Storage Networking

15%

3.1 Describe standard-based SAN protocols

  • 3.1.a Describe Fibre Channel standards and protocols
  • 3.1.b Describe SCSI standards and protocols
  • 3.1.c Describe iSCSI standards and protocols
  • 3.1.d Describe FCIP standards and protocols

3.2 Implement the features of Fibre Channel protocols

  • 3.2.a Describe port channel, ISL, trunking, and VSANs
  • 3.2.b Design basic and enhanced zoning
  • 3.2.c Describe Fibre Channel domain parameters
  • 3.2.d Describe Cisco Fabric services and benefits
  • 3.2.e Design and implement proper oversubscription in a Fibre Channel environment
  • 3.2.f Validate proper configuration of Fibre Channel storage-based solutions

3.3 Implement IP storage-based solution

  • 3.3.a Implement FCIP
  • 3.3.b Describe iSCSI and its features
  • 3.3.c Validate proper configuration of IP storage-based solutions

3.4 Design and describe Cisco NX-OS Unified Fabric features

  • 3.4.a Describe Fibre Channel features in the Cisco NX-OS environment
  • 3.4.b Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet protocol and technology
  • 3.4.c Design and implement data center bridging protocol and lossless Ethernet
  • 3.4.d Design and implement QoS features
  • 3.4.e Describe NPV and NPIV features in a Cisco Unified Fabric environment
  • 3.4.f Describe FCoE NPV features
  • 3.4.g Describe different Cisco Unified Fabric Switch modes of operations
  • 3.4.h Describe multihop FCoE
  • 3.4.i Describe and configure universal ports
  • 3.4.j Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show, and debug commands

3.5 Design high-availability features in a standalone server environment

  • 3.5.a Describe server-side high availability in the Cisco Unified I/O environment
  • 3.5.b Describe the converged network adapter that is used in FCoE topologies
  • 3.5.c Configure NIC teaming

3.6 Implement SAN management

  • 3.6.a Describe device manager for element management
  • 3.6.b Describe configuration management in Cisco Data Center Network Manager
  • 3.6.c Describe the connectivity and credentials that are required for DCNM-SAN
  • 3.6.d Describe how to monitor and trend utilization with the DCNM Dashboard

4.0 Cisco Data Center Virtualization

20%

4.1 Implement data center virtualization with Cisco Nexus 1000V

  • 4.1.a Describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V and its role in a virtual server network environment
  • 4.1.b Describe VEM on Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • 4.1.c Describe VSM
  • 4.1.d Describe the Cisco Nexus 1010 physical appliance and components
  • 4.1.e Describe port profiles and use cases in Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • 4.1.f Describe QoS, traffic flow and IGMP snooping in Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • 4.1.g Describe network monitoring on Cisco Nexus 1000V
  • 4.1.h Explain the benefits of DHCP snooping in a VDI environment
  • 4.1.i Describe how to intercept traffic using Cisco vPath and its benefits
  • 4.1.j Describe and implement Cisco Nexus 1000V port channels
  • 4.1.k Describe Virtual Service Domain
  • 4.1.l Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using command line, show, and debug commands

5.0 Cisco Unified Computing System

30%

5.1 Cisco UCS components and architecture

  • 5.1.a Describe Cisco UCS components and architecture
  • 5.1.b Describe the Cisco UCS server deployment and implementation model
  • 5.1.c Describe Cisco UCS management features
  • 5.1.d Describe Cisco UCS connectivity from both LAN and SAN perspectives
  • 5.1.e Describe Cisco UCS high availability
  • 5.1.f Describe what the capability catalog is and how it is used
  • 5.1.g Describe Cisco UCS C-Series integration
  • 5.1.h Describe the functional differences between physical and virtual adapters

5.2 Describe LAN connectivity in a Cisco UCS environment

  • 5.2.a Describe fabric interconnect for LAN connectivity
  • 5.2.b Implement server and uplink ports
  • 5.2.c Describe end-host mode
  • 5.2.d Implement Ethernet switching mode
  • 5.2.e Implement VLANs and port channels
  • 5.2.f Implement pinning and PIN groups
  • 5.2.g Describe disjoint Layer 2 and design considerations
  • 5.2.h Describe QoS options and configuration restrictions
  • 5.2.i Design and verify scalable Cisco UCS systems

5.3 Describe and implement SAN connectivity in a Cisco UCS environment

  • 5.3.a Describe fabric interconnect for SAN connectivity
  • 5.3.b Describe end-host mode
  • 5.3.c Implement NPIV
  • 5.3.d Implement Fibre Channel switch mode
  • 5.3.e Implement Fibre Channel ports for SAN connectivity
  • 5.3.f Implement vHBA
  • 5.3.g Implement VSANs
  • 5.3.h Implement SAN port channels
  • 5.3.i Describe and implement direct-attach storage connectivity options
  • 5.3.j Describe and implement Fibre Channel trunking and SAN pinning

5.4 Describe Cisco UCS resources

  • 5.4.a Describe service profiles in Cisco UCS, including templates and contrast with cloning
  • 5.4.b Describe server resource pools
  • 5.4.c Implement updating and initial templates
  • 5.4.d Describe boot from remote storage
  • 5.4.e Detail best practices for creating pooled objects
  • 5.4.f Explain how to use the Cisco UCS KVM with VMedia and session management
  • 5.4.g Describe local disk options and configuration protection
  • 5.4.h Describe power control policies and their effects

5.5 Describe role-based access control management groups

  • 5.5.a Understand Cisco UCS management hierarchy using using ORG (Organization) and RBAC (Role Based Access Control)
  • 5.5.b Describe roles and privileges
  • 5.5.c Implement integrated authentication

5.6 Cisco UCS troubleshooting and maintenance

  • 5.6.a Understand backup and restore procedures in a Cisco UCS environment
  • 5.6.b Manage high availability in a Cisco UCS environment
  • 5.6.c Describe monitoring and analysis of system events
  • 5.6.d Implement external management protocols
  • 5.6.e Analyze statistical information
  • 5.6.f Understand the system upgrade procedure for Cisco UCS components
  • 5.6.g Describe how to manage BIOS settings
  • 5.6.h Describe memory extension technology

6.0 Cisco Application Networking Services

5%

6.1 Data center application high availability and load balancing

  • 6.1.a Describe standard ACE features for load balancing
  • 6.1.b Describe different server load-balancing algorithms
  • 6.1.c Describe health monitoring and use cases
  • 6.1.d Describe Layer 7 load balancing
  • 6.1.e Describe sticky connections
  • 6.1.f Understand SSL offload in an SLB environment
  • 6.1.g Describe protocol optimization
  • 6.1.h Describe route health injection
  • 6.1.i Describe server load-balancing virtual context and HA
  • 6.1.j Describe server load-balancing management options

6.2 Global load balancing

  • 6.2.a Describe the basic DNS resolution process
  • 6.2.b Describe the benefits of the Cisco global load-balancing solution
  • 6.2.c Describe how the Cisco global load-balancing solution integrates with local Cisco load balancers
  • 6.2.d Implement a Cisco global load-balancing solution into an existing network infrastructure
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