The Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) is for expert-level network design engineers, expert-level network leads of IT infrastructure teams, and expert-level network leads of architecture teams working in job roles that require them to translate business needs, budget, and operational constraints into the design of a converged solution. The CCDE curriculum prepares designers to develop design solutions at the infrastructure level for large customer networks. Network engineers holding an active CCDE certification are recognized for their expert-level knowledge and skills in network infrastructure design. The deep technical networking knowledge that a CCDE brings ensures that they are well qualified to address the most technically challenging network infrastructure design assignments.
This certification is intended for candidates who have day-to-day responsibilities for designing an IP network. It recognizes senior-level infrastructure design and architecture expertise in the marketplace and gives senior operations and support network engineers a validated professional development path for moving into a network architecture role that participates in business strategy.
The CCDE Advanced Design Workshop will prepare candidates for the practical lab exam, which must be passed in order to achieve full CCDE certification.
Candidates must first pass a written qualification exam and then the corresponding practical exam. You must pass the practical exam within three years of passing the written exam in order to achieve certification. Your first lab attempt must be made within 18 months. CCDE certifications are valid for two years and must be re-certified every two years thereafter.
To re-certify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
- Pass any current CCIE Written Exam OR CCIE lab exam, or
- Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
- Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.
Cisco created the CCDE program to recognize senior-level network designers and architects. The program also gives senior operations and support network engineers a validated professional development path for moving into a network architecture role that participates in business strategy.
The CCDE certification is intended for candidates who have day-to-day responsibilities for designing an IP network.
- Course Overview
- Exam Overview
- Technologies Covered - Study Material
- Books to Study
- OSPF Design and Optimization Concepts
- OSPF Specific Scenario & Discussion
- IS-IS Design and Optimization
- IS-IS Specific Scenario & Discussion
- Day 3:
- BGP Design and Optimization
- BGP Specific Scenario & Discussion
- MPLS Design and Optimization
- MPLS Specific Scenario & Discussion
- Other Technologies:
- Network Management
Class hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.