Evolving Technologies 1.1 Free Study Resources – Cisco Live Presentations

May 5, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Evolving Technologies

Here are the free Cisco Live presentation resources for the August 30, 2018 update (1.1) to the Evolving Technologies section of the Expert Level written exams.


BRKCCIE-3352 – The Next-Generation CCIE

TNKCLD-1004 – From Convergence to Cloud

BSOGEN-1002 – Cloud Security Lessons Learned

BRKCLD-2000 – Cloud Types and Security – What They Mean to You and Your Company

BRKSEC-2404 – Effective Cloud Security Made Simple – Cloud Security Reimagined with Cloudlock

BRKCLD-2008 – Multi-Cloud and Application Centric Modeling, Deployment and Management with Cisco CloudCenter

DEVNET-1179 – Migrating Cloud Applications with CloudCenter

BRKSDN-2115 – Introduction to Containers and Container Networking

BRKCRS-3811 – Cisco SD-Access – Policy Driven Manageability

BRKNMS-2309 – Introduction to NFV Orchestration Using ETSI Standard

DEVNET-1198 – CloudCenter for Developers

DEVNET-1651 – Hybrid Cloud Automation using Cisco CloudCenter API

BRKCLD-2235 – Deploy a Hybrid, Multi-Cloud Container Environment in Less than an Hour

BRKCLD-2091 – Introduction to Kubernetes on UCS

BRKNMS-2031 – APIC-EM: Evolution from Traditional Management to SDN-Led, Policy-Based Automation

SOLCLD-2012 – Journey to an Agile Cloud Infrastructure with Open Source

BRKDCN-2390 – Kubernetes Container Networking

Network Programmability

BRKDEV-2003 – Programming the Network: Let’s Get Started

BRKRST-2051 – SDN – From Concepts to Reality

BRKSDN-1903 – A Model-Driven Approach to Software Defined Networks with Yang, Netconf/Restconf

BRKNMS-2030 – Onboard Automation with Cisco IOS Embedded Event Manager

BRKRST-1014 – Introduction to Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Programmability

BRKCDN-1005 – Better Network Management Through Network Programmability

Internet of Things

BRKSPM-2007 – Cisco IoT in a 5G World

BRKCRS-2116 – Know How to Deploy Enterprise IoT with Your Catalyst Switches

BRKIOT-2113 – Internet of Things for the Enterprise

BRKCRS-2444 – The Internet of Things: An Architectural Foundation and Its Protocols

BRKIOT-2020 – The Evolution from Machine-to-Machine (M2M) to the Internet of Everything: Technologies and Standards

BRKIOT-2115 – Industrial Security: IT vs. OT Deployment Practices

SOLSEC-1004 – Securing the IoT

BRKIOT-2112 – Architecting Security for the Internet of Things

BRKIOT-1432 – Cisco Kinetic – The Horizontal IoT Data Platform

DEVNET-1068 – Introduction to Developing for Cisco Kinetic – Data Control Module

BRKIOT-2129 – Understanding and Troubleshooting Edge and Fog Fabric Solution

Evolving Technologies Section to Change On August 30, 2018!

May 3, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Evolving Technologies

As promised, the Evolving Technologies section that all expert-level Cisco Certification written exams share will get an update. The version number moves from 1.0 to 1.1. The three major domains remain exactly the same – Cloud, Programmability, and IoT. It is what is covered inside those domains that change.

In this post, I share the new objectives. I will be back tomorrow with your verified list of resources to prep for them!

Here are the new objectives:

A.1    Cloud

A.1.a        Compare and contrast public, private, hybrid, and multi-cloud design considerations
A.1.a.i      Infrastructure, platform, and software as a service (XaaS)
A.1.a.ii      Performance, scalability, and high availability
A.1.a.iii    Security implications, compliance, and policy
A.1.a.iv    Workload migration

A.1.b        Describe cloud infrastructure and operations
A.1.b.i      Compute virtualization (containers and virtual machines)
A.1.b.ii      Connectivity (virtual switches, SD-WAN and SD-Access)
A.1.b.iii      Virtualization functions (NFVi, VNF, and L4/L1)
A.1.b.iv      Automation and orchestration tools (cloud center, DNA-center, and Kubernetes)

A.2 Network Programmability

A.2.a Describe architectural and operational considerations for a programmable network
A.2.a.i Data models and structures (YANG, JSON and XML)
A.2.a.ii Device programmability (gRPC, NETCONF and RESTCONF)
A.2.a.iii Controller based network design (policy driven configuration and northbound/ southbound APIs)
A.2.a.iv Configuration management tools (agent and agent-less) and version control systems (Git and SVN)

A.3 Internet of Things

A.3.a Describe architectural framework and deployment considerations for Internet of Things (IoT)
A.3.a.i IoT technology stack (IoT Network Hierarchy, data acquisition and flow)
A.3.a.ii IoT standards and protocols (characteristics within IT and OT environment)
A.3.a.iii IoT security (network segmentation, device profiling, and secure remote access)
A.3.a.iv IoT edge and fog computing (data aggregation and edge intelligence)

IPv6 Quiz – Cisco Bias

January 16, 2018 at 7:49 pm


This latest quiz is focused on IPv6 with a bias to Cisco Systems. These questions are what one could expect on a CCNP or CCIE exam across various tracks. Enjoy!

IPv6 Quiz - Cisco Bias

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CCIE R&S Prep Club – Preregistration

January 2, 2018 at 9:59 pm

Are you one of the readers that are planning to sign up for CCIE R&S Personal Training here at AJSnetworking.com? Preregistration for this service is now available. This provides our trainer(s) with an opportunity to get to know you and your current status with CCIE R&S studies. Please only complete the form using the link below if you actually plan on signing up for the service.

Here is the link for pre-registration:


Mastering the CCIE Evolving Technologies Section Sample Questions

May 29, 2017 at 3:34 pm


Here is a sample quiz using sample questions from my latest book – Mastering the CCIE Evolving Technologies Section. Have fun and good luck!

Mastering the CCIE Evolving Technologies Section

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