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Data Center Certifications

If you are like me – you are super excited about Data Center technologies and the certifications that encompass them. Why? These certifications are really focused on technologies of the future. For example, who wants STP at layer 2 when you can use Cisco FabricPath? Who would want to run traditional IOS gear when you can run more reliable and preformant next-generation gear?


In this post, I want to provide you with a look at the current Data Center-centric certifications in the market today. As you might guess, I will be creating most, if not all, of these courses/certifications at none other than CBT Nuggets.


CCNA Data Center

200-150 Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

200-155 Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies (DCICT)

CCNP Data Center

300-175 Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)

300-165 Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastrcuture (DCII)

300-170 Implmenting Cisco Data Center Virtualizaion and Automation (DCVAI)

300-160 Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastrcuture (DCID)


300-180 Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastrcuture (DCIT)

CCIE Data Center

400-151 CCIE Data Center

Juniper Networks


JNCIA-Junos (JN0-102)








VMware Certified Professional

VCP 6.5

VMware Certified Advanced Professional

VCAP 6.5

VMware Certified Design Expert


New BGP Modules Arriving at CBT Nuggets


This should be no surprise as you know I am continuing the popular BGP training modules. Here is a recap of the modules available at CBT Nuggets now. These modules assist with all levels of Cisco and Juniper certification, as well as other certs that touch on BGP (too many to mention).

  • BGP Basic Operations
  • BGP Peerings
  • BGP Advertising NLRI

Here is the module I will be finishing this week:

  • BGP Cisco Routing Policy Mechanisms

This module consists of the following Nuggets:

  1. Module Introduction
  2. The BGP Decision Process
  3. Exploring Command Line Results
  4. InQ and OutQ
  5. IOS BGP Processes
  6. NHT, Event, and the Open Processes
  7. Table Versions
  8. Clearing BGP Sessions
  9. Soft Reconfiguration
  10. Route Refresh
  11. Using Distribute Lists
  12. Extended ACLs
  13. Using Prefix Lists
  14. Using MED

The upcoming module I will be working on is:

Scaling BGP

This is a critical topic area (obviously) and covers topics like peer groups, peer templates, communities, scaling functions, and scaling the network. This module returns to an approach of both Cisco and Juniper examples. Enjoy this new upcoming content!