The new “Evolving Technology” exam section will have three sections and five tasks. It will be updated with new and emerging technologies as they become available and accepted by industry.
Cloud – With two subdomain topics like “Cloud deployment models” or “Cloud implementations, and operations”.
Network Programmability – will have two subdomains: “Functional Elements of Network Programmability (SDN),” and “Virtualization & Automation in Network Environments”.
Internet of Things – One subtopic is “Architectural framework, deployment considerations for Internet of Things”
Starting July 25, 2016, new written exams for CCIE/CCDE programs will be available with the “Evolving Technology” topic. Candidates will need to prepare for the updated credentials by using recalibrated exam version X.1 (as you can see below).
CCDE Written Exam Topics v2.1 – Evolving Technologies Domain
CCIE Routing & Switching v5.1 Written Exam Topics
CCIE Collaboration v1.1 Written Exam Topics
CCIE Data Center Unified Exam Topics v2.0
CCIE Security v4.1 Written Exam Subjects
CCIE Service Provider v4.1 Written Exam Topics
CCIE Wireless v3.1 Written Exam Topics
If you plan to take the Cisco Expert Level exam before July 25, you should continue to prepare based on the exam topics versions X.0. The exams’ formats, lengths, and numbers will not change when the “Evolving Technology” Section is applied.
The CCIE Data Center v2.0 track will include the first “Evolving Technology” section. Expert-level programs will continue to be updated with new modular or unified exam topics as part of their regular revision.
Below is a detailed study guide to help you prepare for new topics in Emerging Technologies: Evolving Technologies Study Materials
You can already schedule your unified written exam beginning July 25, 2016. All Cisco Expert Level Written Exams are administered at Pearson VUE testing centers. You can also schedule and pay for the exam via the Pearson VUE official website.
Written exams last two hours and include 90-110 multiple-choice questions and simulation queries. Candidates are not permitted to use any reference material while taking the exams.
The lab or practical expert level exams can last up to 9 hours and the format of each exam depends on which certification track you choose. On the CISCO Expert Certifications Official page, you can find detailed information about each CCIE or CCDE exam composition.
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