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Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE)

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This vendor-specific Certification is Offered By:
Cisco Systems
San Jose, CA USA
Phone: 800-553-6387
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Skill Level: Advanced                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $1850 (shortest track)               

Summary:
For individuals who develop solutions which address planning, design, integration, optimization, operations, security and ongoing support focused at the infrastructure level for customer networks. This prestigious credential recognizes expertise of network designers who can support the increasingly complex networks of global organizations by effectively translating business strategies into evolutionary technical strategies.

Initial Requirements:
There are no prerequisite certifications.

First you must pass a 2-hour written CCDE qualification exam ($350). Then you must pass an 8-hour hands-on practical exam ($1500). The written exam covers network design in the areas of routing, tunneling, Quality of Service (QoS), management, cost, capacity, and security. The 8-hour practical exam tests your ability to perform design analysis, justify design requirements, and develop a design implementation based on best practices. Training is available but not required.

Continuing Requirements:
CCDE certifications remain valid for two years.

To recertify. pass any CCIE written or lab exam or the current CCDE written or practical exam, or pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review within the 24 month period immediately preceding your current recertification deadline. Having an active CCIE, CCDE, or CCAr certification automatically extends your active Associate, Professional, Specialist, and Expert level certification(s) up to the point of expiration of the last certification achieved.


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