Ethan Banks and Tony Bourke discuss the Cisco Data Center certifications, focusing on the CCNA & CCNP tracks. We take a look at what the tracks cover, who the right candidates are for these tracks, and how to prep. Inevitably, a few rabbit trails are followed as we pontificate about FCoE adoption or lack thereof, Tony’s progress in the CCIE DC track, the value of having Cisco DC certs but no VMware certs, the technology collision in the modern data center as job responsibilities change, and whether or not these tracks are too Cisco-focused.
Oh. And isn’t it about time we move to performance-based testing via challenge labs instead of multiple-choice questions at the professional level certs?