Cisco 642-996 Exam Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Details of 642-996 DCUFD Exam

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The complete ID of exam is 642-996 DCUFD and the number of questions in the exam is 65-75. The associated certifications of the exam are Cisco Data CenterUnified Fabric Design Specialist and CCNP Data Center Certification.  The exam is available in Japanese and English language.

 CCNP 642-996 Exam Description

The exam is designed to check the knowledge of candidates about the Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric Solution, traffic design concepts, storage and storage network architecture, management architecture, scalability, availability and security.

Cisco CCNP 642-996 Exam Topics

The topics of the exam are given below however the other topics can be included as well

  • Design Methodology -6%
    The knowledge about the development of business trends and top down approach to network design is checked and validated by the exam. Identification of the business requirements driving the Data Center design and determination of the requirements required for creation of a data center solution is required from the candidates.
  • Structure and Modularity of Data Center – 7%
    The description of network architectures for the Data Center LAN and SAN is expected from the candidates. Data center core, aggregation and access layer description is expected from the candidates. The knowledge of migration plan from existing to new infrastructure is checked and validated by the Cisco 642-996 Exam.
  • Troubleshooting the Storage Area Network in Cisco Data Center – 13%
    The description of IPv4/IPv6 Addressing, data center server deployment topologies and virtualization technologies is required to be done by the candidates. Identification of Considerations in a routing protocol of Data Center is expected from the candidates.
  • Data Center Core layer Designing – 10%
    The ability to design collapsed data center core layer and designing for the traffic flows in the core layer of data center is checked and validated by the exam. The selection of appropriate modules and platforms to be used in the core layer of data center is expected from the candidates.
  • Data Center Aggregation Layer Designing – 11%
    The candidates are asked to design the traffic flows in the aggregation layer of a data center. Identification of the performance requirements, availability and scalability in the aggregation layer of a Data Center is required from the candidates while taking this exam.
  • Data Center Access Layer Designing – 22%
    The designing of a  topology and cabling plan for the access layer of a Data Center and virtualization into the data center access layer is expected to be done by the candidates. Selection of the appropriate modules and platforms in the access layer of a data center is also asked to be done.
  • Storage and SAN Solution Designing – 15%
    The description of SAN Solution topologies, description of data replication, connecting the SAN Unified Fabric and block vs. filter is required to be done by the candidates. The ability to identify the storage requirements for creation of a Cisco virtualized data center solution is checked and validated by the 642-996 exam.
  • Security Considerations into a Data Center Designing – 8%
    The ability of securing the Data Center infrastructure and securing the data center network connectivity is checked and measured by the exam.
  • Network Management Considerations into a Data Center Designing – 8%
    The designing of a network data collection strategy for a data center and description of the management tools specific to Cisco data center network and common industry is required.

Preparation Tips for Cisco 642-996 Exam

  1. Prepare not only the listed topics but all associated topics expected to appear in the exam also.
  2. Understand the scenario of questions and practice answering them accordingly
  3. Prepare with the practice exam to be successful

Guaranteed Success by preparing with 642-996 Practice Exam

642-996 practice exam increases the chances of your success by making you ready for real exam in the best way. The practice exam is an ideal combination of knowledge and experience that offers you a chance to prepare for the exam in a simulated real exam scenario. When you prepare in the simulated real exam scenario your performance in the real exam also improves and you pass it in the first attempt. You can be your own tutor with the practice exam by seeking help of its self-assessment feature to check how well you are prepared for the exam.

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