Cisco Certified Design Expert Certification

Cisco Certified Design Expert Certification


The CCDE certification includes sophisticated, multi-vendor network design principles, theory and analysis as well as strategic architecture concepts that go beyond the network addition. The CCDE certification, which is equivalent to the award-winning certification CCIE (R), offers an award for the growing number of networking experts who have profound knowledge in the field of infrastructure designs and thus are able to evaluate business requirements to a network and implement these requirements into effective network designs.

The CCDE certification includes a two-part exam: a qualification exam and a practical exam. The qualification exam 352-001 is a two-hour multiple-choice test that checks the basic knowledge of theories, principles, protocols and technologies for networks. The qualifying examination is already available worldwide in Pearson VUE testing facilities. The second (practical) exam is an eight-hour practical, scenario-based exam. Required for a CCDE certification is the written exam and the practical exam.

In addition to intensive self-study course out more on particular subjects, and participation in a Preparation Lab recommended – To achieve this certification, are – Built on the expertise of professionals (CCDP).

Course recommendations for specialization:

• QOS – Implementing Cisco Quality of Service
• IPv6FD – IPv6 Fundamentals, Design and Deployment

Test Preparation & Preparation Lab

CCDE Theory – The theory test
Written Exam 352-001

CCDE – The practical test
Practical Exam 352-011

CCDE Theory

The theoretical examination

The CCDE® certification was introduced by Cisco in 2008 and quickly developed into a recognized and prestigious certification in the network environment. The CCDE® certification, the candidate compared to other CCIE certifications prior comparable and sometimes higher requirements, so you will be an expert knowledge and skills in the field of Network Infrastructure Design certified. It shows that a CCDE for the highest demands on the network design is ready.
The test questions are continuously revised and updated. The existence of sophisticated, written exam (Exam 352-001) is a prerequisite for admission to the practical exam.

Course Content

The course prepares students for the CCDE® certification. The exact contents of the course are thereby adapted to the requirements of the theory test and include the following aspects:

• IP routing
• Tunneling
• QoS
• Management
• Security


The practical test

Candidates for the CCDE Design must prove their comprehensive practical experience to the design of network solutions with Cisco components in a one-day Practical Exams. Unlike the Lab Exams, it is not about the configuration or troubleshooting of devices in a test network, but about solving design tasks based on customer requirements. This is done as part of a PC-based simulation. The requirements and other information in the form of e-mails, network diagrams and other documents are made available, and the candidate will be guided step by step through the tasks. The examination is held exclusively at selected test centers. Only candidates who have the CCDE Written Exam passed 352-001, are admitted to the Practical Exam 352-011.

Course Content

The course focuses on the practical preparations for the Practical Exam 352-011 for CCDE. Contents include:

• Requirements for a network to collect, clarify and evaluate
• Functional specifications derived from the requirements
• Designing a network design from the functional specifications
• Plan the implementation of design changes
• Justify of design decisions and the choice of technology