CCDE - Cisco Certified Design Expert
Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) validates advanced network infrastructure design principles and fundamentals for large networks. With a CCDE certification, a network professional demonstrate an ability to develop solutions which address planning, design, integration, optimization, operations, security and ongoing support focused at the infrastructure level for customer networks.
Step One: CCDE Written Exam
You must pass the two-hour, written qualification exam which covers advanced networking infrastructure design principles and concepts. Once you pass the written exam, you are then eligible to schedule the practical exam.
Step Two: CCDE Practical Exam
The CCDE Practical exam is a design-scenario exam that tests your ability to perform design analysis, justify design requirements, and develop a design implementation based on best practices. The exam will assess your ability to apply your specific body of knowledge into current business problems of technical network design. The topics covered in the Practical exam are located within the exam blueprint. The exam scenarios will change each instance the exam is delivered, however, the topics will remain the same.
The following courses help you prepare for this certification.