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The Three Layers of Ethernet Fabric Skills

by on ‎12-12-2012 04:41 PM (269 Views)

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Learn Brocade VCS™ Technology One Layer at a Time

 

Brocade University has introduced a 3-layered solution for developing and validating skills on Ethernet fabrics. For those that are new to the technology, and want to discover what all of the talk is about, or for anyone that just wants to satisfy some curiosity, “take a bite” out of the bottom layer first.

 

The Brocade Accredited Ethernet Fabric Specialist (Exam # 160-200) covers the basic concepts of Ethernet fabrics, standards and technologies and use cases. All of the training material, which consists of the Fabrics 101 course and video presentation, is freely available through MyBrocade in this document. You will learn about why Brocade VCS fabrics have emerged as an attractive solution to the challenges of virtualization and cloud architectures, offering dramatic improvements over the inefficiencies, inherent limitations, and management challenges of classic hierarchical Ethernet networks. The exam is based on the course materials, and is web-delivered through Kryterion. On the exam there are 30 questions, with a 60-minute time limit and the passing score is 75%. Success at this level will prepare anyone to climb higher.

 

At the second layer, the opportunity exists to master a deeper skill set with Brocade VCS fabrics. The Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Engineer (Exam #150-620) asks the candidate to be able to demonstrate knowledge of Ethernet fabric concepts, Brocade Ethernet fabric products and be able to install, configure, manage and troubleshoot Brocade Ethernet fabrics. The recommended preparation for this exam includes the CEF 200 Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Engineerclass, as well as some hands-on time with the products. In the class you will learn how to install, configure and troubleshoot Brocade VDX switches, as well as discuss Multipathing, eNS, AMPP and vLAGs. Two additional study aids include the CEFE 101-WBT BCEFE Knowledge Assessment (practice exam) and the free official exam preparation guide,BCEFE in a Nutshell. The exam is based on the course materials, and is delivered through Pearson VUE at any of their worldwide testing centers. On the exam there are 60 questions, with a 90-minute time limit and the passing score is 66%. Once this level has been mastered, it is time to proceed on to the peak.

 

At the top layer, mastery of advanced Brocade VCS technology concepts can be achieved. The new Brocade Certified Ethernet Fabric Professional (Exam #150-810), asks the candidate to be able to design, install, configure, manage, and perform troubleshooting of Brocade Ethernet fabrics with assistance from documentation and technical support. The recommended preparation for this exam includes the new CEFP 300-WBT Advanced Ethernet Fabric Administration course, as well as some hands-on time with the products and NOS v3.0. In the class you will learn about product positioning, Layer 3 features and routing functionality, plus the use of Brocade Network Advisor in managing VDX switches. Two additional study aids to help you prepare include the CEFP 101-WBT BCEFP Knowledge Assessment (practice exam) and the free official exam preparation guide, BCEFP in a Nutshell. The exam is based on the course materials, and is delivered throughPearson VUE at any of their worldwide testing centers. On the exam there are 55 questions, with a 90-minute time limit and the passing score is 60%.

 

Let Brocade help you begin your ascent to the pinnacle of Ethernet fabric knowledge and be part of an elite group who have mastered this state-of-the-art technology in networking.