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Brocade Certified vRouter Engineer Beta Exam Information

by on ‎08-09-2013 05:28 AM (1,190 Views)

Please read ALL of this information carefully, so there is no confusion.

The BCVRE exam will go to beta on 9/10/2013 and run through 10/21/2013. A maximum of 150 free exams will be offered.  We have ported over the existing Vyatta Certified Professional exam, with a few changes, to create BCVRE. The exam will contain 97 questions, and last 2 hours. Study materials for this exam will include a few manuals, the Brocade IP Primer, and taking about 6 hours of training. Normally, this training would not be free, but for those taking this beta exam, you will be able to get free access to the training. Exam registration opens August 26th. Please follow these steps:

  1. Enroll for the beta exam at Pearson VUE, exam number 172-010, and use the promo code BCVRE2013Beta
  2. Send a copy of your enrollment confirmation to and mention you are a BCVRE beta candidate
  3. You will receive instructions on how to access the required self-paced training courses
  4. Give yourself time to take the training before attempting the exam
  5. Watch for your beta exam results (pass/fail) in your Pearson VUE record 11/20/2013, and for a postal letter as well

This exam will have many command questions, as a way to demonstrate your knowledge of key concepts, which is a little different from our other exams. There will be some command recognition, as well as some matching items. Use the list of objectives below, while you are going through the training, to help you focus on what to learn. The Brocade Certified vRouter Engineer 2013 exam has these objectives:

Brocade Vyatta vRouter System Operations

  • Describe show command system usage
  • Identify key CLI operations
  • Describe the commit and save processes

Ethernet Concepts

  • Identify Ethernet operations
  • Identify VLAN operations and settings
  • Identify bonded interface operations
  • Demonstrate knowledge of configuration and operation using show commands


  • Demonstrate knowledge of the relationship between Layer 2, IP and TCP/IP
  • Identify TCP and UDP differences
  • Identify address subnets

DHCP and DNS Troubleshooting

  • Describe troubleshooting of DHCP operations
  • Describe troubleshooting of DNS forwarding


  • Identify uses for routing
  • Identify show commands for use with routing
  • Identify configuration of different types of static routes


  • Describe firewall operations and troubleshooting using show commands
  • Describe firewall rulebase operations


  • Describe NAT concepts


  • Describe the Brocade Vyatta upgrade process

Logging and Packet Captures

  • Identify logging options for firewall and NAT operations
  • Identify methods to verify operations and troubleshooting

OSPF Single-Area

  • Describe OSPF show command output
  • Describe how to configure OSPF

This is a list of the self-paced recommended courses (about 6 hours total) you will need to take:

SDN111 - Software Installation and Licensing

SDN121 - CLI

SDN132 - DNS


SDN211 - Ethernet and VLAN Configuration

SDN321 - Static Routing

SDN341 - OSPF Basics

SDN411 - Network Address Translation

SDN421 - Firewall Basics

SDN511 - Management and Logging

Use the attached manuals, and download and read the Brocade IP Primer to help expand upon the course content.