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Brocadian
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Registered: ‎10-16-2014

New Brocade Certification Program and New Exam Delivery Vendor

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Brocade University is pleased to announce the new Brocade Certification Program will launch on November 1, 2016. Two documents are now available to provide details of the new program.

 

For frequently asked questions about the new program and the timeline, read the New Certification Program Frequently Asked Questions. For an overview of the new certification program, view the Brocade Certification Program Guide.

 

Brocade University is also pleased to announce that as of November 1, 2016 all Brocade exams will be delivered through Certifior. The last day to complete an exam delivery through Pearson VUE is October 31, 2016. An FAQ about the vendor change will be posted soon.

 

Contact certification@brocade.com with questions.

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Registered: ‎02-05-2014

Re: New Brocade Certification Program and New Exam Delivery Vendor

When will the course material be available? This post has been hovering in the community for a while but the Brocade training portal has ceased to have any updated content. Especially on the "Product Readiness" content it stopped after the 8510. Nothing on FOS8, BNA 14 and the latest GEN6 equipment.:smileysad:

Kind regards,
Erwin van Londen
Brocade Distinguished Architect
http://www.erwinvanlonden.net The Fibre Channel blog


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Re: New Brocade Certification Program and New Exam Delivery Vendor

Available on brocade.csod.com?

Would be interested in the answer as well although it will probably not be the one I would like to hear. Same when comparing the "old" nutshell guides as study material compared with the "new" ones for the BPVADCA or BPIPA.

 

I am just happy that I did what I wanted to do under the old program. 

Brocadian
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎10-16-2014

Re: New Brocade Certification Program and New Exam Delivery Vendor

Hello Erwin,

 

Courses for many of the exams that will go live on November 1 are GA'd and available. Details are listed below.

 

Brocade Network Industry Protocols (NIP 200-WBT)

This self-paced, web-based training provides an extensive view of networking concepts and technologies while exploring the standardized protocols used in networks today. It can also serve as a foundational course preparing students that are entering into the IP networking field needing a working knowledge of a networks structure and function. Studies include the physical and logical understanding of basic networking operations, Layer 2/3 addressing and standardized multi-vendor supported core, management, and monitoring protocols. Multi-cast forwarding using PIM and IGMP protocols are discussed and an overview of popular WAN technologies deployed past in present. Register here.

  

BPIPA 200 WBT – Brocade Professional IP Administrator WBT - This course provides an in-depth narrated study of the Brocade Ethernet Switch/Router family of products and how they are utilized in an enterprise network. The course covers core competencies of configuration, operations and maintenance of Brocade IP products including the FCX, ICX and MLX family of devices. This course also covers core L2/L3 protocol configurations including STP family, OSPF, BGP, QoS, and Brocade proprietary protocols and technology including MCT, VRRPe and FDP. Additional topics include the IPv6 protocol and Software Defined Networking (SDN) functions including Openflow, Netconf and Yang. To register, click here.

 

IP TS300 ILT – Troubleshooting IP Networks - This course provides students with tools and abilities to perform troubleshooting and data gathering in IP networks containing FastIron and NetIron products. For more details, click here.

 

There are three new Ethernet Fabric courses currently being rolled out with our Authorized Training Partners (ATPs)

  • EFF 200 ILT – Ethernet Fabric Foundations – 2-day course covering the basics of TRILL fabrics.
  • EFSA 300 ILT – Ethernet Fabric Storage Administrator – 5-day combo course that includes EFF 200 and more advanced storage-related topics.
  • EFIPA 300 ILT – Ethernet Fabric IP Administrator – 5-day combo course that includes EFF 200 and more advanced IP/Layer2-3-related topics.

Ethernet Fabric Foundations (EFF 200-WBT) - This self-paced, web-based training provides an intro to VDX switches and VCS Fabric technology. Topics include configuring vLAGS and Spanning Tree, and enabling monitoring features such as MAPS. Register here.

 

Ethernet Fabric Storage Administrator (EFSA 300-WBT) - This self-paced, web-based training provides an overview of the different storage technologies supported by VCS Fabrics. A detailed look at the different storage types and configuration steps within a VCS Fabric is also provided. Topics also include an overview of tools, such as MAPS and Brocade Network Advisor, to monitor and manage VCS Storage Fabrics. Register here.

 

Brocade Education is pleased to announce New Gen 6 SAN Instructor-led Training (ILT). These courses are available world-wide today, through our network of Authorized Training Partners (ATPs). Class schedules are available through the links provided below. Web-based versions of these courses will be available in early September.

 

BASA 200 - BROCADE ASSOCIATE SAN ADMINISTRATOR – For more information, click here.

This class provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to help them become proficient with Brocade Gen 6 and Gen 5 Fibre Channel products and Fabric OS v8.0.1 features. Topics include an introduction to Fibre Channel, switch installation and configuration, zoning, MAPS , Inter-Switch Links (ISLs), Long Distance ISLs, ISL Trunking, Inter-Chassis Links (ICLs), Layer 2 routing, updating switch firmware, backing up switch configurations, and basic troubleshooting. Students will learn to perform switch management tasks using the CLI and Brocade Network Advisor v14.0.1.

 

BPSA 300 - BROCADE PROFESSIONAL SAN ADMINISTRATOR – For more information, click here.

This advanced training provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to help them become proficient with advanced Fabric OS v8.0.1 features. Topics include Fibre Channel-to-Fibre Channel Routing (FC-FC Routing), Fibre Channel over Internet Protocol (FCIP), Access Gateway, Virtual Fabrics (VF), Monitoring and Alerting Policy Suite (MAPS), Flow Vision and Brocade management tools. Switch management tasks are performed using Telnet and Brocade Network Advisor v14.0.1.

 

Brocade Campus Implementer (BCI 200-WBT) - Register here.

This self-paced, web-based training course provides comprehensive training on Brocade Campus Network technology, focusing on the Brocade ICX series of switches. Features and functions covered in this course include, hardware architecture, software upgrades, basic CLI configuration, Layer 2 feature configuration, as well as, device access and security. The course also compares how to configure basic features on Brocade and Cisco switches. Lab demonstrations are included to support topics covered in this course.

 

For further questions please contact certification@brocade.com.

 

Brocadian
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎10-16-2014

Re: New Brocade Certification Program and New Exam Delivery Vendor

See the response to Erwin re: updated courses. This is an exciting time for Brocade Education as it prepares to launch an updated and best-in-class certification program on November 1, 2016. The program has been designed with input from internal and external Brocade stakeholder groups. From that input the decision was made to replace the Nutshell Guides with Exam Study Guides and in many cases practice exams. These materials coupled with course content and day-to-day experience should guide test candidates to successfully achieve the new exams/certifications.

 

Feel free to contact certification@brocade.com with further questions and concerns.

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