New Gen 5 BCFA & BCFP Exams

by ‎12-11-2013 05:46 AM - edited ‎12-11-2013 06:25 AM (6,577 Views)

.We will be updating the BCFA & BCFP exams to bring them up to full Gen 5 compatibility, and cover new features uo through Fabric OS v7.2 The topics and objectives will not change, but the scope will be expanded to cover new hardware, and new features such as Fabric Vision, MAPS, Flow Vison, UltraScale ICLs and more on the ClearLink Diagnostics (D_Port). These exams will NOT go to beta. The exams will go live as follows:


  • Brocade Certified Fabric Administrator Gen 5 (143-425) 2/4/2014
  • Brocade Certified Fabric Professional Gen 5 (143-085) 2/11/2014

The present BCFA & BCFP exams (143-080 and 143-420) will have a last delivery date of 2/18/2014. The courses, CFA 200 & CFP 300 are in the final stages of being released, so they will be commensurate with the new exams. There will be new Nutshell guides and knowledge assments posted near the time the exams go live.


To help anyone get started now, we have uploaded some documentation which you find useful in exam preparation.


on ‎12-18-2013 12:09 AM

Hi Joe,

I assume existing credentials remain active?


on ‎12-18-2013 04:48 AM

Hi Erwin,


Credentials remain active, as i don't expire.

Obviously those certificates will get outdated

by Albert.Ushakov
on ‎01-21-2015 01:41 PM


What FOS version are the current BCFA and BCFP exams alligned with?

I'm going to take a BCFP exam in a couple of weeks, and I see that with 7.3.0 being already out there Brocade have brought changes which are mutually exclusive with what we had in earlier versions of FOS.


Basically, I need to understand what mindset I need to wear when I take the test. 7.3.0, 7.2.0 or even 7.1.0 one? :)


Many thanks.