Now what was wrong with this exam?
-I can’t really describe it with any other way then: This exam did not ask questions from a Design perspective.
Let me clarify what i mean by that. Let’s take a look of the topics excluded that was actually ABOUT network design:
Design for infrastructure services
Identify network management capabilities in Cisco IOS Software
Create summary-able and structured addressing designs
Describe IPv6 for campus design considerations
Describe the components and technologies of a SAN network
Create an effective e-commerce design
Create remote access VPN designs for the teleworker
Those are some very, very good topics that covered some really nice network design-strategies. And what was added?
Describe the Cisco Design lifecycle – PBM (Plan, Build, Manage)
Describe the importance and application of Scalability in a network
Describe the importance and application of Resiliency in a network
Describe the importance and application of concept of Fault Domains in a network
Design a basic branch network
Describe the concepts of virtualization within a network design
Identify network elements that can be virtualized
Describe Data Center components
Describe the concepts of Network Programmability within a network design
Now this look like some interesting topics I agree, but are they DESIGN-topics? No!
They look more to me like “do you know what the terminology in this technology is?-type of topics.