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CCIE and CCDE Evolving Technologies Study Guide

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  • Copyright 2019
  • Pages: 168
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5972-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5972-6

Prepare for the evolving technology components of Cisco’s revised CCIE and CCDE written exams

The changes Cisco made to its expert-level CCIE and CCDE certifications allow candidates to link their core technology expertise with knowledge of evolving technologies that organizations are rapidly adopting, including cloud services, IoT networking, and network programmability. This guide will help you efficiently master and integrate the knowledge of evolving technology that you’ll need to succeed on the revised CCIE and CCDE written examinations.

Designed to help you efficiently focus your study, achieve mastery, and build confidence, CCIE and CCDE Evolving Technologies Study Guide focuses on conceptual insight, not mere memorization. Focused specifically on the exams’ evolving technologies components, it combines with track-specific Cisco Press certification guides to offer comprehensive and authoritative preparation for advanced Cisco certification.



  • Understand the Internet of Things (IoT) from the perspective of business transformations, connectivity, and security
  • Review leading IoT architectural models and applications
  • Structure edge, fog, and centralized compute to maximize processing efficiency
  • Recognize behavioral and operational differences between IoT networks and enterprise networks
  • Gain a holistic understanding of public, private, or hybrid cloud environments that use VMs or containers
  • Explore cloud service models, connectivity, security, scalability, and high availability designs.
  • Master modern API-based programmability and automation methods for interacting with diverse network applications and devices
  • Connect with the Cisco DevNet developer community and other key resources for Cisco network programming


Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Internet of Things 1
    Business Transformation and Digitization 1
    IoT Fundamentals 2
            IoT Architecture Models 3
            Data Transportation and Computation 14
    Data Center and Cloud 15
            Fog Computing 16
            Edge Computing 17
    Hierarchical Computation Structure 17
        IoT Security 18
        Threat Vectors 19
    Securing IoT Networks 21
    IoT Security Model 21
        Network Access Control 23
        Network Segmentation 24
        Network Visibility 25
        Secure Remote Access 25
    Summary 26
    Review Questions 27
    References 27
Chapter 2 Cloud Fundamentals 29
    Cloud Fundamentals 29
        Essential Characteristics 31
        Service Models 32
        Cloud Deployment Models 35
    Performance, Scalability, and High Availability 38
        Application Scalability and Elasticity 39
        Application Performance with WAN Optimization 39
        Application Performance with Quality of Service 40
        Performance Routing 40
        Application Performance Monitoring and Management 40
        Application Performance with DNA Center 41
        Application Scalability with Cloud Bursting 41
        Application High Availability 42
    Security Implications, Compliance, and Policy 42
        Industry Regulatory Compliance Guidance 43
        Top Cloud Threats 44
        Cloud Security 47
    Workload Migration 48
    Compute Virtualization 51
        Virtual Machines 53
        Containers 54
        Cloud Native Applications and Services 56
    Virtualization Functions 56
    Cloud Connectivity 60
        AWS 61
        Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute (ER) 61
        Google Cloud Dedicated Interconnect 62
        Region and Availability Zone Concepts 62
        Multicloud Connectivity 63
        Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) User-to-Cloud Access Control 64
        Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) 66
        Cisco SD-WAN 67
        Virtual Switching 72
    Automation and Orchestration Tools 75
        Kubernetes 75
        OpenStack 81
        Cisco CloudCenter (CCC) 84
    Summary 90
    Review Questions 92
    References 93
Chapter 3 Foundational Network Programmability Methods 95
    Command-Line Interface (CLI) 95
    Application Programming Interface (API) 97
        Northbound API 97
        Southbound API 97
        Representational State Transfer APIs (REST) 98
        Tools and Resources 98
    Data Models and Supporting Protocols 113
        YANG Data Models 113
        NETCONF 115
        ConfD 117
    DevNet 121
        Discover 122
        Technologies 122
        Community 122
    Continuous Innovation and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) 124
        Source Control Management 126
        Ansible 129
        gRPC 139
    Summary 141
    Review Questions 141
    References 143
Appendix Answers to Review Questions 145
TOC, 9780789759726, 10/12/2018

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