Last year Cisco announced that they would revise their certifications more often and in smaller increments instead of doing only major revisions which had problems keeping up with the pace of the industry.
This is exactly what they are now doing to the CCIE Datacenter certification which is being updated from version 2.0 to 2.1.
The full list of changes can be seen in this link.
Some highlights of the change below:
- FabricPath is being removed
- ACI multipod and multi-site added
- Intersight is being added
- CloudCenter is being added
- vPath is being removed
- RISE is being removed
- UCS Central is being removed
It is clear that ACI and cloud are important going forward and some older technologies had to be removed to make room for the new additions. Seems like a good updated to me. I’m happy to see these minor revisions coming in instead of the major ones which usually only took place every four years or so.