Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions
|Exam Number||642-357 DCSNS
Last day to test: May 31, 2013
|Associated Certifications||Cisco Data Center Storage Networking Design Specialist|
|Duration||60 minutes (55 - 65 questions)|
|Available Languages||English, Japanese|
|Exam Policies||Read current policies and requirements|
|Exam Tutorial||Review type of exam questions|
Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (DCSNS) v4.0 course. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of selecting and integrating Cisco storage products to design a highly scalable, efficient, high performing storage networking solution based on converged architecture. Cisco Storage Networking Design Specialist professionals understand how to utilize and employ the features and benefits of the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors and Switches, Cisco MDS 9509 Director Switch, Cisco 9216 Fabric Switch, and Cisco MDS 9120 products to create a high availability storage network design.
The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam.
- Perform a needs analysis that identifies the appropriate Storage Networking topology, protocols, and transport to meet customer's requirements
- Identify the interoperability requirements of a customer's SAN
- Design a solution that addresses a customer's SAN requirements
- Design appropriate IP configurations for a SAN solution
The following course is the recommended training for this exam.
- Designing Cisco Storage Networking Solutions (DCSNS)
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