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600-504 NPENG

Implementing Cisco Network Programmability

Exam Number 600-504 NPENG
Associated Job Role Network Programmability Engineer Specialist
Network Programmability; Support Specialist Certification
Duration 90 minutes (55 - 65 questions)
Available Languages English
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This exam tests the ability of network engineers to deploy network applications in the programmable environment and make sure that they work. The exam also tests the ability to implement an open network infrastructure designed by network designers and architects. Successful candidates will demonstrate that they can deploy, install, and troubleshoot network infrastructures and applications.

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  • 16%     1.0   Requirements Collection and Analyis

      • 1.1   Understand the architecture of the application being deployed
      • 1.2   Understand the external interfaces for the application
                (north- and southbound APIs, GUI interface, CLI)
      • 1.3   Understand relevant standards bodies for network
      • 1.4   Understand open source concepts and engagement
      • 1.5   Understand the environment in which the application
                is being deployed in
  • 19%     2.0   Develop Design Development

      • 2.1   Understand the pros and cons of different deployment models
                 and configurations
      • 2.2   Document in detail how the application is deployed and
      • 2.3   Understand the best practices to deploy the end product
      • 2.4   Understand the lab validation and testing
  • 29%     3.0   Configuration and Implementation

      • 3.1   Fluent in the installation and configuration of the application
                being deployed
      • 3.2   Fluent in the configuration of the network and other dependent
                services that the application is using
      • 3.3   Understanding the base lining process
      • 3.4   Staging and verification
  • 20%     4.0   Troubleshooting

      • 4.1   Troubleshoot the functionality and performance of the application
      • 4.2   Interface with developers on improving application serviceability
                and quality
      • 4.3   Network troubleshooting
      • 4.4   Network virtualization
      • 4.5   Automation/orchestration
      • 4.6   Application and operating system
      • 4.7   Storage
      • 4.8   Be able to determine the real-time impact of the deployed
                application on the IT infrastructure
  • 20%     5.0   Operation and Optimization

      • 5.1   Tuning
      • 5.2   Ability to optimize and tune the application specific to the
      • 5.3   Monitoring and instrumentation
      • 5.4   Change management
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