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642-975 DCASI

Data Center Application Services Implementation

Exam Number 642-975 DCASI
Last day to test June 30, 2014
Associated Certifications Data Center Application Services Support Specialist
Duration 75 minutes (45-55 questions)
Available Languages English, Japanese
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The 642-975 DCASI Cisco Data Center Support Implementation exam tests a candidate's knowledge of the skills needed by a field engineer to install and support a Cisco Data Center Application Services platform.

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.

  • 41%     1.0   Implement ACE Components of a
                        DCAS Solution

      • 1.1   Describe an ACE site assessment including power, cooling,
                and available slots
         
      • 1.2   Describe server configuration requirements
         
      • 1.3   Migrate a CSM/CSS configuration to ACE
         
      • 1.4   Describe IOS version and upgrade necessities
         
      • 1.5   Implement virtualization and scalability
         
      • 1.6   Implement RBAC and AAA access to ACE
         
      • 1.7   Implement the security capabilities of the ACE
         
      • 1.8   Implement ACE into an existing network infrastructure for
                application access
         
      • 1.9   Verify appropriate license model
         
      • 1.10   Implement ACE modes
         
      • 1.11   Describe HA available options for an ACE solution
         
      • 1.12   Implement a highly availabe ACE solution
         
      • 1.13   Implement standard ACE features for load balancing (probe,
                   real servers, server farms, sticky groups, and parameter maps)
         
      • 1.14   Describe load balancing policies in an ACE solution
         
      • 1.15   Implement SSL keys and certificates
         
      • 1.16   Implement load-balancing of WAEs
         
  • 33%     2.0   Troubleshoot a DCAS Solution

      • 2.1   Troubleshoot poor performance in a DCAS solution
         
      • 2.2   Troubleshoot connectivity in a DCAS solution
         
      • 2.3   Troubleshoot management in a DCAS solution
         
      • 2.4   Troubleshoot high availability in a DCAS solution
         
      • 2.5   Troubleshoot scalabilty in a DCAS solution
         
      • 2.6   Troubleshoot SSL in a DCAS solution
         
      • 2.7   List the ports and protocols used by DCAS devices for
                communications
         
      • 2.8   Describe configuration rollback
         
  • 18%     3.0   Implement a Cisco Global Load
                        Balancing Solution

      • 3.1   Determine the most appropriate network placement of a Cisco
                Global Load Balancing Solution
         
      • 3.2   Implement a Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution with firewalls
         
      • 3.3   Describe the impact of the Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution
                on DNS resolution
         
      • 3.4   Integrate the Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution with local
                Cisco load balancers
         
      • 3.5   Implement a Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution into an
                existing network infrastructure
         
      • 3.6   Troubleshoot DNS in a Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution
         
      • 3.7   Implement XML schema files
         
  •   8%     4.0   Manage a DCAS Solution

      • 4.1   Implement ANM
         
      • 4.2   Implement ANM for ACE
         
      • 4.3   Implement and verify ACE for network management
         
      • 4.4   Implement a Central Manager for WAAS
         
      • 4.5   Implement NetQoS for WAAS
         
      • 4.6   Manage the ACE appliance using the ACE appliance
                management GUI
         
      • 4.7   Implement ACE management
         
      • 4.8   Implement GSS management
         
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