Certification: CCT Data Center
Certification Full Name: Cisco Certified Technician Data Center
Certification Provider: Cisco
Exam Code: 010-151
The Cisco CCT certification track contains several paths that you can take and CCT Data Center is one of them. Having this certificate proves that you have the relevant skills in diagnosing, restoring, repairing, and replacing critical Cisco networking & system devices at the customer sites. This certification helps you gain the knowledge of the onsite support and maintenance of Cisco Unified Computing Systems and servers.
This Cisco certificate is intended for the technicians who want to validate their skills in identifying the Cisco Unified Computing System servers, components, cabling, interfaces, and accessories. These individuals should also understand the Cisco UCS operating mode and NX-OS operating mode and know how to identify the commonly-found software. There are no strict requirements that the potential candidates need to meet before going for this certification path. However, it is recommended that they have an understanding of the exam topics before taking the qualification test.
To prove your level of expertise in supporting the system devices of Cisco Data Center, you need to pass the Cisco 010-151 exam. The test lasts for 90 minutes and may contain about 60 questions. It is available in the English language and costs $125. The exam comes with certain topics that you need to prepare for to succeed in it. Thus, the students should learn the following domains:
- Data Center Basics – To succeed in this area, you are required to have knowledge of data center, Cloud computing, raid storage, PCIe SSDs & NVMe, and virtualization. Besides that, the interested individuals have to know about SAN cabling and technology, SFP & QSFP transceivers, as well as twinaxial, UTP, fiber, and connectors;
- Cisco Equipment and Related Hardware – If talking about the next topic, it is important to know about the components of Cisco Unified Computing System, UCS network adapters, as well as chassis layout and UCS LED. Also, it is vital to have knowledge of the components of UCS S-series/E-series Storage servers, Cisco ACI mode, and NX-OS mode. If you know how to identify storage networking modules of the MDS 9700 Family, you will succeed for sure;
- Cisco NX-OS and Cisco UCS Software Operation – This part is all about the current modes of the device, CIMC, basic Cisco NX-OS commands, and Cisco NX-OS switch device. You should have the skills in performing password recovery and identifying configuration files from Cisco devices;
- Service-Related Information – The last section is all about service restoration verification, Firmware Automatic Synchronization, and initial setup tasks. Therefore, you need to have the skills in performing installation process steps, expecting outcomes, as well as using hardware tools needed for repair. Moreover, the individuals have to know how to troubleshoot Cisco UCS servers as well as upgrade the firmware of the controller on the Cisco UCS Server CSeries.
Further Career Path
CCT Data Center is a certificate from the entry-level track and you need to recertify every 3 years to have valid skills for your job role. There are several options that you can use to verify your expertise and maintain the status of your certification. With the Cisco Continuing Education program, you will be sure that you can expect a higher salary and a better position. Therefore, the individuals should not forget to maintain the status of their certificate and always be ready to renew it.
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