The CCIE Data Center exam was announced in March of this year. The list of topics is quite comprehensive. I for one was stoked to see it announced as I wasn’t even thinking about doing a CCIE until this came up.
After some prodding from my team mates, I signed up for the Beta written exam and I took it today. 120 questions covering UCS, Nexus 7000, 5000, 1000v, MDS. I don’t know the results of the test because the exam is in beta form and they won’t give out a passing score until after the beta period ends.
My overall feeling of the written exam in its current encarnation is that it is passible. The UCS stuff I know pretty well. The other topics… well, I could use some work. But having taken it (and after all its only $50) then I think I’m ready to get serious and go for the CCIE. I’m setting a timeline of Fall 2013 to have it passed. Guess we’ll see.