Brocade Certified Fabric Designer – BCFD – Exam

Just took the BCFD (brocade certified fabric designer) exam two days ago. Some tips: Bring some water and food. Good exam, but I am really tired of exams and certifications for now! Also, isn’t easy to confuse Brocade Certified Fabric Designer with somebody who makes clothes? Check out my other posts on the BCFD subject: […]

Brocade Certification – BCFD – Objectives Data Collection Given a scenario, design a solution that meets the customer’s requirements Given a scenario, demonstrate knowledge of resiliency, redundancy, HA, and locality Given a scenario, describe the various documents required in the design assessment Practice by making up many scenarios and then deciding which is the best way to design it. Management […]

BCFD – SAN Design Best Practices

This is a post in series of me studying for the BCFD – Brocade Certified Fabric Designer and it’s my comments on the document SAN Design Best Practices. Apparently this document is planned to be updated. The one I have is version 2.1. To find the latest go to , documentation, Best Practices Guides. […]

Brocade Certification – BCFD – Fabric Designer – Preparation

BCFD exam is going into Beta testing in January as well! This post will be updated as I move along through the different objectives / documents. // Update 2012-01-15: Added the Knowledge Assessment Test. // Update 2012-01-28: Went through each .pdf and updated some in here. The link to the Brocade page where it tells […]

BCFP 16G : Post-Exam

OK, did the exam. Took 2.5 hours. It felt like I was plowing through them pretty fast but after some 80-questions the speed dropped significantly and I started to have trouble focusing. Short unfocus/try to think about something else , stand up a bit helped. This test wasn’t as nerve-wrecking for me as the BCFA […]


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