BCFP 16G Beta – I passed!

In a moment of frustration/impatience I posted on ‘Brocade Certified’ that it was still 3 weeks until the results are posted. Good boss of training Joe Cannata replied that I could e-mail him and get the results before. I did, and I passed! Most excellent and kind of them to do that! So nice to […]

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 […]

BCFP – How to prepare for the exam

Until now I’ve been just reading the material, when there’s something unclear in the material I’ve looked it up in command reference guides, release notes, user guides or otherwise on the Intertubes. This doesn’t really prepare you for the format the exam is in. I mean the exam is in questions and the answers are […]

BCFP – good threads in the brocade forum

How to set up two FCIP tunnels between two B7500: http://community.brocade.com/message/15261 Connecting two sites via FCR: http://community.brocade.com/message/16828#16828 Set up FCIP between two B7800: http://community.brocade.com/message/14216#14216 Why is there an IP in ipaddrshow on FC interfaces: http://community.brocade.com/message/3978#3978        

BCFP – 16G Studying

Another studying tip! Head over to the forum/community at Brocade. Do it. After you read this post :p For example in the BCFP there will be questions about NPIV, so it makes sense to read the forum for threads regarding NPIV. Right? I mean there’s bound to be troubleshooting, and getting some ‘real’ experience troubleshooting […]

BCFP – VF – Virtual Fabrics

The free material does not go through the virtual fabrics and the exam objectives does not mention them specifically. Even so – it’s probably a good idea to get some grip about it anyway as it is mentioned in the BCFP 8G material and there are questions concerning it in the Nutshell Guide and the […]

BCFP – FCIP – Fibre Channel over TCP/IP

Still studying for Brocade’s BCFP Exam. This post is to try to put light on some of the terms/technologies you’ll be surrounded by when learning about FCIP. Guides you should see are the “Fabric OS FCIP Administrator’s Guide” and you should probably start with the material for BCFP – part 4 (theory) and 5 (administration). […]

BCFP – Fibre Channel Routing – FCR – FC-FC Routing

FCR; Fibre Channel Routing; FC-FC Routing; etc; etc. This has many names. FC-FC Routing service provides FCR (fibre channel routing). Basically what it does is that it lets you zone devices in two separate fabrics without merging them. These two separate fabrics are called ‘edge fabrics’ in Brocade lingo, they are otherwise known as SAN […]

BCFP – Brocade Certified Fabric Professional 16G Beta Exam

More studying. Only a month and a half to go. Currently repeating/re-reading BCFA stuff and mostly focusing on the new stuff. Expect to do this this whole week but gradually weave in more BCFP stuff. An idea – I don’t think I need to re-hearse the BCFA that much. The objectives between the two exams […]

BCFP 16G Beta Exam Material

After the announcement of the available material Fabric OS 7.0.0a has been released. On the page http://community.brocade.com/docs/DOC-2041 only the first revision of the 7.0 release notes is available. The BCFA 16G beta course material is also available, probably a good idea to read up on both and do a little rehearsing. The old attachments are […]

BCFA – Brocade Certified Fabric Administrator 16G Beta

I am currently going for the BCFP – fabric professional – exam, but I did the BCFA 6 months ago so I’ll re-read the material and of course there’s the new stuff with FOS 7, new hardware, 16g, new ASIC that I should probably learn as well. Some new stuff ‘fabric name’ is a new […]


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