600-509 Integrating Business Applications with Network Programmability

Exam Number 600-509 NPIBA
Associated Certifications Cisco Business Application Engineer Specialist
Duration 75 Minutes (55 – 65 questions)
Available Languages English
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This exam tests a candidate’s ability to use the programmability of an open infrastructure to develop and deploy business applications. It also tests how well the candidate can build an application with API capabilities to collect information from the network when needed.

The Integrating Business Applications with Network Programmability (NPIBA) exam (600-509) is a 75-minute assessment with 55-65 questions. This exam tests a candidate’s ability to use the programmability of an open infrastructure to develop and deploy business applications. It also tests how well the candidate can build an application with API capabilities to collect information from the network when needed.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific version of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

1.0 Fundamentals of Networking 35%

1.1 Describe the operation of IP data networks

1.1.a Describe the purpose and functions of network devices
1.1.b Identify common applications and their impact on the network

1.2 Identify basic LAN switching technologies

1.2.a VLANs
1.2.b Network segmentation and basic traffic management

1.3 Describe IP addressing (IPv4 / IPv6)

1.3.a Basic principles of IP address
1.3.b Subnets and prefixes

1.4 Describe IP routing

1.4.a Understands the basic routing concepts
1.4.a [i] Differentiate between routing and routing protocols
1.4.a [ii] Static vs. Dynamic routing
1.4.a [iii] IP routing table
1.4.b Understands the difference between routing and switching

1.5 Describe network data security

1.5.a TLS basics
1.5.b Certificates
1.5.c User/host authentication

1.6 Troubleshoot host IP configuration

1.7 Describe network virtualization

1.8 Describe network assurance technologies

1.8.a Quality of service
1.8.b Load balancing
1.8.c Network proximity
1.8.d Network availability

1.9 Describe application-aware networks

2.0 Business Goals 20%

2.1 Define the business outcome for the application

2.2 Document requirements in terms of deployment, lifecycle management, level of service

2.3 Describe application consumption models

2.3.a Understanding and describing clients for the application from the business perspective
2.3.b Understanding the multiple service level requirements
2.3.c Multitenant environment and implications on application deployment (gold or silver)
2.3.d Security considerations in different consumption models (firewall or certificates)

2.4 Describe the business benefits of making applications network

2.4.a Describe the actions that can be taken based on the information from the network

2.5 Identify challenges with making an application network aware

3.0 Network Programmability Concepts 22%

3.1 Describe the function of a controller

3.2 Compare and contrast controllers

3.2.a APIC
3.2.b APIC-EM
3.2.c Open SDN controller

4.0 API Services 27%

4.1 Identify how APIs can be used to achieve business goals

4.2 Leverage APIs in a business application

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