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CCNA-DC - Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center)

Course Overview

This 5-day CCNA Data Center training course provides an intensive hands-on training that focuses on designing, installing, configuring, and maintaining a datacenter network and cloud infrastructure utilizing Cisco Data Center networking equipment and technologies.

In this course, you will gain hands-on experience in configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting Cisco Nexus 7700 and Cisco Nexus 5500 core, aggregation and access switches, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco MDS multilayer fabric switches.

You will learn how to operate and verify a variety of new features of Data Center Cisco products such as virtual Port Channels (vPCs), Cisco FabricPath, Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Server and Storage Virtualization, Unified Fabric and UCS Service Profiles. You will also learn interworking with Catalyst 6500 and non-Cisco products for the virtualization of the computing environment utilizing Cisco Nexus 1000V Distributed Virtual Switch for VMware ESXi.

This course is the preferred choice for data center network administrators and information technology (IT) professionals who want to acquire the skills, knowledge and necessary hands-on preparation required to becoming a CCNA Data Center. This course is a combination of two courses: DCICN and DCICT and helps prepare you for the CCNA Data Center certification exams:

640-911 DCICN (Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking)
640-916 DCICT (Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies)
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    Intended Audience:
  • Anyone seeking the CCNA Datacenter certification
  • Data center network administrators
  • Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
  • Storage and server administrators
  • Program and project managers
  • Systems engineers
    What You'll Learn
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Cisco Data Center
  • Building a Simple Network
  • Implementing a Switched Network
  • IP Addressing
  • Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch
  • Cisco Data Center Fundamentals Concepts
  • Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Storage Networking
  • DC Virtualization
  • Unified Computing
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) 1.0
    Course Objectives
  • 1.0 Describe How a Network Works
  • 2.0 Configure, Verify and Troubleshoot Data Center Switches
  • 3.0 Implement a Data Center IP Addressing Scheme
  • 4.0 Configure, verify, and troubleshoot Routing on Cisco Nexus Switches
    Course Outline
  • Module 1: Building a Simple Network (7 lessons)
  • Module 2: Implementing a Switched Network (6 lessons)
  • Module 3: IP Addressing (4 lessons)
  • Module 4: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch (4 lessons)
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) 1.0
    Course Objectives
    Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Fundamentals
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Virtualization
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Unified Computing System.
    Course Outline
  • Module 1: Cisco Data Center Fundamentals Concepts (11 lessons)
  • Module 2: Data Center Unified Fabric (5 lessons)
  • Module 3: Storage Networking (8 lessons)
  • Module 4: DC Virtualization (4 lessons)
  • Module 5: Unified Computing (7 lessons)
Prerequisites :No prerequisites.

It is helpful to take ICND1 v3.0 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 prior to taking this course to gain a foundational understanding of core routing and switching technologies and prepare for the CCENT certification exam (100-105 ICND1).

Duration: 5 Days