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What is Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies[v6.2] training about?

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies (DCICT) v6.2 prepares IT professionals for the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles.

The course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including networking technologies, data center network virtualization, unified computing, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The training provided in this course is focused on data center basic operations, covering the topics needed for today’s demanding associate-level positions. The hands-on lab exercises focus on configuring features in Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) Software, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco UCS Director.

Those preparing for associate-level data center-oriented jobs, or who wish to certify on the in-demand Cisco CCNA Data Center level, can now take the official training in self-paced format. The e-learning format of this course offers an immersive, practice-based learning experience at your own pace. Using enterprise-grade Cisco data center equipment, this hands-on training format is designed to be as effective as classroom training, with easily consumable segments of video, text, discovery labs, review questions, and graded challenges.

What are the objectives of Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies[v6.2] training?

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe switch and machine virtualization
  • Describe network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution.
  • Describe Cisco FabricPath and Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) and Cisco Unified Ffabric
  • Identify Cisco UCS components
  • Describe Cisco UCS organizational hierarchy and role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS
  • Describe the purpose and advantages of application programming interfaces (API)
  • Describe cloud computing basic concepts
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director, its functional blocks and deployment models
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director Orchestration features: policies, virtual data centers, workflows, and catalogs.
  • Describe Cisco ACI, traffic forwarding through the Cisco ACI fabric, as well as programming and orchestration capabilities
  • Explain traffic forwarding mechanisms in Cisco ACI
  • Describe programmability and orchestration capabilities of Cisco ACI
Available Training Modes

Live Online Training

40 Hours

Classroom Training

 

5 Days
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Who is Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies[v6.2] training for?

This course is intended for…

  • Data Center Engineer
  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator and Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer and Systems Administrator

What are the prerequisites for Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies[v6.2] training?

It is recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment

Course Outline

  • Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization
    • Describing Switch Virtualization
    • Describing Machine Virtualization
    • Describing Network Virtualization
  • Cisco Data Center Network Technologies
    • Describing Cisco FabricPath
    • Describing Cisco Fabric Extender
    • Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
    • Describing Cisco Unified Fabric
  • Cisco Unified Computing System
    • Describing Cisco UCS Components
    • Cisco UCS RBAC
    • Deploying Servers in Cisco UCS
  • Data Center Automation and Orchestration
    • Using Application Programming Interfaces
    • Cloud Computing
    • Describing Cisco UCS Director
    • Using Cisco UCS Director for Orchestration
  • Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure
    • Describing Cisco ACI
    • Describing Cisco ACI Traffic Forwarding
    • Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI
  • Labs
    • Lab 1: Configure Virtual Routing and Forwarding by Using SSH
    • Lab 2: Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
    • Lab 3: Install VMware ESXi and vCenter
    • Lab 4: Configure Cisco FabricPath
    • Lab 5: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
    • Lab 6: Configure Virtual Port Channels
    • Lab 7: Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
    • Lab 8: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch and Implement FCoE
    • Lab 9: Explore Cisco UCS Server Environment
    • Lab 10: Configure Local RBAC
    • Lab 11: Configure Cisco UCS to Boot Servers from SAN
    • Lab 12: Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
    • Lab 13: Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
    • Lab 14: Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab 15: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab 16: Customize Cisco UCS Director
    • Lab 17: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
    • Lab 18: Use Cisco UCS Director Orchestration Features

Who is the instructor for this training?

The trainer for this Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies[v6.2] has extensive experience in this domain, including years of experience training & mentoring professionals.

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