Cisco® Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking DCICN v6.2

Course Overview

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.1 is a five-day instructor-led course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. The course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies including network protocols and host-to-host communication, data center networking concepts and technologies, data center storage networking, and Cisco UCS architecture.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows: Network Designer Network Administrator Network Engineer Systems Engineer Consulting Systems Engineer Technical Solutions Architect Cisco Integrators/Partners The secondary audience for this course is as follows: Server Administrator Network Manager The tertiary audience for this course is as follows: Storage Administrator Program Manager Project Manager

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives: Describe and identify data center network protocols and host-to-host communication Describe basic data center networking concepts and use the Cisco NX-OS command line interface and implement VLANs, trunks, and port channels Describe advanced data center networking concepts, implement multilayer switching, and perform basic configuration: protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP); AAA on Cisco NX-OS devices and secure remote administration; and access control lists Describe and compare basic data center storage connectivity options and configure VSANs Describe advanced data center storage and configure zoning, NPV mode, and NPIV on Cisco Nexus and Cisco MDS Switches Identify the components of Cisco UCS architecture and use the Cisco UCS Manager GUI

Course Outline

1 - Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication

  • Lesson 1-1: Describing Ethernet Functions and Standards
  • Lesson 1-2: Describing Ethernet Hardware and Switching
  • Lesson 1-3: Describing OSI and TCP/IP Models
  • Lesson 1-4: Describing IPv4 and IPv6 Network Layer Addressing
  • Lesson 1-5: Describing Packet Delivery on a Hierarchical Network
  • Lesson 1-6: Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer

2 - Basic Data Center Networking Concepts

  • Lesson 2-1: Describing Data Center Network Architectures
  • Lesson 2-2: Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS
  • Lesson 2-3: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Lesson 2-4: Describing Redundant Switched Topologies

3 - Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

  • Lesson 3-1: Describing the Routing Process on Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 3-2: Describing Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 3-3: Describing Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy
  • Lesson 3-4: Describing AAA on Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 3-5: Describing ACLs on Nexus Switches

4 - Basic Data Center Storage

  • Lesson 4-1: Describing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Lesson 4-2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Lesson 4-3: Describing VSANs

5 - Advanced Data Center Storage

  • Lesson 5-1: Describing Communication Between Initiator and Target
  • Lesson 5-2: Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  • Lesson 5-3: Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Lesson 5-4: Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  • Lesson 5-5: Describing Fibre Channel over Ethernet

6 - Cisco UCS Architecture

  • Lesson 6-1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components
  • Lesson 6-2: Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Lesson 6-3: Describing the Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces

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This is a 5-day class

Price: $4,495.00
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