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DCICT: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.2

Leads to CCNA Data Centre Certification

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.2 prepares students 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 hands-on lab exercises focus on configuring features in Cisco NX-OS Software, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco UCS Director.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe switch virtualization
  • Describe machine virtualization
  • Describe network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution
  • Describe Cisco FabricPath
  • Describe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC)
  • Describe Cisco Unified Fabric
  • 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

Course Content

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Describing Switch Virtualization
  • Lesson 2: Describing Machine Virtualization
  • Lesson 3: Describing Network Virtualization

Module 2: Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Fabric Extender
  • Lesson 3: Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Lesson 4: Describing Cisco Unified Fabric

Module 3: Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Components
  • Lesson 2: Cisco UCS RBAC
  • Lesson 3: Deploying Servers in Cisco UCS

Module 4: Data Center Automation and Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Using Application Programming Interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Cloud Computing
  • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 4: Using Cisco UCS Director for Orchestration

Module 5: Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco ACI Traffic Forwarding
  • Lesson 3: Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI

Target Audience

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

Course Duration

5 days

Suggested Pre-requisites

The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this course are as follows:

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

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Melbourne

01 Oct 2018 - 05 Oct 2018

AUD $6490

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