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CLDFND: Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals

Leads to CCNA Cloud Certification

Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) v1.0 is a five-day instructor-led training course that is designed for Cloud Operations Engineers, Cloud Technical Administrators, Cloud Infrastructure Architects, and Cisco Integrators and Partners who provide operation and support of Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions. This course provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to Cloud computing, and help students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in Cloud technologies.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe common cloud characteristics
  • Describe and Identify the cloud service models
  • Describe and Compare cloud deployment models
  • Identify cloud deployment decision factors
  • Identify and Illustrate key features of UCS
  • Define server virtualization
  • Describe network architectures for the data center
  • Identify infrastructure virtualization
  • Analyze and Identify storage provisioning concepts
  • Describe and Compare the difference between all the storage access technologies
  • Describe and Compare various reference architectures for converged infrastructure

Course Content

  • Module 1: Cloud Characteristics and Models
  • Module 2: Cloud Deployment
  • Module 3: Basic Knowledge of Cloud Compute
  • Module 4: Basic Knowledge of Cloud Networking
  • Module 5: Basic Knowledge of Cloud Storage

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cloud Operations Engineers operation and support of the Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Cloud Technical Administrators implementation operation and support of Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions
  • Cloud Infrastructure Architects design infrastructure and operations of Cloud Services using Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions

Course Duration


Suggested Pre-requisites

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

  • Understand network fundamentals for example, routing, switching, VLAN
  • Understand compute fundamentals for example, servers, operating systems
  • Understand storage fundamentals for example, basics of FC, FCoE, VSAN

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