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CLDACI: Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure

Leads to CCNP Cloud Certification

This course is designed to help students prepare for the CCNP Cloud certification, a professional level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course extensively covers the process of implementing public, private, and hybrid cloud based on Cisco ACI.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Describe Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fundamentals
  • Integrate Cisco ACI with VM managers
  • Implement application policies
  • Configure Layer 4 to Layer 7 services
  • Extend Cisco ACI to external Layer 3 and Layer 4 connections
  • Configure orchestration and automation tools, protocols and application programming interfaces (APIs)

Course Content

  • Implementing Cisco ACI Fundamentals
  • Implementing Cisco ACI Enhanced Features
  • Configuring Cisco ACI External Cloud Connectivity Automate and Design
  • Cisco ACI Deployment
  • Implementing ACI Fabric Connectivity for Virtual Machines
  • Deploying Application Access Control Monitor Traffic with Atomic Counters
  • Deploying vPC Connections to Hypervisors
  • Deploying Cisco AVS and Micro-segmentation
  • Adding Bare Metal Hosts and Implement Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Integrating Cisco ASA Firewall in ACI Fabric
  • Enabling Connectivity to External Layer 3 Networks
  • Enabling Connectivity to External Layer 2 Networks
  • Provision ACI Using UCS Director Program
  • APIC Using Python and Arya (Optional)

Target Audience

  • Network Designer Primary
  • Network Administrator Primary
  • Storage Administrator Tertiary
  • Server Administrator Secondary
  • Network Engineer Primary
  • Network Manager Secondary
  • Program Manager Tertiary
  • Project Manager Tertiary
  • Systems Engineer Primary

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
  • Recommend CCNP Certification or equivalent knowledge
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Recommend attendance of the VMware vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage class or equivalent knowledge

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