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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN v6.0)



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This Cisco Data Center Networking training course is a five-day instructor-led course 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.

You Will Learn How To

  • 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

Important Course Information


  • The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:
    • Good understanding of networking protocols
    • Good understanding of the VMware environment
    • Basic computer literacy
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
    • Basic Internet usage skills

Exam Information:

  • Course tuition does not include an exam voucher.

Redeem Your Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs):

Course Outline

  • Module 1: Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication

Lesson 1: Describing Ethernet Functions and Standards

Lesson 2: Describing Ethernet Hardware and Switching

Lesson 3: Describing OSI and TCP/IP Models

Lesson 4: Describing IPv4 and IPv6 Network Layer Addressing

Lesson 5: Describing Packet Delivery on a Hierarchical Network

Lesson 6: Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer

  • Module 2: Basic Data Center Networking Concepts

Lesson 1: Describing Data Center Network Architectures

Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS

Lesson 3: Implementing VLANs and Trunks

Lesson 4: Describing Redundant Switched Topologies

  • Module 3: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

Lesson 1: Describing the Routing Process on Nexus Switches

Lesson 2: Describing Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches

Lesson 3: Describing Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy

Lesson 4: Describing AAA on Nexus Switches

Lesson 5: Describing ACLs on Nexus Switches

  • Module 4: Basic Data Center Storage

Lesson 1: Describing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center

Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking

Lesson 3: Describing VSANs

  • Module 5: Advanced Data Center Storage

Lesson 1: Describing Communication Between Initiator and Target

Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses

Lesson 3: Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV

Lesson 4: Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements

Lesson 5: Describing Fibre Channel over Ethernet

  • Module 6: Cisco UCS Architecture

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components

Lesson 2: Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster

Lesson 3: Describing the Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces

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