CCNP Data Center Certification Training (DCFNDU v1.0)

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Language: English
  • Level: Foundation

DCFNDU Course Outline - The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 course helps you prepare for entry-level data center roles. In this course, you will learn the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco® data center technologies including: networking, virtualization, storage area networking, and unified computing. You will get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™), automation, and cloud computing. You will get hands-on experience with configuring features on Cisco Nexus® Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®).

DCFNDU v1.0 Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

DCFNDU v1.0 Training Course Benefits

Describe the foundations of data center networkingDescribe Cisco Nexus products and explain the basic Cisco NX-OS functionalities and toolsDescribe Layer 3 first-hop redundancyDescribe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivityDescribe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channel (VPCs)Introduce switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and network virtualizationCompare storage connectivity options in the data centerDescribe Fibre Channel communication between the initiator server and the target storageDescribe Fibre Channel zone types and their usesDescribe N-Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabricDescribe Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoEDescribe data center server connectivityDescribe Cisco UCS ManagerDescribe the purpose and advantages of APIsDescribe Cisco ACIDescribe the basic concepts of cloud computing

DCFNDU Instructor-Led Course Outline


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

Who Should Attend this Course?

  • Data center administrators
  • Data center engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators and partners
  • Cisco Data Center Architecture Overview
  • Three-Tier Network: Core, Aggregation, and Access
  • Spine-and-Leaf Network
  • Two-Tier Storage Network
  • Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Overview
  • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
  • Cisco NX-OS Software CLI Tools
  • Cisco NX-OS Virtual Routing and Forwarding
  • Default Gateway Redundancy
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
  • Server Deployment Models
  • Cisco FEX Technology
  • Cisco FEX Traffic Forwarding
  • Cisco Adapter FEX
  • Ethernet Port Channels
  • Virtual Port Channels
  • Supported VPC Topologies
  • Cisco Nexus Switch Basic Components
  • Virtual Routing and Forwarding
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Virtual Device Contexts (VDCs)
  • VDC Types
  • VDC Resource Allocation
  • VDC Management
  • Virtual Machines
  • Hypervisor
  • VM Manager
  • Overlay Network Protocols
  • Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) Overlay
  • VXLAN Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Ethernet VPN (EVPN) Control Plane
  • VXLAN Data Plane
  • Cisco Nexus 1000VE Series Virtual Switch
  • VMware vSphere Virtual Switches
  • Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) Configuration and Verification
  • Fibre Channel Layered Model
  • Fabric Login (FLOGI) Process
  • Fibre Channel Flow Control
  • Fibre Channel Zoning
  • Zoning Configuration
  • Zoning Management
  • Cisco NPV Mode
  • NPIV Mode
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) Data Center Bridging
  • Priority Flow Control
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection
  • Data Center Bridging Exchange (DCBX) Protocol
  • Congestion Notification
  • Cisco Unified Fabric
  • FCoE Architecture
  • FCoE Initialization Protocol
  • FCoE Adapters
  • Physical Cisco UCS Components
  • Cisco Fabric Interconnect Product Overview
  • Cisco I/O Module (IOM) Product Overview
  • Cisco UCS Mini
  • Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor
  • Cisco Intersight™
  • Cisco UCS Manager Overview
  • Identity and Resource Pools for Hardware Abstraction
  • Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
  • Cisco UCS Central Overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex™ Overview
  • Common Programmability Protocols and Methods
  • How to Choose Models and Processes
  • Cisco ACI Overview
  • Multitier Applications in Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Features
  • VXLAN in Cisco ACI
  • Unicast Traffic in Cisco ACI
  • Multicast Traffic in Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Programmability
  • Common Programming Tools and Orchestration Options
  • Cloud Computing Overview
  • Cloud Deployment Models
  • Cloud Computing Services

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