CCNA Data Center

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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, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) architecture, 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 on Cisco Nexus Operating System (NX-OS), Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco UCS Director.

Key Features of CCNA Training:

  • Guaranteed Training on Real Time Devices.
  • CCNA Concepts explained in practical and theoretical context.
  • 24*7 Lab Access.
  • 60+ hours of classroom-style training using an interactive whiteboard and projector session.
  • Course Revision – By enrolling once you can avail classes for same training up to 2 times.
  • Smart classrooms fully equipped with projectors, Wi-Fi connectivity, Digital Pads.
  • Support and Guidance if you are applying for Cisco Global Certification.
  • Late night and early morning batch facility
  • 24*7 Trainers Availability
  • Training delivered by Experienced and Certified Trainers.
    • Qadir Khan #XXXXX Mumbai

      CCIE Data Center #51562

    • Mr. Maqsood #XXXXX Delhi

      CCIE Collaboration #XXXX

    • Mr. Farhan #XXXXX Bangalore

      CCIE Collaboration, Data Center #XXXX

    • Mr. Vikas #XXXXX Pune

      CCIE Collaboration #XXXX

Course Details

Course Prerequisites

It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:
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.

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (200-150):

1.0 Data Center Physical Infrastructure

1.1 Describe different types of cabling, uses, and limitations

1.2 Describe different types of transceivers, uses, and limitations

1.3 Identify physical components of a server and perform basic troubleshooting

1.4 Identify physical port roles

1.5 Describe power redundancy modes

2.0 Basic Data Center Networking Concepts

2.1 Compare and contrast the OSI and the TCP/IP models

2.2 Describe classic Ethernet fundamentals

  • 2.2.a Forward
  • 2.2.b Filter
  • 2.2.c Flood
  • 2.2.d MAC address table

2.3 Describe switching concepts and perform basic configuration

  • 2.3.a STP
  • 2.3.b 802.1q
  • 2.3.c Port channels
  • 2.3.d Neighbor discovery
    • 2.3.d [i] CDP
    • 2.3.d [ii] LLDP
  • 2.3.e Storm control

3.0 Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

3.1 Basic routing operations

  • 3.1.a Explain and demonstrate IPv4/IPv6 addressing
  • 3.1.b Compare and contrast static and dynamic routing
  • 3.1.c Perform basic configuration of SVI/routed interfaces

3.2 Compare and contrast the First Hop Redundancy Protocols

  • 3.2.a VRRP
  • 3.2.b GLBP
  • 3.2.c HSRP

3.3 Compare and contrast common data center network architectures

  • 3.3.a 2 Tier
  • 3.3.b 3 Tier
  • 3.3.c Spine-leaf

3.4 Describe the use of access control lists to perform basic traffic filtering

3.5 Describe the basic concepts and components of authentication, authorization, and accounting

4.0 Basic Data Center Storage

4.1 Differentiate between file and block based storage protocols

4.2 Describe the roles of FC/FCoE port types

4.3 Describe the purpose of a VSAN

4.4 Describe the addressing model of block based storage protocols

  • 4.4.a FC
  • 4.4.b iSCSI

5.0 Advanced Data Center Storage

5.1 Describe FCoE concepts and operations

  • 5.1.a Encapsulation
  • 5.1.b DCB
  • 5.1.c vFC
  • 5.1.d Topologies
    • 5.1.d [i] Single hop
    • 5.1.d [ii] Multihop
    • 5.1.d [iii] Dynamic

5.2 Describe Node Port Virtualization

5.3 Describe zone types and their uses

5.4 Verify the communication between the initiator and target

  • 5.4.a FLOGI
  • 5.4.b FCNS
  • 5.4.c active zone set
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (200-155):

1.0 Unified Computing

1.1 Describe common server types and connectivity found in a data center

1.2 Describe the physical components of the Cisco UCS

1.3 Describe the concepts and benefits of Cisco UCS hardware abstraction

1.4 Perform basic Cisco UCS configuration

  • 1.4.a Cluster high availability
  • 1.4.b Port roles
  • 1.4.c Hardware discovery

1.5 Describe server virtualization concepts and benefits

  • 1.5.a Hypervisors
  • 1.5.b Virtual switches
  • 1.5.c Shared storage
  • 1.5.d Virtual Machine components
  • 1.5.e Virtual Machine Manager

2.0 Network Virtualization

2.1 Describe the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches

2.2 Describe the concepts of overlays

  • 2.2.a OTV
  • 2.2.b NVGRE
  • 2.2.c VXLAN

2.3 Describe the benefits and perform simple troubleshooting of VDC STP

2.4 Compare and contrast the default and management VRFs

2.5 Differentiate between the data, control, and management planes

3.0 Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies

3.1 Describe, configure, and verify FEX connectivity

3.2 Describe, configure, and verify basic vPC features

3.3 Describe, configure, and verify FabricPath

3.4 Describe, configure, and verify unified switch ports

3.5 Describe the features and benefits of Unified Fabric

3.6 Describe and explain the use of role-based access control within the data center infrastructure

4.0 Automation and Orchestration

4.1 Explain the purpose and value of using APIs

4.2 Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing

4.3 Describe the basic functions of a Cisco UCS Director

  • 4.3.a Management
  • 4.3.b Orchestration
  • 4.3.c Multitenancy
  • 4.3.d Chargeback
  • 4.3.e Service offerings
  • 4.3.f Catalogs

4.4 Interpret and troubleshoot a Cisco UCS Director workflow

5.0 Application Centric Infrastructure

5.1 Describe the architecture of an ACI environment

  • 5.1.a Basic policy resolution
  • 5.1.b APIC controller
  • 5.1.c Spine leaf
  • 5.1.d APIs

5.2 Describe the fabric discovery process

5.3 Describe the policy-driven, multitier application deployment model and its benefits

5.4 Describe the ACI logical model

  • 5.4.a Tenants
  • 5.4.b Context
  • 5.4.c Bridge domains
  • 5.4.d EPG
  • 5.4.e Contracts

Exam Details

Exam NameExam CodeDurationRegistration
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking200-150 DCICN90 minutes (55 - 65 questions)Pearson VUE
Exam NameExam CodeDurationRegistration
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies200-155 DCICT90 minutes (55 - 65 questions)Pearson VUE

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • 1

    Describe and identify data center network protocols and host-to-host communication

  • 2

    Describe basic data center networking concepts and use the Cisco NX-OS command-line interface and implement VLANs, trunks, and port channels.

  • 3

    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.

  • 4

    Describe and compare basic data center storage connectivity options and configure VSANs.

  • 5

    Describe advanced data center storage and configure zoning, NPV mode, and NPIV on Cisco Nexus and Cisco MDS switches.

  • 6

    Identify the components of Cisco UCS architecture and use the Cisco UCS Manager GUI.

  • 7

    Describe and configure Cisco UCS.

  • 8

    Describe and configure Cisco data center virtualization.

  • 9

    Describe and configure Cisco data center networking.

  • 10

    Describe and configure Cisco automation and orchestration.

  • 11

    Describe and verify Cisco ACI

Job Oppurnities

  • Network Engineers
  • Networking Administrators
  • Networking Specialists
  • Network Support Specialists
  • Network Consultants
  • System Integrators
  • System Engineers

Training Plan

Weekday Batch: Mon - Fri
4 weeks4 Hours / DayOnline/Onsite9500 INR
Weekend Batch: Sat - Sun
2 months6 Hours / DayOnline/Onsite9500 INR

Group Discount

  • In a Group of 2 discount will be 10% per head
  • In a Group of 3 discount will be 15% per head
  • In a Group of 4 discount will be 20% per head


Upcoming Batches
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20 May 2018Mumbai
Weekend6 Jan 2018Delhi
25 Feb 2018Mumbai
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25 Apr 2018Pune
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25 Jun 2018Delhi


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