CCNP Data Center


The CCNP Data Center certification and training program offers comprehensive certification and Professional-level skills focused on the data center solutions, technologies and best practices to design, implement, and manage a modern data center infrastructure. IT practitioners who are Cisco trained and certified are uniquely qualified for key roles in complex data center environments, with expertise utilizing technologies including policy-driven infrastructure, virtualization, automation and orchestration, unified computing, data center security, and integration of cloud initiatives.

CCNP Datacenter in divided in 4 different topics:

  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)
  • Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) :The focus of this skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. The extensively hands-on course covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualization server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing role-based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, and using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC.

Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII):The course includes information on designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies, including infrastructure design, compute connectivity design, and compute resource parameters design.

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI): The focus of this skills-building course is on the implementation and deployment automation of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switches.

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT): The focus of this skills-building course is troubleshooting of LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)

Key Features of CCNP Training:

  • Guaranteed Training on Real Time Devices.
  • CCNP 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.
Training Plan
Weekday Batch: Duration Timing: Mode:
Mon - Fri 8 weeks 4 Hours / Day Online/Onsite
Sat - Sun 3 months 6 Hours / Day Online/Onsite

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

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CCNP Data Center Course Details


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

  • Understanding of server system design and architecture
  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
  • Familiarity with SANs
  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)
  • Data center networking concepts & storage concepts
  • Data center virtualization
  • Data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
  • Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families


Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (300-175)

1.0 Implement Cisco Unified Computing

1.1 Install Cisco Unified Computing platforms

  • 1.1.a Stand-alone computing
  • 1.1.b Chassis / blade
  • 1.1.c Modular / server cartridges
  • 1.1.d Server integration

1.2 Implement server abstraction technologies

  • 1.2.a Service profiles
    • 1.2.a [i] Pools
    • 1.2.a [ii] Policies
      • 1.2.a [ii].1 Connectivity
      • 1.2.a [ii].2 Placement policy
      • 1.2.a [ii].3 Remote boot policies
    • 1.2.a [iii] Templates
      • 1.2.a [iii].1 Policy hierarchy
      • 1.2.a [iii].2 Initial vs updating


2.0 Unified Computing Maintenance and Operations

2.1 Implement firmware upgrades, packages, and interoperability

2.2 Implement backup operations

2.3 Implement monitoring

  • 2.3.a Logging
  • 2.3.b SNMP
  • 2.3.c Call Home
  • 2.3.d NetFlow
  • 2.3.e Monitoring session


3.0 Automation

3.1 Implement integration of centralized management

3.2 Compare and contrast different scripting tools

  • 3.2.a SDK
  • 3.2.b XML


4.0 Unified Computing Security

4.1 Implement AAA and RBAC

4.2 Implement key management


5.0 Unified Computing Storage

5.1 Implement iSCSI

  • 5.1.a Multipath
  • 5.1.b Addressing schemes

5.2 Implement Fibre Channel port channels

5.3 Implement Fibre Channel protocol services

  • 5.3.a Zoning
  • 5.3.b Device alias
  • 5.3.c VSAN

5.4 Implement FCoE

  • 5.4.a FIP
  • 5.4.b FCoE topologies
  • 5.4.c DCB

5.5 Implement boot from SAN

  • 5.5.a FCoE / Fiber Channel
  • 5.5.b iSCSI

Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-165)

1.0 Implement Data Center Protocols

1.1 Implement vPC

1.2 Implement FabricPath

  • 1.2.a Segment ID
  • 1.2.b Distributed gateway, anycast HSRP
  • 1.2.c Multiprotocol BGP
  • 1.2.d vPC+

1.3 Implement VXLAN

  • 1.3.a Distributed gateway
  • 1.3.b Multiprotocol-BGP-EVPN
  • 1.3.c vPC

1.4 Implement OTV

1.5 Implement LISP


2.0 Implement Routing and Switching Protocols

2.1 Implement routing protocols

  • 2.1.a OSPFv2, OSPFv3
  • 2.1.b IS-IS
  • 2.1.c PIM
  • 2.1.d FHRP
    • 2.1.d [i] HSRP
    • 2.1.d [ii] VRRP

2.2 Implement switching protocols

  • 2.2.a STP
  • 2.2.b LACP/port channel
  • 2.2.c FEX, VNTAG


3.0 Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations

3.1 Plan and execute software updates

  • 3.1.a Disruptive / nondisruptive
  • 3.1.b EPLD

3.2 Implement configuration management

  • 3.2.a Backups / restore
  • 3.2.b Checkpoints /rollback

3.3 Implement infrastructure monitoring

  • 3.3.a Logging
  • 3.3.b SNMP
  • 3.3.c Call Home
  • 3.3.d NetFlow
  • 3.3.e SPAN

3.4 Configure time synchronization

  • 3.4.a PTP
  • 3.4.b NTP


4.0 Data Center Infrastructure Security

4.1 Implement ACLs

4.2 Implement AAA and RBAC

4.3 Implement keychain authentication

4.4 Implement first-hop security

  • 4.4.a Dynamic ARP inspections
  • 4.4.b DHCP snooping
  • 4.4.c Unicast RPF
  • 4.4.d MACsec
  • 4.4.e Port security

4.5 Implement CoPP

4.6 Implement fabric binding and port security


5.0 Infrastructure Storage

5.1 Implement Fibre Channel fabric

  • 5.1.a Switched fabric initialization
  • 5.1.b Port channels, ISL
  • 5.1.c FCID
  • 5.1.d FCIP

5.2 Implement Fibre Channel Protocol services

  • 5.2.a Zoning
  • 5.2.b Cisco Fabric Services
  • 5.2.c FCNS
  • 5.2.d Device alias
  • 5.2.e VSAN
  • 5.2.f FSPF

5.3 Implement FCoE Unified Fabric

  • 5.3.a Storage VDC
  • 5.3.b FIP
  • 5.3.c FCoE topologies
  • 5.3.d DCB

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (300-170)

1.0 Implement Infrastructure Virtualization

1.1 Implement logical device separation

  • 1.1.a VDC
  • 1.1.b VRF

1.2 Implement virtual switching technologies


2.0 Implement Infrastructure Automation

2.1 Implement configuration profiles

  • 2.1.a Auto-config
  • 2.1.b Port profiles
  • 2.1.c Configuration synchronization

2.2 Implement POAP

2.3 Compare and contrast different scripting tools

  • 2.3.a EEM
  • 2.3.b Scheduler
  • 2.3.c SDK


3.0 Implementing Application Centric Infrastructure

3.1 Configure fabric discovery parameters

3.2 Implement access policies

  • 3.2.a Policy groups
  • 3.2.b Protocol policies
    • 3.2.b [i[ LLDP, CDP, LCAP, and link-level
  • 3.2.c AEP
  • 3.2.d Domains
  • 3.2.e Pools
  • 3.2.f Profiles
    • 3.2.f [i] Switch
    • 3.2.f [ii] Interface

3.3 Implement VMM domain integrations

3.4 Implement tenant-based policies

  • 3.4.a EPGs
    • 3.4.a [i] Pathing
    • 3.4.a [ii] Domains
  • 3.4.b Contracts
    • 3.4.b [i] Consumer
    • 3.4.b [ii] Providers
    • 3.4.b [iii] vzAny (TCAM conservation)
    • 3.4.b [iv] Inter-tenant
  • 3.4.c Private networks
    • 3.4.c [i] Enforced/unenforced
  • 3.4.d Bridge domains
    • 3.4.d [i] Unknown unicast settings
    • 3.4.d [ii] ARP settings
    • 3.4.d [iii] Unicast routing


4.0 Implementing Application Centric Infrastructure Network Resources

4.1 Implement external network integration

  • 4.1.a External bridge network
  • 4.1.b External routed network

4.2 Implement packet flow

  • 4.2.a Unicast
  • 4.2.b Multicast
  • 4.2.c Broadcast
  • 4.2.d Endpoint database

4.3 Describe service insertion and redirection

  • 4.3.a Device packages
  • 4.3.b Service graphs
  • 4.3.c Function profiles


5.0 Implementing Application Centric Infrastructure Management and Monitoring

5.1 Implement management

  • 5.1.a In-band management
  • 5.1.b Out-of-band management

5.2 Implement monitoring

  • 5.2.a SNMP
  • 5.2.b Atomic counters
  • 5.2.c Health score evaluations

5.3 Implement security domains and role mapping

  • 5.3.a AAA
  • 5.3.b RBAC

5.4 Compare and contrast different scripting tools

  • 5.4.a SDK
  • 5.4.b API Inspector / XML

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-180)

1.0 Troubleshooting Data Network Protocols

1.1 Troubleshoot data center protocols

  • 1.1.a VPC
  • 1.1.b Fabric path
    • 1.1.b [i] Segment ID
    • 1.1.b [ii] Distributed gateway, anycast HSRP
    • 1.1.b [iii] MBGP
    • 1.1.b [iv] vPC+
  • 1.1.c VXLAN
    • 1.1.c [i] Distributed gateway
    • 1.1.c [ii] MBGP EVPN
    • 1.1.c [iii] VPC
  • 1.1.d OTV
  • 1.1.e LISP

1.2 Troubleshoot routing protocols

  • 1.2.a OSPFv2, OSPFv3
  • 1.2.b IS-IS
  • 1.2.c PIM
  • 1.2.d FHRP
    • 1.2.d [i] HSRP
    • 1.2.d [ii] VRRP

1.3 Troubleshoot switching protocols

  • 1.3.a STP
  • 1.3.b LACP/port channel
  • 1.3.c FEX, VNTAG


2.0 Troubleshooting Network Virtualization and Automation

2.1 Troubleshoot logical device separation

  • 2.1.a VDC
  • 2.1.b VRF

2.2 Troubleshoot virtual switching technologies

2.3 Troubleshoot configuration profiles

  • 2.3.a Auto-config
  • 2.3.b Port profiles
  • 2.3.c Configuration synchronization


3.0 Troubleshooting Application Centric Infrastructure

3.1 Troubleshoot fabric discovery process

3.2 Troubleshoot VMM domain integration

3.3 Troubleshoot tenant-based policies

  • 3.3.a EPGs
    • 3.3.a [i] Pathing
    • 3.3.a [ii] Domains
  • 3.3.b Contracts
    • 3.3.b [i] Consumer
    • 3.3.b [ii] Providers
    • 3.3.b [iii] Inter-tenant
  • 3.3.c Private networks
    • 3.3.c [i] Enforced/unenforced
  • 3.3.d Bridge domains
    • 3.3.d [i] Unknown unicast settings
    • 3.3.d [ii] ARP settings
    • 3.3.d [iii] Unicast routing

3.4 Troubleshoot external network integration

  • 3.4.a External bridge network
  • 3.4.b External routed network

3.5 Troubleshoot packet flow

  • 3.5.a Unicast
  • 3.5.b Multicast
  • 3.5.c Broadcast
  • 3.5.d Endpoint database

3.6 Troubleshoot security domains and role mapping

  • 3.6.a AAA
  • 3.6.b RBAC


4.0 Troubleshooting Data Center Storage

4.1 Troubleshoot Fibre Channel

  • 4.1.a Switched fabric initialization
  • 4.1.b Fibre Channel buffer credit starvation
  • 4.1.c FCID

4.2 Troubleshoot Fibre Channel protocol services

  • 4.2.a Zoning
  • 4.2.b FCNS
  • 4.2.c VSAN
  • 4.2.d FSPF

4.3 Troubleshoot FCoE

  • 4.3.a Storage VDC
  • 4.3.b FIP
  • 4.3.c FCoE topologies
  • 4.3.d DCB

4.4 Troubleshoot boot from SAN

  • 4.4.a FCoE / Fibre Channel
  • 4.4.b iSCSI
  • 4.4.c Multipath

4.5 Troubleshoot FCoE/FC interface parameters

  • 4.5.a Dedicated and shared mode
  • 4.5.b Port types
  • 4.5.c Port channels, ISL

4.6 Troubleshoot SAN technologies

  • 4.6.a Fabric redundancy
  • 4.6.b NPV, NPIV, FCF


5.0 Troubleshooting Data Center Compute Platforms

5.1 Troubleshoot Cisco computing platforms

  • 5.1.a Stand-alone computing
  • 5.1.b Chassis/blade
  • 5.1.c Modular / server cartridges
  • 5.1.d Server integration

5.2 Troubleshoot hardware interoperability

  • 5.2.a Converged Network Adapters / port expanders
  • 5.2.b Firmware
  • 5.2.c I/O modules / FEX
  • 5.2.d Fabric interconnects

5.3 Troubleshoot packet flow from server to the fabric

5.4 Troubleshoot server abstraction technologies

  • 5.4.a Service profiles
    • 5.4.a [i] Pools
    • 5.4.a [ii] Policies     
      • 5.4.a [ii] 1 Connectivity
      • 5.4.a [ii] 2 Placement policy
      • 5.4.a [ii] 3 Remote boot policies


6.0 Troubleshooting Data Center Management and Operations

6.1 Troubleshoot firmware upgrades, packages, and interoperability

6.2 Troubleshoot integration of centralized management

6.3 Troubleshooting data center LAN and SAN security

  • 6.3.a Troubleshoot fabric binding and port security
  • 6.3.b Troubleshoot AAA and RBAC
  • 6.3.c Troubleshoot first-hop security
    • 6.3.c [i] Dynamic ARP inspections
    • 6.3.c [ii] DHCP snooping
    • 6.3.c [iii] Unicast RPF
    • 6.3.c [iv] MACsec
    • 6.3.c [v] Port security
  • 6.3.d Troubleshoot CoPP
  • 6.3.e Troubleshoot ACLs

6.4 Troubleshoot data center compute security

  • 6.4.a Troubleshoot AAA and RBAC
  • 6.4.b Troubleshoot key management

Candidates need to undertake below exam

Exam Name: Exam Code : Duration: Registration:
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) 300-175 DCUCI 90 minutes (60-70 questions) Pearson VUE
Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure(DCII) 300-165 DCII 90 minutes (60-70 questions) Pearson VUE
Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) 300-170 DCVAI 90 minutes (60 - 70 questions) Pearson VUE
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) 300-180 DCIT 90 minutes (60 - 70 questions) Pearson VUE

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

Install the UCS B-Series system out of the box and deploy service profiles using pooled identities and service profile templatesConfigure the UCS B-Series system for deployments using iSCSI and configure B- and C-Series systems for deployments using Fibre Channel for regular data access and bootingConfigure and implement security mechanisms such as RBAC with Organizations and Locales, LDAP integration, trusted points, and key ringsConfigure and implement monitoring with syslog and Call HomeManage UCS Manager domains with UCS Central, manage multiple C-Series servers with Cisco IMC Supervisor, and interact with the UCS Manager XML APIImplement infrastructure virtualization solutions, such as VDC, VRFs, Cisco Nexus 1000v, and Cisco AVSIdentify programmability methods and program Cisco Nexus switches using XML, Python, and NX-APIImplement a Cisco ACI solution that provides fabric connectivity to bare-metal hosts, virtual machines, and external Layer 2 and Layer 3 domainsIntegrate Cisco ACI with virtual machine managers, such as VMware vCenter Management systems, including Cisco UCS, VMware vCenter, and Cisco CloudCenterTroubleshoot Layer 2 technologies, such as STP, port channels, vPC, Cisco FabricPath, and FEXTroubleshoot first-hop redundancy, routing, and CFS in the data centerTroubleshoot virtualization solutions, such as OTV, VRF, and VXLANTroubleshoot storage area networks, including Fibre Channel, FCoE, zoning, NPV, and NPIV

Candidates will have Employment Opportunities with following Job Title:

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


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