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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.2

Course Details
Code: 4961
Tuition (USD): $3,296.00 • Classroom (5 days)
This course includes Cisco Training Exclusives

Accelerate your Cisco learning experience with complimentary access to the IT Skills Video On-Demand Library, Boson practice exams, Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course, course recordings, IT Resource Library, and digital courseware.

The DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.2 course, prepares IT professionals for the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. This course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including data center networking concepts, data center storage networking, and data center physical infrastructure.

Skills Gained

  • Describe the characteristics and benefits of the Ethernet protocol
  • Describe the OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Describe IPv4 and IPv6 network layer addressing
  • Describe the packet delivery process
  • Compare and contrast TCP/IP with the OSI model
  • Examine the Cisco Data Center network architectures
    • The 2- and the 3-tier network design
    • The spine/leaf network design
  • Describe Cisco Nexus products and explain basic functionalities and tools of Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe VLANs
  • Describe issues with STP
  • Describe the routing process on Nexus switches
  • Describe Layer 3 first hop redundancy
  • Describe and configure user security features
  • Describe ACL object groups
  • Describe storage connectivity options in the Data Center
  • Compare iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and NAS connectivity for remote server storage
  • Describe Fibre Channel storage networking
  • Describe VSANs
  • Describe communication between the initiator and target
  • Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses
  • Describe NPV and NPIV
  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
  • Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Describe the components of a Cisco UCS server
  • Describe the Cisco UCS physical connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect cluster
  • Describe the Cisco UCS Manager interfaces

Who Can Benefit

  • Network administrators, engineers, designers, and managers
  • Cisco integrators/partners
  • Systems engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects

Prerequisites

  • 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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