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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) 1.0


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  • 4 Days Course
    Data Center Switching

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    DCICN 1.0 – Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking helps prepares the learner for a CCNA Data Center exam certification. It covers the Cisco Data Center networking components and technologies.


    New version available:


    Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives:

    • Describe how a network works
    • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
    • Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements
    • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing operations on Cisco Nexus switches


    Module 1: Simple Network Design

    • Understanding the Functions of Networking
    • What Is a network?
    • Common Physical Components of a Network
    • Interpreting a Network Diagram
    • Resource-Sharing Functions and Benefits
    • Network User Applications
    • Impact of User Applications on the Network
    • Characteristics of a Network
    • Physical Topologies
    • Connection to the Internet
    • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
    • Understanding Host-to-Host Communications
    • OSI Reference Model
    • OSI Model Layers and Their Functions
    • Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
    • Peer-to-Peer Communication
    • TCP/IP Suite
    • Describing Ethernet Connections
    • Ethernet LAN Hardware
    • Ethernet Transceivers and Cables
    • UTP Implementation
    • Describing Ethernet Communications Standards
    • Definition of a LAN
    • Components of a LAN
    • Functions of a LAN
    • Ethernet
    • Ethernet LAN Standards
    • Role of CSMA/CD in Ethernet
    • Ethernet Frames
    • Ethernet Frame Addressing
    • Ethernet Addresses
    • MAC Addresses and Binary-Hexadecimal Numbers
    • Describing OSI Network Layer Addressing
    • IP Overview
    • IP Addressing
    • Public and Private IP Addresses
    • DHCP Method
    • Domain Name System
    • Using Common Host Tools to Determine the IP Address of a Host
    • Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
    • Transport Layer Functions
    • Reliable vs. Best–Effort
    • UDP Characteristics
    • TCP Characteristics
    • TCP/IP Applications
    • Mapping Layer 3 to Layer 4
    • Mapping Layer 4 to Applications
    • Establishing a Connection with a Peer System
    • Flow Control
    • TCP Acknowledgment
    • Windowing
    • TCP Sequence Number and Acknowledgment Numbers
    • Describing the Packet Delivery Process
    • Layer 1 Devices and Their Function
    • Layer 2 Devices and Their Function
    • Layer 2 Addressing
    • Layer 3 Devices and Their Function
    • Layer 3 Addressing
    • Mapping Layer 2 Addressing to Layer 3 Addressing
    • ARP Table
    • Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
    • Function of the Default Gateway
    • Using Common Host Tools to Determine the Path between Two Hosts across a Network


    Module 2: Switched Network Implementation

    • Describing Switching
    • Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
    • Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
    • Describing the Packet Delivery Process
    • Layer 2 Addressing
    • Layer 3 Addressing
    • Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
    • Describing Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
    • Cisco NX-OS Process Recovery
    • Operating Cisco NX-OS Software
    • Describing the Features of the CLI
    • Identifying the Help Functions of the CLI
    • Describing the Startup Characteristics of the Switch
    • Describing Configuration Management
    • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    • Understanding VLANs
    • Understanding Trunking with 802.1Q
    • Understanding VTP
    • Configuring VTP, Trunks, and VLANs
    • Building a Redundant Switched Topology
    • Recognizing Issues of a Redundant Switched Topology
    • Resolving Issues with STP
    • Describing 802.1w RSTP
    • Describing 802.1s MSTP
    • Describing LAN Port Channels
    • Verifying LAN Port Channels


    Module 3: IP Addressing

    • Describing an IP Addressing Scheme
    • Describing Routing
    • Understanding Numbering Systems
    • Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
    • Transitioning to IPv6
    • Reasons for Using IPv6
    • Understanding IPv6 Addresses
    • Assigning IPv6 Addresses
    • Strategies for Implementing IPv6


    Module 4: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch

    • Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
    • Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
    • Cisco NX-OS Tools
    • Exploring the Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches
    • Traditional Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Multilayer Switching
    • Routing Tables
    • Distance Vector Routing Protocols
    • Link-State Routing Protocols
    • Exploring Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
    • Routing Information Protocol
    • Open Shortest Path First
    • Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
    • Exploring ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches
    • Understanding ACLs
    • ACL Processing
    • Configuring ACLs
    • Understanding Object Groups


    Course Labs

    Lab 1-1: Using Windows Applications as Network Tools

    Lab 1-2: Observing the TCP Three-Way Handshake

    Lab 1-3: Observing Extended PC Network Information

    Lab 2-1: Connecting to Cisco Nexus Switches

    Lab 2-2: Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches

    Lab 2-3: Configuring VLANs and Trunks

    Lab 2-4: Verifying and Configuring Spanning Tree

    Lab 2-5: Configuring EtherChannel

    Lab 3-1: Converting Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal

    Lab 3-2: Classifying Network Addressing

    Lab 3-3: Computing Usable Subnetworks and Hosts

    Lab 3-4: Calculating Subnet Masks

    Lab 4-1: Configuring Multilayer Switching

    Target Audience

    • Channel Partner / Reseller
    • Customer
    • Employee


    CCNA Data Center

    The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

    • Basic computer literacy
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
    • Basic Internet usage skills