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DCICT 6.2 – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies


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  • 5 Days Course
    Data Center Switching

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.2 prepares students for the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. The course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including networking technologies, data center network virtualization, unified computing, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The training provided in this course is focused on data center basic operations covering the topics needed for today’s demanding associate-level positions. The hands-on lab exercises focus on configuring features in Cisco NX-OS Software, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco UCS Director.


    Associated Certification:


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

    • Describe switch and machine virtualization
    • Describe network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution
    • Describe Cisco FabricPath and Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
    • Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC) and Cisco Unified Fabric
    • Identify Cisco UCS components
    • Describe Cisco UCS organizational hierarchy and role-based access control (RBAC)
    • Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS
    • Describe the purpose and advantages of application programming interfaces (API)
    • Describe cloud computing basic concepts
    • Describe Cisco UCS Director, its functional blocks and deployment models
    • Describe Cisco UCS Director Orchestration features: policies, virtual data centers, workflows, and catalogs
    • Describe Cisco ACI, traffic forwarding through the Cisco ACI fabric, as well as programming and orchestration capabilities
    • Explain traffic forwarding mechanisms in Cisco ACI
    • Describe programmability and orchestration capabilities of Cisco ACI


    Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization


    • Lesson 1: Describing Switch Virtualization
    • Lesson 2: Describing Machine Virtualization
    • Lesson 3: Describing Network Virtualization


    Module 2: Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration


    • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco FabricPath
    • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco Fabric Extender
    • Lesson 3: Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
    • Lesson 4: Describing Cisco Unified Fabric


    Module 3: Cisco Unified Computing System


    • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Components
    • Lesson 2: Cisco UCS RBAC
    • Lesson 3: Deploying Servers in Cisco UCS


    Module 4: Data Center Automation and Orchestration


    • Lesson 1: Using Application Programming Interfaces
    • Lesson 2: Cloud Computing
    • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco UCS Director
    • Lesson 4: Using Cisco UCS Director for Orchestration


    Module 5: Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure


    • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco ACI
    • Lesson 2: Describing Cisco ACI Traffic Forwarding
    • Lesson 3: Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI

    Target Audience

    • Data Center Engineer
    • Network Administrator
    • Network Engineer
    • System Administrator
    • Systems Engineer
    • Network Designer


    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