DCFNDU - Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations

DCFNDU - Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations

Overview

The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.1 course helps you prepare for entry-level data center roles. In this course, you will learn the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco® data center including networking, virtualization, storage area networking, and unified computing. You will get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), automation andcloud computing. You will get hands-on experience configuring features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS). This course also earns you 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification. This course does not lead directly to a certification exam, but it does cover foundational knowledge that can help you prepare for several CCNP and other professional-level data center courses and exams.

Duration

5 Days

Target Audience

Data center administrators
Data center engineers
Systems engineers
Server administrators
Network managers
Cisco integrators and partners

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

Good understanding of networking protocols
Good understanding of the VMware environment
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems

Topics

After taking this course, you should be able to:

Describe the foundations of data center networking
Describe Cisco Nexus products and explain the basic Cisco NX-OS functionalities and tools
Describe Layer 3 first-hop redundancy
Describe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channel (VPCs)
Introduce switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and network virtualization
Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
Describe Fibre Channel communication between the initiator server and the target storage
Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses
Describe N-Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoE
Describe data center server connectivity
Describe Cisco UCS Manager
Describe the purpose and advantages of APIs
Describe Cisco ACI
Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing

This course will help you:

Prepare for entry-level job roles in the high-demand area of data center environments
Prepare for courses that support the Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center certification exams
Gain knowledge and hands-on skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
Earn 30 CE credits toward recertification

 

Course Details

Course Ref:

DCFNDU

Course Duration:

5 days

Course Location:

Sunderland

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   To book or for further information, please telephone 0191 515 3355 or e-mail us at sales@mtc-training.co.uk