CI-DCID- Designing Cisco Data Centre Infrastructure



Course Overview
The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) provides training on designing data centers using Cisco data centers solutions and technologies. Topics covered include network designs with virtualization technologies, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies and routing protocols, and data center interconnect design options. You’ll learn design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric, while gaining experience with network management technologies including Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), and Cisco UCS Director. This training also earns you 40 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

This training helps you prepare to take the exam:

300-610 Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)

How You’ll Benefit

This training will help you:

Make design choices for optimal data center infrastructure performance, virtualization, security, and automation
Master the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to design a scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center based on Cisco technologies
Qualify for professional-level job roles in the high-demand area of enterprise-class data center environments
Who should attend
IT professionals with five to eight years of experience in these roles:

Data center engineers
Network designers
Network administrators
Network engineers
Systems engineers
Consulting systems engineers
Technical solutions architects
Server administrators
Network managers
Cisco integrators or partners
This course is part of the following Certifications:

Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center
Before taking this offering, you should be able to:

Implement data center networking [Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN)]
Describe data center storage
Implement data center virtualization
Implement Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco UCS Director
Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families
To fully benefit from this course, you should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) or and
Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

Describe data center networking concepts
Describe data center storage concepts
Describe data center virtualization
Describe Cisco UCS
Describe data center automation and orchestration with a focus on Cisco ACI and Cisco UCS Director
Identify products in the Cisco data center Nexus and Cisco MDS families
Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing
Course Objectives
Describe the Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center
Describe the rack design options, traffic patterns, and data center switching layer access, aggregation, and core
Describe Locator/ID separation protocol
Design a solution that uses Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) for traffic forwarding
Describe the hardware redundancy options; how to virtualize the network, compute, and storage functions; and virtual networking in the data center
Describe solutions that use fabric extenders and compare Cisco Adapter Fabric Extender (FEX) with single root input/output virtualization (SR-IOV)
Describe security threats and solutions in the data center
Describe advanced data center security technologies and best practices
Describe device management and orchestration in the data center
Describe the storage options for the compute function and the different Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) levels from a high-availability and performance perspective
Describe Fibre Channel concepts and architecture
Describe Fibre Channel topologies and industry terms
Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
Describe security options in the storage network
Describe the management and automation options for the storage networking infrastructure
Describe Cisco UCS servers and use cases for various Cisco UCS platforms
Explain the connectivity options for fabric interconnects for southbound and northbound connections
Describe the hyperconverged solution and integrated systems
Describe the systemwide parameters for setting up a Cisco UCS domain
Describe role-based access control (RBAC) and integration with directory servers to control access rights on Cisco UCS Manager
Describe the pools that may be used in service profiles or service profile templates on Cisco UCS Manager
Describe the different policies in the service profile
Describe the Ethernet and Fibre Channel interface policies and additional network technologies
Describe the advantages of templates and the difference between initial and updated templates
Describe data center automation tools

Course Details

  • Course Ref: CI-DCID
  • Course Duration: 5 days
  • Course Location: Virtual Classroom
  • Course Dates: 12—16 August 2024
  • Course Price: £3,490+VAT