In this online training course, you will be given the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of Cisco Data Center products and their operation. The DCICT online training course covers network virtualization, network technologies, Unified computing, automation and orchestration, and the Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

Course Instructor: Desiree Lindfield

Course Outline

01. Unified Computing

  • Describe common server types and connectivity found in a data center
  • Describe the physical components of the Cisco UCS
  • Describe the concepts and benefits of Cisco UCS hardware abstraction
  • Perform Basic Cisco UCS configuration

02. Network Virtualization

  • Describe the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches
  • Describe the concepts of overlays
  • Describe the benefits and perform simple troubleshooting of VDC STP
  • Compare and contrast the default and management VRFs
  • Differentiate between the data, control, and management planes

03. Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies

  • Describe, configure, and verify FEX connectivity
  • Describe, configure, and verify basic vPC features
  • Describe, configure, and verify FabricPath
  • Describe, configure, and verify unified switch ports
  • Describe the features and benefits of Unified Fabric
  • Describe and explain the use of role-based access control within the data center infrastructure

04. Automation and Orchestration

  • Explain the purpose and value of using APIs
  • Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing
  • Describe the basic functions of a Cisco UCS Director
  • Interpret and troubleshoot a Cisco UCS Director workflow

05. Application Centric Infrastructure

  • Describe the architecture of an ACI environment
  • Describe the fabric discovery process
  • Describe the policy-driven, multitier application deployment model and its benefits
  • Describe the ACI logical model

Skills Learned

After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and configure Cisco UCS
  • Describe and configure Cisco data center virtualization
  • Describe and configure Cisco data center networking
  • Describe and configure Cisco automation and orchestration