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Cisco CCNA Data Center: DCICT

Cisco CCNA Data Center: DCICT

Course Overview

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 the architecture, components, connectivity, and features of a Cisco Data Center network. You will gain practical experience configuring the initial setup of Cisco Nexus 7009, Cisco Nexus 5548UP, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) 6120XP, and Cisco MDS 9124 Multilayer Fabric Switch. You will also learn to verify the proper operation of a variety of features such as Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Cisco FabricPath, Port Channels, virtual Port Channels (vPCs), and Cisco Nexus 1000V Distributed Virtual Switch for VMware ESXi. This online training course helps prepare you for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification. Exam Number: 640-916 DCICT

Skills Learned

The DCICT online training course covers:

  • Cisco Data Center Fundamentals
  • Cisco Data Center Virtualization
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

Who Should Attend This Course

The DCICT course is designed to serve the needs of:

  • Individuals seeking to attain the Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification.
  • Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
  • Storage administrators
  • Server administrators
  • Program managers
  • Project managers
  • Systems engineers


DCICN – Introducing Cisco Data Centers Networking certification

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Services

  • Functional Layers of the Data Center
  • Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Cisco MDS Product Family
  • Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Virtual Port Channels (vPCs) and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
  • Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Module 2: Cisco Data Center Virtualization

  • Virtualizing Network Devices
  • Virtualizing Storage
  • Virtualizing Server Solutions
  • Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

Module 3: Cisco Data Center Storage Networking

  • Comparing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches

Module 4: Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Connectivity Options for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders

Module 5: Cisco UCS

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Setting Up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles

Hands-On Labs

  • Lab 1: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Lab 2: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH
  • Lab 3: Run Command Line Interface (CLI) Commands
  • Lab 4: Configure vPCs
  • Lab 5: Validate Cisco FabricPath Configuration
  • Lab 6: Validate Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) Configuration
  • Lab 7: Verify Current Virtual Device Context (VDC) Settings
  • Lab 8: Validate a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Configuration
  • Lab 9: Validate a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration
  • Lab 10: Validate a Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch License
  • Lab 11: Configure VSANs and Zoning
  • Lab 12: Validate FLOGI and FCNS
  • Lab 13: View the Tech-Support Command Output
  • Lab 14: Validate the Physical Connections for FCoE
  • Lab 15: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI)
  • Lab 16: Create a Service Profile from a Template and Performing VMware ESXi 5.0 SAN Boot


  • Virtual Live Online Classroom: $1,990.00
  • Virtual Recorded Online Classroom: $1,990.00

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