CCNA Data Center

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CCNA Data Center

Introduction

For network engineers who need to increase their value to employers and stay current with advances in networking knowledge and skills, the cisco CCNA DATA CENTER certification program provides the education and training required for installing, monitoring, and troubleshooting network infrastructure products designed by the industry leader in IP networking.

The CCNA DC certification validates the ability to install, configure, operate, and troubleshoot data center environment networks. CCNA certified professionals have the knowledge and skills to make connections to remote sites via a WAN, and mitigate basic security threats. CCNA DC training covers (but is not limited to) the use of these topics: unified fabrics , unified computing , data center virtualization , storage networking. CCNA DC can provide a comprehensive program to address the key areas of data center network design, implementation, and maintenance. CCNA DATA CENTER certifications are valid for three years. The 640-911 , 640-916 CCNA exam is the composite exam associated with the CCNA DATA CENTER. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge and skills required to install, operate, and troubleshoot a small to medium-size enterprise branch network. The topics include all the areas covered under the CCNA exam.

Course Highlights

This 21 day (Weekdays - 3hrs.) OR 8-week (Sunday/Saturday) instructor led CCNA course is designed to provide professionals with extensive networking knowledge to accomplish their day to day job and CCNA certifications. The key to a high success rate is based on the program’s objectives as follows:

  • Course contents are based on CISCO guide lines
  • Dedicated Monitoring to evaluate candidates’ progress
  • Extensive hands-on lab exercises
  • Regular evaluation
  • Industry Experienced Certified instructors
  • The CCNA module is designed to meet the objective of the CCNA DC program.
  • The course is customized keeping in mind the ultimate aim of achieving technology expertise and CCNA DC certification.  
  • Assigned project manager will manage this program and drive the program from its registration stage to monitoring and tracking of the candidates’ performance.
  • Curriculum is based on CISCO course outlines
  • The Instructor-led certified course is designed for the CCNA DC candidates with an aim to build theoretical knowledge supplemented by ample hands-on lab exercises
  • 8 week or 21 days, of intensive training.
  • Courseware includes course kits and other reference material to enable students to prepare for CCNA DC certification exams.
  • Optimal balance of theory classes and practical labs every week to ensure maximum absorption of technology by participants
  • Customized tests at the end of course to be attempted by every participant
  • Stringent passing standards with progress report of each participant
  • Facility of Lab on cloud available.(based on booking)
  • Repeating of lectures allowed.
Course Objectives

After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Fundamentals
  • Describe how a network works
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Virtualization
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Describe and verify Cisco UCS
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Unified Computing System.
  • Implementing a Data Center IP Addressing Scheme
  • Configure, Verify and Troubleshoot Data Center Switches
  • Configure , verify, and troubleshoot Routing on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Addresses understanding basic networking and ethernet technologies
  • Reviews the OSI and DoD model and TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Covers basic IP routing technologies, layer 2 switching technologies, and routing principles
  • Provides an introduction to Nexus switch as well as how to configure it
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
  • Implementing an IP addressing acheme and IP services to meet network requirements
Course Topics

Following Topics will be covered in  CCNA Course.

CISCO DATA CENTER FUNDAMENTALS CONCEPTS :

  • Describe architectures for the DC and the purpose and functions of various devices
  • LAN
  • SAN
  • Describe the Modular Approach in Network Design
  • Describe the data center core layer
  • Describe the data center aggregation layer
  • Describe the data center access layer
  • Describe the collapse core model
  • Describe FabricPath
  • Identify key differentiator between DCI and network interconnectivity
  • Describe, configure, and verify vPC
  • Describe the functionality of and configuration of port channels
  • Describe and configure virtual device context (VDC)
  • Describe the edge/core layers of the SAN
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus product family
  • Configure and verify network connectivity
  • Identify control and data plane traffic
  • Perform initial set up
  • Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center
  • Traditional Isolated LAN and SAN Networks
  • LAN Core, Aggregation, and Access Layers
  • Core and Access Layers in a LAN Collapsed Core Design
  • Core and Edge Layers in a Data Center SAN Design
  • Collapsed-Core SAN Design
  • Reviewing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Cisco Nexus Data Center Product Portfolio
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Chassis Options
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Supervisor Module
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Licensing Options
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Fabric Modules
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series I/O Modules
  • Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Power Supply Options
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Chassis Options
  • Nexus 5010 and 5020 Switches Features
  • Cisco Nexus 5010 and 5020 Expansion Modules
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Switches Features
  • Cisco Nexus 5500 Platform Switches Expansion Modules
  • Cisco Nexus 5000 Switch Series Software Licensing
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Function in the Cisco Data Center
  • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders Features
  • Reviewing the Cisco MDS Product Family
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Product Suite
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Chassis Options
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Supervisor Modules
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Licensing Options
  • Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switching Modules
  • Cisco MDS 9500 Series Power Supply Options
  • Cisco MDS 9100 Series Switches
  • Cisco MDS 9222i Switch
  • Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Connecting to the Console Port
  • Running the Initial Setup Script
  • Connecting to the Cisco Nexus 7000 CMP
  • Connecting to the Switch Using SSH to Connect to the Management VRF
  • Reviewing the ISSU on the Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Verifying VLANs
  • Examining the Operational Plane
  • Reviewing Cisco NX-OS Default Control Plane Policing
  • Using Important CLI Commands
  • Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
  • Virtual Port Channels
  • Verifying vPCs
  • Cisco FabricPath
  • Verifying Cisco FabricPath
  • Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • OTV on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • Verifying OTV on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

DATA CENTER UNIFIED FABRIC :

  • Describe FCoE
  • Describe FCoE multihop
  • Describe VIFs
  • Describe FEX products
  • Perform initial set up
  • Describing DCB
  • Unified Fabric Benefits
  • IEEE Standards That Enable FCoE
  • Priority Flow Control
  • Enhanced Transmission Selection
  • DCB Exchange
  • Identifying Connectivity Options for FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • SFP modules
  • Cabling Requirements and Distance Limitations for Common SFP and SFP+ Transceivers
  • Connecting the Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card to Cisco Nexus 5500UP Unified Fabric Switches
  • Connecting the Cisco Nexus 5500UP Unified Fabric Switch to Northbound LAN and SAN
  •      Fabrics
  • Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
  • Scaling the Data Center Virtualized Access Layer with the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric
  •      Extenders
  • Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender-to-Cisco Nexus 5500 Switch Connectivity
  • Adapter FEX on the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender
  • Verifying Adapter FEX on the Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender

STORAGE NETWORKING:

  • Describe initiator target
  • Verify SAN switch operations
  • Describe basic SAN connectivity
  • Describe the different storage array connectivity
  • Verify name server login
  • Describe, configure, and verify zoning
  • Describe, configure, and verify VSAN
  • Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Comparing Block- and File-Based Network Storage
  • NFS, Fibre Channel, iSCSI, and SCSI
  • SCSI Evolution from DAS to SAN
  • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Fibre Channel SAN Topologies
  • Fibre Channel Port Types
  • Fibre Channel Addressing
  • Fibre Channel Layered Model
  • FCNS and the FLOGI process
  • Fibre Channel Zoning and LUN Masking
  • Configure a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch from the CLI Setup Script
  • Update the Cisco NX-OS on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
  • Update Licensed Features on the Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
  • Verify Initiator and Target Fabric Login
  • Verify Fibre Channel Zoning on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch
  • Collect Technical Support Data on a Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switch

DC VIRTUALIZATION :

  • Describe device Virtualization
  • Describe Server Virtualization
  • Describe Nexus 1000v
  • Verify initial set up and operation for Nexus 1k
  • Virtualizing Network Devices
  • Describing VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Verifying VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Navigating Between VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
  • Describing NIV on Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Virtualizing Storage
  • LUN Storage Virtualization
  • Storage-System Virtualization
  • Virtualizing Server Solutions
  • Benefits of Server Virtualization
  • Available Data Center Server Virtualization Solutions
  • Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Limitations of VMware vSwitch
  • Advantages of VMware vDS
  • How the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Brings Network Visibility to the VM Level
  • How the VSM and VEM Integrate with VMware ESX or ESXi and vCenter
  • Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Verify the Initial Configuration and Module Status on the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Verifying the VEM Status on the ESX or ESXi Host
  • Validating VM Port Groups

UNIFIED COMPUTING:

  • Describe and verify discovery operation
  • Describe, configure, and verify connectivity
  • Perform initial set up
  • Describe the key features of UCSM
  • Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Cisco UCS 6100 and 6200 Series Fabric Interconnects
  • Cisco UCS 5108 Blade Server Chassis
  • Cisco UCS B200 M3 Blade Server
  • Cisco UCS B230 M2 Blade Server
  • Cisco UCS B250 M2 Extended Memory Blade Server
  • Cisco UCS B440 M2 High-Performance Blade Server
  • Mezzanine Card Options for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Memory Population Guidelines for Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Cisco UCS C200 M2 High-Density Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C210 M2 General-Purpose Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C220 M3 Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C240 M3 Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C250 M2 Extended-Memory Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C260 M2 Rack Server
  • Cisco UCS C460 M2 High-Performance Rack Server
  • PCIe Adapter Options for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • RAID Adapter Options for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • Memory Population Guidelines for Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
  • Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Chassis-to-Fabric Interconnect Physical Connectivity
  • I/O Module Architectures
  • Cisco Integrated Management Controller Chip on Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Three Basic Port Personalities in the Fabric Interconnect
  • Discovery Process
  • Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Cabling a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Initial Setup Script for the Primary Peer
  • Initial Setup Script for the Secondary Peer
  • Verifying a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Cisco UCS Manager
  • Layout of the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Navigation Window Tabs
  • Device Discovery in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Verifying Device Discovery in UCS Manager
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles
  • Benefits of Stateless Computing
  • Using Identity Pools in Service Profiles
  • Using Service Profile Templates to Enable Rapid Provisioning and Consistent Application of Policy
  • Creation of Policies for Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
  • Chassis and Blade Power Capping

DATA CENTER NETWORK SERVICES:

  • Describe standard ACE features for load balancing
  • Describe server load balancing virtual context and HA
  • Describe server load balancing management options
  • Describe the benefits of Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution
  • Describe how the Cisco global load balancing solution integrates with local Cisco load balancers
  • Describe Cisco WAAS needs and advantages in the Data Center.
Lab Topics

Following hands-on labs sessions will be provided to CCNA students.

  • Lab 1. Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using SSH
  • Lab 2. Connecting to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH
  • Lab 3. Running CLI Commands .
  • Lab 4.   Configuring vPCs
  • LAB 5.  Validating Cisco FabricPath Configuration
  • LAB 6.  Validating OTV Configuration
  • LAB 7.  Verifying Current VDC Settings
  • LAB 8.  Validating a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender Configuration
  • LAB 9.  Validating a Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch Configuration
  • LAB 10.Validating a Cisco MDS 9100 Series Multilayer Fabric Switch License
  • LAB 11.Configuring VSANs and Zoning
  • LAB 12.Validating FLOGI and FCNS
  • LAB 13.Viewing the tech-support Command Output
  • LAB 14.Validating the Physical Connections for FCoE
  • LAB 15.Exploring the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • LAB 16.Creating a Service Profile from a Template and Performing VMware ESXi 5.0 SAN Boot

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Course Fees:

₹10000

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