CCNA Data Center

Course Description

CCNA Datacenter Certification Training Provided at Horizon Computers is aimed to provide indebt Training in Datacenter Technologies. Hands-on Training will be provided on real Cisco Nexus Switches.

CCNA Datacenter provides knowledge of fundamental data center technologies including unified computing, data center network virtualization, Cisco data center networking technologies, data center automation and orchestration, and Application Centric Infrastructure.

Training is conducted by Expert Trainers in all 3 Centers Vashi, Vile Parle and Pune



Course Pre Requisite:

Ideally through knowledge of CCNA Routing and Switching or knowledge Virtualization like VM Ware ESXI.

Duration: 40 Hrs

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (200-150)
Session Topic Sub-Topic Contents
1 Data Center Physical Infrastructure Describe different types of
cabling, uses, and limitations
Describe different types oftransceivers,
uses, and limitations
Identify physical components of a server
andper form basic troubleshooting
Identify physical port roles
Describe power redundancy modes
2 Basic Data Center Networking Concepts Compare and contrast the OSI and
the TCP/IP models
Describe classic Ethernet fundamentals
  • Forward
  • Filter
  • Flood
  • MAC address table
Describe switching concepts and
perform basic configuration
  • STP
  • 802.1q
  • Port channels
  • Neighbor discovery
  • CDP
  • LLDP
  • Storm control
3 Advanced Data Center Networking Basic routing operations
  • Explain and demonstrate IPv4/IPv6 addressing
  • Compare and contrast static and dynamic routing
  • Perform basic configuration of SVI/routed interface
Compare and contrast the First Hop Redundancy Protocols
  • VRRP
  • GLBP
  • HSRP
Compare and contrast common data center network architectures
  • 2 Tier
  • 3 Tier
  • Spine-lea
Describe the use of access control lists to perform basic traffic filtering
Describe the basic concepts and components of authentication, authorization, and accounting
4 Basic Data Center Storage Differentiate between file and block based storage protocols
Describe the roles of FC/FCoE port types
Describe the purpose of a VSAN
Describe the addressing model of block based storage protocols
  • FC
  • iSCSI
5 Advanced Data Center Storage Describe FCoE concepts and operations
  • Encapsulation
  • DCB
  • vFC
  • Topologies
  • Single hop
  • Multihop
  • Dynamic
Describe Node Port Virtualization
Describe zone types and their uses
Verify the communication between the initiator and target
  • FLOGI
  • FCNS
  • active zone set
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (200-155)
Session Topic Sub-Topic Contents
1 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
  • Cluster high availability
  • Port roles
  • Hardware discovery
Describe server virtualization
concepts and benefits
  • Hypervisors
  • Virtual switches
  • Shared storage
  • Virtual Machine components
  • Virtual Machine Manager
2 Network Virtualization Describe the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches
  • OTV
  • NVGRE
  • VXLAN
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
3 Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies Describe, configure, and verify FEX connectivity
Describe, configure, and verify basic vPC features
Describe, configure, and verify Fabric Path
Describe, configure, and verify unified switch ports
Describe the features and benefits of Unified Fabric
Describe and explain the use of rolebased access control within the data center
Infrastructure
4 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
  • Orchestration
  • Multitenancy
  • Chargeback
  • Service offerings
  • Catalogs
Interpret and troubleshoot a Cisco UCS Director workflow
Interpret and troubleshoot a Cisco UCS Director workflow
5 Application Centric Infrastructure Describe the architecture of an ACI environment
  • Basic policy resolution
  • APIC controller
  • Spine leaf
  • APIs
Describe the fabric discovery process
Describe the policy-driven, multitier application deployment model and its benefits
Describe the ACI logical model
  • Tenants
  • Context
  • Bridge domains
  • EPG
  • Contracts