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Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) V1.0 - On Demand

The course will teach you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco data center technologies, including SAN networking, virtualization, networking and unified computing.
$1,500.00
The course will teach you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco data center technologies, including SAN networking, virtualization, networking and unified computing.

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  • Learning Style: Self-Paced
  • Provider: Cisco
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Course Duration: 40 Hours
  • CLC: 15 Units
  • Course Info: Download PDF
  • Certificate: See Sample

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About this course:

This course will prepare you for entry-level data center roles.

The course will teach you the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco data center technologies, including SAN networking, virtualization, networking and unified computing. You will get hands-on experience with configuring features on Cisco Nexus® Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®). You will also get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™), cloud computing and automation.

Course Objective:

You will be equipped with following skills after taking this course:

  • Describe the foundations of data center networking
  • Describe Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe the purpose and advantages of application programming interfaces (APIs)
  • Describe Cisco ACI
  • Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing
  • Describe Cisco Nexus products and explain the basic Cisco NX-OS functionalities and tools
  • Describe Layer 3 first-hop redundancy
  • Describe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
  • Describe N-Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
  • Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)
  • Describe data center server connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channel (vPCs)
  • Introduce switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and network virtualization
  • Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
  • Describe Fibre Channel communication between the initiator server and the target storage
  • Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses

Audience:

  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators and partners
  • Data center administrators
  • Data center engineers
  • Systems engineers

Prerequisite:

You should have the following knowledge and skills to fully benefit from this course:

  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Good understanding of networking protocols

These Cisco courses are recommended to help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)

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