The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 course helps you prepare for entry-level data center roles. In this course, you will learn the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco® data center technologies including: networking, virtualization, storage area networking, and unified computing. You will get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), automation and cloud 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). This course also earns you 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

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Learning Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:
Describe the foundations of data center networking
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 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
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 Cisco UCS Manager
Describe the purpose and advantages of APIs
Describe Cisco ACI
Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing

Audience

This course will help you: Prepare for entry-level job roles in the high-demand area of data center environments Prepare for courses that support the Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center certification exams Gain knowledge and hands-on skills through Cisco's unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software

Language

English

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills: Good understanding of networking protocols Good understanding of the VMware environment Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems

$4,600

Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)

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