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Gain the foundational knowledge and skills needed to configure Cisco data center technologies including: networking, virtualization, storage area networking and unified computing. In this 5-day instructor-led course participants prepare for entry-level data center roles. Students get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), automation and cloud computing that includes hands-on experience with configuring features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS).

Target Audience
Data Center Administrators and Engineers, Systems Engineers, Server Administrators, Network Managers and Cisco integrators and partners

What You'll Learn

  • 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 FEX connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and vPCs
  • Introduce switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and describe 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 NPV and NPIV
  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
  • Describe 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

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  • Course Number DCFNDU
  • Course Length 5 days
  • Course Fee $3,995.00
  • Delivery Format VLT (Instructor Led; Virtual LIVE Online; Remote Training)
  • Course Topic Certification
  • Vendor Cisco
  • Technology Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
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Date Course ID Course Name Duration Delivery Format Registration
01/09/2023 DCFNDU Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) 5 days VLT Register

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