Cisco CCNA Data Center Boot Camp

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

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Basic Data Center Networking Concepts (1 topic)

  • Describing Data Center Network Architectures

Basic Data Center Storage (3 topics)

  • Describing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Describing VSANs

Advanced Data Center Storage (5 topics)

  • Describing Communication Between Initiator and Target
  • Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  • Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  • Describing Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Cisco UCS Architecture (3 topics)

  • Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components
  • Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Describing the Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces

Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization (6 topics)

  • Describing Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Describing Cisco Nexus Operating System VRF Contexts
  • Describing Virtual Device Contexts
  • Describing the Function of Overlays
  • Describing Virtualization
  • Describing Virtual Switches

Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration (5 topics)

  • Describing Cisco Fabric Extender Connectivity
  • Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Describing Cisco FabricPath
  • Describing Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Describing Cisco Unified Fabric

Cisco Unified Computing System (4 topics)

  • Describing Data Center Server Connectivity
  • Describing Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Describing Hardware Abstraction in Cisco UCS

Data Center Automation and Orchestration (8 topics)

  • Exploring the Utility of Application Programming Interfaces
  • Introducing Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Describing Cloud Attributes and Service Models
  • Describing Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Describing Orchestration
  • Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)

Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (3 topics)

  • Describing Cisco ACI
  • Describing Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI

Labs (23 topics)

  • Lab 1: Connect to Cisco Nexus Series Switches Using SSH
  • Lab 2: Configure VRFs
  • Lab 3: Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
  • Lab 4: Install VMware ESXi and vCenter
  • Lab 5: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Lab 6: Configure Virtual Port Channels
  • Lab 7: Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
  • Lab 8: Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 9: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch
  • Lab 10: Implement FCoE
  • Lab 11: Configure the Cisco UCS 600 Series Fabric Intercomect
  • Lab 12: Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Interfaces
  • Lab 13: Configure Local RBAC
  • Lab 14: Configure Pools
  • Lab 15: Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Lab 16: Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
  • Lab 17: Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
  • Lab 18: Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 19: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 20: Customize Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 21: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
  • Lab 22: Create Policies and VDCs
  • Lab 23: Create a Catalog and Provision a VM Using the Self-Service Portal and Explore Reports


Attendees should meet the following prerequisites:

  • Have completed CCNA Routing and Switching (ICND1 + ICND2)

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