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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 - DCICN (Associate)

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 - DCICN (Associate) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. The course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies including network protocols and host-to-host communication, data center networking concepts and technologies, data center storage networking, and Cisco UCS architecture.

Exam Format
Exam Number: 200-150 DCICN
Associated Certifications: CCNA Data Center
Duration: 90 minutes (55-65 questions)
Exam Registration: Pearson VUE

Next Class Dates

Jan 8, 2018 – Jan 12, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Feb 5, 2018 – Feb 9, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Mar 12, 2018 – Mar 16, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018
Apr 2, 2018 – Apr 6, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
519 8th Avenue, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10018
New York, NY 10018

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Intended Audience for this Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 - DCICN (Associate) Course

  • » Network Designer
  • » Network Administrator
  • » Network Engineer
  • » Systems Engineer
  • » Consulting Systems Engineer
  • » Technical Solutions Architect
  • » Cisco Integrators/Partners

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Course Prerequisites for Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 - DCICN (Associate)

  • » Good understanding of networking protocols
  • » Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • » Basic computer literacy
  • » Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • » Basic Internet usage skills

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 - DCICN (Associate) Course Objectives

  • » Describe and identify data center network protocols and host-to-host communication
  • » Describe basic data center networking concepts and use the Cisco NX-OS command line interface and implement VLANs, trunks, and port channels
  • » Describe advanced data center networking concepts, implement multilayer switching, and perform basic configuration: protocols (OSPF, EIGRP, HSRP); AAA on Cisco NX-OS devices and secure remote administration; and access control lists
  • » Describe and compare basic data center storage connectivity options and configure VSANs
  • » Describe advanced data center storage and configure zoning, NPV mode, and NPIV on Cisco Nexus and Cisco MDS Switches
  • » Identify the components of Cisco UCS architecture and use the Cisco UCS Manager GUI

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 - DCICN (Associate) Course Outline

      1. Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication
        1. Describing Ethernet Functions and Standards
        2. Describing Ethernet Hardware and Switching
        3. Describing OSI and TCP/IP Models
        4. Describing IPv4 and IPv6 Network Layer Addressing
        5. Guided Lab 1: Use the DCICN Lab System
        6. Describing Packet Delivery on a Hierarchical Network
        7. Lab 2: Explore LAN Communication
        8. Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
        9. Lab 3: Explore Protocol Analysis
        10. Lab 4: Explore TCP and UDP Communication
      2. Basic Data Center Networking Concepts
        1. Describing Data Center Network Architectures
        2. Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS
        3. Lab 5: Explore the Cisco NX-OS Command Line Interface
        4. Lab 6: Explore Topology Discovery and Documentation
        5. Implementing VLANs and Trunks
        6. Lab 7: Implement VLANs and Trunks
        7. Describing Redundant Switched Topologies
        8. Lab 8: Map a Spanning Tree and Configure Port Channels
      3. Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts
        1. Describing the Routing Process on Nexus Switches
        2. Lab 9: Implement Multilayer Switching
        3. Describing Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches
        4. Lab 10: Configure OSPF
        5. Lab 11: Configure EIGRP
        6. Describing Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy
        7. Lab 12: Configure HSRP
        8. Describing AAA on Nexus Switches
        9. Lab 13: Configure AAA and Secure Remote Administration
        10. Describing ACLs on Nexus Switches
        11. Lab 14: Configure ACLs
      4. Basic Data Center Storage
        1. Describing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
        2. Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
        3. Describing VSANs
        4. Lab 15: Configure VSANs
      5. Advanced Data Center Storage
        1. Describing Communication Between Initiator and Target
        2. Lab 16: Validate FLOGI and FCNS
        3. Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
        4. Lab 17: Configure Zoning
        5. Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
        6. Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
        7. Describing Fibre Channel over Ethernet
      6. Cisco UCS Architecture
        1. Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components
        2. Lab 18: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
        3. Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
        4. Describing the Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces
        5. Lab 19: Calculate Decimal, Binary, and Subnet (Optional)

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » 200-150 : Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 - DCICN

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We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.

Bio:

David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.

Bio:

Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.
William D.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.

Bio:

William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.

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