CCNA Data Center Prep Boot Camp v6.0 (Associate)

CCNA Data Center Prep Boot Camp v6.0 (Associate) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (50 hours)

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This course requires 15 hours of pre course work prior to taking this course. You will be given the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of Cisco Data Center products and their operation, covering the architecture, components, connectivity, and features of a Cisco Data Center network. You will gain practical experience configuring the initial setup of Cisco Nexus 7000, Cisco Nexus 5000, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco MDS Multilayer Fabric Switch. You will also learn to verify the proper operation of a variety of features such as Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Cisco FabricPath, Port Channels, virtual Port Channels (vPCs), and Cisco Nexus 1000V Distributed Virtual Switch for VMware ESXi.

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Intended Audience for this CCNA Data Center Prep Boot Camp v6.0 (Associate) Course

  • » Anyone seeking the CCNA Data Center certification
  • » Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
  • » Storage and server administrators
  • » Program and project managers
  • » Systems engineers

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Course Prerequisites for CCNA Data Center Prep Boot Camp v6.0 (Associate)

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CCNA Data Center Prep Boot Camp v6.0 (Associate) Course Objectives

  • » Ethernet communication functions and standards
  • » OSI and TCP/IP models
  • » Routing process on Nexus switches
  • » Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
  • » Fibre Channel name server and fabric login (FLOGI) process
  • » Configure Cisco Unified Computing System
  • » Configure Cisco data center virtualization
  • » Configure Cisco data center networking
  • » Configure Cisco automation and orchestration
  • » Verify Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

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CCNA Data Center Prep Boot Camp v6.0 (Associate) Course Outline

      1. What is a Network - Overview of OSI Model
      2. Evolution of the Modern Datacenter
      3. Basic Data Center Networking Concepts
      4. Review NX-OS Material
      5. Review Nexus Product Line
      6. VDC and VRF Concepts as a Review
      7. Implementing VLANs and Trunks
      8. Redundant Switched Topologies
      9. Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts
      10. Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches
      11. Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy
      12. AAA on Nexus Switches
      13. ACLs on Nexus Switches- Datacenter Storage Basics
      14. Storage Options/Types
      15. Advanced Data Center Storage
      16. Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization
      17. Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches l
      18. Function of Overlays
      19. Virtualization
      20. Virtual Switches
      21. Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration
      22. Cisco FabricPath
      23. Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus Switches
      24. Cisco Unified Fabric
      25. Cisco Unified Computing System
      26. Data Center Automation and Orchestration
      27. Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure
      28. LABs:
        1. Use the DCICN Lab System
        2. Explore the Cisco NX-OS Command Line Interface
        3. Explore Topology Discovery and Documentation
        4. Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
        5. Implement VLANs and Trunks
        6. Map a Spanning Tree and Configure Port Channels
        7. Implement Multilayer Switching
        8. Configure OSPF
        9. Configure EIGRP
        10. Configure HSRP
        11. Configure AAA and Secure Remote Administration
        12. Configure ACLs
        13. Configure VSANs
        14. Validate FLOGI and FCNS
        15. Configure Zoning
        16. Install VMware ESXi on UCS C-Series Rack Server
        17. Install VMware vCenter Server Appliance
        18. Install Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager
        19. Install Cisco Nexus 1000V with VSUM
        20. Configure a Port Group in the DVS
        21. Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
        22. Install and Configure the Cisco IMC Supervisor
        23. Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Interfaces
        24. Configure Local RBAC
        25. Configure Pools
        26. Configure a Service Profile Template
        27. Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
        28. Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
        29. Configure Cisco UCS Manager with the Postman REST Plugin for Google Chrome
        30. Install and Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
        31. Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
        32. Customize Cisco UCS Director
        33. Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
        34. Create Policies and VDCs
        35. Create a Catalog and Provision a VM using the Self-Service Portal
        36. Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
        37. View Chargeback and Reports

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

  • » 200-150 : Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.0 - DCICN
  • » 200-155 : Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.0 - DCICT

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Skills Assessment

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.


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.


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.


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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