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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) 6.2

It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

•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 

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.2 prepares students for the Cisco CCNA® Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. The course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including data center networking concepts, data center storage networking, and data center physical infrastructure. The training provided in this course is focused on data center basic operations covering the topics needed for today’s demanding associate-level positions.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Describe the OSI and TCP/IP models
• Describe the packet delivery process
• Compare and contrast TCP/IP with the OSI model
• Examine the Cisco Data Center network architectures, the 2- and the 3-tier network design, and the spine/leaf network design
• Describe Cisco Nexus products and basic functionalities and tools of Cisco NX-OS
• Describe VLANs and VSANS
• Describe issues with STP
• Describe the routing process on Nexus switches
• Describe Layer 3 first hop redundancy
• Describe and configure user security features
• Describe ACL object groups
• Describe storage connectivity options in the Data Center
• Describe Fibre Channel storage networking, zone types and their uses
• Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
• Describe the Cisco UCS physical connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect cluster
• Describe the Cisco UCS Manager interfaces and components of a Cisco UCS server 

Module 1: Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication
Module 2: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts
Module 3: Basic Data Center Storage
Module 4: Advanced Data Center Storage
Module 5: Cisco UCS Architecture 

Data Center Engineer
Network Administrator
Network Engineer
System Administrator
Systems Engineer
Network Designer
Consulting Systems Engineer
Technical Solutions Architect

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) 6.2

To fully benefit from this course, students attending this training should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

• Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 or higher
• Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.0 or higher
• Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.0 or higher
• Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.0 or higher
• Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.0 or higher


It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

•Configure, secure, and maintain LANs and SANs based on Cisco Nexus and MDS switches
•Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco UCS
•Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco ACI  

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) skills-building course focuses on troubleshooting of LANs, SANs, Cisco Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The course provides rich hands-on experience in resolving problems on Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco fabric extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS, and Cisco ACI.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

Describe switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution.
Describe Cisco FabricPath, Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity, and unified fabric.
Describe Ethernet and virtual port channels.
Identify Cisco UCS components.
Describe Cisco UCS organizational hierarchy and role-based access control (RBAC).
Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS.
Describe the purpose and advantages of application programming interfaces (API).
Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS.
Describe cloud computing basic concepts.
Describe Cisco UCS Director, its functional blocks and deployment models and also orchestration features: policies, virtual data centers, workflows, and catalogs.
Describe programmability and orchestration capabilities of Cisco AC, traffic forwarding through the Cisco ACI fabric.
Explain traffic forwarding mechanisms in Cisco ACI. 

Module 1: Troubleshooting the Data Center LAN Network
Lesson 2: Overview of the Troubleshooting Process
Lesson 2: Understanding CLI Troubleshooting Tools
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting VLANs and Private VLANs
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco FabricPath
Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco OTV
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting VXLAN
Lesson 8: Troubleshooting LISP
Lesson 9: Troubleshooting Routing Protocols
Lesson 10: Troubleshooting Data Center LAN Security
Lesson 11: Troubleshooting Platform-Specific Issues


Module 2: Troubleshooting Data Center SAN
Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Interfaces
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Fabric Service
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting NPV Mode
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting FCoE


Module 3: Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing
Lesson 1: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Architecture and Initialization
Lesson 2: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS Configuration
Lesson 3: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series Servers
Lesson 4: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS B-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
Lesson 6: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series LAN and SAN Connectivity
Lesson 7: Troubleshooting Cisco UCS C-Series and Cisco UCS Manager Integration


Module 4: Troubleshooting Data Center ACI
Lesson 1: Exploring the Tools and Methodology of Troubleshooting Cisco ACI  

Network Designer
Network Administrator
Network Engineer
System Engineer
Consulting Systems Engineer
Technical Solutions Architect
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