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Exam Objectives

1.0 Cisco Data Center Fundamentals Concepts

  • 1.1 Describe network architectures for the Data Center (describe the purpose and functions of various network devices)
    • 1.1.a LAN
    • 1.1.b SAN
  • 1.2 Describe the modular approach in network design
  • 1.3 Describe the data center core layer
  • 1.4 Describe the data center aggregation layer
  • 1.5 Describe the data center access layer
  • 1.6 Describe the collapse core model
  • 1.7 Describe FabricPath
  • 1.8 Identify key differentiator between DCI and network interconnectivity
  • 1.9 Describe, configure, and verify vPC
  • 1.10 Describe the functionality and configuration of port channels
  • 1.11 Describe and configure virtual device context (VDC)
  • 1.12 Describe the edge/core layers of the SAN
  • 1.13 Describe the Cisco Nexus product family
  • 1.14 Configure and verify network connectivity
  • 1.15 Identify control and data plane traffic
  • 1.16 Perform initial setup

2.0 Data Center Unified Fabric

  • 2.1 Describe FCoE
  • 2.2 Describe FCoE multihop
  • 2.3 Describe VIFs
  • 2.4 Describe FEX products
  • 2.5 Perform initial setup

3.0 Storage Networking

  • 3.1 Describe initiator target
  • 3.2 Verify SAN switch operations
  • 3.3 Describe basic SAN connectivity
  • 3.4 Describe the different storage array connectivity
  • 3.5 Verify name server login
  • 3.6 Describe, configure, and verify zoning
  • 3.7 Perform initial setup
  • 3.8 Describe, configure, and verify VSAN

4.0 DC Virtualization

  • 4.1 Describe Device Virtualization
  • 4.2 Describe Server Virtualization
  • 4.3 Describe Nexus 1000V
  • 4.4 Verify initial setup and operation for Nexus 1K

5.0 Unified Computing

  • 5.1 Describe and verify discovery operation
  • 5.2 Describe, configure, and verify connectivity
  • 5.3 Perform initial setup
  • 5.4 Describe the key features of UCSM

6.0 Data Center Network Services

  • 6.1 Describe standard ACE features for load balancing
  • 6.2 Describe server load-balancing virtual context and HA
  • 6.3 Describe server load-balancing management options
  • 6.4 Describe the benefits of the Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution
  • 6.5 Describe how the Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution integrates with local Cisco load balancers
  • 6.6 Describe Cisco WAAS needs and advantages in the Data Center
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