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CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 LiveLessons: Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals

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Lesson 1

Module 1: Cloud Characteristics and Models, Downloadable Version

Module 1: Cloud Characteristics and Models

This module starts by describing common cloud characteristics. Cloud computing is drastically changing the way IT and data centers are being architected today. Lesson 1, "Describe Common Cloud Characteristics," introduces the technical concepts needed, including NIST’s cloud definitions, and also cites the main milestones that enabled the evolution of computer science to this modern service delivery model. Lesson 2, "Describe Cloud Service Models," presents cloud computing classifications based on their offering (Infrastructure as a Service [IaaS], Platform as a Service [PaaS], and Software as a Service [SaaS]) and examples for each of them.

Duration: 00:43:51  File Size: 242 MB


Lesson 2

Module 2: Cloud Deployment, Downloadable Version

Module 2: Cloud Deployment

Module 2 describes cloud deployment models, detailing how cloud computing environments can be classified according to their users and introducing the basic concepts, such as public clouds, private clouds, community clouds, and hybrid clouds. Lesson 4, "Describe the Components of the Cisco Intercloud Solution," describes the challenges hybrid cloud deployment models face and discusses the Cisco Intercloud strategy, how it normalizes the integration of heterogeneous clouds, and the solutions that make it possible: Cisco Intercloud Fabric.

Duration: 00:47:57  File Size: 244 MB


Lesson 3

Module 3: Cloud Workloads, Downloadable Version

Module 3: Cloud Compute

Module 3 explores how to identify key features of UCS in Lesson 5, "Identify Key Features of UCS." This lesson outlines the reason for this great fit and analyzes fundamental UCS-related concepts such as service profiles, templates, pools, and management tools. Then in Lesson 6, "Describe Server Virtualization," you learn how server virtualization has evolved, providing features that were not possible a mere 5 years ago.

Duration: 01:47:05  File Size: 508 MB


Lesson 4

Module 4: Cloud Networking, Downloadable Version

Module 4: Cloud Networking

This module starts with Lesson 7, "Describe Network Architectures for the Data Center," where you learn how cloud computing has raised serious challenges to data center networks and how during the past few years, several network architectures were developed to assuage them, including Cisco Unified Fabric, software-defined networking, and Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure. Then Lesson 8, "Describe Infrastructure Virtualization," reviews how server virtualization has brought several changes to how data center networks should behave and scale. Cisco Nexus 1000V is introduced, along with new virtual networking technologies such as virtual network services, Virtual eXtensible LANs (VXLAN), and network containers.

Duration: 02:14:60  File Size: 671 MB


Lesson 5

Module 5: Cloud Storage, Downloadable Version

Module 5: Cloud Storage

This final module describes storage provisioning concepts and the difference between all the storage access technologies. It also looks at basic SAN storage concepts, basic NAS storage concept, various Cisco storage network devices, and the various integrated infrastructures.

Duration: 01:58:29  File Size: 677 MB


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  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-665-X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-665-8

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More than 6 Hours of Video Instruction
More than 6 hours of video instruction on cloud computing concepts, service models, infrastructure solutions, and architectures.


Cisco CCNA Cloud CLDFND 200-451 LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 200-451 Cloud Fundamentals exam. This product walks the customer through each topic of the exam blueprint. Customers will gain knowledge of fundamental cloud technologies, including cloud computing definitions, cloud service models, and cloud aspects in infrastructure components such as servers, networking, and storage.

Cisco CCNA Cloud CLDFND 200-451 LiveLessons contains 14 independent video lessons, delivering more than 6 hours of instruction on this new Cisco exam. The videos contain slides, detailed instructions, and demonstrations of Cisco and third-party cloud solutions to both contextualize the explained concepts and introduce related Cisco products in practical examples.

Major topics include
--Cloud Characteristics and Models
--Cloud Deployment
--Cloud Workloads
--Cloud Networking
--Cloud Storage

Skill Level

What You Will Learn
--CCNA Cloud certification will help the candidate gain foundational understanding of Cisco Cloud deployment
--Combines conceptual knowledge with hands-on skills
--Enables organizations to improve business flexibility and reduce technology infrastructure spending through Cisco Cloud deployments, by utilizing industry-recognized certifications to validate professionals
--Transition into and become a recognized Cloud professional
--Take advantage of a broad range of self-study, instructor-led assessment and lifelong learning products that provide new and extended knowledge of emerging Cloud solutions

Who Should Take This Course
Primary Audience: Cloud administrators, designers, architects, and network engineers, including working engineers in Enterprise and service provider companies who want to incorporate cloud concepts and technologies into their curriculum. More specifically, candidates who want a dynamic explanation of the CCNA Cloud exam’s content.

Secondary Audience: Candidates for other certifications, such as CCNP and CCIE Data Center, can also use this content as a foundational review of established cloud topics. Finally, the course can be valuable for technicians who want a solid conceptual background before working with Cisco cloud products and solutions.

Course Requirements
--Basic networking background (Ethernet and TCP/IP architectures)
--Server, storage, and operational systems awareness

Table of Contents
Module 1 Cloud Characteristics and Models
Lesson 1 Describe Common Cloud Characteristics
Lesson 1.1 NIST Cloud Definition
Lesson 1.2 On-demand Self-service
Lesson 1.3 Elasticity
Lesson 1.4 Resource Pooling
Lesson 1.5 Metered Service
Lesson 1.6 Ubiquitous Networking
Lesson 1.7 Cloud Misconceptions
Lesson 2 Describe Cloud Service Models
Lesson 2.1 Typical Cloud Service Offers
Lesson 2.2 Infrastructure as a Service
Lesson 2.3 Platform as a Service
Lesson 2.4 Software as a Service
Lesson 2.5 Anything as a Service
Module 2 Cloud Deployment
Lesson 3 Describe Cloud Deployment Models
Lesson 3.1 Public Clouds
Lesson 3.2 Security, Control, and Cost
Lesson 3.3 Private Clouds
Lesson 3.4 Community Clouds
Lesson 3.5 Hybrid Clouds
Lesson 4 Describe the Components of the Cisco Intercloud Solution
Lesson 4.1 Challenges of Hybrid Clouds
Lesson 4.2 Cisco Intercloud Strategy
Lesson 4.3 Cisco Intercloud Fabric
Lesson 4.4 Demo - Intercloud Fabric
Module 3 Cloud Compute
Lesson 5 Identify Key Features of UCS
Lesson 5.1 UCS Architecture
Lesson 5.2 UCS Manager
Lesson 5.3 Exploring UCS Manager
Lesson 5.4 UCS Central
Lesson 5.5 Exploring UCS Central
Lesson 5.6 UCS B-Series
Lesson 5.7 UCS C-Series
Lesson 5.8 Service Profiles
Lesson 5.9 Creating a Service Profile
Lesson 5.10 Templates and Address Pools
Lesson 6 Describe Server Virtualization
Lesson 6.1 Server Virtualization History
Lesson 6.2 Server Virtualization Definitions
Lesson 6.3 Anatomy of a Virtual Machine
Lesson 6.4 Creating a Virtual Machine
Lesson 6.5 Hypervisor Architectures
Lesson 6.6 Online Migrations
Lesson 6.7 Moving a Virtual Machine
Lesson 6.8 Virtualization Cluster Features
Module 4 Cloud Networking
Lesson 7 Describe Network Architectures for the Data Center
Lesson 7.1 Requirements for Cloud Networking
Lesson 7.2 Unified Fabric: Fabric Extenders
Lesson 7.3 Unified Fabric: Virtualization and Fabric Evolution
Lesson 7.4 Unified Fabric: I/O Consolidation and Layer 2 Extension
Lesson 7.5 Software Defined Networking
Lesson 7.6 SDN Challenges and Application Centric Infrastructure
Lesson 7.7 Using Application Centric Infrastructure
Lesson 7.8 Provisioning an Application in ACI
Lesson 8 Describe Infrastructure Virtualization
Lesson 8.1 Virtual Networking Challenges
Lesson 8.2 vSwitch and Distributed Virtual Switch
Lesson 8.3 Nexus 1000V
Lesson 8.4 Exploring Nexus 1000V
Lesson 8.5 VXLAN
Lesson 8.6 Virtual Networking Services
Lesson 8.6 Virtual Appliances and Network Containers
Module 5 Cloud Storage
Lesson 9 Describe Storage Provisioning Concepts
Lesson 9.1 Disk Arrays
Lesson 9.2 RAID Levels and Disk Pools
Lesson 9.3 Thick Provisioning
Lesson 9.4 Thin Provisioning
Lesson 10 Describe the Difference Between All the Storage Access Technologies
Lesson 10.1 Block-based Access and SANs
Lesson 10.2 File-based Access and NAS
Lesson 11 Describe Basic SAN Storage Concepts
Lesson 11.1 Introduction to SCSI
Lesson 11.2 Fibre Channel Basics
Lesson 11.3 Fibre Channel Addressing and Forwarding
Lesson 11.4 Zoning
Lesson 11.5 Demo--Deploying Zoning
Lesson 11.6 Virtual SANs
Lesson 12 Describe Basic NAS Storage Concepts
Lesson 12.1 Shares and Mount Points
Lesson 12.2 Permissions
Lesson 13 Describe the Various Cisco Storage Network Devices
Lesson 13.1 Cisco MDS 9000 Family
Lesson 13.2 Nexus Storage Portfolio
Lesson 13.3 UCS Invicta
Lesson 14 Describe Various Integrated Infrastructures
Lesson 14.1 Modular Data Centers
Lesson 14.2 FlexPod
Lesson 14.3 Vblock
Lesson 14.4 VSPEX
Lesson 14.5 UCSO

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