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  • Copyright 2017
  • Edition: 1st
  • Online Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-459845-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-459845-1

5 Hours of Video Instruction


More than five hours of video instruction on configuration and troubleshooting tasks to prepare you for the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-155 exam.


CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 200-155 Data Center exam. This product walks the customer through each topic of the exam blueprint. Customers will gain knowledge of fundamental Data Center technologies like UCS, server and network virtualization, SDN, and automation and orchestration.

CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 LiveLessons contains 4 modules with 12 lessons, for a total of five hours of instruction that details every objective in the DCICT exam. The videos consist of audio instruction, animations, and video screen casts. Each video lab presents detailed objectives, lab diagrams, and video captures. Audio instruction throughout offers detailed explanations, tips, and configuration verifications.

Major topics include:

  • Unified Computing

  • Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies

  • Server Switching and Data Center Interconnect (DCI)

  • Application Centric Infrastructure

  • Automation and Orchestration

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Presents more than five hours of video mentoring

  • Provides an easy to use and cost effective means to learn the various concepts associated with Data Center technologies

  • Provides multimedia tutorials and demos that users can apply to real world scenarios

    Who Should Take This Course

    Anyone who wants to obtain their CCNA Data Center certification. This includes working engineers in the Enterprise space that want to expand their knowledge of Data Center concepts and technologies. Specifically, CCNA candidates who will use this product to prepare for the two required tests needed to earn the CCNA Data Center certification. CCNP and CCIE Data Center candidates needing a first exposure to foundational knowledge will also be very interested in this product. IT managers in need of a quick understanding of Data Center concepts to better manage their engineering teams, and engineers familiar with other vendors’ platforms who wish to learn Cisco’s specific implementations of these technologies would also benefit from taking this course.

    Course Requirements

    The video course assumes that the learner has the skills to navigate the user interface of a PC running any of the Microsoft OS’s, and that the reader has completed typical high school-level math courses (mainly that the reader has been exposed to binary math). The course also assumes that the reader has used PCs connected to either a home network or a network inside a school or company, but that the reader might not understand anything about the network to which the PC was connected. It is also assumed that the reader knows how to use typical Internet applications, primarily web browsers, and email clients.

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Table of Contents

Module 1:  Unified Computing

Lesson 1: Unified Computing System Overview

1.1               Defining UCS

1.2               Examining Common Server Types and Connectivity Found in a Data Center

1.3               Examining Rack Mounted Servers

1.4               Examining Blade Servers

1.5               Examining Modular Servers

1.6               Examining the Physical Components of the UCS

1.7               Examining How UCS Connects to the LAN and SAN

1.8               Examining UCS Manager

1.9               Examining Concepts and Benefits of UCS Hardware Abstraction

1.10            Understanding Pools and Policies

1.11            Understanding Templates

1.12            Examining Service Profiles

Lesson 2: Unified Computing Configuration

2.1               Examining Basic UCS Configuration

2.2               Understanding Cluster High Availability

2.3               Understanding Port Roles

2.4               Understanding Hardware Discovery

2.5               Examining Server Virtualization Concepts and Benefits

2.6               Examining Hypervisors

Module 2:  Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies

Lesson 3: Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio

3.1               Examining the Cisco Nexus Modular Switches

3.2               Examining the Cisco Fixed Configuration Switches

3.3               Examining the Cisco FEX Products

3.4               Understanding Control and Data Plane Traffic

3.5               Examining Nexus Virtualization Features

3.6               Examining Nexus Licensing

Lesson 4: Advanced Nexus Features

4.1               Understanding Virtual Device Context (VDC)

4.2               Understanding Port Channel Functionality

4.3               Exploring vPC and Its Components

4.4               Understanding How a vPC Functions

4.5               Understanding Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)

4.6               Introducing FabricPath

4.7               Understanding FabricPath Switch IDs and Trees

Lesson 5: Nexus Switch Feature Configuration

5.1               Performing Initial Setup and Verifying Connectivity

5.2               Enabling Features

5.3               Configuring VDCs

5.4               Configuring Fabric Extenders (FEXs)

5.5               Configuring Port Channels

5.6               Configuring vPC

5.7               Verifying vPC

5.8               Configuring FabricPath

5.9               Understanding, Configuring, and Verifying Unified Switch Ports

5.10            Introducing the Features and Benefits of Unified Fabric

5.11            Understanding the Use of Role Based Access Control Within the Data Center Infrastructure

Module 3:   Server Switching and Data Center Interconnect (DCI)

Lesson 6: Data Center Server Virtualization

6.1               Understanding Device Virtualization

6.2               Understanding Server Virtualization

6.3               Examining the Nexus 1000v

6.4               Examining Virtual Switch Update Manager

6.5               Verifying Initial Setup and Operation for the Nexus 1000v

Lesson 7: DCI and Network Overlays

7.1               Introducing DCI

7.2               Differentiating Between DCI and Network Interconnectivity

7.3               Examining the Need and Concept of Overlays

7.4               Understanding OTV

7.5               Understanding NVGRE

7.6               Understanding VXLAN

Module 4:   Application Centric Infrastructure

Lesson 8: Application Centric Infrastructure

8.1               Understanding the ACI Environment Architecture

8.2               Examining Spine Leaf Architecture

8.3               Examining the Role of the APIC Controller

8.4               Understanding Basic Policy Resolution

8.5               Examining North and Southbound REST APIs

8.6               Examining ACI Device Packages

Lesson 9: Basic ACI Configuration

9.1               Bringing Up the ACI Fabric

9.2               Examining the Fabric Discovery Process

9.3               Understanding the Firmware Upgrade Process

9.4               Understanding Checkpoints

9.5               Examining the ACI Policy Model

9.6               Examining Network Centric Mode

9.7               Examining Application Centric Mode

9.8               Managing Third-Party Devices with ACI Policy

Lesson 10: ACI Constructs

10.1            Examining the ACI Logical Model

10.2            Understanding Tenants, EPGs, and Contracts

10.3            Examining Endpoint Groups

10.4            Examining Contracts, Subjects, and Filters

10.5            Understanding Contexts and Bridge Domains

Module 5:   Automation and Orchestration

Lesson 11: Cloud Computing Concepts

11.1            Examining the Purpose and Value of Using APIs

11.2            Understanding Basic Cloud Computing Concepts

11.3            Examining On-demand Self Service

11.4            Examining Broad Network Access

11.5            Examining Resource Pooling

11.6            Examining Rapid Elasticity

11.7            Examining Metered Service

11.8            Understanding Software as a Service

11.9            Understanding Platform as a service

11.10          Understanding Infrastructure as a service

Lesson 12: UCSD Basic Functions

12.1            Examining UCS Director Management

12.2            Examining UCS Director Orchestration

12.3            Examining UCS Director Multitenancy

12.4            Examining UCS Director Chargeback

12.5            Examining UCS Director Service Offerings

12.6            Examining UCS Director Catalogs

12.7            Interpreting and Troubleshooting a UCS Director Workflow

12.8            Deploying a Service Profile to a Blade Using UCS Director

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