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21+ Hours of Video Instruction
CCNP Data Center ACI Implementation DCACI 300-620 (DCACI) Complete Video Course is a unique video course that provides a solid understanding of ACI Data Center technologies as well as the CCNP Data Center DCACI exam. This complete video course is a comprehensive guide for individuals who are pursuing the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification with a focus on ACI. Beyond preparing viewers for exam success, this course has also been organized for networking professionals who want to learn the skills necessary for designing, configuring, and troubleshooting data center networks using Cisco ACI. This course does assume CCNA-level knowledge.
The course is presented by Ammar Ahmadi, who has been working with ACI fabrics for almost a decade. Ammar provides demonstrations and walk-throughs while imparting all information necessary for exam success.
* Module 1: From Introduction to Initialization
* Module 2: ACI Fundamentals
* Module 3: External Connectivity
* Module 4: Integrations
* Module 5: Management and Monitoring
* Module 6: ACI Anywhere
* Module 7: Exam Preparation and Continuous Learning
Learn How To
* Prepare for the DCACI 300-620 Certification Exam
* Deploy and manage the Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI) mode
* Configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 series switches in ACI mode
* Connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services
* Navigate the fundamentals of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) integration
* Implement key capabilities such as fabric discover, policies, connectivity, VMM integration, and more
Who Should Take This Course
This Complete Video Course (CVC) serves as a comprehensive guide for individuals who are pursuing the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification with a focus on ACI. This CVC helps any network professionals who want to learn the skills necessary for designing, configuring, and troubleshooting data center networks using Cisco ACI.
* Basic networking knowledge
* Basic switching and routing knowledge (e.g. configuring switch ports on Nexus or Catalyst platforms; configuring basic EIGRP, PSPF, BGP, and static routing)
* CCNA-level knowledge
Module 1, "From Introduction to Initialization," begins with the basics. It briefly discusses the state of the industry and some reasons for the immense popularity of ACI. It then moves on to prevalent ACI topologies and the hardware required to build an ACI fabric. The fabric initialization process and some of the tasks that are usually performed right after a fabric is initialized are also covered, as well as the ACI GUI, the CLI, and the ACI object hierarchy together.
Module 2, "ACI Fundamentals," covers the most important objects within the ACI object hierarchy, starting with objects that form tenants. The module then dives in to access policies, configuring ports within ACI, and creating basic contracts for application whitelisting.
Module 3, "External Connectivity," shifts focus to address connectivity from ACI to the outside world. First up is L3Outs, then some brownfield data center migrations into ACI.
Module 4, "Integrations," delves into the integration versatility of ACI. ACI can integrate with a number of industry solutions by executing API calls against these solutions. The DCACI exam calls out two key areas of integrations: The first is integrations with VMWare vSphere, and the second is service graphs.
Module 5, "Management and Monitoring," digs deeper into management by looking at inband management, Syslog, SNMP, and role-based access control.
Module 6, "ACI Anywhere," discusses how ACI enables some pretty advanced architectures, including solutions involving ACI Multi-Pod and ACI Multi-Site.
Module 7, "Exam Preparation and Continuous Learning," covers exam preparation and ACI readiness for the real world.
About Pearson Video Training
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Video Lessons are available for download for offline viewing within the streaming format. Look for the green arrow in each lesson.
Module 1: From Introduction to Initialization
Lesson 1: The Big Picture of Why ACI
Lesson 2: ACI Hardware and Topologies
Lesson 3: Initializing an ACI Fabric
Lesson 4: Exploring ACI
Module 2: ACI Fundamentals
Lesson 5: Understanding Tenant Objects
Lesson 6: Understanding Access Policies
Lesson 7: Implementing Access Policies
Lesson 8: Overlaying Tenant Policies onto Ports
Module 3: External Connectivity
Lesson 9: L3Outs
Lesson 10: Migrating Existing Networks into ACI
Module 4: Integrations
Lesson 11: VMWare vSphere Integration
Lesson 12: Service Graphs
Module 5: Management and Monitoring
Lesson 13: Implementing Management
Lesson 14: Monitoring ACI Using Syslog and SNMP
Lesson 15: Monitoring AAA and RBAC
Module 6: ACI Anywhere
Lesson 16: ACI Multi-Pod and Multi-Site
Module 7: Exam Preparation and Continuous Learning
Lesson 17: Exam Preparation Advice