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DCINT - Introduction to Cisco Data Center Networking & Technologies (DCICN+DCICT) Bootcamp (DCINT)

In this accelerated course you will be introduced to the three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco data center. You will become familiar with Cisco technologies that are deployed in the Data Center: unified computing, unified fabric, and network services. Through hands-on labs, you will focus on monitoring and reviewing configurations associated with these technologies. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in this course is targeted for individuals to perform associate level data center engineering operations. The course labs will focus on verifying configurations, with selected exercises involving making configuration changes and implementing new topologies.

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It is recommended that you have working networking knowledge prior to attending class. Skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic PC operating system navigation skills
  • Basic Internet usage skills
  • Basic IP address knowledge

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Switched Network Implementation c

Lesson 1: Describing Switching
Lesson 2: Describing the Packet Delivery Process
Lesson 3: Describing the NX-OS Software
Lesson 4: Operating NX-OS Software
Lesson 5: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Lesson 6: Building a Redundant Switched Topology

Module 2: IP Addressing

Lesson 1: Describing an IP Addressing Scheme
Lesson 2: Transitioning to IPv6

Module 3: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch

Lesson 1: Exploring the Packet Discovery Process
Lesson 2: Exploring the Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches
Lesson 3: Exploring Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
Lesson 4: Exploring ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches

Module 4: Cisco Data Center Network Services

Lesson 1: Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
Lesson 2: Describing VPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
Lesson 3: Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Module 5: Cisco Data Center Virtualization

Lesson 1: Virtualizing Network Devices
Lesson 2: Using the Cisco Nexus 1000v Series Switch
Lesson 3: Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

Module 6: Cisco Data Center Storage Networking

Lesson 1: Describing Fiber Channel Storage Networking
Lesson 2: Verifying Fiber Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000

Module 7: Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Lesson 1: Describing DCB
Lesson 2: Identifying Connectivity Options for FCOE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
Lesson 3 Describing Enhanced FCOE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extender

Module 8: Cisco UCS

Lesson 1: Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Lesson 2: Setting up an Initial UCS Cluster
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
Lesson 4: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates and SPs