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DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 course is a five-day instructor-led training (ILT) program that introduces students to the primary technologies that are used in the Cisco Data Center. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in this course is targeted for individuals that will perform only the more basic configuration tasks. The course lab exercises focus on viewing configurations, with some configuration changes made by the student.

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The knowledge, skills, and attitudes that a learner is expected to have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Basic Internet usage skills

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication

Lesson 1: Describing Ethernet Functions and Standards
Lesson 2: Describing Ethernet Hardware and Switching
Lesson 3: Describing OSI and TCP/IP Models
Lesson 4: Describing IPv4 and IPv6 Network Layer Addressing
Lesson 5: Describing Packet Delivery on a Hierarchical Network
Lesson 6: Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer

Module 2: Basic Data Center Networking Concepts

Lesson 1: Describing Data Center Network Architectures
Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS
Lesson 3: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Lesson 4: Describing Redundant Switched Topologies

Module 3: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

Lesson 1: Describing the Routing Process on Nexus Switches
Lesson 2: Describing Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches
Lesson 3: Describing Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy
Lesson 4: Describing AAA on Nexus Switches
Lesson 5: Describing ACLs on Nexus Switches

Module 4: Basic Data Center Storage

Lesson 1: Describing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
Lesson 3: Describing VSANs

Module 5: Advanced Data Center Storage

Lesson 1: Describing Communication Between Initiator and Target
Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
Lesson 4: Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
Lesson 5: Describing Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Module 6: Cisco UCS Architecture

Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components
Lesson 2: Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
Lesson 3: Describing the Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces