Designing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACID)


Course Overview

The Designing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACID) v1.0 is a 5-day product training course that provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand and utilize a programmable fabric design built on Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode. This course is a deep dive into Cisco ACI design, covering design considerations and best practices, so you can build solid ACI solutions and avoid common mistakes that can impact the network infrastructure. With a focus on various design use cases, this course provides information that can help you practice design decisions, validate your designs, and apply best practices while using Cisco ACI in your multiservice or cloud data centers.

How You'll Benefit
This course will help you:

  • Develop an understanding of programmable fabric designs built on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode
  • Build the knowledge and skills necessary to build solid ACI solutions and avoid common mistakes

Who should attend

This course is designed for the following roles:

  • Network designer
  • Network engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Data center engineer
  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Cisco integrators/partners


Before taking this course, you should have:

  • Familiarity with Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure implementations
  • Familiarity with data center infrastructure operations
  • Familiarity with the management of Cisco data center switches
  • Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals

These recommended Cisco learning offerings may help students meet these prerequisites:

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Design Cisco ACI access policies according to best practices
  • Use fabric system settings
  • Design Cisco ACI logical components
  • Design the migration of IP and logical components from an existing data center to Cisco ACI
  • Design Cisco ACI physical structure
  • Migrate existing data center connectivity and physical components from an existing environment to Cisco ACI
  • Design Cisco ACI external Layer 3 connectivity and Cisco ACI Layer 4–7 service insertion, including PBR-based service redirection
  • Design the L4-L7 service insertion in single-pod Cisco ACI, by evaluating the available options and choosing the optimal connectivity flow
  • Design L4-L7 service insertion in Cisco ACI Multi-Pod
  • Design a transit routing solution
  • Design service sharing using vzAny
  • Build a migration plan for Layer 2 and Layer 3 connectivity, including L3Outs and contracts
  • Migrate vSphere compute environment to Cisco ACI
  • Design QoS for interpod and intersite networks
  • Design the DHCP Relay feature, SPAN feature, Port Tracking feature, Import/Export policies, and Snapshot/Rollback feature

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

5 days

  • £ 3,750.—
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 39
Classroom Training

5 days

  • United Kingdom: £ 3,750.—
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 39

Subscription duration
180 days

  • United Kingdom: £ 500.—


Instructor-led Online Training:   This computer icon in the schedule indicates that this date/time will be conducted as Instructor-Led Online Training.


European Time Zones

Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Online Training Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)