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Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

 

Who should attend

  • Data center administrators
  • Data center engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Prerequisites

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA®)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Course Objectives

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the foundations of data center networking
  • Describe Cisco Nexus products and explain the basic Cisco NX-OS functionalities and tools
  • Describe Layer 3 first-hop redundancy
  • Describe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channel (VPCs)
  • Introduce switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and network virtualization
  • Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
  • Describe Fibre Channel communication between the initiator server and the target storage
  • Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses
  • Describe N-Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
  • Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoE
  • Describe data center server connectivity
  • Describe Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe the purpose and advantages of APIs
  • Describe Cisco ACI
  • Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing

Course Content

The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 course helps you prepare for entry-level data center roles. In this course, you will learn the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco® data center technologies including: networking, virtualization, storage area networking, and unified computing. You will get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™), automation, and cloud computing. You will get hands-on experience with configuring features on Cisco Nexus® Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®).

Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • £ 3,250.-
  • Please contact your Account Manager for CLC value.
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 3,250.-
  • Please contact your Account Manager for CLC value.
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Duration 180 days

Price (excl. VAT)
  • United Kingdom: £ 1,155.-
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23/11/2020 ― 27/11/2020 Online Training Time zone: GMT
14/12/2020 ― 18/12/2020 Online Training Time zone: GMT
01/02/2021 ― 05/02/2021 Online Training Time zone: GMT
12/04/2021 ― 16/04/2021 Online Training Time zone: BST
07/06/2021 ― 11/06/2021 Online Training Time zone: BST
2 hours difference
30/11/2020 ― 04/12/2020 Online Training Time zone: EET
5 hours difference
30/11/2020 ― 04/12/2020 Online Training Time zone: EST
30/11/2020 ― 04/12/2020 Online Training Time zone: EST
6 hours difference
19/10/2020 ― 23/10/2020 Online Training Time zone: CDT guaranteed date!
19/10/2020 ― 23/10/2020 Online Training Time zone: CDT guaranteed date!
This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom. Please note, local pricing is applicable.
United Kingdom
01/02/2021 ― 05/02/2021 London (Int Hse) This is a FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London Enroll:
for online training
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12/04/2021 ― 16/04/2021 London (Int Hse) This is a FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London Enroll:
for online training
for classroom training
07/06/2021 ― 11/06/2021 London (Int Hse) This is a FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London Enroll:
for online training
for classroom training