Cisco CCNA Data Center - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)v6.2
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COURSE COST: $4295.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 5:00pm

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The Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.2 course prepares you for the Cisco CCNA® Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. The course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including data center networking concepts, data center storage networking, and data center physical infrastructure. The training provided in this course is focused on data center basic operations covering the topics needed for today’s demanding associate-level positions.


Who should enroll:
IT professionals with one to three years of experience in the roles below:

Data center engineer
Network administrator
Network engineer
System administrator
Systems engineer
Network designer
Consulting systems engineer
Technical solutions architect

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
ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 v3.0
DCICT: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.0


Course is subject to a minimum enrollment. Course may run virtually as a live online class if the minimum enrollment is not met. For more information, please contact: or call 207-775-0244. Course will include Labs and Courseware.


Describe the characteristics and benefits of the Ethernet protocol
List Ethernet standardization
Describe the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and TCP/IP models
Describe IPv4 and IPv6 network layer addressing
Describe the packet delivery process
Compare and contrast TCP/IP with the OSI model
Examine the Cisco data center network architectures, the 2- and 3-tier network design, and the spine/leaf network design
Describe Cisco Nexus® products and explain the basic functionalities and tools of Cisco NX-OS
Describe issues with Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Describe the routing process on Nexus switches, Describe Layer 3 first-hop redundancy
Describe and configure user security features, Describe Access Control List (ACL) object groups
Compare SCSI over IP (iSCSI), Fibre Channel, and Network-Attached Storage (NAS) connectivity for remote server storage

Module 1: Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication
OSI and TCP/IP Models
IPv4 and IPv6 Network Layer Addressing
Packet Delivery on a Hierarchical Network
TCP/IP Transport Layer

Module 2: Basic Data Center Networking Concepts
Data Center Network Architectures
Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS
Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Redundant Switched Topologies

Module 3: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts
Routing Process on Nexus Switches
Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy
AAA on Nexus Switches
ACLs on Nexus Switches

Module 4: Basic Data Center Storage
Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
Fibre Channel Storage Networking

Module 5: Advanced Data Center Storage
Communication Between Initiator and Target
Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Module 6: Cisco UCS Architecture
Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components
Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces

Lab 1: Explore IPv4 and IPv6 Addressing
Lab 2: Explore LAN Communication
Lab 3: Explore Protocol Analysis
Lab 4: Explore TCP and UDP Communication
Lab 5: Explore the Cisco NX-OS Command Line Interface
Lab 6: Explore Topology Discovery and Documentation
Lab 7: Implement VLANs and Trunks
Lab 8: Map a Spanning Tree and Configure Port Channels
Lab 9: Implement Multilayer Switching
Lab 10: Configure OSPF
Lab 11: Configure EIGRP
Lab 12: Configure HSRP

Lab 13: Configure AAA and Secure Remote Administration
Lab 14: Configure ACLs
Lab 15: Configure VSANs
Lab 16: Validate FLOGI and FCNS
Lab 17: Configure Zoning
Lab 18: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI