Cisco - CCNP Data Center Certification Training (DCID)v7
7/27/2020 - 7/31/2020
9/21/2020 - 9/25/2020


COURSE COST: $4395.00

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

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The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v7.0 is a five-day course which helps students master design and deployment options focused on Cisco® data center solutions and technologies across network, compute, virtualization, storage area networks, automation, and security. You will learn design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers, Cisco UCS Manager, and Cisco Unified Fabric.

Students will also gain design experience with network management technologies including Cisco UCS Manager, Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM), and Cisco UCS Director. You can expect theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-610 DCID), which leads to the new CCNP® Data Center and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Design certifications.


The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Network Designer
Network Administrator
Network Engineer
Systems Engineer
Consulting Systems Engineer
Technical Solutions Architect
Cisco Integrators/Partners
The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

Implement data center networking [Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN)]
Describe data center storage
Implement data center virtualization
Implement Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco Application
Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco UCS Director
Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) families
It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

Describe data center networking concepts, describe data center storage concepts, describe data center virtualization, describe Cisco UCS, Describe data center automation and orchestration with a focus on Cisco ACI and Cisco UCS Director


Course to run is subject to a minimum enrollment. If the minimum enrollment is not met than the class may run as a live online virtual instructor led class. For more information, please contact 207-775-0244 or email:


Describing High Availability on Layer 2
Overview of Layer 2 High-Availability Mechanisms
Virtual Port Channels
Cisco FabricPath
Virtual Port Channel+

Designing Layer 3 Connectivity
First Hop Redundancy Protocols
Improve Routing Protocol Performance and Security
Enhance Layer 3 Scalability and Robustness

Designing Data Center Topologies
Data Center Traffic Flows
Cabling Challenges
Access Layer
Aggregation Layer
Core Layer
Spine-and-Leaf Topology
Redundancy Options

Designing Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV
Cisco OTV Overview
Cisco OTV Control and Data Planes
Failure Isolation
Cisco OTV Features
Optimize Cisco OTV
Evaluate Cisco OTV

Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol
Locator/ID Separation Protocol
Location Identifier Separation Protocol (LISP) Virtual Machine (VM) Mobility
LISP Extended Subnet Mode (ESM) Multihop Mobility
LISP VPN Virtualization

Describing VXLAN Overlay Networks
Describe VXLAN Benefits over VLAN
Layer 2 and Layer 3 VXLAN Overlay
VXLAN Data Plane

Describing Hardware and Device Virtualization
Hardware-Based High Availability
Device Virtualization
Cisco UCS Hardware Virtualization
Server Virtualization
SAN Virtualization
N-Port ID Virtualization

Describing Cisco FEX Options
Cisco Adapter FEX
Access Layer with Cisco FEX
Cisco FEX Topologies
Virtualization-Aware Networking
Single Root I/O Virtualization
Cisco FEX Evaluation

Describing Basic Data Center Security
Threat Mitigation
Attack and Countermeasure Examples
Secure the Management Plane
Protect the Control Plane
RBAC and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)

Describing Advanced Data Center Security
Cisco TrustSec in Cisco Secure Enclaves Architecture
Cisco TrustSec Operation
Positioning the Firewall Within Data Center Networks
Cisco Firepower® Portfolio
Firewall Virtualization
Design for Threat Mitigation

Describing Management and Orchestration
Network and License Management
Cisco UCS Manager
Cisco UCS Director
Cisco Intersight
Cisco DCNM Overview

Describing Storage and RAID Options
Position DAS in Storage Technologies
Network-Attached Storage
Fibre Channel, FCoE, and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
Evaluate Storage Technologies

Describing Fibre Channel Concepts
Fibre Channel Connections, Layers, and Addresses
Fibre Channel Communication
Virtualization in Fibre Channel SAN

Describing Fibre Channel Topologies
SAN Parameterization
SAN Design Options
Choosing a Fibre Channel Design Solution

Describing FCoE
FCoE Protocol Characteristics
FCoE Communication
Data Center Bridging
FCoE Initialization Protocol
FCoE Design Options

Describing Storage Security
Common SAN Security Features
SAN Security Enhancements
Cryptography in SAN

Describing SAN Management and Orchestration
Cisco DCNM for SAN
Cisco DCNM Analytics and Streaming Telemetry
Cisco UCS Director in the SAN
Cisco UCS Director Workflows

Describing Cisco UCS Servers and Use Cases
Cisco UCS C-Series Servers
Fabric Interconnects and Blade Chassis
Cisco UCS B-Series Server Adapter Cards
Stateless Computing
Cisco UCS Mini

Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
Use of Fabric Interconnect Interfaces
VLANs and VSANs in a Cisco UCS Domain
Southbound Connections
Northbound Connections
Disjoint Layer 2 Networks
Fabric Interconnect High Availability and Redundancy

Use of Fabric Interconnect Interfaces
VLANs and VSANs in a Cisco UCS Domain
Southbound Connections
Northbound Connections
Disjoint Layer 2 Networks
Fabric Interconnect High Availability and Redundancy

Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems
Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems Overview
Cisco HyperFlex™ Solution
Cisco HyperFlex Scalability and Robustness
Cisco HyperFlex Clusters
Cluster Capacity and Multiple Clusters on One Cisco UCS Domain
External Storage and Graphical Processing Units on Cisco HyperFlex
Cisco HyperFlex Positioning

Describing Cisco UCS Manager Systemwide Parameters
Cisco UCS Setup and Management
Cisco UCS Traffic Management

Describing Cisco UCS RBAC
Roles and Privileges
Organizations in Cisco UCS Manager
Locales and Effective Rights
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
Two-Factor Authentication

Describing Pools for Service Profiles
Global and Local Pools
Universally Unique Identifier (UUID) Suffix and Media Access Control (MAC) Address Pools
World Wide Name (WWN) Pools
Server and iSCSI Initiator IP Pools

Describing Policies for Service Profiles
Global vs. Local Policies
Storage and Basic Input/Output System (BIOS) Policies
Boot and Scrub Policies
Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) and Maintenance Policies
Describing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies
Describing Templates in Cisco UCS Manager
Model-Driven Programmability