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

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.2 is a 5-day course that teaches about 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. While there are no formal prerequisites for this course, we recommend students have a background as IT professionals. Network administrators, engineers, designers, managers, and technical solutions architects are all strong candidates for this Cisco Data Center Networking training course.


The primary audience for this course is as follows:

Network administrators, engineers, designers, and managers
Cisco integrators/partners
Systems engineers
Consulting systems engineers
Technical solutions architects
The knowledge and skills that a learner should 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
ICND1: Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 v3.0
DCICT: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v6.2


Course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run. Courses may run as an virtual instructor led class, live online if the minimum enrolled is not met. If you have any questions, please contact us ( or 207-775-0244).


Course Objectives
Ethernet communication functions and standards
OSI and TCP/IP models
Routing process on Nexus switches
Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
Fibre Channel name server and fabric login (FLOGI) process

Module 1: Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication
Ethernet Functions and Standards
Ethernet Hardware and Switching
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
The Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS
Implementing VLANs and Trunks

Module 3: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts
Routing Process on Nexus Switches
Routing Protocols 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 Outline
Lab 1: Use the DCICN Lab System
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
Lab 19: Calculate Decimal, Binary, and Subnet