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Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)


Course Overview

This is a new 5-day instructor led training course that helps students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to Cloud computing and characteristics and deployment models of a Cloud network.

Who should attend

This course is the first course recommended as preparation for the CCNA Cloud certification.

For Cloud Engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Operations / Support Engineers, Cloud Design Engineers, Cloud Infrastructure Architects, Virtualization Engineers job roles

  • Who are looking to build their career around Cloud jobs / roles
  • Who plan, design, implement and/or support Cloud deployments, and are looking to validate / showcase their skills

For Data Center Engineers

  • Who wish to add knowledge of Cloud to their DC skills

For Network Engineers

  • Who are looking to develop their careers with Cloud knowledge and skills


This course is part of the following Certifications:


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Understand network fundamentals—routing, switching, VLAN
  • Understand compute fundamentals—servers, operating systems
  • Understand storage fundamentals—basics of FC, FCoE, VSAN

such as the content included within the CCNA Routing & Switching or CCNA Data Center certifications.

Course Objectives

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe common cloud characteristics
  • List cloud service models
  • Compare cloud deployment models
  • Illustrate key features of UCS
  • Define server virtualization
  • Describe network architectures for the datacenter
  • Describe Cisco ACI
  • Describe Infrastructure Virtualization
  • Define virtual networking services
  • Define Virtual Application Containers
  • Analyze storage provisioning concepts
  • Describe basic SAN storage concepts
  • Define basic NAS storage concepts
  • Compare the difference between all the storage access technologies
  • Identify the various Cisco storage network devices
  • Describe various reference architectures for converged infrastructure

Follow On Courses

Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 2,990.- €
  • Switzerland: CHF 3,750.-

  • Cisco Learning Credits: 33 CLC
incl. catering
Catering includes:

  • Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water, Soft drinks
  • Pastry and Sweets
  • Fresh fruits
  • Lunch in a nearby restaurant

* Catering information only valid for courses delivered by Fast Lane.

Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

E-Learning Cisco Digital Learning

Duration 360 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,200.- €
  • Switzerland: US$ 1,200.-

  • Cisco Learning Credits: 12 CLC
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Click on town name to book Schedule
03/02/2020 - 07/02/2020 Munich
09/03/2020 - 13/03/2020 Frankfurt
10/08/2020 - 14/08/2020 Zurich
03/02/2020 - 07/02/2020 Vienna (iTLS)
02/11/2020 - 06/11/2020 Vienna (iTLS)
03/02/2020 - 07/02/2020 Lisbon
20/07/2020 - 24/07/2020 Lisbon
27/01/2020 - 31/01/2020 Madrid
13/07/2020 - 17/07/2020 Madrid
Middle East
26/01/2020 - 30/01/2020 Doha Course language: English
19/07/2020 - 23/07/2020 Doha Course language: English
United Arab Emirates
26/01/2020 - 30/01/2020 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
26/04/2020 - 30/04/2020 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
19/07/2020 - 23/07/2020 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
27/09/2020 - 01/10/2020 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
19/01/2020 - 23/01/2020 Cairo Course language: English
22/03/2020 - 26/03/2020 Cairo Course language: English
14/06/2020 - 18/06/2020 Cairo Course language: English
20/09/2020 - 24/09/2020 Cairo Course language: English