Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

 

Course Overview

The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.1 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 configuring features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS). This course also earns you 30 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

This course does not lead directly to a certification exam, but it does cover foundational knowledge that can help you prepare for several CCNP and other professional-level data center courses and exams:


This course will help you:

  • Prepare for entry-level job roles in the high-demand area of data center environments
  • Prepare for courses that support the Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center certification exams
  • Gain knowledge and hands-on skills through Cisco’s unique combination of lessons and hands-on practice using enterprise-grade Cisco learning technologies, data center equipment, and software
  • Earn 30 CE credits toward recertification

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®)

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

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)

Courseware language: English

Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)

Courseware language: English

E-Learning

Subscription duration 180 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany: 1,500.— €
  • Switzerland: US$ 1,500.—

Schedule

Instructor-led Online Training:   Course conducted online in a virtual classroom.
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.

English

Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)   ±1 hour

Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Online Training Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Online Training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Online Training Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Online Training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Online Training Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Online Training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Eastern European Summer Time (EEST)
Online Training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Online Training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Eastern European Time (EET)

3 hours difference

Online Training This is a FLEX course. Time zone: Gulf Standard Time (GST)

9 hours difference

Online Training Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
Online Training Time zone: Pacific Standard Time (PST)
FLEX Classroom Training (hybrid course):   Course participation either on-site in the classroom or online from the workplace or from home.

Germany

Hamburg
Frankfurt
Hamburg
Berlin
Frankfurt
Hamburg
Berlin
Frankfurt
Hamburg

Switzerland

Zurich This is a FLEX course in German language. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Bern This is a FLEX course in German language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Zurich This is a FLEX course in German language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Basel This is a FLEX course in German language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Bern This is a FLEX course in German language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Zurich This is a FLEX course in English language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET) Course language: English
Zurich This is a FLEX course in German language. Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
Basel This is a FLEX course in German language. Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
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