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Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

 

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®)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

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

Course Content

The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 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 with configuring features on Cisco Nexus® Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®).

Online Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Country: DE
    3,190.- €
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 46 CLC
Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany:
    Country: DE
    3,190.- €
  • Switzerland:
    Country: CH
    CHF 4,150.-
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 46 CLC
incl. catering
Catering includes:

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

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Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

E-Learning Cisco Digital Learning

Duration 180 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Germany:
    Country: DE
    1,500.- €
  • Switzerland:
    Country: CH
    US$ 1,500.-
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Schedule

Guaranteed date:   The course is guaranteed to run regardless of the number of participants. This excludes unforeseeable events (e.g. accident, illness of the trainer) which make it impossible to carry out the course.
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)
Online Training Time zone: Central European Summer Time (CEST)
Online Training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Central European Time (CET)
1 hour difference
Online Training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
Online Training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: British Summer Time (BST)
Online Training This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
6 hours difference
Online Training Time zone: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Online Training Time zone: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
7 hours difference
Online Training Time zone: Central Daylight Time (CDT)
Online Training Time zone: Central Daylight Time (CDT)
9 hours difference
Online Training Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Online Training Time zone: Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
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
Münster
Munich
Hamburg
Düsseldorf
Berlin
Hamburg
Stuttgart
FLEX & Online Training

Please see below our alternative, English language, FLEX course options.

QA London (Int Hse) This is an English language FLEX course.
Time zone: Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)