Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.1

Access Duration: 180 days

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Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.1

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Access Duration: 180 days

$1,500.00

Overview

The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.1 course helps you prepare for entry-level data center roles.

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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 (SAN), and unified computing. You will get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI), automation and cloud computing. You will also receive hands-on experience configuring features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS).


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 channels (vPCs)
  • Introduce switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and describe 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

Target Audience

  • Data center administrators
  • Data center engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators and partners
  • Data center designers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Network architects

Course Prerequisites

Before taking 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

The recommended Cisco course that may help you meet these prerequisites is:


Associated Certification: None


Associated Exam: None


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Other Info

Part Number:
ELT-DCFNDU-V1-026065
Product Line:
Cisco On Demand E-Learning