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Cisco CCNA Cloud Bootcamp

Accelerated course to help prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification exams CLDFND (210-451) and CLDADM (210-455)

GK# 5866

Course Overview

This course includes Cisco Training Exclusives

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This course will help you prepare for Cisco CCNA Cloud certification exams. The focus of this course is to understand the fundamentals of cloud technologies and the physical/virtual equipment needs to successfully build and deploy a cloud. The course will develop an understanding of Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS), with a spotlight on Cisco UCS Director.


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What You'll Learn

  • Introduction to Basic Cloud Computing
  • Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Explore virtual networking with Nexus 1000v
  • Defining Software Defined Network (SDN)
  • Describe Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Solution
  • Explore storage options with Fibre Channel and Ethernet
  • Explore Cisco UCS C-Series family
  • Explore Cisco UCS B-Series family
  • Explore server virtualization
  • Introduce UCS Director
  • Administrating Cisco UCS Director
  • VM operations Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe Cisco Prime Service Catalog (PSC)
  • Deploying UCS templates via Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director’s Appliance Containers
  • Understanding monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
  • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director
  • Budgeting in Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing Cisco UCS Performance Manager


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Classroom Live Outline

1. Intro to Cloud Computing

  • Introduction Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Describing Cloud Service Models
  • Comparing Cloud Deployment Models

2. Cloud Network

  • Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Exploring Virtual Networking
  • Identifying Cisco Nexus 1000v Switches
  • Defining and Analyzing Software Defined Network Fundamentals
  • Describing the Cisco ACI Solution

3. Cloud Storage

  • Comparing Storage Options
  • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Network Concepts

4. Cloud Compute

  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Identifying Cisco UCS B-Series Family
  • Explaining Cisco UCS Blade Provisioning
  • Defining Server Virtualization

5. Cisco Cloud Administration

  • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Overview
  • Administering the Portal in Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing VM Operations in the UCS Director
  • Descripting Cisco PSC Services

6. Cisco Cloud Provisioning

  • Deploying Cisco UCS Templates with Cisco UCS Director
  • Explaining Cisco UCS Director Application Containers
  • Describing Basics of Cisco Virtual Application Container Services

7. Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring

  • Understanding System Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
  • Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director
  • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)
  • Creating Budget and Resource Limits in Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing Cisco UCS Performance Manager


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Classroom Live Labs

(CLDFND) Lab 2: Validate VSAN and Zoning

(CLDFND) Lab 3: Validate FLOGI and FCNS

(CLDFND) Lab 4: Deploy VMware ESXi Server on Cisco UCS Blade

(CLDADM) Lab 1: Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal, Register Virtual and Physical Components

(CLDADM) Lab 2: Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal Administrative Task

(CLDADM) Lab 3: Explore Cisco UCS Director VM Operation Tasks using Predefined Workflow.

(CLDADM) Lab 4: Explore Cisco PSC

(CLDADM) Lab 5: Explore VM, Cisco UCS, and Server Templates in Cisco UCS Director

(CLDADM) Lab 6: Explore Application Container Tasks Defining Two-Tier Application Container

(CLDADM) Lab 7: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities

(CLDADM) Lab 8: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-in Reports

(CLDADM) Lab 9: Explore Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director and Generate Top-N Report

(CLDADM) Lab 10: Explore Charge-Back Reporting Capabilities of Cisco UCS Director


  • Basic knowledge of network fundamentals (routing and switching)
  • Basic knowledge of compute fundamentals (server virtualization)
  • Basic knowledge of storage fundamentals (fibre channel)

Who Should Attend

  • Cloud administrators
  • Cloud engineers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Storage administrators
  • Storage engineers
  • Systems administrators
  • Systems engineers

Vendor Credits


This course can be purchased with Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs).

Follow-On Courses


Cloud adoption is driving new roles and responsibilities, and cloud engineers need the skills to work with private, public, and hybrid cloud models and leverage inter-cloud solutions. The CCNP Cloud certification is a lab based training and certification program that targets Cloud engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Designers, and architects working in data centers. This program delivers the knowledge and skills necessary to design, provision, automate and manage Cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service deployments.

Training Exclusives

Classroom and Virtual Classroom sessions of this course include access to the following benefits:

  • IT Skills Video On-Demand Library (over 40,000 titles)
  • Introduction to Cybersecurity digital learning course
  • Course Recordings
  • IT Resource Library
  • Digital Courseware
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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Classroom Live

Receive face-to-face instruction at one of our training center locations.

Duration: 5 day

Virtual Classroom Live

Experience expert-led online training from the convenience of your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection.

Duration: 5 day

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