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Cisco CCNA Data Center Boot Camp v6.2

This Global Knowledge exclusive course is a combination of the DCICN and DCICT courses and helps prepare you for the CCNA Data Center certification exams. • 200-150 DCICN • 200-155 DCICT

GK# 4871

Course Overview

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You will be given the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of Cisco Data Center products and their operation, covering the architecture, components, connectivity, and features of a Cisco Data Center network. You will gain practical experience configuring the initial setup of Cisco Nexus 7000, Cisco Nexus 5000, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco MDS Multilayer Fabric Switch. You will also learn to verify the proper operation of a variety of features such as Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV), Cisco FabricPath, Port Channels, virtual Port Channels (vPCs), and Cisco Nexus 1000V Distributed Virtual Switch for VMware ESXi.

This Global Knowledge exclusive course is a combination of the DCICN and DCICT courses and helps prepare you for the CCNA Data Center certification exams. 

  • 200-150 DCICN
  • 200-155 DCICT


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What You'll Learn

  • Ethernet communication functions and standards
  • OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Routing process on Nexus switches
  • Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
  • Fibre Channel name server and fabric login (FLOGI) process
  • Configure Cisco Unified Computing System
  • Configure Cisco data center virtualization
  • Configure Cisco data center networking
  • Configure Cisco automation and orchestration
  • Verify Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure





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Classroom Live Outline

  1. What is a Network - Overview of OSI Model
  2. Evolution of the Modern Datacenter
  3. Basic Data Center Networking Concepts
  4. Review NX-OS Material
  5. Review Nexus Product Line
  6. VDC and VRF Concepts as a Review
  7. Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  8. Redundant Switched Topologies
  9. Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts
  10. Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches
  11. Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy
  12. AAA on Nexus Switches
  13. ACLs on Nexus Switches- Datacenter Storage Basics
  14. Storage Options/Types
  15. Advanced Data Center Storage
  16. Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization
  17. Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches l
  18. Function of Overlays
  19. Virtualization
  20. Virtual Switches
  21. Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration
  22. Cisco FabricPath
  23. Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus Switches
  24. Cisco Unified Fabric
  25. Cisco Unified Computing System
  26. Data Center Automation and Orchestration
  27. Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure


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Classroom Live Labs

Lab 1: Use the DCICN Lab System

Lab 2: Explore the Cisco NX-OS Command Line Interface

Lab 3: Explore Topology Discovery and Documentation

Lab 4: Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts

Lab 5: Implement VLANs and Trunks

Lab 6: Map a Spanning Tree and Configure Port Channels

Lab 7: Implement Multilayer Switching

Lab 8: Configure OSPF

Lab 9: Configure EIGRP

Lab 10: Configure HSRP

Lab 11: Configure AAA and Secure Remote Administration

Lab 12: Configure ACLs

Lab 13: Configure VSANs

Lab 14: Validate FLOGI and FCNS

Lab 15: Configure Zoning

Lab 16: Install VMware ESXi on UCS C-Series Rack Server

Lab 17: Install VMware vCenter Server Appliance

Lab 18: Install Cisco Virtual Switch Update Manager

Lab 19: Install Cisco Nexus 1000V with VSUM

Lab 20: Configure a Port Group in the DVS

Lab 21: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender

Lab 22: Install and Configure the Cisco IMC Supervisor

Lab 23: Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Interfaces

Lab 24: Configure Local RBAC

Lab 25: Configure Pools

Lab 26: Configure a Service Profile Template

Lab 27: Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs

Lab 28: Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API

Lab 29: Configure Cisco UCS Manager with the Postman REST Plugin for Google Chrome

Lab 30: Install and Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director

Lab 31: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director

Lab 32: Customize Cisco UCS Director

Lab 33: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities

Lab 34: Create Policies and VDCs

Lab 35: Create a Catalog and Provision a VM using the Self-Service Portal

Lab 36: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports

Lab 37: View Chargeback and Reports



This course requires students to complete 15 hours of digital pre-course work prior to attending class.

The following level of experience or equivalent knowledge is recommended.

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone seeking the CCNA Data Center certification
  • Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
  • Storage and server administrators
  • Program and project managers
  • Systems engineers

Vendor Credits


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

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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)
  • Boson Practice Exams
  • 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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