DCICN: Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking introduces students to the primary technologies that are used in the Cisco Data Center. The course covers foundational knowledge, skills and technologies including network protocols and host-to-host communication, data center networking concepts and technologies, data center storage networking and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) architecture. Lab exercises focus on viewing configurations, with some configuration changes being made by the student.

Audience:

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • Systems engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network designers
  • Network managers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects

Prerequisites:

The learner is expected to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Basic Internet usage skills

Course objectives:

The goal of the course is to give attendees a broad exposure to Cisco Data Center technologies in order to provide entry-level data center personnel with the skills that they require to be successful.

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe Ethernet communication functions and standards
  • Describe the OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Describe the routing process on Nexus switches
  • Compare storage connectivity options in the data center
  • Describe the Fibre Channel name server and fabric login (FLOGI) process

Certification:

This course leads to the certification: 200-150 DCICN Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking.

This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of data center physical infrastructure, data center networking concepts, and data center storage networking. The course, Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6 (DCICN), will help candidates prepare for this exam, as the content is aligned with the exam topics.

 

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