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Velisa Africa is the official Global Knowledge partner in Sub-Saharan Africa. Course details : http://www.globalknowledge.ae/courses/cisco/data_center_and_virtualisation/ccnadcbc.html

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

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.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Building a Simple Network

  • Functions of Networking
  • Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Ethernet Connections
  • Ethernet Communications Standards
  • OSI Network Layer Addressing
  • TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Packet Delivery Process

Switched Network Implementation

  • Switching
  • Packet Delivery Process
  • Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Operating Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Building a Redundant Switched Topology

IP Addressing

  • IP Addressing Scheme
  • Transitioning to IPv6

Cisco Data Center Network Services

  • Functional Layers of the Data Center
  • Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Cisco MDS Product Family
  • Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Virtual Port Channels (vPCs) and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
  • Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches

Cisco Data Center Virtualization

  • Virtualizing Network Devices
  • Virtualizing Storage
  • Virtualizing Server Solutions
  • Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch

Cisco Data Center Storage Networking

  • Comparing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series
  • Multilayer Switches

Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

  • Data Center Bridging (DCB)
  • Connectivity Options for Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders

Cisco UCS

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Setting Up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles


  • Lab 1: Use Windows Applications as Network Tools
  • Lab 2: Observe the TCP Three-Way Handshake
  • Lab 3: Observe Extended PC Network Information
  • Lab 4: Connect to Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lab 5: Configure the Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lab 6: Configure VLANs and Trunks
  • Lab 7: Verify and Configure Spanning Tree
  • Lab 8: Configure EtherChannel
  • Lab 9: Convert Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal
  • Lab 10: Classify Network Addressing
  • Lab 11: Compute Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
  • Lab 12: Calculate Subnet Masks
  • Lab 13: Configure Multilayer Switching
  • Lab 14: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch Using Secure Shell (SSH)
  • Lab 15: Connect to a Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch Using SSH
  • Lab 16: Run Command Line Interface (CLI) Commands
  • Lab 17. Configure vPCs
  • Lab 18. Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 19: Configure Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
  • Lab 20: Verify Current Virtual Device Context (VDC) Settings
  • Lab 21: Validate a Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric ExtenderConfiguration
  • Lab 22: Configure VSANs and Zoning
  • Lab 23: Validate FLOGI and FCNS
  • Lab 24: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager Graphical User Interface (GUI)

Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)

Cisco Data Centre

  • Fundamentals
  • Virtualisation
  • Storage Networking
  • Unified Fabric
  • Anyone seeking the CCNA Datacenter certification
  • Network designers, administrators, engineers, and managers
  • Storage and server administrators
  • Program and project managers
  • Systems engineers

CCNA Data Centre.

For more information please contact us:

Enquiries in Johannesburg and Cape Town : pauli@velisaafrica.co.za

International Enquiries : hema.chugh@globalknowledge.ae

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