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CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide, First Edition

Book Description

Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

 

CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

 

  • Master Cisco CCNA CLDFND 210-451exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions from the Companion Website

CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide, focuses specifically on the objectives for the Cisco CCNA CLDFND exam. Leading data center network architect Gustavo A.A. Santana shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

 

The Companion Website contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

 

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

 

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA CLDFND exam, including:

 

  • Cloud characteristics
  • Cloud service models (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS)
  • Cloud deployment (public, private, community, hybrid)
  • Cisco Intercloud Solution
  • Cloud Compute (Cisco UCS)
  • Cloud Networking (DC network architectures, infrastructure virtualization)
  • Cloud Storage basics (provisioning, access, concepts, devices, infrastructures)

 

CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/index.html.

 

The print edition of the CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide contains two free, complete practice exams.

Also available from Cisco Press for Cisco CCNA CLDFND study is the CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test. This digital-only certification preparation product combines an eBook with enhanced Pearson IT Certification Practice Test.

 

This integrated learning package:

  • Allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams
  • Includes direct links from each question to detailed tutorials to help you understand the concepts behind the questions
  • Provides unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions
  • Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most

Table of Contents

  1. About This E-Book
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. About the Author
  5. About the Technical Reviewers
  6. Dedications
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Contents at a Glance
  9. Contents
  10. Icons Used in This Book
  11. Command Syntax Conventions
  12. Introduction
    1. Goals and Methods
    2. Who Should Read This Book?
    3. Strategies for Exam Preparation
    4. How This Book Is Organized
    5. Certification Exam Topics and This Book
    6. Taking the CCNA CLDFND 210-451 Exam
    7. Tracking Your Status
    8. Cisco Certifications in the Real World
    9. Exam Registration
    10. Companion Website
    11. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions
      1. Install the Software
    12. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
    13. Activating Other Exams
    14. Assessing Exam Readiness
    15. Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests
  13. Part I: Cloud Concepts
    1. Chapter 1. What Is Cloud Computing?
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Welcome to the Cloud Hype
        2. Historical Steps Toward Cloud Computing
        3. The Many Definitions of Cloud Computing
        4. The Data Center
        5. Common Cloud Characteristics
        6. Classifying Clouds
        7. Around the Corner: Agile, Cloud-Scale Applications, and DevOps
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    2. Chapter 2. Cloud Shapes: Service Models
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Service Providers and Information Technology
        2. Infrastructure as a Service
        3. Platform as a Service
        4. Software as a Service
        5. Around the Corner: Anything as a Service
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
  14. Part II: Cloud Deployments
    1. Chapter 3. Cloud Heights: Deployment Models
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Public Clouds
        2. Risks and Challenges
        3. Private Clouds
        4. Community Clouds
        5. Hybrid Clouds
        6. Cisco Intercloud
        7. Cisco Intercloud Fabric
        8. Around the Corner: Private Cloud as a Service
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    2. Chapter 4. Behind the Curtain
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Cloud Computing Architecture
        2. Cloud Infrastructure: Journey to the Cloud
        3. Application Programming Interfaces
        4. Around the Corner: OpenStack
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
  15. Part III: Server Virtualization for Cloud
    1. Chapter 5. Server Virtualization
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Introduction to Servers and Operating Systems
        2. Server Virtualization History
        3. Server Virtualization Definitions
        4. Hypervisor Architectures
        5. Server Virtualization Features
        6. Cloud Computing and Server Virtualization
        7. Around the Corner: Linux Containers and Docker
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    2. Chapter 6. Infrastructure Virtualization
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Virtual Machines and Networking
        2. Cisco Nexus 1000V
        3. Virtual eXtensible LAN
        4. Around the Corner: Unicast-Based VXLAN
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    3. Chapter 7. Virtual Networking Services and Application Containers
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Virtual Networking Services
        2. Virtual Application Containers
        3. Around the Corner: Service Insertion Innovations
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    4. Part IV: Cloud Storage
    5. Chapter 8. Block Storage Technologies
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. What Is Data Storage?
        2. Hard Disk Drives
        3. RAID Levels
        4. Disk Controllers and Disk Arrays
        5. Volumes
        6. Accessing Blocks
        7. Fibre Channel Basics
        8. SAN Designs
        9. Virtual SANs
        10. Internet SCSI
        11. Cloud Computing and SANs
        12. Around the Corner: Solid-State Drives
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    6. Chapter 9. File Storage Technologies
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. What Is a File?
        2. Building a File System
        3. Accessing Remote Files
        4. Cloud Computing and File Storage
        5. Around the Corner: Object Storage
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    7. Part V: Architectures for Cloud
    8. Chapter 10. Network Architectures for the Data Center: Unified Fabric
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Attributes of Data Center Networks
        2. The Three-Tier Design
        3. Device Virtualization
        4. Virtual PortChannels
        5. Fabric Extenders
        6. Overlay Transport Virtualization
        7. I/O Consolidation
        8. FabricPath
        9. Around the Corner: VXLAN Fabrics
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    9. Chapter 11. Network Architectures for the Data Center: SDN and ACI
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Cloud Computing and Traditional Data Center Networks
        2. The Opposite of Software-Defined Networking
        3. Network Programmability
        4. SDN Approaches
        5. Application Centric Infrastructure
        6. Around the Corner: OpenStack Neutron
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    10. Chapter 12. Unified Computing
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Physical Servers in a Virtual World
        2. Server Provisioning Challenges
        3. Introducing the Cisco Unified Computing System
        4. UCS Server Identity
        5. UCS Central
        6. Cloud Computing and UCS
        7. Around the Corner: OpenStack Ironic
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    11. Chapter 13. Cisco Cloud Infrastructure Portfolio
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches
        2. Cisco Nexus Data Center Switches
        3. Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager
        4. Cisco Unified Computing System
        5. Cisco Virtual Networking Services
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
        3. Define Key Terms
    12. Chapter 14. Integrated Infrastructures
      1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
      2. Foundation Topics
        1. Modular Data Centers
        2. FlexPod
        3. Vblock
        4. VSPEX
        5. UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Red Hat OpenStack
        6. Around the Corner: Hyperconvergence
        7. Before We Go
      3. Exam Preparation Tasks
        1. Review All the Key Topics
        2. Define Key Terms
    13. Chapter 15. Final Preparation
      1. Tools for Final Preparation
        1. Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions
        2. Install the Software
      2. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
      3. Activating Other Exams
        1. Premium Edition
      4. Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study
        1. Using the Exam Engine
      5. Summary
  16. Glossary
  17. Appendix A. Answers to Pre-Assessments and Quizzes
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 5
    6. Chapter 6
    7. Chapter 7
    8. Chapter 8
    9. Chapter 9
    10. Chapter 10
    11. Chapter 11
    12. Chapter 12
    13. Chapter 13
    14. Chapter 14
  18. Appendix B. Memory Tables
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 5
    6. Chapter 6
    7. Chapter 7
    8. Chapter 8
    9. Chapter 9
    10. Chapter 11
    11. Chapter 12
    12. Chapter 13
  19. Appendix C. Answers to Memory Tables
    1. Chapter 1
    2. Chapter 2
    3. Chapter 3
    4. Chapter 4
    5. Chapter 5
    6. Chapter 6
    7. Chapter 7
    8. Chapter 8
    9. Chapter 9
    10. Chapter 11
    11. Chapter 12
    12. Chapter 13
  20. Appendix D. Study Planner
  21. Index
  22. Inside Front Cover
  23. Inside Back Cover
  24. Code Snippets