CCNA Cloud Complete Study Guide

Book description

IMPORTANT NOTE: Cisco has announced BIG changes to its certification program. As of February 24, 2020, all the current certifications will be retired. Cisco will offer new certifications for you to complete. The good news is if you’re working toward any current CCNA certification, keep going. You have until February 24, 2020 to complete your current CCNA. This means if you already have CCENT / ICND1 certification and would like to earn CCNA, you have until February 23, 2020 to complete your CCNA certification in the current program. Likewise, if you’re thinking of completing the current CCENT / ICND1, ICND2, or CCNA Routing and Switching certification, you can still complete them between now and February 23, 2020. So, buy these Study Guides now before it’s too late!


Increase the value of your organization’s cloud network—and invest in your education

The Cisco Cloud certification validates the skill set of individuals on industry-leading cloud solutions and best practices, as well as offering job role-based curricula for all levels of an IT staff. CCNA Cloud Complete Study Guide prepares you to take two required exams: 210-451, Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals, and 210-455, Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration. It covers everything you can expect to encounter on the exams and also gives you a year of FREE access to Sybex's superior online interactive learning environment and test bank, including chapter tests, practice exams, a glossary of key terms, and electronic flashcards.

Cisco’s CCNA Cloud certification covers cloud characteristics and models, cloud deployment, and basic knowledge of cloud compute, cloud networking, and cloud storage. It also covers cloud infrastructure administration and reporting, chargeback and billing reports, cloud provisioning, cloud systems management and monitoring, and cloud remediation. With thorough coverage, practical instruction, and expert insight, this book provides an ideal resource for Exam 210-451 and Exam 210-455 preparation.

•    Includes an opening list of exam topics
•    Provides valuable hands-on exercises
•    Offers practical real-world examples
•    Distills in-depth perspective from cloud computing experts

This book is the perfect resource for anyone seeking to earn the challenging, but rewarding CCNA Cloud certification.

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. About the Authors
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. Introduction
  5. Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (210-451) Assessment Exam
  6. Cisco Cloud Administration (210-455) Assessment Exam
  7. Chapter 1: Fundamentals of Cloud Computing
    1. An Introduction to Cloud Computing
    2. The Evolutionary History of Cloud Computing
    3. What Exactly Is Cloud Computing?
    4. Introducing the Data Center
    5. The Difference Between the Data Center and Cloud Computing Models
    6. Common Cloud Characteristics
    7. Exploring the Cloud Multitenancy Model
    8. Summary
    9. Exam Essentials
    10. Written Lab
    11. Review Questions
  8. Chapter 2: Defining Cloud Service Models
    1. Introducing the Cloud Computing Service Models
    2. Understanding the Different Cloud Service Models
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab
    6. Review Questions
  9. Chapter 3: Understanding Cloud Deployment Models
    1. What Are the Primary Cloud Deployment Models?
    2. The Public Cloud Model
    3. The Private Cloud Model
    4. The Community Cloud Model
    5. The Hybrid Cloud Model
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Written Lab
    9. Review Questions
  10. Chapter 4: Introducing the Cisco Intercloud Solution
    1. Introduction to the Cisco Intercloud Fabric Solution
    2. Introduction to the Cisco Intercloud Components
    3. Cisco Intercloud Fabric Services
    4. Cisco Intercloud Fabric Benefits
    5. Cisco Intercloud Fabric Use Cases
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Written Lab
    9. Review Questions
  11. Chapter 5: The Cisco Unified Computing System
    1. An Introduction to the Cisco Unified Computing System
    2. Exploring the Key Features of the UCS Product Family
    3. UCS Blade Server B-Series
    4. UCS Rack Server C-Series
    5. UCS Interconnect and Unified Fabric Products
    6. UCS Manager
    7. UCS Central
    8. Server Identity (Profiles, Pools, and Templates)
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Written Lab
    12. Review Questions
  12. Chapter 6: Cisco Data Center Products and Technologies
    1. Data Center Network Architectures
    2. Data Center LAN Fabric Design
    3. Cisco Unified Fabric
    4. Cisco Nexus Data Center Products
    5. Software Defined Networking
    6. Separating the Control and Data Plane
    7. Exploring Device Programmability
    8. Introduction to OpenDaylight
    9. ACI Solutions to Enhance SDN
    10. The Cisco ACI APIC
    11. The Data Center Spine and Leaf Design
    12. Summary
    13. Exam Essentials
    14. Written Lab
    15. Review Questions
  13. Chapter 7: Server Virtualization in the Cloud
    1. Introducing Virtualization
    2. Understanding the Benefits of Virtualization
    3. Introducing the Hypervisor
    4. Understanding Server Virtualization
    5. Virtual Machines and Server Virtualization Offerings
    6. Bare-Metal Servers
    7. Server Resource Virtualization
    8. Migrating Servers to the Cloud
    9. Virtualizing the Operating System
    10. VM Resiliency in the Cloud
    11. Summary
    12. Exam Essentials
    13. Written Lab
    14. Review Questions
  14. Chapter 8: Infrastructure Virtualization
    1. Network Switch Virtualization
    2. VMware Virtual Switching
    3. Cisco Nexus 1000v
    4. Cisco Nexus 1100 and Virtual Network Services
    5. Cisco Virtual Application Containers
    6. VLANs and VxLAN
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Written Lab
    10. Review Questions
  15. Chapter 9: Cloud Storage
    1. Introduction to Cloud Storage
    2. Cloud Storage Models
    3. File System Types
    4. Storage Tiering
    5. Storage Provisioning Concepts
    6. Exploring Cloud Storage Technologies
    7. Understanding the RAID Technologies
    8. Disk Pools
    9. Summary
    10. Exam Essentials
    11. Written Lab
    12. Review Questions
  16. Chapter 10: Storage Area Networking
    1. Introducing Storage Area Networking
    2. Block Storage Technologies
    3. File-Based Storage Technologies
    4. NAS Storage Concepts
    5. SAN Protocols and Hardware
    6. Summary
    7. Exam Essentials
    8. Written Lab
    9. Review Questions
  17. Chapter 11: Cisco Storage Product Families and Offerings
    1. Introducing the Cisco Storage Network Product Lines
    2. The Cisco MDS Family
    3. The Nexus Product Family
    4. The UCS Invicta (Whiptail) Family
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Written Lab
    8. Review Questions
  18. Chapter 12: Integrated Cloud Infrastructure Offerings
    1. Integrated Infrastructure Overview
    2. Integrated Infrastructures and Cisco Reference Designs
    3. FlexPod (NetApp)
    4. Vblock (Dell, EMC, VCE)
    5. VSPEX (Dell, EMC)
    6. OpenBlock (Red Hat)
    7. Summary
    8. Exam Essentials
    9. Written Lab
    10. Review Questions
  19. Chapter 13: Configuring Roles and Profiles
    1. CLDFND Exam 210-455 Overview
    2. An Introduction to Cisco Cloud Administration
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab
    6. Review Questions
  20. Chapter 14: Virtual Machine Operations
    1. VM Operations
    2. Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab
    6. Review Questions
  21. Chapter 15: Virtual Application Containers
    1. Understanding and Deploying Virtual Application Containers
    2. Supporting and Troubleshooting Virtual App Containers
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab
    6. Review Questions
  22. Chapter 16: Intercloud Chargeback Model
    1. Understanding the Chargeback Model
    2. Summary
    3. Exam Essentials
    4. Written Lab
    5. Review Questions
  23. Chapter 17: Cloud Reporting Systems
    1. Cloud Reporting Systems
    2. UCS Director Reporting
    3. UCS Director Chargeback
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab
    7. Review Questions
  24. Chapter 18: UCS Director Service Catalogs
    1. Cloud Provisioning with Service Catalogs
    2. UCS Director Catalogs
    3. UCS Director End-User Portal
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab
    7. Review Questions
  25. Chapter 19: Cisco Prime Service Catalog Templates and Provisioning
    1. Prime Service Catalog Introduction
    2. Prime Service Catalog Showcase
    3. Importing to Prime Service Catalog
    4. Ordering from Prime Service Catalog
    5. Summary
    6. Exam Essentials
    7. Written Lab
    8. Review Questions
  26. Chapter 20: Cisco Prime Service Catalog Components
    1. Prime Service Catalog Components
    2. Cisco UCS Director Orchestration and Automation
    3. Summary
    4. Exam Essentials
    5. Written Lab
    6. Review Questions
  27. Chapter 21: Cloud Monitoring and Remediation
    1. Cloud Monitoring
    2. Service Request Monitoring, Logs, and Backup
    3. Cloud Serviceability Options
    4. Summary
    5. Exam Essentials
    6. Written Lab
    7. Review Questions
  28. Appendix A: Answers to Review Questions
  29. Appendix B: Answers to Written Lab
  30. Glossary
  31. EULA

Product information

  • Title: CCNA Cloud Complete Study Guide
  • Author(s): Todd Montgomery, Stephen Olson
  • Release date: May 2018
  • Publisher(s): Sybex
  • ISBN: 9781119405030