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CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 Official Cert Guide

Book Description

CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. A team of leading Cisco data center experts shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.

This is the eBook edition of the CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 Official Cert Guide. This eBook does not include the access code for the practice exam that comes with the print edition.

This complete, official study package includes

  •  A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam

  •  “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

  •  Part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

  •  Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

  •  A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies

  • Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.

    The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 exam.

    Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. About the Authors
    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. About the Exam
      2. Exams That Help You Achieve CCNA Data Center Certification
      3. Types of Questions on the Exams
      4. What’s on the DCICT Exam?
      5. DCICT 200-155 Exam Topics
      6. About the Book
      7. Book Features
      8. Chapter Features
      9. Part Review
      10. Final Prep Tasks
      11. Other Features
      12. Book Organization, Chapters, and Appendixes
      13. Reference Information
      14. Companion Website
      15. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions
      16. Install the Software
      17. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
      18. Activating Other Exams
      19. Assessing Exam Readiness
      20. Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests
      21. How to View Only “Do I Know This Already?” Questions by Part
      22. How to View Only Part Review Questions by Part
      23. For More Information
    13. Getting Started
      1. A Brief Perspective on the CCNA Data Center Certification Exam
      2. Suggestions for How to Approach Your Study with This Book
        1. This Book Is Compiled from 17 Short Read-and-Review Sessions
        2. Practice, Practice, Practice—Did I Mention: Practice?
        3. In Each Part of the Book You Will Hit a New Milestone
        4. Use the Final Preparation Chapter to Refine Skills
        5. Set Goals and Track Your Progress
      3. Other Small Tasks Before Getting Started
    14. Part I: Data Center Networking Technologies
      1. Chapter 1. Data Center Networking
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Port Channel
          2. Virtual Port Channel
          3. FabricPath
          4. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 2. Management and Monitoring of Cisco Nexus Devices
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Operational Planes of a Nexus Switch
          2. Nexus Management and Monitoring Features
          3. Role-Based Access Control
          4. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      3. Chapter 3. Unified Fabric Overview
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Challenges of Today’s Data Center Networks
          2. Cisco Unified Fabric Principles
          3. Inter-Data Center Unified Fabric
          4. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      4. Part I: Review
    15. Part II: Network Virtualization
      1. Chapter 4. Cisco Nexus 1000V and Virtual Switching
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Evolution of Virtual Switching
          2. Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Networking Solution
          3. Cisco Nexus 1000V Verifying Initial Configuration
          4. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 5. Data Center Overlay Networks
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Overlay Transport Virtualization
          2. Virtual Extensible LAN
          3. Network Virtualization Using Generic Routing Encapsulation
          4. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      3. Chapter 6. Virtualizing Cisco Network Devices
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Describing VDCs on the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch
          2. Describing Network Interface Virtualization
          3. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      4. Part II: Review
    16. Part III: Cisco Unified Computing
      1. Chapter 7. Cisco UCS Architecture
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Evolution of Server Computing in a Nutshell
          2. Value of Cisco UCS in the Data Center
          3. Describing the Cisco UCS Product Family
          4. Cisco UCS Software
          5. Cisco UCS Connectivity Architecture
          6. Cisco Integrated Management Controller Architecture
          7. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 8. Cisco UCS Manager
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Cabling a Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect HA Cluster
          2. Cisco UCS Manager Operations
          3. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      3. Chapter 9. Cisco Unified Computing System Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Cisco UCS Service Profiles
          2. Cisco UCS Templates
          3. Cisco UCS Logical Resource Pools
          4. Cisco UCS Physical Resource Pools
          5. Creation of Policies for Cisco UCS Service Profiles and Service Profile Templates
          6. Cisco UCS Chassis and Blade Power Capping
          7. Utilizing Cisco UCS Service Profile Templates
          8. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      4. Chapter 10. Administration, Management, and Monitoring of Cisco UCS
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Cisco UCS Administration
          2. Cisco UCS Management
          3. Cisco UCS Monitoring
          4. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      5. Chapter 11. Server Virtualization Solutions
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Brief History of Server Virtualization
          2. Server Virtualization Components
          3. Types of Server Virtualization
          4. Server Virtualization Benefits and Challenges
          5. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      6. Part III: Review
    17. Part IV: Application Centric Infrastructure
      1. Chapter 12. ACI Architecture
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What’s an Application Programming Interface (API)?
          2. Network Management Options
          3. Cisco Software-Defined Networking (SDN)
          4. The Policy-Based Model
          5. Spine-Leaf Data Center Design
          6. ACI Physical Topology and Software
          7. ACI Fabric Hardware—Cisco Nexus 9000 Family
          8. Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
          9. VXLAN Forwarding
          10. Mapping Database
          11. ACI Fabric Provisioning and Startup Discovery
          12. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 13. ACI Logical Model and Policy Framework
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Abstraction
          2. ACI Policy Object Model
          3. Different Models
          4. ACI Logical Constructs
          5. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      3. Chapter 14. Operating ACI
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. ACI and Three-Tier Application Model
          2. Telemetry
          3. Open Policy Framework
          4. Basic or Advanced GUI?
          5. Hypervisor Integration
          6. OpenStack
          7. Layer 4 to Layer 7 Services Integration
          8. Microsegmentation
          9. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      4. Part IV: Review
    18. Part V: Automation and Orchestration
      1. Chapter 15. Cloud Computing
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What Is Cloud Computing?
          2. Brief History of Cloud Computing
          3. Cloud Computing and Virtualization
          4. Cloud Computing Deployment Models
          5. Cloud Computing Services Models
          6. Application Programming Interfaces
          7. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 16. UCS Director
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What Is UCS Director?
          2. Benefits of UCS Director
          3. Features and Functions of UCS Director
          4. UCS Director Solution Overview
          5. UCS Director Deployment
          6. UCSD Administration
          7. Unified Infrastructure Management
          8. Policies and Policy-Based Provisioning
          9. Virtual Data Center (VDC)
          10. Catalogs
          11. Application Container
          12. Self-Service Provisioning
          13. ACI Integration
          14. Chargeback
          15. Reporting and Monitoring
          16. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      3. Chapter 17. Understanding and Troubleshooting UCSD Workflows
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Orchestration
          2. UCS Director Orchestrator
          3. Understanding UCS Director Workflows
          4. Using Workflow Designer
          5. Workflow Troubleshooting
          6. Workflow Resources
          7. Open Automation
          8. Reference List
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      4. Part V: Review
    19. Part VI: Final Preparation
      1. Chapter 18. Final Preparation
        1. Advice About the Exam Event
          1. Learn the Question Types Using the Cisco Certification Exam Tutorial
          2. Think About Your Time Budget Versus the Number of Questions
          3. A Suggested Time-Check Method
          4. Miscellaneous Pre-Exam Suggestions
          5. Exam-Day Advice
        2. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions
          1. Companion Website
          2. Install the Software
          3. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
          4. Activate Other Exams
          5. Premium Edition
        3. Exam Review
          1. Take Practice Exams
          2. Practice Taking the DCICT Exam
          3. Advice on How to Answer Exam Questions
          4. Take Other Practice Exams
          5. Find Knowledge Gaps Through Question Review
          6. Practice Hands-On CLI Skills
          7. Other Study Tasks
        4. Final Thoughts
    20. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” 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
      15. Chapter 15
      16. Chapter 16
      17. Chapter 17
    21. Appendix B. Memory Tables
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 4
      3. Chapter 7
      4. Chapter 9
      5. Chapter 12
      6. Chapter 14
      7. Chapter 16
    22. Appendix C. Memory Tables Answer Key
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 4
      3. Chapter 7
      4. Chapter 9
      5. Chapter 12
      6. Chapter 14
      7. Chapter 16
    23. Glossary
    24. Index
    25. Appendix D. Study Planner
    26. Inside Front Cover
    27. Inside Back Cover
    28. Code Snippets