CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155

Video description

8 Hours of Video Instruction

Eight hours of video instruction on configuration and troubleshooting tasks to prepare you for the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-155 exam.

CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 200-155 Data Center exam. This product walks the customer through each topic of the exam blueprint. Customers will gain knowledge of fundamental Data Center technologies like Unified Computing, Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies, Server Switching and Data Center Interconnect (DCI), and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 LiveLessons contains 4 modules with 12 lessons, for a total of eight hours of instruction that details every objective in the DCICT exam. The videos consist of audio instruction, video screen casts and demos. Instruction throughout offers detailed explanations, tips, and configuration verifications.

Major topics include:

  • Unified Computing
  • DC Networking
  • DCI
  • Cloud
  • Orchestration
  • ACI

About the Instructor

Frank Dagenhardt, CCIE No. 42081, is a Technical Solutions Architect for Cisco focusing primarily on Data Center architectures. Frank has more than 20 years in Information Technology. A Cisco veteran for more than 11 years, he works with customers daily designing, implementing, and supporting end-to-end architectures and solutions. Frank has worked on and continues to be involved in publications about Cisco products. He recently presented on the topic of CCNA Data Center at Cisco Live 2016. When not thinking about Data Center topics, Frank can be found spending time with his wife and three children.

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Presents more than eight hours of video mentoring
  • Provides an easy to use and cost effective means to learn the various concepts associated with Data Center technologies
  • Provides multimedia tutorials and demos that users can apply to real world scenarios

Who Should Take This Course

Anyone who wants to obtain their CCNA Data Center certification. This includes working engineers in the Enterprise space that want to expand their knowledge of Data Center concepts and technologies. Specifically, CCNA candidates who will use this product to prepare for the two required tests needed to earn the CCNA Data Center certification. CCNP and CCIE Data Center candidates needing a first exposure to foundational knowledge will also be very interested in this product. IT managers in need of a quick understanding of Data Center concepts to better manage their engineering teams, and engineers familiar with other vendors’ platforms who wish to learn Cisco’s specific implementations of these technologies would also benefit from taking this course.

Course Requirements

The video course assumes that the learner has the skills to navigate the user interface of a PC running any of the Microsoft OS’s, and that the reader has completed typical high school-level math courses (mainly that the reader has been exposed to binary math). The course also assumes that the reader has used PCs connected to either a home network or a network inside a school or company, but that the reader might not understand anything about the network to which the PC was connected. It is also assumed that the reader knows how to use typical Internet applications, primarily web browsers, and email clients.

About LiveLessons Video Training

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction
    1. CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155: Introduction
  2. Module 1: Unified Computing
    1. Module Intro
  3. Lesson 1: Unified Computing System Overview
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 1.1 Defining UCS
    3. 1.2 Examining Common Server Types and Connectivity Found in a Data Center
    4. 1.3 Examining Rack Mounted Servers
    5. 1.4 Examining Blade Servers
    6. 1.5 Examining Modular Servers
    7. 1.6 Examining the Physical Components of the UCS
    8. 1.7 Examining How UCS Connects to the LAN and SAN
    9. 1.8 Examining UCS Manager
    10. 1.9 Examining Concepts and Benefits of UCS Hardware Abstraction
    11. 1.10 Understanding Pools and Policies
    12. 1.11 Understanding Templates
    13. 1.12 Examining Service Profiles
  4. Lesson 2: Unified Computing Configuration
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 2.1 Performing Initial UCS Setup
    3. 2.2 Configuring Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity
    4. 2.3 Verifying Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity
    5. 2.4 Verifying Discovery Operations
    6. 2.5 Exploring the UCS Manager GUI
    7. 2.6 Configuring a Service Profile
  5. Module 2: Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies
    1. Module Intro
  6. Lesson 3: Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 3.1 Examining the Cisco Nexus Modular Switches
    3. 3.2 Examining the Cisco Fixed Configuration Switches
    4. 3.3 Examining the Cisco FEX Products
    5. 3.4 Understanding Control and Data Plane Traffic
    6. 3.5 Examining Nexus Virtualization Features
    7. 3.6 Examining Nexus Licensing
  7. Lesson 4: Advanced Nexus Features
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 4.1 Understanding Virtual Device Context (VDC)
    3. 4.2 Understanding Port Channel Functionality
    4. 4.3 Exploring vPC and Its Components
    5. 4.4 Understanding How a vPC Functions
    6. 4.5 Understanding Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
    7. 4.6 Introducing FabricPath
    8. 4.7 Understanding FabricPath Switch IDs and Trees
  8. Lesson 5: Nexus Switch Feature Configuration
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 5.1 Performing Initial Setup and Verifying Connectivity
    3. 5.2 Enabling Features
    4. 5.3 Configuring VDCs
    5. 5.4 Configuring Fabric Extenders (FEXs)
    6. 5.5 Configuring Port Channels
    7. 5.6 Configuring vPC
    8. 5.7 Verifying vPC
    9. 5.8 Configuring FabricPath
    10. 5.9 Understanding, Configuring, and Verifying Unified Switch Ports
    11. 5.10 Introducing the Features and Benefits of Unified Fabric
    12. 5.11 Understanding the Use of Role Based Access Control Within the Data Center Infrastructure
  9. Module 3: Server Switching and Data Center Interconnect (DCI)
    1. Module Intro
  10. Lesson 6: Data Center Server Virtualization
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 6.1 Understanding Device Virtualization
    3. 6.2 Understanding Server Virtualization
    4. 6.3 Examining the Nexus 1000v
    5. 6.4 Examining Virtual Switch Update Manager
    6. 6.5 Verifying Initial Setup and Operation for the Nexus 1000v
  11. Lesson 7: DCI and Network Overlays
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 7.1 Introducing DCI
    3. 7.2 Differentiating Between DCI and Network Interconnectivity
    4. 7.3 Examining the Need and Concept of Overlays
    5. 7.4 Understanding OTV
    6. 7.5 Understanding NVGRE
    7. 7.6 Understanding VXLAN
  12. Module 4: Application Centric Infrastructure
    1. Module Intro
  13. Lesson 8: Application Centric Infrastructure
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 8.1 Understanding the ACI Environment Architecture
    3. 8.2 Examining Spine Leaf Architecture
    4. 8.3 Examining the Role of the APIC Controller
    5. 8.4 Understanding Basic Policy Resolution
    6. 8.5 Examining North and Southbound REST APIs
    7. 8.6 Examining ACI Device Packages
  14. Lesson 9: Basic ACI Configuration
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 9.1 Bringing Up the ACI Fabric
    3. 9.2 Examining the Fabric Discovery Process
    4. 9.3 Understanding the Firmware Upgrade Process
    5. 9.4 Understanding Checkpoints
    6. 9.5 Examining the ACI Policy Model
    7. 9.6 Examining Network Centric Mode
    8. 9.7 Examining Application Centric Mode
    9. 9.8 Managing Third-Party Devices with ACI Policy
  15. Lesson 10: ACI Constructs
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 10.1 Examining the ACI Logical Model
    3. 10.2 Understanding Tenants, EPGs, and Contracts
    4. 10.3 Examining Endpoint Groups
    5. 10.4 Examining Contracts, Subjects, and Filters
    6. 10.5 Understanding Contexts and Bridge Domains
  16. Module 5: Automation and Orchestration
    1. Module Intro
  17. Lesson 11: Cloud Computing Concepts
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 11.1 Examining the Purpose and Value of Using APIs
    3. 11.2 Understanding Basic Cloud Computing Concepts
    4. 11.3 Examining On-demand Self Service
    5. 11.4 Examining Broad Network Access
    6. 11.5 Examining Resource Pooling
    7. 11.6 Examining Rapid Elasticity
    8. 11.7 Examining Metered Service
    9. 11.8 Understanding Software as a Service
    10. 11.9 Understanding Platform as a Service
    11. 11.10 Understanding Infrastructure as a Service
  18. Lesson 12: UCSD Basic Functions
    1. Learning objectives
    2. 12.1 Examining UCS Director Management
    3. 12.2 Examining UCS Director Orchestration
    4. 12.3 Examining UCS Director Multitenancy
    5. 12.4 Examining UCS Director Chargeback
    6. 12.5 Examining UCS Director Service Offerings
    7. 12.6 Examining UCS Director Catalogs
    8. 12.7 Interpreting and Troubleshooting a UCS Director Workflow
    9. 12.8 Deploying a Service Profile to a Blade Using UCS Director
  19. Summary
    1. CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155: Summary

Product information

  • Title: CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155
  • Author(s): Frank Dagenhardt
  • Release date: January 2017
  • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
  • ISBN: 013459844X