Cisco - Certified Specialist – Data Center SAN Implementation | 300-625 DCSAN

Duration

Duration:

Only 4 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

7/2/2022 (Monday)

Overview

On this accelerated Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center SAN Implementation course, you'll learn how to implement, manage and troubleshoot Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches in order to build accessible and scalable storage networks.

In just 4 days, you'll learn how to deploy and maintain a range of capabilities to support your business' growth, like Virtual Storage Area Networks (VSANs), Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and N-Port Virtualisation (NPV) fabric security. You'll also learn how to:

  • Troubleshoot techniques concerning Fibre Channel (FC) domains, firmware, upgrades, zones and zone mergers
  • Describe, implement and configure the Cisco Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) platform
  • Configure FCIP tunnels

At the end of the course, you'll sit exam 300-625 DCSAN and achieve the Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center SAN Implementation certification.

You’ll get access to official courseware and learn from certified Cisco instructors, as Firebrand is a Cisco Learning Partner. Train through Firebrand's Lecture | Lab | Review methodology and achieve your certification at twice the speed.


Audience


This course is ideal for:

  • Data center systems engineers
  • Data center field engineers
  • Data center architects
  • Technical decision makers
  • Network architects
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Next step: CCNP Data Center


Once you have passed exam 300-615 DCIT, you'll be halfway to achieving the CCNP Data Center certification. Next, achieve the Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Core certification and get your CCNP Data Center.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more . A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 110,840 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

Benefits

Use your Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs)

You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

Curriculum

Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v3.1

  • Module 1: Describing Cisco MDS Platform
  • Module 2: Describing Key Product Features
  • Module 3: Describing New Product Features
  • Module 4: Deploying Cisco MDS Features
  • Module 5: Troubleshooting Common Cisco MDS Issues

Lab outline

  • Module 1: Set Up DCNM
  • Module 2: Explore DCNM-SAN Client and DCNM Device Manager
  • Module 3: Configure and Use RBAC
  • Module 4: Configure and Use RBAC with DCNM-SAN Client and Device Manager
  • Module 5: Manage VSANs and Fibre Channel Domain
  • Module 6: Configure NPV and N-Port Identification Virtualization (NPIV)
  • Module 7: Configure Interfaces
  • Module 8: Configure Device Aliases and Zoning
  • Module 9: Explore and Automate with NX-API
  • Module 10: Perform Slow Drain Analysis with Cisco DCNM
  • Module 11: Configure SAN Analysis and SAN Telemetry Streaming
  • Module 12: Configure FCIP Tunnels and FCIP High Availability (HA)
  • Module 1: Configure IVR for SAN Extension
  • Module 1: Troubleshoot Zoning and Zone Merges

Exam Track

As part of your accelerated course, you’ll sit the following exam at the Firebrand Training centre, covered by your Certification Guarantee:

  • Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches
    • Exam code: 300-625 DCSAN
    • Duration: 90 minutes
    • Languages: English
    • Domains:
      1. Deployment
      2. Implementation
      3. Management and monitoring
      4. MDS Troubleshooting

These domains are general guidelines for the content likely to be included in the exam. As Cisco continues to develop this certification, other related topics may also appear.

What's Included

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Prerequisites

Before attending your accelerated course, you should have the knowledge and skills in:

  • Data storage hardware components and protocols, including Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) and Fibre Channel
  • Network protocols, including Ethernet and IP
  • Routing and switching

Alternatively, any of the following courses and exams would fill the prerequisites:

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

Prerequisites

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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"Having very minimal knowledge with Cisco before starting, I now feel confident to take the exam and to get hands-on with Cisco kit. The method of teaching from slides, taking that information and then putting them into simpler, more relatable terms on the whiteboard was a great way to make it all understandable for a first-time user. The instructor did a great job."
Jordan Hornby. (22/3/2021 (Monday) to 27/3/2021 (Saturday))

"A good course, providing solid teaching of subject with a large amount of course material and without making it confusing allowing me to learn the subject matter at hand. No questions were off limits and subjects were covered until they were understood"
Richard Jones, South Derbyshire District Councl. (22/3/2021 (Monday) to 27/3/2021 (Saturday))

"Highly skilled instructor leading an interactive and informative boot camp course."
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"The trainer has a wealth of knowledge which helped with the teaching of the course material. The remote learning experience did no hinder in any way. Excellent course, thank you."
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