Cisco - Certified Specialist – Data Center Design | 300-610 DCID



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24/6/2024 (Monday)


On this accelerated Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Design course, you’ll learn how to design and deploy Cisco data center solutions and technologies. You'll learn to improve automation, security and storage area networks of your business.

In just 4 days, you'll gain design experience with network management technologies, and also learn to:

  • Describe the pools that may be used in service profiles or service profile templates on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe security threats and solutions in the data center
  • Describe advanced data center security technologies and best practices

At the end of the course, you’ll sit exam 300-610 DCID and achieve the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Design 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.


This course is ideal for:

  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Server administrators
  • Network managers
  • Cisco integrators or partners
  • Data center engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Systems engineers

Next step: CCNP Data Center

Once you have passed exam 300-610 DCID, 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.


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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


  • Module 1: Describing high availability on Layer 2
  • Module 2: Designing Layer 3 Connectivity
  • Module 3: Designing data center topologies
  • Module 4: Designing data center interconnects with Cisco OTV
  • Module 5: Describing Locator/ID Separation Protocol
  • Module 6: Describing VXLAN overlay networks
  • Module 7: Describing hardware and device virtualisation
  • Module 8: Describing Cisco FEX options
  • Module 9: Describing basic data center security
  • Module 10: Describing advanced Data center security
  • Module 11: Describing management and orchestration
  • Module 12: Describing storage and RAID options
  • Module 13: Describing Fibre Channel concepts
  • Module 14: Describing Fibre Channel topologies
  • Module 15: Describing FCoE
  • Module 16: Describing Storage Security
  • Module 17: Describing SAN management and orchestration
  • Module 18: Describing Cisco UCS servers and use cases
  • Module 19: Describing Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
  • Module 20: Describing Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems
  • Module 21: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Systemwide Parameters
  • Module 22: Describing Cisco UCS RBAC
  • Module 23: Describing Pools for Service profiles
  • Module 24: Describing Policies for Service profiles
  • Module 25: Describing Network-Specific Adapters and Policies
  • Module 26: Describing templates in Cisco UCS Manager
  • Module 27: Designing data center automation

Practice activity outline

  • Module 1: Design Virtual Port Channels
  • Module 2: Design First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP)
  • Module 3: Design Routing Protocols
  • Module 4: Design Data Center Topology for a Customer
  • Module 5: Design Data Center Interconnect Using Cisco OTV
  • Module 6: Design Your VXLAN Network
  • Module 7: Create a Cisco FEX Design
  • Module 8: Design Management and Orchestration in a Cisco UCS Solution
  • Module 9: Design a Fibre Channel Network
  • Module 10: Design and Integrate an FCoE Solution
  • Module 11: Design a Secure SAN
  • Module 12: Design Cisco UCS Director for Storage Networking
  • Module 13: Design a Cisco UCS Domain and Fabric Interconnect Cabling
  • Module 14: Design a Cisco UCS C-Series Server Implementation
  • Module 15: Design Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Network and Storage Connectivity
  • Module 16: Design Systemwide Parameters in a Cisco UCS Solution
  • Module 17: Design an LDAP Integration with a Cisco UCS Domain
  • Module 18: Design Pools for Service Profiles in a Cisco UCS Solution
  • Module 20: Design Network-Specific Adapters and Policies in a Cisco UCS Solution

Exam Track

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

  • Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
    • Exam code: 300-610 DCID
    • Duration: 90 minutes
    • Domains:
      1. Network design (35%)
      2. Compute design (25%)
      3. Storage network design (20%)
      4. Automation design (20%)

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

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Accommodation is included from the night before the course starts. This doesn't apply for online courses.
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free as many times as it takes, unlimited for 1 year. Just pay for accommodation, exams, and incidental costs.


Before taking this accelerated course, you should be able to:

  • Implement data center networking (Local Area Network (LAN) and Storage Area Network (SAN))
  • Describe data center storage
  • Implement data center virtualisation
  • Implement Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS)
  • Implement data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Multilayer Director Switch (MDS) families

Cisco also recommend you achieve any of the following certifications or possess equivalent knowledge:

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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"It is a very hard training and I don't think it's suitable for complete beginners in networking. Our instructor was very competent and the location was excellent."
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