Cisco CCNP Data Center

- Only 14 Days
CCNP Data Center - Firebrand Training Official Cisco Learning Partner

Get your CCNP Data Center certification 26% faster than traditional training. You'll learn how to create, install, and maintain your Data Centre. You'll be able to design and implement Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUC) 5.0 and Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUF) 5.0 through a combination of classroom-based lectures and practical exercises.

This course is for business services and technology architects, as well as presales, design, and implementation engineers who want to save time and money on their data center design, installation, and maintenance. The CCNP Data Center course will also enable you to implement data centre components such as the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, Cisco Nexus 2000 Series, Cisco Nexus 1000V Series and the Cisco MDS.

Learn the latest guidelines and principles on Data Center design

You'll be able to choose and design scalable, reliable, and intelligent data centres; to enable unified computing and virtualisation. This course explains the technologies used in modern Cisco-based data centres, based on the Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS).

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We'll cover the following components of an IT-environment:

  • Contemporary virtualisation solutions (e.g. VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • Operating systems (e.g. Microsoft Windows and Linux)
  • Applications (e.g. database, collaboration).

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be CCNP Data Center certified in just 14 days. With us, you’ll be CCNP Data Center trained in record time
  2. Our CCNP Data Center course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CCNP Data Center 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 CCNP Data Center 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 CCNP Data Center 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 75090 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's 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

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

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.

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Distraction-free residential training - you’ll live just steps away from your classroom
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Your Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll even sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) 5.0

You'll be able to install Cisco R-Series Rack Enclosures in the data center. This module also covers the following:

  • Using Cisco Integrated Management Controller to provision LAN and SAN connectivity for the C-Series server.
  • Using the LSI MegaRAID web user interface to provision local hard drives into a RAID 5 array.
  • Implementing system management, maintenance, and high availability services for Cisco UCS B-Series.
  • Maintaining Cisco UCS in a high-availability configuration Implement generation 1 and generation 2 connectivity.
  • Implementing LAN & SAN connectivity for Cisco UCS B-Series hardware.
  • Provisioning VLANs and fabric interconnect uplinks for server connectivity to the Layer 3 data centre cloud.
  • Provisioning VSANs and fabric interconnect Fibre Channel uplinks for server connectivity to the data centre storage cloud.
  • Provisioning service profiles with initial and updating templates Implement virtualisation features.
  • Provisioning Cisco VM-FEX

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI) 5.0

  • Module 1: Cisco Unified Fabric Products Overview
  • Module 2: Cisco NX-OS Software Feature Configuration
  • Module 3: Cisco Nexus Switch Advanced Feature Configuration
  • Module 4: Cisco Nexus Series Switch Management
  • Module 5: Cisco Nexus Storage Features

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD) 5.0

  • Module 1: Cisco Data Center Solution Architecture and Components
  • Module 2: Assess Data Center Computing Requirements
  • Module 3: Size Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
  • Module 4: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions
  • Module 5: Design Cisco Unified Computing Solutions Server Deployment

Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD) 5.0

  • Module 1 : Cisco Data Center Solution
  • Module 2: Data Center Technologies
  • Module 3: Data Center Topologies
  • Module 4: Data Center Storage
  • Module 5: Data Center Security

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During the course you'll prepare for and sit the following exams:

  • 642-999 Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
  • 642-997 Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
  • 642-998 Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)
  • 642-996 Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)

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Included:

  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)
  • Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFI)
  • Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCD)
  • Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee
  • Onsite exams
  • Examination vouchers*
  • Practice tests**
  • Certification Guarantee***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
  • Digital courseware (if available)
  • * Exam vouchers may not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to ESFA guidelines
  • ** Some exceptions apply.
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

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Before taking this course, you must have a Cisco CCNA Data Center Certification, and understand the following:

  • Server system design and architecture (familiarity with Ethernet and TCP / IP networking, SANs and Fibre Channel Protocol (FCP))
  • Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture (familiarity with hypervisor technologies, such as: VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix Xen)
  • Networking Protocols
  • Server and desktop virtualisation (e.g. VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, VMware View, Citrix XenDesktop)
  • Operating system administration (e.g. Linux and Windows)

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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