Cisco - Certified Specialist - Data Center Core | 350-601 DCCOR



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On this accelerated Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Core course, you'll prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center and CCIE Data Center certifications. These certifications qualify your expert-level roles in data center technologies.

In just 4 days, you'll learn how to design, maintain and operate an enterprise network by implementing core data center technologies into your business. You'll discover platforms that will support the growth and scalability of your business:

  • FCoE Unified Fabric
  • Fibre Channel Fabric
  • Storage Infrastructure Services

At the end of the course, you’ll sit exam 350-601 DCCOR and achieve the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Core certification. You’ll get access to official courseware and learn from certified Cisco instructors, as Firebrand are a Cisco Learning Partner.

Start your Cisco journey in a distraction-free environment and learn at twice the speed through Firebrand’s Lecture | Lab | Review methodology.


Whether you're a network designer, a data center engineer or a system administrator, if you're interested in building a career in data center technologies, this course is ideal for you.

Next step: CCNP Data Center or CCIE Data Center certifications

Once you have achieved your Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Core certification, pass any of the following Cisco concentration exams to get your CCNP Data Center certification:

Or, if you’re aiming for the CCIE Data Center certifications, you’ll need to complete the CCIE Data Center (V3.0) Practical exam, where you’ll plan, design, deploy, operate and optimise complex data center networks.

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online courses
  2. You'll be certified in just 6 days. With us, you’ll be trained in record time
  3. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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 113836 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business


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

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


  • Module 1: Implementing data center switching protocols
  • Module 2: Implementing first-hop redundancy protocols
  • Module 3: Implementing routing in data center
  • Module 4: Implementing multicast in data center
  • Module 5: Implementing data center overlay protocols
  • Module 6: Implementing network infrastructure security
  • Module 7: Describing Cisco application-centric infrastructure
  • Module 8: Describing Cisco ACI building blocks and VMM domain integration
  • Module 9: Describing packet flow in data center network
  • Module 10: Describing Cisco cloud service and deployment models
  • Module 11: Describing data center network infrastructure management, maintenance, and operations
  • Module 12: Explaining Cisco network assurance concepts
  • Module 13: Implementing fibre channel fabric
  • Module 14: Implementing storage infrastructure services
  • Module 15: Implementing FCoE Unified Fabric
  • Module 16: Implementing storage infrastructure security
  • Module 17: Describing data center storage infrastructure maintenance and operations
  • Module 18: Describing Cisco UCS server form factors
  • Module 19: Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Network Connectivity
  • Module 20: Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Server Abstraction
  • Module 21: Implementing Cisco Unified Computing SAN Connectivity
  • Module 22: Implementing Unified Computing Security
  • Module 23: Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Systems
  • Module 24: Describing data center unified computing management, maintenance and operations
  • Module 25: Implementing Cisco data center automation and scripting tools
  • Module 26: Describing Cisco integration with automation and orchestration software platforms
  • Module 27: Describing Cisco data center automation and orchestration technologies

Lab outline:

  • Module 1: Configure Overlay Transport Visualisation (OTV)
  • Module 2: Configure Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Module 3: Explore the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Module 4: Implement Cisco ACI Access Policies and Out-of-Band Management
  • Module 5: Implement Cisco ACI Tenant Policies
  • Module 6: Integrate Cisco ACI with VMware
  • Module 7: Configure Fibre Channel
  • Module 8: Configure Device Aliases
  • Module 9: Configure Zoning
  • Module 10: Configure NPV
  • Module 11: Configure FCoE
  • Module 12: Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Module 13: Configure Server and Uplink Ports
  • Module 14: Configure VLANs
  • Module 15: Configure a Cisco UCS Server Profile Using Hardware Identities
  • Module 16: Configure Basic Identity Pools
  • Module 17: Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools
  • Module 18: Configure an Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) Service Profile
  • Module 19: Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Module 20: Program a Cisco Nexus Switch with Python

Exam Track

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

  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies
    • Exam code: 350-601 DCCOR
    • Duration: 120 minutes
    • Languages: English
    • Domains:
      1. Network (25%)
      2. Compute (25%)
      3. Storage network (20%)
      4. Automation (15%)
      5. Security (15%)

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. 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 (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


Before attending this accelerated course, Cisco recommend you understand:

  • Ethernet, TCP/IP networking, SANs and Fibre Channel protocol
  • How to identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Cisco MDS families
  • Cisco Enterprise Data Center architecture and of server system design and architecture
  • Hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)

Alternatively, you'll benefit from taking one of these Cisco courses:

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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