Retired courses - Certified Specialist – Data Center Operations | 300-615 DCIT



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30/9/2024 (Monday)


On this accelerated Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Center Operations course, you’ll master expert-level skills and technologies needed to configure and troubleshoot Cisco data center infrastructure.

In just 4 days, you’ll build knowledge on resolving issues related to Fibre Channel, FCoE Initialisation Protocol (FIP) and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE). You'll also learn how to:

  • Troubleshoot integration of Cisco UCS C-Series servers with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Identify tools, protocols and methods to troubleshoot Cisco ACI
  • Describe LAN, SAN and Fibre Channel operations

At the end of the course, you’ll sit exam 300-615 DCIT and achieve the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Operations 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.


If you have five to eight years' experience in any of the following job roles, this course is ideal for you:

  • Data center administrator
  • Data center engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • System administrator
  • Systems engineer
  • Network designer
  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Cisco integrator or partner

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.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 4-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 134.561 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


  • Module 1: Troubleshooting the Data Center LAN Network
  • Module 2: Troubleshooting Data Center SAN
  • Module 3: Troubleshooting Data Center Unified Computing
  • Module 4: Troubleshooting Data Center ACI

Lab outline

  • Module 1: Document the Network Baseline
  • Module 2: Troubleshoot LAN—RSTP
  • Module 3: Troubleshoot LAN—LACP
  • Module 4: Troubleshoot LAN—vPC
  • Module 5: Troubleshoot LAN—FabricPath
  • Module 6: Troubleshoot LAN—OTV
  • Module 7: Troubleshoot LAN—VXLAN
  • Module 8: Troubleshoot LAN—OSPF
  • Module 9: Troubleshoot LAN—FHRP
  • Module 10: Troubleshoot LAN—CFS
  • Module 11: Troubleshoot LAN—VRF
  • Module 12: Troubleshoot LAN—FEX
  • Module 13: Troubleshoot SAN—Fibre Channel Interfaces
  • Module 14: Troubleshoot SAN—Fibre Channel VSANs, Zones, and Domain Services
  • Module 15: Troubleshoot SAN—NPV Mode
  • Module 16: Troubleshoot SAN—FCoE
  • Module 17: Troubleshoot SAN—DCB
  • Module 18: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS Management and Service Profile Deployment
  • Module 19: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS Integrated C-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Module 20: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 1
  • Module 21: Troubleshoot Compute—LAN Connectivity, Part 2
  • Module 22: Troubleshoot Compute—Cisco UCS C-Series Server Boot from SAN
  • Module 23: Troubleshoot Compute—Network Connectivity
  • Module 24: Troubleshoot Cisco ACI—Bare-Metal Hosts
  • Module 25: Troubleshoot Cisco ACI—VMM
  • Module 26: Troubleshoot Cisco ACI—Contracts
  • Module 27: Troubleshoot Cisco ACI—External Layer 3
  • Module 29: Troubleshoot Cisco ACI—External Layer 2

Exam Track

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

  • Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure
    • Exam code: 300-615 DCIT
    • Duration: 90 minutes
    • Languages: English
    • Domains:
      1. Network (25%)
      2. Compute platforms (25%)
      3. Storage network (15%)
      4. Automation (15%)
      5. Management and operations (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 attending this accelerated course, you should be able to:

  • Configure, secure and maintain LAN and SAN based on Cisco Nexus and MDS switches
  • Configure, secure and maintain Cisco UCS
  • Configure, secure, and maintain Cisco ACI

Alternatively, any of the following courses and exams fulfil the prerequisites:

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 09 - 31 587 431 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


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