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Only 4 days
Study Mode:
Classroom / Online / Classroom or Online
Next Date:
15/10/2024 (Tuesday)


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.


  • 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.


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:

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.


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 fast. 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 the first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course the 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 9 am – 5 pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day of 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 the 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 over 135,000 professionals
  • For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
    ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts

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Course Dates

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15/10/2024 (Tue)
18/10/2024 (Fri)
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