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Cisco - CCNP Data Center

Duration

Duration:

Only 14 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

27/6/2022 (Monday)

Overview

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).

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).

Benefits

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.

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

Curriculum

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

Exam Track

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)

What's Included

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 *
  • 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)

Prerequisites

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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"It was a hard but good course - a lot of information and a good teacher. We did a lot of practical work and it was nice to see the output of all the theoretical knowledge out of the book. "
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