Starts from:Sat, May 28, 2022

11 Al Razi Street,Cairo,Nasr City,Egypt

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Course Feature
  • Category IT-Network
  • Vendor Cisco
  • Duration 40 Hours
  • Exam 200-150
Class Description

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

This course is the first certification course of CCNA Data Center Certification Learning path which include the following courses:

  1. Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  2. Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

  1. The course prepares you for the Cisco CCNA® Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. The course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including data center networking concepts, data center storage networking, and data center physical infrastructure.
  2. The training provided in this course is focused on data center basic operations covering the topics needed for today’s demanding associate-level positions.

Network Protocols and Host-to-Host Communication

  1. Describing Ethernet
  2. Describing the OSI and TCP/IP Models
  3. Describing IPv4 and IPv6 Network Layer Addressing
  4. Describing Packet Delivery on a Hierarchical Network
  5. Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer

Basic Data Center Networking Concepts

  1. Describing Data Center Network Architectures
  2. Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS
  3. Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  4. Describing Redundant Switched Topologies

Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

  1. Describing the Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches
  2. Describing Layer 3 First-Hop Redundancy
  3. Describing AAA on Cisco Nexus Switches
  4. Describing ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches

Basic Data Center Storage

  1. Describing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  2. Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  3. Describing VSANS

Advanced Data Center Storage

  1. Describing Communications Between Initiator and Target
  2. Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  3. Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  4. Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  5. Describing Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Cisco UCS Architecture

  1. Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components
  2. Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  3. Describing the Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces

After taking this course, you should be able to:

  1. Describe the characteristics and benefits of the Ethernet protocol
  2. List Ethernet standardization
  3. Describe the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) and TCP/IP models
  4. Describe IPv4 and IPv6 network layer addressing
  5. Describe the packet delivery process
  6. Compare and contrast TCP/IP with the OSI model
  7. Examine the Cisco data center network architectures, the 2- and 3-tier network design, and the spine/leaf network design
  8. Describe Cisco Nexus® products and explain the basic functionalities and tools of Cisco NX-OS
  9. Describe issues with Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  10. Describe the routing process on Nexus switches
  11. Describe Layer 3 first-hop redundancy
  12. Describe and configure user security features
  13. Describe Access Control List (ACL) object groups
  14. Describe storage connectivity options in the data center
  15. Compare SCSI over IP (iSCSI), Fibre Channel, and Network-Attached Storage (NAS) connectivity for remote server storage
  16. Describe Fibre Channel storage networking, VLANs, VSANs, N-Port Virtualization (NPV), and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)
  17. Describe communication between the initiator and target
  18. Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses
  19. Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
  20. Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  21. Describe the components of a Cisco UCS server
  22. Describe the Cisco UCS physical connectivity for a fabric interconnect cluster
  23. Describe the Cisco UCS Manager interfaces

IT professionals with one to three years of experience in the roles below:

  1. Data center engineer
  2. Network administrator
  3. Network engineer
  4. System administrator
  5. Systems engineer
  6. Network designer


  1. Good understanding of networking protocols
  2. Good understanding of the VMware environment
  3. Basic computer literacy
  4. Basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system
  5. Basic Internet skills