CCNA Data Center Bootcamp
Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center

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Course Description

For data center network administrators who want to save time and money on data center design, equipment installation, and maintenance, the Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification is a job-role-focused training and certification program that allows you to maximize your investment in your education and increase the value of your data center network.

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The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • CCNA Preferred, but some networking experience necessary

Who should attend:
The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • CCNA’s and CCNP’s needing to recert and/or update skills
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • Systems engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network managers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects


Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN 640-911)

The 640-911: DCICN Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Datacenter Certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of networking concepts for the Data Center environment, based on Nexus-OS. You will learn fundamental information on how a Data center network works, how to configure virtualization in the network, addressing schemes, troubleshooting and configuration skills.

Exam Topics

The following information provides general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam.

Describe How a Network Works
  • Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices
  • Select the components required to meet a network specification
  • Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI
Configure, Verify and Troubleshoot a Switch with VLANs and Interswitch Communications Using Nexus
  • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks
  • Explain basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
  • Describe and Configure enhanced switching technologies
Implement an IP Addressing Scheme and IP Services to Meet Network Requirements in a Medium-Size Enterprise Branch Office Network Using Nexus
  • Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing
  • Describe the difference between IPv4 and IPv6 addressing scheme
Configure, Verify, and Troubleshoot Basic Router Operation and Routing on Cisco Devices Using Nexus
  • Describe and Configure basic routing concepts
  • Describe the operation of Cisco routers

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT 640-916)

The 640-916 DCICT Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Datacenter Certification. This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of fundamental Data center technologies like network and server Virtualization, Storage, Convergent I/O and network services like load balancing.

Cisco Data Center Fundamentals Concepts
  • Describe network architectures for the Data Center describe the purpose and functions of various network devices
  • Describe the Modular Approach in Network Design
  • Describe the data center core layer
  • Describe the data center aggregation layer
  • Describe the data center access layer
  • Describe the collapse core model
  • Describe FabricPath
  • Identify key differentiator between DCI and network interconnectivity
  • Describe, Configure, and verify vPC
  • Describe the functionality of and configure port channels
  • Describe and Configure vdc
  • Describe the edge/core layers of the SAN
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus product family
  • Configure and Verify network connectivity
  • Identify control and data plane traffic
  • Perform initial set up
Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Describe FCoE
  • Describe FCoE multihop
  • Describe VIFs
  • Describe FEX products
  • Perform initial set up
Storage Networking
  • Describe initiator target
  • Verify SAN switch operationst
  • Describe basic SAN connectivityt
  • Describe the different storage array connectivityt
  • Verify name server logint
  • Describe, Configure and verify zoningt
  • Perform initial set upt
  • Describe, Configure and verify VSAN
DC Virtualization
  • Describe device virtualization
  • Describe server virtualization
  • Describe Server Virtualization
  • Describe Nexus 1000v
  • Verify initial set up and operation for Nexus 1k
Unified Computing
  • Describe and verify discovery operation
  • Describe, configure, and verify connectivity
  • Perform initial set up
  • Describe the key features of UCSM
Data Center Network Services
  • Describe standard ACE features for load balancing
  • Describe Server load balancing Virtual Context and HA
  • Describe Server load balancing Management Options
  • Describe the benefits of Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution
  • Describe how the Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution integrate with local Cisco load balancers
  • Describe Cisco WAAS need and advantages in the Data Center


  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN 640-911)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT 640-916)


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