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CISCO CCNP Data Center Certification Training Classes

Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v1.0 (DCID 300-610) is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification. This exam certifies a candidate's knowledge of data center infrastructure design including network, compute, storage network, and automation. The course, Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure, helps candidates to prepare for this exam.

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v1.0 (DCIT 300-615) is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification. This exam certifies a candidate's knowledge of troubleshooting a data center infrastructure including network, compute platforms, storage network, automation, management and operations. The course, Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure, helps candidates to prepare for this exam.

Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure v1.0 (DCACI 300-620) is a 90-minute exam that is associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of Cisco switches in ACI mode including configuration, implementation, and management.

Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking v1.0 (DCSAN 300-625) is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification. This exam certifies a candidate's knowledge of Cisco MDS 9000 series switches including deployment, implementation, management and monitoring, and troubleshooting. The course, Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches, helps candidates to prepare for this exam.

Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions v1.0 (DCAUTO 300-635) is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification and DevNet Professional Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing Data Center automated solutions, including programming concepts, orchestration and automation tools.

Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies v1.0 (DCCOR 350-601) is a 120-minute exam associated with the CCNP and CCIE Data Center Certifications. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of implementing core data center technologies including network, compute, storage network, automation, and security. The course, Implementing Cisco Data Center Core Technologies, helps candidates to prepare for this exam.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. To better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

SCHEDULE DATES - 240 Hour Program
 
CCNP Data Center
9AM - 5PM (Weekends)
Start Date & Graduation Date
07/19/2020 to 02/14/2021
1 Day (8 Hours) a Week for 5 Weeks
CCNP Data Center
9AM - 5PM (Weekdays)
Start Date & Graduation Date
07/20/2020 to 08/31/2020
5 Days (40 Hours) a Week for 1 Week
CCNP Data Center
9AM - 5PM (Weekdays)
Start Date & Graduation Date
09/14/2020 to 10/27/2020
5 Days (40 Hours) a Week for 1 Week
CCNP Data Center
9AM - 5PM (Weekends)
Start Date
Graduation Date
07/19/2020
02/14/2021
1 Day (8 Hours) a Week for 5 Weeks
CCNP Data Center
9AM - 5PM (Weekdays)
Start Date
Graduation Date
07/20/2020
08/31/2020
5 Days (40 Hours) a Week for 1 Week
CCNP Data Center
9AM - 5PM (Weekdays)
Start Date
Graduation Date
09/14/2020
10/27/2020
5 Days (40 Hours) a Week for 1 Week

CISCO CCNP Data Center Certification Objective

Designing Cisco CCNP Data Center Infrastructure

Troubleshooting Cisco CCNP Data Center Infrastructure

Implementing Cisco CCNP Application Centric Infrastructure

Implementing Cisco CCNP Storage Area Networking Classes

Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions

Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies

Designing Cisco CCNP Data Center Infrastructure DCID 300-610

Evaluate options for Layer 2 connectivity

  1. Endpoint mobility
  2. Redundancy/high availability
  3. Convergence
  4. Services insertion

Evaluate options for Layer 3 connectivity

  1. IP mobility
  2. Redundancy / high availability (graceful restart, NSF)
  3. Convergence
  4. Services insertion (load balancing, security)

Evaluate data center technologies such as vPC/vPC+

Evaluate options for interconnecting data centers such as VXLAN EVPN and OTV

Evaluate options for device and routing virtualization

  1. VDC
  2. VRF (standard, VXLAN EVPN tenant)

Evaluate in-band and out-of-band options for management

Evaluate redundancy options such as active/active and disaster recovery site

Evaluate options for Ethernet connectivity

  1. Redundancy / high availability
  2. Bandwidth (oversubscription)
  3. Fabric interconnect operation mode (switch mode, end host mode)

Evaluate options for storage connectivity

  1. Bandwidth (port-channels, oversubscription)
  2. Fabric interconnect operation mode (switch mode, end host mode)
  3. Direct-attached storage (appliance, FC storage, and FCoE ports)

Evaluate options for network device virtualization in a data center (Cisco VIC adapters)

  1. Number of interfaces vs. IOM uplinks
  2. vCon placement policies
  3. Ethernet adaptor policies
  4. Fibre Channel adapter policies

Evaluate options for hyperconverged infrastructure

  1. Cluster mode
  2. HX for virtual server
  3. Desktop virtualization

Plan for iSCSI deployment in a data center (Multipathing and addressing schemes)

Evaluate QoS requirements in a data center

  1. Fibre Channel
  2. FCoE
  3. FCIP
  4. iSCSI
  5. Certificates

Determine FCoE/ Fibre Channel interface

  1. Dedicated and shared mode
  2. Port types
  3. ISL
  4. Oversubscription

Evaluate SAN topology options

Evaluate options for network orchestration and automation

  1. DCNM
  2. Intersight
  3. NX-API
  4. Model-driven programmability
  5. Ansible
  6. Puppet
  7. Python

Evaluate options for compute orchestration and automation

  1. Service profile templates
  2. vNIC templates
  3. vHBA templates
  4. Global policies vs. local policies

Troubleshooting Cisco CCNP Data Center Infrastructure DCIT 300-615

Troubleshoot routing protocols

  1. OSPFv2, OSPFv3
  2. MP-BGP
  3. PIM
  4. FHRP (HSRP, VRRP)

Troubleshoot switching protocols, such as RSTP+, LACP, and vPC

Troubleshoot overlay protocols, such as VXLAN EVPN and OTV

Troubleshoot Application Centric Infrastructure

  1. Fabric discovery
  2. Access policies
  3. VMM domain integration
  4. Tenant policies
  5. Packet flow (unicast, multicast, and broadcast)
  6. External connectivity

Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Computing System rack servers

Troubleshoot Cisco Unified Computing System blade chassis

  1. Infrastructure such as chassis, power, IOM
  2. Network (VLANs, pools and policies, templates, QoS)
  3. Storage (SAN connectivity, FC zoning, VSANs, pools, policies, templates)
  4. Server pools and boot policies

Troubleshoot packet flow from server to the fabric

Troubleshoot hardware interoperabilit

  1. Converged Network Adapters / port expanders
  2. Firmware
  3. I/O modules / FEX
  4. Fabric interconnects

Troubleshoot firmware upgrades, packages, and interoperability

Troubleshoot Fibre Channe

  1. Switched fabric initialization
  2. Fibre Channel buffer credit starvation
  3. FCID
  4. Cisco Fabric Services
  5. Zoning
  6. Device alias
  7. NPV and NPIV
  8. VSAN

Troubleshoot FCoE Cisco Unified Fabric (FIP, DCB)

Troubleshoot automation and scripting tools

  1. EEM
  2. Scheduler

Troubleshoot programmability

  1. Bash shell and guest shell for NX-OS
  2. REST API
  3. JSON and XML encodings

Troubleshoot firmware upgrades, packages, and interoperability

Troubleshoot integration of centralized management

Troubleshooting network security

  1. Fabric binding and port security
  2. AAA and RBAC
  3. First-hop security such as dynamic ARP, DHCP snooping, and port security
  4. Troubleshoot CoPP

Troubleshoot ACI security domains and role mapping

Troubleshoot data center compute security

  1. Troubleshoot AAA and RBAC
  2. Troubleshoot key management

Troubleshoot storage security

  1. AAA and RBAC
  2. Port security
  3. Fabric binding

Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure DCACI 300-620

ACI Fabric Infrastructure

Describe ACI topology and hardware

Describe ACI Object Model

Utilize faults, event record, and audit log

Describe ACI fabric discovery

Implement ACI policies

  1. access
  2. fabric

Implement ACI logical constructs

  1. tenant
  2. application profile
  3. VRF
  4. bridge domain (unicast routing, Layer 2 unknown hardware proxy, ARP flooding)
  5. endpoint groups (EPG)
  6. contracts (filter, provider, consumer, reverse port filter, VRF enforced)

ACI Packet Forwarding

Describe endpoint learning

Implement bridge domain configuration knob (unicast routing, Layer 2 unknown hardware proxy, ARP flooding)

Implement Layer 2 out (STP/MCP basics)

Implement Layer 3 out (excludes transit routing and VRF route leaking)

Integrations

Implement VMware vCenter DVS integration

Describe resolution immediacy in VMM

Implement service graph (managed and unmanaged)

ACI Management

Implement out-of-band and in-band

Utilize syslog and snmp services

Implement configuration backup (snapshot/config import export)

Implement AAA and RBAC

Configure an upgrade

ACI Anywhere

Describe multipod

Describe multisite

Implementing Cisco CCNP Storage Area Networking DCSAN 300-625

Deployment

Describe installation and initial setup

  1. NX-OS
  2. DCNM
  3. POAP

Describe secure boot

Implementation

Implement Fibre Channel port channels

Implement Fibre Channel protocol services

  1. Name Service
  2. Cisco Fabric Services (CFS)

Implement FCoE

  1. FCoE Initialization Protocol (FIP)
  2. Priority flow control (PFC)
  3. Enhanced transmission selection (ETS)
  4. Data Center Bridging Exchange/Link Level Discover Protocol (LLDP)

Implement VSANs

Implement NPV and NPIV

Implement device aliases and zoning

Configure inter-VSAN routing

Implement VSAN extensions

Management and Monitoring

Configure DCNM

  1. DCNM-SAN client
  2. Licensing options
  3. DCNM Device Manager

Configure RBAC

Configure Fibre Channel fabric security

Describe slow-drain analysis

Implement SAN telemetry streaming

MDS Troubleshooting

Troubleshoot Fibre Channel domains and duplicate domain ID

Troubleshoot zoning and zone merge failure

Troubleshoot boot and upgrade issues

Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions DCAUTO 300-635

 

Network Programmability Foundation

Utilize common version control operations with git (add, clone, push, commit, diff, branching, and merging conflict)

Describe characteristics of API styles (REST and RPC)

Describe the challenges encountered and patterns used when consuming APIs synchronously and asynchronously

Interpret Python scripts containing data types, functions, classes, conditions, and looping

Describe the benefits of Python virtual environments

Explain the benefits of using network configuration tools such as Ansible and Puppet for automating IOS XE or IOS XR platforms

Controller Based Data Center Networking

Describe the following:

  1. ACI target policy
  2. ACI application hosting capabilities
  3. Implementation of an ACI application from the Cisco ACI Apps Center

Leverage the API inspector to explore the REST API calls made by the ACI GUI

Construct a Python script to create an application policy using the ACI REST API

Construct a Python script to create an application policy using the ACI Cobra SDK

Construct an Ansible playbook to create an application policy

Describe the benefits of integrating Kubernetes infrastructure using the ACI CNI plugin

Data Center Device-centric Networking

Describe Day 0 provisioning with NX-OS

  1. Cisco POAP
  2. NX-OS iPXE

Implement On-Box Programmability and Automation with NX-OS

  1. Bash
  2. Linux containers (LXC and Docker using provided container
  3. NX-OS guest shell
  4. Embedded Event Manager (EEM)
  5. On-box Python Scripting

Compare model-driven telemetry such as YANG Push and gRPC to traditional network monitoring strategies such as SMNP, Netflow, and SYSLOG

Construct Python script that consumes model-driven telemetry data with NX-OS

Implement Off-Box Programmability and Automation with NX-OS

  1. Nexus NX-API (NX-API REST and NX-API CLI)
  2. Nexus NETCONF using native and OpenConfig
  3. Network configuration tools with NX-OS (Ansible)

Data Center Compute

Configure Cisco UCS with developer tools

  1. UCS PowerTool
  2. UCS Python SDK
  3. Ansible

Describe the capabilities of the DCNM API

Identify the steps in the Intersight API authentication method

Construct an Intersight API call given documentation to accomplish tasks such as manage server policies, service profiles, and firmware updates

Describe the process to implement workflows for physical and virtual infrastructure using UCS Director

  1. Pre-defined tasks
  2. Custom tasks
  3. Script libraries

Utilize UCS Director REST API browser

Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies DCCOR 350-601

 

Architecture

Apply routing protocols

  1. 1.1.a OSPFv2, OSPFv3
  2. 1.1.b MP-BGP
  3. 1.1.c PIM
  4. 1.1.d FHRP

Apply switching protocols such as RSTP+, LACP and vPC

Apply overlay protocols such as VXLAN EVPN and OTV

Apply ACI concepts

  1. 1.7.a Disruptive / nondisruptive
  2. 1.7.b EPLD
  3. 1.7.c Patches

Implement network configuration management

Implement infrastructure monitoring such as NetFlow and SPAN

Explain network assurance concepts such as streaming telemetry

Compute

Implement Cisco Unified Compute System Rack Servers

Implement Cisco Unified Compute System Blade Chassis

  1. Initial setup
  2. Infrastructure management
  3. Network management (VLANs, pools and policies, templates, QoS)
  4. Storage management (SAN connectivity, Fibre Channel zoning, VSANs, WWN pools, SAN policies, templates)
  5. Server management (Server pools and boot policies)

Explain HyperFlex Infrastructure Concepts and benefits (Edge and Hybrid Architecture vs all-flash)

Describe firmware and software updates and their impacts on B-Series and C-Series servers

Implement compute configuration management (Backup and restore)

Implement infrastructure monitoring such as SPAN and Intersight

Storage Network

Implement Fibre Channel

  1. 3.1.a Switch fabric initialization
  2. 3.1.b Port channels
  3. 3.1.c FCID
  4. 3.1.d CFS
  5. 3.1.e Zoning
  6. 3.1.f FCNS
  7. 3.1.g Device alias
  8. 3.1.h NPV and NPIV
  9. 3.1.i VSAN

Implement FCoE Unified Fabric (FIP and DCB)

Describe NFS and NAS concepts

Describe software updates and their impacts (Disruptive/nondisruptive and EPLD)

Implement infrastructure monitoring

Automation

Implement automation and scripting tools

  1. 4.1.a EEM
  2. 4.1.b Scheduler
  3. 4.1.c Bash Shell and Guest Shell for NX-OS
  4. 4.1.d REST API
  5. 4.1.e JSON and XML encodings

Configure and verify control plan security

  1. Control plane protection techniques (LPTS and CoPP)
  2. BGP-TTL security and protocol authentication
  3. BGP prefix suppression
  4. LDP security (authentication and label allocation filtering)
  5. BGP sec
  6. BGP flowspec

Evaluate automation and orchestration technologies

  1. 4.2.a Ansible
  2. 4.2.b Puppet
  3. 4.2.c Python
  4. 4.2.d POAP
  5. 4.2.e DCNM
  6. 4.2.f UCSD
  7. 4.2.g PowerShell

Security

Apply network security

  1. 5.1.a AAA and RBAC
  2. 5.1.b ACI contracts and microsegmentation
  3. First-hop security features such as dynamic ARP inspection (DAI), DHCP snooping, and port security
  4. 5.1.d CoPP

Apply compute security

  1. 5.2.a AAA and RBAC
  2. 5.2.b Keychain authentication

Apply storage security

  1. 5.3.a AAA and RBAC
  2. 5.3.b Port security
  3. 5.3.c Fabric binding
CISCO CCNP Data Center Certification Program
 
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CISCO CCNP Data Center Certification

 

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$96,322/yr

The average salary for a CISCO CCNP Data Center Certified Employee is $96,322 in New York City. Salary estimates are provided by CISCO.

 

Upon completion of this course, and the certifying exam(s), the student will be qualified to take a job as a

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Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure DCID 300-610 is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification.

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure DCIT 300-615 is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification.

Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure DCACI 300-620 is a 90-minute exam that is associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification.

Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking DCSAN 300-625 is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification.

Automating and Programming Cisco Data Center Solutions v1.0 (DCAUTO 300-635) is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification and DevNet Professional Certification.

Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking DCSAN 300-625 is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification.

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