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Understanding Cisco Data Centre Foundations (DCFNDU v1.0) Training

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DCFNDU Course Outline – The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 course helps you prepare for entry-level data center roles. In this course, you will learn the foundational knowledge and skills you need to configure Cisco® data center technologies including: networking, virtualization, storage area networking, and unified computing. You will get an introduction to Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™), automation, and cloud computing. You will get hands-on experience with configuring features on Cisco Nexus® Operating System (Cisco NX-OS) and Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®).

DCFNDU v1.0 Training Delivery Methods



DCFNDU v1.0 Training Course Benefits
Describe the foundations of data center networkingDescribe Cisco Nexus products and explain the basic Cisco NX-OS functionalities and toolsDescribe Layer 3 first-hop redundancyDescribe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivityDescribe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channel (VPCs)Introduce switch virtualization, machine virtualization, and network virtualizationCompare storage connectivity options in the data centerDescribe Fibre Channel communication between the initiator server and the target storageDescribe Fibre Channel zone types and their usesDescribe N-Port Virtualization (NPV) and N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV)Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabricDescribe Fibre Channel over Ethernet FCoEDescribe data center server connectivityDescribe Cisco UCS ManagerDescribe the purpose and advantages of APIsDescribe Cisco ACIDescribe the basic concepts of cloud computing
DCFNDU Instructor-Led Course Outline
Important Course Information


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

Good understanding of networking protocols
Good understanding of the VMware environment
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

CCNA Training: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions v1.0

Who Should Attend this Course?

Data center administrators
Data center engineers
Systems engineers
Server administrators
Network managers
Cisco integrators and partners
Module 1: Describing the Data Center Network Architectures
Module 2: Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and Cisco NX-OS Software
Module 3: Describing Layer 3 First-Hop Redundancy
Module 4: Describing Cisco FEX
Module 5: Describing Port Channels and VPCs
Module 6: Describing Switch Virtualization
Module 7: Describing Machine Virtualization
Module 8: Describing Network Virtualization
Module 9: Introducing Basic Data Center Storage Concepts
Module 10: Describing Fibre Channel Communication Between the Initiator Server and the Target Storage
Module 11: Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
Module 12: Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
Module 13: Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
Module 14: Describing FCoE
Module 15: Describing Cisco UCS Components
Module 16: Describing Cisco UCS Manager
Module 17: Using APIs
Module 18: Describing Cisco ACI
Module 19: Describing Cloud Computing

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