Cisco CCIE Data Center Program

CCIE Data Center


If you are an industry professional, ready to pursue the CCIE Data Center certification, you can join the program and the training for the certification is ON SITE video library which is updated by the instructor to make sure the training meets the standards to teach the technologies and pass the CCIE Certification.

Course Duration and Lab support

The course can be commenced anytime of the choice of the student, and the candidate is given access to the facility 24x7x365 to study at his convenient time. The candidate is given Rack access 4 hrs once in every two days for two months. There is an additional charge to extend the rack access after two months on top of the course fees.

Course Syllabus

  • Cisco Data Center Infrastructure—Cisco NX-OS (30%)

    Implement Cisco NX-OS L2 functionality

    • Implement VLANs and PVLANs
    • Implement Spanning Tree Protocols
    • Implement port channels
    • Implement UDLD
    • Implement fabric extension via the Cisco Nexus family

    Implement Cisco NX-OS L3 functionality

    • Implement basic EIGRP in a data center environment
    • Implement basic OSPF in a data center environment
    • Implement BFD for dynamic routing protocols
    • Implement ECMP
    • Implement Cisco FabricPath

    Implement basic Cisco NX-OS security features

    • Implement AAA services
    • Implement SNMPv3
    • Configure IP ACLs, MAC ACLs, and VLAN ACLs
    • Configure port security
    • Configure DHCP snooping
    • Configure dynamic ARP inspection
    • Configure IP source guard
    • Configure Cisco TrustSec

    Implement Cisco NX-OS high-availability features

    • Implement first-hop routing protocols
    • Implement graceful restart
    • Implement nonstop forwarding
    • Implement port channels
    • Implement vPC and vPC+
    • Implement Overlay Transport Protocol (OTV)

    Implement Cisco NX-OS management

    • Implement SPAN and ERSPAN
    • Implement NetFlow
    • Implement Smart Call Home
    • Manage system files
    • Implement NTP and PTP
    • Configure and verify Cisco DCNM functionality

    Cisco NX-OS troubleshooting

    • Utilize SPAN, ERSPAN, and Ethanalyzer to troubleshoot a Cisco Nexus problem
    • Utilize NetFlow to troubleshoot a Cisco Nexus problem
    • Given an OTV problem, identify the problem and potential fix
    • Given a VDC problem, identify the problem and potential fix
    • Given a vPC problem, identify the problem and potential fix
    • Given a Layer 2 problem, identify the problem and potential fix
    • Given a Layer 3 problem, identify the problem and potential fix
    • Given a multicast problem, identify the problem and potential fix
    • Given a Cisco FabricPath problem, identify the problem and potential fix
    • Given a Cisco Unified Fabric problem, identify the problem and potential fix
  • Cisco Storage Networking (20%)

    Implement Fibre Channel protocols features

    • Implement port channel, Cisco ISL, and trunking
    • Implement VSANs
    • Implement basic and enhanced zoning
    • Implement FC domain parameters
    • Implement Fibre Channel security features
    • Implement proper oversubscription in a FC environment

    Implement IP storage-based solution

    • Implement IP features, including high availability
    • Implement iSCSI, including advanced features
    • Implement SAN extension tuner
    • Implement FCIP and security features
    • Implement iSCSI security features
    • Validate proper configuration of IP storage-based solutions

    Implement Cisco NX-OS Unified Fabric features

    • Implement basic FC in a Cisco NX-OS environment
    • Implement FCoE
    • Implement NPV and NPIV features
    • Implement Cisco Unified Fabric Switch different modes of operation
    • Implement QoS features
    • Implement FCoE NPV features
    • Implement multihop FCoE
    • Validate configurations and troubleshoot problems and failures using commandline, show, and debug commands
  • Cisco Data Center Virtualization (10%)

    Manage data center virtualization with Cisco Nexus 1000V

    • Implement QoS, traffic flow, and IGMP snooping
    • Implement network monitoring on Cisco Nexus 1000V
    • Implement Cisco Nexus 1000V port channels
    • Troubleshoot Cisco Nexus 1000V in a virtual environment
    • Configure VLANs
    • Configure port profiles

    Implement Cisco Nexus 1000V security features

    • DHCP snooping
    • Dynamic ARP inspection
    • IP source guard
    • Port security
    • ACLs
    • Private VLANs
    • Configure private VLANs
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (30%)

    Implement LAN connectivity in a Cisco UCS environment

    • Configure different port types
    • Implement Ethernet end-host mode
    • Implement VLANs and port channels
    • Implement pinning and PIN groups
    • Implement disjoint Layer 2

    Implement SAN connectivity in a Cisco UCS environment

    • Implement FC ports for SAN connectivity
    • Implement VSANs
    • Implement FC port channels
    • Implement FC trunking and SAN pinning

    Implement Cisco UCS server resources

    • Create and implement service profiles
    • Create and implement policies
    • Create and implement server resource pools
    • Implement updating and initial templates
    • Implement boot from remote storage
    • Implement fabric failover

    Implement Cisco UCS management tasks

    • Implement Cisco UCS management hierarchy using ORG (Organisation) and RBAC (Role Based Access Control)
    • Configure RBAC groups
    • Configure remote RBAC configuration
    • Configure roles and privileges
    • Create and configure users
    • Implement backup and restore procedures in a Cisco UCS environment
    • Implement system-wide policies

    Cisco UCS troubleshooting and maintenance

    • Manage high availability in a Cisco UCS environment
    • Configure monitoring and analysis of system events
    • Implement external management protocols
    • Collect statistical information
    • Firmware management
    • Collect TAC-specific information
    • Implement server recovery tasks
  • Cisco Application Networking Services (10%)

    Implement data center application high availability and load balancing

    • Implement standard ACE features for load balancing
    • Configure server load-balancing algorithm
    • Configure different SLB deployment modes
    • Implement health monitoring
    • Configure sticky connections
    • Implement server load balancing in HA mode