Cisco CCNA Data Center Program

640-911 DCICN v1 & 640-916 DCICT


The Cisco CCNA Data Center certification is in tremendous demand in the IT market as its credentials can lead you to 10% salary hike, much above the basic CCNA certifications. The professionals should first gain the CCNA credential in order to grab the CCNA Data Center certification. CCNA Data Center authorizes the candidates with associate level knowledge, and excellent skills in Data Center technologies.

If professionals are interested to focus on and do specialization in Cisco’s distinct Data Center tools and technologies, then CCNA Data Center is perfect for them. With this certification, they can achieve job roles, like Data Center engineer, Data Center technologies administrator, and Data Center manager. The recommended training covers- introducing Cisco Data Center, and they’ve pass 640-461ICOMM v8.0 examination to get CCNA Data Center certification. This certification is applicable for 3 years only.

Who should take this CCNA Routing and Switching training?

  • Candidates who have basic internetworking knowledge and want to start their career in the Cisco Data Center field.
  • This training will help the candidates with basic understanding of Data Center technologies to achieve their valuable Cisco CCNA Data Center certification.
  • Individuals looking for knowledge to manage their own small-scale Data Center network.

The IPGenius Advantage

  • Candidates will have a hands-on on real Cisco devices.
  • Modern Classroom with hi-tech delivery techniques.
  • Candidates will be provided with hands-on lab workbook.
  • Convenient location for candidates who want in-class training. Our training center is just minutes away from Toronto Airport.

Course Syllabus

640-911 DCICN v1

  • Describe How a Network Works (15%)

    Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices

    • Interpret a network diagram
    • Define physical network topologies

    Select the components required to meet a network specification

    • Switches
    • Describe and identify Nexus hardware specifications
    • Describe and identify Nexus licensing requirements

    Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network

    • IP
    • TCP
    • UDP

    Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP

    • TCP/IP
    • OSI layers
  • Configure, Verify and Troubleshoot a Switch with VLANs and Interswitch Communications Using Nexus (21%)

    Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet

    • IEEE 802 protocols
    • CSMA/CD

    Explain basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches

    • Layer 2 addressing
    • MAC table
    • Flooding

    Describe and configure enhanced switching technologies

    • VTP
    • VLAN
    • 802.1q
    • STP
  • Implement an IP Addressing Scheme and IP Services to Meet Network Requirements Using Nexus (12%)

    Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing

    • Classful IP addressing
    • RFC 1918
    • RFC 4193

    Describe the difference between IPv4 and IPv6 addressing schemes

    • Comparative address space 3.3.b Host addressing
  • Configure, Verify, and Troubleshoot Basic Router Operation and Routing on Cisco Devices Using Nexus (52%)

    Describe and configure basic routing concepts

    • Packet forwarding
    • Router look-up process (exec mode, exec commands, configuration mode)

    Describe the operation of Cisco routers

    • Router boot-up process
    • POST
    • Router components

640-916 DCICT

  • Cisco Data Center Fundamentals Concepts (30%)

    Describe network architectures for the Data Center describe the purpose and functions of various network devices.

    • LAN
    • SAN

    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 configuration of port channels

    Describe and configure virtual device context (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 (20%)

    Describe FCoE

    Describe FCoE multihop

    Describe VIFs

    Describe FEX products

    Perform initial set up

  • Storage Networking (18%)

    Describe initiator target

    Verify SAN switch operations

    Describe basic SAN connectivity

    Describe the different storage array connectivity

    Verify name server login

    Describe, configure, and verify zoning

    Perform initial set up

    Describe, configure, and verify VSAN

  • DC Virtualization (14%)

    Describe device Virtualization

    Describe Server Virtualization

    Describe Nexus 1000v

    Verify initial set up and operation for Nexus 1k

  • Unified Computing (17%)

    Describe and verify discovery operation

    Describe, configure, and verify connectivity

    Perform initial set up

    Describe the key features of UCSM

  • Data Center Network Services (1%)

    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 integrates with local Cisco load balancers

    Describe Cisco WAAS needs and advantages in the Data Center