DCICT: Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0

In this self-paced course, you will be introduced to the three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco data center. This course is targeted for individuals that will perform only basic configuration tasks, and is 1 of 2 classes that align with the CCNA Data Center certification.  The other one being DCICN.    
Lesson 1: Functional Layers of the Data Center
Free Sample
Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus Product Family
Lesson 3: Reviewing Cisco MDS
Lesson 4: Monitoring 7K and 5K
Lesson 1: vPC & FrabricPath
Lesson 2: Using OTV on Cisco NX-7K
Lesson 3: Virtualizing Network Devices
Lesson 5: Virtualizing Server Solutions
Lesson 6: Cisco Nexus 1000v
Lesson 7: Verifying Cisco Nexus 1000v
Lesson 1: Viber Channel 101, Part 1
Lesson 2: Fiber Channel 101, Part 2
Lesson 3: Verifying Fiber Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Mulitlayer Switches, Part 1
Lesson 4: Verifying Fiber Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches, Part 2
Lesson 5: Verifying Fiber Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches, Part 3
Lesson 7: Cisco UCS B-Series
Lesson 8: Cisco UCS C-Series
Lesson 9: Cisco Connecting UCS B-Series
Lesson 10: Cisco UCS B-Series Initial Config
Lesson 11: Cisco UCS B-Series UCSM Ops
Lesson 12: Cisco UCS B-Series Service Profiles
Duration: 6 months
Level: Beginner


  • There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Objectives

  • How a network works
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
  • Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing operations on Cisco Nexus switches

 Lesson 1. Building a Simple Network

  • Functions of Networking.
  • Host-to-Host Communications Model.
  • Ethernet Connections.
  • Ethernet Communications Standards.
  • OSI Network Layer Addressing.
  • TCP/IP Transport Layer.
  • Packet Delivery Process

 Lesson 2. Switched Network Implementation

  • Switching.
  • Packet Delivery Process.  
  • Cisco NX-OS Software.
  • Operating Cisco NX-OS Software.
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks.
  • Building a Redundant Switched Topology

 Lesson 3. IP Addressing

  • IP Addressing Scheme.
  • Transitioning to IPv6.  

 Lesson 4. Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch

  • Packet Delivery Process.
  • Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches.  
  • Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches

Who Should Attend
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Cisco integrators/partners
  • System engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network managers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects