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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)


Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • Systems engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network designers
  • Network managers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects


The learner is expected to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Basic Internet usage skills

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics and benefits of the Ethernet protocol. List Ethernet standardization.
  • Describe the OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Describe IPv4 and IPv6 network layer addressing
  • Describe the packet delivery process
  • Compare and contrast TCP/IP with the OSI model
  • Examine the Cisco Data Center network architectures, the 2- and the 3-tier network design, and the spine/leaf network design.
  • Describe Cisco Nexus products and explain basic functionalities and tools of Cisco NX-OS.
  • Describe VLANs
  • Describe issues with STP
  • Describe the routing process on Nexus switches
  • Describe Layer 3 first hop redundancy
  • Describe and configure user security features
  • Describe ACL object groups
  • Describe storage connectivity options in the Data Center. Compare iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and NAS connectivity for remote server storage.
  • Describe Fibre Channel storage networking
  • Describe VSANs
  • Describe communication between the initiator and target
  • Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses
  • Describe NPV and NPIV
  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
  • Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Describe the components of a Cisco UCS server
  • Describe the Cisco UCS physical connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect cluster
  • Describe the Cisco UCS Manager interfaces

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Course Content

The Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.2 course, prepares IT professionals for the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. This course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including data center networking concepts, data center storage networking, and data center physical infrastructure.

Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

Price (excl. tax)
  • Egypt: US$ 2,600.-
Click on town name to book Schedule
26/01/2020 - 30/01/2020 Cairo Course language: English
26/04/2020 - 30/04/2020 Cairo Course language: English
12/07/2020 - 16/07/2020 Cairo Course language: English
01/11/2020 - 05/11/2020 Cairo Course language: English
Middle East
29/03/2020 - 02/04/2020 Doha Course language: English
27/09/2020 - 01/10/2020 Doha Course language: English
United Arab Emirates
05/01/2020 - 09/01/2020 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
29/03/2020 - 02/04/2020 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
28/06/2020 - 02/07/2020 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
27/09/2020 - 01/10/2020 Dubai Course language: English This course is being delivered by iTLS.
27/01/2020 - 31/01/2020 Munich
17/02/2020 - 21/02/2020 Frankfurt
27/01/2020 - 31/01/2020 Vienna (iTLS)
13/07/2020 - 17/07/2020 Vienna (iTLS)
13/01/2020 - 17/01/2020 Paris
20/04/2020 - 24/04/2020 Paris
15/06/2020 - 19/06/2020 Lisbon
26/10/2020 - 30/10/2020 Lisbon
01/06/2020 - 05/06/2020 Madrid
19/10/2020 - 23/10/2020 Madrid
04/05/2020 - 08/05/2020 Zurich
19/10/2020 - 23/10/2020 Zurich
North America
United States
02/03/2020 - 06/03/2020 Online Training Time zone: US/Central Course language: English
02/03/2020 - 06/03/2020 Overland Park
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