CCNA Data Center

CCNA Data Center --

For data center network administrators who want to save time and money on data center design, equipment installation, and maintenance, the Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification is a job-role-focused training and certification program that allows you to maximize your investment in your education and increase the value of your data center network.
Because of our experience with our existing certification and education programs and leadership in providing data center solutions, Cisco can provide a comprehensive program to address the key areas of data center network design, implementation, and maintenance.


  • Network administrators, engineers, designers, and managers
  • Cisco integrators/partners
  • Systems engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects
  • Storage administrators
  • Server administrators
  • Program managers
  • Project managers


  • For DCICT – DCICN – Introducing Cisco Data Centers Networking v1.0 or equivalent knowledge

DCICN – Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v1.0

Course Content
  • 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


Module 1: Cisco Data Center Network Services
  • Lesson 1: Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center
  • Lesson 2: Reviewing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Lesson 3: Reviewing the Cisco MDS Product Family
  • Lesson 4: Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Lesson 5: Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
  • Lesson 6: Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
Module 2: Cisco Data Center Virtualization
  • Lesson 1: Virtualizing Network Devices
  • Lesson 2: Virtualizing Storage
  • Lesson 3: Virtualizing Server Solutions
  • Lesson 4: Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Lesson 5: Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
Module 3: Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Lesson 1: Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Lesson 3: Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
Module 4: Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Lesson 1: Describing DCB
  • Lesson 2: Identifying Connectivity Options for FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Lesson 3: Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders
Module 5: Cisco UCS
  • Lesson 1: Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Lesson 2: Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Lesson 3: Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Lesson 4: Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Lesson 5: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Lesson 6: Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles

DCICT – Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0

Course Content
  • Cisco Data Center Fundamentals
  • Cisco Data Center Virtualization
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)


Module 1: Simple Network Design
  • Lesson 1: Understanding the Functions of Networking
  • Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Lesson 3: Describing Ethernet Connections
  • Lesson 4: Describing Ethernet Communications Standards
  • Lesson 5: Describing OSI Network Layer Addressing
  • Lesson 6: Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Lesson 7: Describing the Packet Delivery Process
Module 2: Switched Network Implementation
  • Lesson 1: Describing Switching
  • Lesson 2: Describing the Packet Delivery Process
  • Lesson 3: Describing Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Lesson 4: Operating Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Lesson 5: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Lesson 6: Building a Redundant Switched Topology
Module 3: IP Addressing
  • Lesson 1: Describing an IP Addressing Scheme
  • Lesson 2: Transitioning to IPv6
Module 4: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch
  • Lesson 1: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
  • Lesson 2: Exploring the Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 3: Exploring Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 4: Exploring ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches