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CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 Official Cert Guide

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Learn, prepare, and practice for CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 exam success with this Official Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification.

  • Master CCNA Cloud (CLDADM) exam 210-455 exam topics

  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes

  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks

  • Practice with realistic exam questions


  • CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 Official Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Cisco cloud experts Chris Jackson, Hank Preston, and Steve Wasko share preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

    The book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.

    The companion website contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

    Well regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

    The study guide helps you master all the topics on the CLDADM exam, including

  • Cloud operating models, journeys, and roadmaps

  • Cisco cloud automation and orchestration suites

  • Cloud administration and operations: managing users, groups, and virtual machines

  • Automating cloud infrastructure with UCS Director

  • Building service catalogs and user portals

  • Deploying virtual application containers

  • Chargeback, billing, and reporting

  • Performance and capacity management

  • Cloud health monitoring and maintenance

  • Cloud troubleshooting

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    The website contains two free, complete practice exams.

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    Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. About the Authors
    5. About the Technical Reviewers
    6. Dedications
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Contents at a Glance
    9. Reader Services
    10. Contents
    11. Icons Used in This Book
    12. Command Syntax Conventions
    13. Introduction
      1. Goals and Methods
      2. Who Should Read This Book?
      3. Strategies for Exam Preparation
      4. How This Book Is Organized
      5. Certification Exam Topics and This Book
      6. Taking the CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 Exam
      7. Tracking Your Status
      8. Cisco Certifications in the Real World
      9. Exam Registration
      10. Companion Website
      11. Pearson IT Certification Practice Test Engine and Questions
        1. Install the Software
        2. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
        3. Activating Other Exams
        4. Assessing Exam Readiness
      12. Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests
    14. Part I: Cloud Admin Fundamentals
      1. Chapter 1. An Introduction to Cloud
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What Is Cloud?
          2. Applications and Cloud
      2. Chapter 2. Cloud: A New Operations Model for IT
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. IT Operations, Past, Present, and Future
          2. The Rise of DevOps
          3. Service Catalog
          4. Self-Service Portal
      3. Chapter 3. The Cloud Operation Journey
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Embracing Cloud
          2. Cisco Domain Ten
    15. Part II: Cloud Technologies
      1. Chapter 4. Cisco Cloud Automation/Orchestration Suites
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Cisco Cloud Solutions
          2. Introducing UCS Director
          3. Orchestration with UCS Director
          4. UCS Director Baremetal Agent
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 5. Cisco Prime Service Catalog
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Introducing Prime Service Catalog
          2. Prime Service Catalog Concepts and Components
          3. Navigating the End-User Storefront
          4. Stack Designer
          5. Heat Orchestration
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      3. Chapter 6. Cisco Cloud Infrastructure
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. How Automation and Orchestration Relates to Infrastructure
          2. Physical Switching
          3. Virtual Switching
          4. Virtual Application Cloud Segmentation (VACS)
          5. Intercloud Fabric
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
    16. Part III: Cloud Administration and Operations
      1. Chapter 7. Managing Users and Groups
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Overview of Users and Groups
          2. Default Roles in UCS Director
          3. Configuring a New User with a Single Role
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 8. Virtual Machine Management
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Understanding VM Virtualization in Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite
          2. Overview of End-User VM Operations in UCS Director
          3. Understanding Common Administrative Workflows on VMs in UCS Director
          4. Prime Service Catalog VM Integration
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      3. Chapter 9. Automating Cloud Infrastructure with UCS Director
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. UCS Director Policies, Pools, and Virtual Data Centers
          2. UCS Director Orchestration
          3. UCS Director Service Requests
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      4. Chapter 10. Building a Service Catalog and User Portal with UCS Director and Prime Service Catalog
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. UCS Director Catalogs
          2. Prime Service Catalog Fundamentals
          3. Connecting and Importing to Prime Service Catalog
          4. Customizing Auto-Created Services
          5. Ordering a Service with Prime Service Catalog
          6. Checking and Monitoring Status of an Order
          7. Accessing and Managing New Resources
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      5. Chapter 11. Deploying Virtual Application Containers
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Understanding UCS Director Application Containers
          2. Types of Application Containers
          3. Container Template Setup
          4. Creating Container Catalogs
          5. Managing Deployed Containers
          6. APIC Containers
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      6. Chapter 12. Chargeback, Billing, and Reporting
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. UCS Director Reporting
          2. UCS Director Chargeback
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
    17. Part IV: Cloud Management, Monitoring, and Reporting
      1. Chapter 13. Cloud Performance and Capacity Management
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Performance Management in UCS Manager
          2. Performance/Capacity Management in UCS Central
          3. Capacity Management in UCS Director
          4. Performance Management in UCS Performance Manager
          5. Configuring Serviceability Options
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 14. Monitoring and Maintaining the Health of Your Cloud
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. UCS Director Dashboards
          2. Fault Severities and States
          3. Cloud Monitoring
          4. Visibility and Troubleshooting Through Logs
          5. Backing Up the Cloud
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      3. Chapter 15. Final Preparation
        1. Tools for Final Preparation
          1. Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions
          2. Install the Software
          3. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
          4. Activating Other Exams
          5. Premium Edition
          6. The Cisco Learning Network
          7. Memory Tables
          8. Chapter-Ending Review Tools
        2. Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study
        3. Using the Exam Engine
        4. Summary
    18. Glossary
    19. Appendix A. Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
      1. Chapter 1
      2. Chapter 2
      3. Chapter 3
      4. Chapter 4
      5. Chapter 5
      6. Chapter 6
      7. Chapter 7
      8. Chapter 8
      9. Chapter 9
      10. Chapter 10
      11. Chapter 11
      12. Chapter 12
      13. Chapter 13
      14. Chapter 14
    20. Appendix B. Memory Tables
      1. Chapter 9
      2. Chapter 10
      3. Chapter 11
      4. Chapter 13
      5. Chapter 14
    21. Appendix C. Memory Tables Answer Key
      1. Chapter 9
      2. Chapter 10
      3. Chapter 11
      4. Chapter 13
      5. Chapter 14
    22. Index
    23. Online Elements
      1. Appendix D. Study Planner
    24. Where are the Companion Content Files?
    25. Inside Front Cover
    26. Inside Back Cover
    27. Code Snippets