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CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide

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This is Cisco's official, comprehensive self-study resource for preparing for the new CCNA Cloud certification exam. Designed for all CCNA Cloud candidates, it covers every objective concisely and logically, with extensive teaching features designed to promote retention and understanding. You'll find:

  • Pre-chapter quizzes to assess knowledge upfront and focus your study more efficiently

  • Foundation topics sections that explain concepts and configurations, and link theory to practice

  • Key topics sections calling attention to every figure, table, and list you must know

  • Exam Preparation sections with additional chapter review features

  • Final preparation chapter providing tools and a complete final study plan

  • A customizable practice test library

  • This guide's comprehensive, up-to-date coverage includes:

  • Cloud computing definitions, service models, advantages, and implications

  • Administering the cloud: balancing security, control, and cost

  • Cloud consolidation, virtualization, standardization, automation, and programming

  • Managing server virtualization, cloud workloads, and virtual/cloud networking

  • Architecting efficient and flexible clouds

  • Provisioning reliable cloud storage

  • Implementing Cisco UCS Unified Computing for the Cloud

  • And much more

  • Table of Contents

    1. About This E-Book
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright Page
    4. About the Author
    5. About the Technical Reviewers
    6. Dedications
    7. Acknowledgments
    8. Contents at a Glance
    9. Contents
    10. Icons Used in This Book
    11. Command Syntax Conventions
    12. 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 CLDFND 210-451 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
      12. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
      13. Activating Other Exams
      14. Assessing Exam Readiness
      15. Premium Edition eBook and Practice Tests
    13. Part I: Cloud Concepts
      1. Chapter 1. What Is Cloud Computing?
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Welcome to the Cloud Hype
          2. Historical Steps Toward Cloud Computing
          3. The Many Definitions of Cloud Computing
          4. The Data Center
          5. Common Cloud Characteristics
          6. Classifying Clouds
          7. Around the Corner: Agile, Cloud-Scale Applications, and DevOps
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 2. Cloud Shapes: Service Models
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Service Providers and Information Technology
          2. Infrastructure as a Service
          3. Platform as a Service
          4. Software as a Service
          5. Around the Corner: Anything as a Service
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
    14. Part II: Cloud Deployments
      1. Chapter 3. Cloud Heights: Deployment Models
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Public Clouds
          2. Risks and Challenges
          3. Private Clouds
          4. Community Clouds
          5. Hybrid Clouds
          6. Cisco Intercloud
          7. Cisco Intercloud Fabric
          8. Around the Corner: Private Cloud as a Service
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 4. Behind the Curtain
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Cloud Computing Architecture
          2. Cloud Infrastructure: Journey to the Cloud
          3. Application Programming Interfaces
          4. Around the Corner: OpenStack
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
    15. Part III: Server Virtualization for Cloud
      1. Chapter 5. Server Virtualization
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Introduction to Servers and Operating Systems
          2. Server Virtualization History
          3. Server Virtualization Definitions
          4. Hypervisor Architectures
          5. Server Virtualization Features
          6. Cloud Computing and Server Virtualization
          7. Around the Corner: Linux Containers and Docker
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      2. Chapter 6. Infrastructure Virtualization
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Virtual Machines and Networking
          2. Cisco Nexus 1000V
          3. Virtual eXtensible LAN
          4. Around the Corner: Unicast-Based VXLAN
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      3. Chapter 7. Virtual Networking Services and Application Containers
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Virtual Networking Services
          2. Virtual Application Containers
          3. Around the Corner: Service Insertion Innovations
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      4. Part IV: Cloud Storage
      5. Chapter 8. Block Storage Technologies
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What Is Data Storage?
          2. Hard Disk Drives
          3. RAID Levels
          4. Disk Controllers and Disk Arrays
          5. Volumes
          6. Accessing Blocks
          7. Fibre Channel Basics
          8. SAN Designs
          9. Virtual SANs
          10. Internet SCSI
          11. Cloud Computing and SANs
          12. Around the Corner: Solid-State Drives
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      6. Chapter 9. File Storage Technologies
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. What Is a File?
          2. Building a File System
          3. Accessing Remote Files
          4. Cloud Computing and File Storage
          5. Around the Corner: Object Storage
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      7. Part V: Architectures for Cloud
      8. Chapter 10. Network Architectures for the Data Center: Unified Fabric
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Attributes of Data Center Networks
          2. The Three-Tier Design
          3. Device Virtualization
          4. Virtual PortChannels
          5. Fabric Extenders
          6. Overlay Transport Virtualization
          7. I/O Consolidation
          8. FabricPath
          9. Around the Corner: VXLAN Fabrics
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      9. Chapter 11. Network Architectures for the Data Center: SDN and ACI
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Cloud Computing and Traditional Data Center Networks
          2. The Opposite of Software-Defined Networking
          3. Network Programmability
          4. SDN Approaches
          5. Application Centric Infrastructure
          6. Around the Corner: OpenStack Neutron
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      10. Chapter 12. Unified Computing
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Physical Servers in a Virtual World
          2. Server Provisioning Challenges
          3. Introducing the Cisco Unified Computing System
          4. UCS Server Identity
          5. UCS Central
          6. Cloud Computing and UCS
          7. Around the Corner: OpenStack Ironic
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      11. Chapter 13. Cisco Cloud Infrastructure Portfolio
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Directors and Fabric Switches
          2. Cisco Nexus Data Center Switches
          3. Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager
          4. Cisco Unified Computing System
          5. Cisco Virtual Networking Services
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Complete the Tables and Lists from Memory
          3. Define Key Terms
      12. Chapter 14. Integrated Infrastructures
        1. “Do I Know This Already?” Quiz
        2. Foundation Topics
          1. Modular Data Centers
          2. FlexPod
          3. Vblock
          4. VSPEX
          5. UCS Integrated Infrastructure for Red Hat OpenStack
          6. Around the Corner: Hyperconvergence
          7. Before We Go
        3. Exam Preparation Tasks
          1. Review All the Key Topics
          2. Define Key Terms
      13. Chapter 15. Final Preparation
        1. Tools for Final Preparation
          1. Pearson Cert Practice Test Engine and Questions
          2. Install the Software
        2. Activate and Download the Practice Exam
        3. Activating Other Exams
          1. Premium Edition
        4. Suggested Plan for Final Review/Study
          1. Using the Exam Engine
        5. Summary
    16. Glossary
    17. Appendix A. Answers to Pre-Assessments and 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
    18. Appendix B. Memory Tables
      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 11
      11. Chapter 12
      12. Chapter 13
    19. Appendix C. Answers to Memory Tables
      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 11
      11. Chapter 12
      12. Chapter 13
    20. Appendix D. Study Planner
    21. Index
    22. Inside Front Cover
    23. Inside Back Cover
    24. Code Snippets