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CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155

Video Description

8 Hours of Video Instruction

Eight hours of video instruction on configuration and troubleshooting tasks to prepare you for the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICN 200-155 exam.

CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 200-155 Data Center exam. This product walks the customer through each topic of the exam blueprint. Customers will gain knowledge of fundamental Data Center technologies like Unified Computing, Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies, Server Switching and Data Center Interconnect (DCI), and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155 LiveLessons contains 4 modules with 12 lessons, for a total of eight hours of instruction that details every objective in the DCICT exam. The videos consist of audio instruction, video screen casts and demos. Instruction throughout offers detailed explanations, tips, and configuration verifications.

Major topics include:

  • Unified Computing
  • DC Networking
  • DCI
  • Cloud
  • Orchestration
  • ACI

About the Instructor

Frank Dagenhardt, CCIE No. 42081, is a Technical Solutions Architect for Cisco focusing primarily on Data Center architectures. Frank has more than 20 years in Information Technology. A Cisco veteran for more than 11 years, he works with customers daily designing, implementing, and supporting end-to-end architectures and solutions. Frank has worked on and continues to be involved in publications about Cisco products. He recently presented on the topic of CCNA Data Center at Cisco Live 2016. When not thinking about Data Center topics, Frank can be found spending time with his wife and three children.

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Presents more than eight hours of video mentoring
  • Provides an easy to use and cost effective means to learn the various concepts associated with Data Center technologies
  • Provides multimedia tutorials and demos that users can apply to real world scenarios

Who Should Take This Course

Anyone who wants to obtain their CCNA Data Center certification. This includes working engineers in the Enterprise space that want to expand their knowledge of Data Center concepts and technologies. Specifically, CCNA candidates who will use this product to prepare for the two required tests needed to earn the CCNA Data Center certification. CCNP and CCIE Data Center candidates needing a first exposure to foundational knowledge will also be very interested in this product. IT managers in need of a quick understanding of Data Center concepts to better manage their engineering teams, and engineers familiar with other vendors’ platforms who wish to learn Cisco’s specific implementations of these technologies would also benefit from taking this course.


Course Requirements

The video course assumes that the learner has the skills to navigate the user interface of a PC running any of the Microsoft OS’s, and that the reader has completed typical high school-level math courses (mainly that the reader has been exposed to binary math). The course also assumes that the reader has used PCs connected to either a home network or a network inside a school or company, but that the reader might not understand anything about the network to which the PC was connected. It is also assumed that the reader knows how to use typical Internet applications, primarily web browsers, and email clients.

About LiveLessons Video Training

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at: http://www.ciscopress.com/livelessons.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155: Introduction 00:06:28
  2. Module 1: Unified Computing
    1. Module Intro 00:01:03
  3. Lesson 1: Unified Computing System Overview
    1. Learning objectives 00:02:07
    2. 1.1 Defining UCS 00:01:25
    3. 1.2 Examining Common Server Types and Connectivity Found in a Data Center 00:02:57
    4. 1.3 Examining Rack Mounted Servers 00:04:03
    5. 1.4 Examining Blade Servers 00:02:18
    6. 1.5 Examining Modular Servers 00:02:50
    7. 1.6 Examining the Physical Components of the UCS 00:07:00
    8. 1.7 Examining How UCS Connects to the LAN and SAN 00:05:51
    9. 1.8 Examining UCS Manager 00:03:37
    10. 1.9 Examining Concepts and Benefits of UCS Hardware Abstraction 00:04:54
    11. 1.10 Understanding Pools and Policies 00:00:51
    12. 1.11 Understanding Templates 00:03:13
    13. 1.12 Examining Service Profiles 00:03:50
  4. Lesson 2: Unified Computing Configuration
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:19
    2. 2.1 Performing Initial UCS Setup 00:03:52
    3. 2.2 Configuring Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity 00:10:51
    4. 2.3 Verifying Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity 00:07:43
    5. 2.4 Verifying Discovery Operations 00:05:16
    6. 2.5 Exploring the UCS Manager GUI 00:02:19
    7. 2.6 Configuring a Service Profile 00:16:17
  5. Module 2: Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies
    1. Module Intro 00:00:49
  6. Lesson 3: Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:59
    2. 3.1 Examining the Cisco Nexus Modular Switches 00:09:23
    3. 3.2 Examining the Cisco Fixed Configuration Switches 00:04:29
    4. 3.3 Examining the Cisco FEX Products 00:06:55
    5. 3.4 Understanding Control and Data Plane Traffic 00:03:57
    6. 3.5 Examining Nexus Virtualization Features 00:06:24
    7. 3.6 Examining Nexus Licensing 00:02:56
  7. Lesson 4: Advanced Nexus Features
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:21
    2. 4.1 Understanding Virtual Device Context (VDC) 00:05:20
    3. 4.2 Understanding Port Channel Functionality 00:04:14
    4. 4.3 Exploring vPC and Its Components 00:05:15
    5. 4.4 Understanding How a vPC Functions 00:04:31
    6. 4.5 Understanding Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) 00:03:17
    7. 4.6 Introducing FabricPath 00:02:10
    8. 4.7 Understanding FabricPath Switch IDs and Trees 00:03:56
  8. Lesson 5: Nexus Switch Feature Configuration
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:54
    2. 5.1 Performing Initial Setup and Verifying Connectivity 00:11:51
    3. 5.2 Enabling Features 00:05:39
    4. 5.3 Configuring VDCs 00:09:02
    5. 5.4 Configuring Fabric Extenders (FEXs) 00:04:45
    6. 5.5 Configuring Port Channels 00:09:33
    7. 5.6 Configuring vPC 00:07:20
    8. 5.7 Verifying vPC 00:05:25
    9. 5.8 Configuring FabricPath 00:07:04
    10. 5.9 Understanding, Configuring, and Verifying Unified Switch Ports 00:04:25
    11. 5.10 Introducing the Features and Benefits of Unified Fabric 00:04:25
    12. 5.11 Understanding the Use of Role Based Access Control Within the Data Center Infrastructure 00:02:58
  9. Module 3: Server Switching and Data Center Interconnect (DCI)
    1. Module Intro 00:00:55
  10. Lesson 6: Data Center Server Virtualization
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:11
    2. 6.1 Understanding Device Virtualization 00:01:26
    3. 6.2 Understanding Server Virtualization 00:07:10
    4. 6.3 Examining the Nexus 1000v 00:04:37
    5. 6.4 Examining Virtual Switch Update Manager 00:02:31
    6. 6.5 Verifying Initial Setup and Operation for the Nexus 1000v 00:05:47
  11. Lesson 7: DCI and Network Overlays
    1. Learning objectives 00:00:59
    2. 7.1 Introducing DCI 00:06:03
    3. 7.2 Differentiating Between DCI and Network Interconnectivity 00:02:42
    4. 7.3 Examining the Need and Concept of Overlays 00:03:30
    5. 7.4 Understanding OTV 00:04:10
    6. 7.5 Understanding NVGRE 00:01:50
    7. 7.6 Understanding VXLAN 00:02:08
  12. Module 4: Application Centric Infrastructure
    1. Module Intro 00:01:06
  13. Lesson 8: Application Centric Infrastructure
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:19
    2. 8.1 Understanding the ACI Environment Architecture 00:07:02
    3. 8.2 Examining Spine Leaf Architecture 00:05:52
    4. 8.3 Examining the Role of the APIC Controller 00:04:58
    5. 8.4 Understanding Basic Policy Resolution 00:03:36
    6. 8.5 Examining North and Southbound REST APIs 00:01:48
    7. 8.6 Examining ACI Device Packages 00:02:40
  14. Lesson 9: Basic ACI Configuration
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:47
    2. 9.1 Bringing Up the ACI Fabric 00:03:28
    3. 9.2 Examining the Fabric Discovery Process 00:04:21
    4. 9.3 Understanding the Firmware Upgrade Process 00:07:28
    5. 9.4 Understanding Checkpoints 00:07:16
    6. 9.5 Examining the ACI Policy Model 00:05:57
    7. 9.6 Examining Network Centric Mode 00:16:32
    8. 9.7 Examining Application Centric Mode 00:13:27
    9. 9.8 Managing Third-Party Devices with ACI Policy 00:09:38
  15. Lesson 10: ACI Constructs
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:14
    2. 10.1 Examining the ACI Logical Model 00:04:41
    3. 10.2 Understanding Tenants, EPGs, and Contracts 00:03:46
    4. 10.3 Examining Endpoint Groups 00:06:17
    5. 10.4 Examining Contracts, Subjects, and Filters 00:03:59
    6. 10.5 Understanding Contexts and Bridge Domains 00:05:10
  16. Module 5: Automation and Orchestration
    1. Module Intro 00:00:52
  17. Lesson 11: Cloud Computing Concepts
    1. Learning objectives 00:02:03
    2. 11.1 Examining the Purpose and Value of Using APIs 00:01:56
    3. 11.2 Understanding Basic Cloud Computing Concepts 00:03:06
    4. 11.3 Examining On-demand Self Service 00:02:13
    5. 11.4 Examining Broad Network Access 00:01:21
    6. 11.5 Examining Resource Pooling 00:01:59
    7. 11.6 Examining Rapid Elasticity 00:01:39
    8. 11.7 Examining Metered Service 00:02:41
    9. 11.8 Understanding Software as a Service 00:01:16
    10. 11.9 Understanding Platform as a Service 00:01:19
    11. 11.10 Understanding Infrastructure as a Service 00:01:39
  18. Lesson 12: UCSD Basic Functions
    1. Learning objectives 00:01:28
    2. 12.1 Examining UCS Director Management 00:06:24
    3. 12.2 Examining UCS Director Orchestration 00:06:50
    4. 12.3 Examining UCS Director Multitenancy 00:05:31
    5. 12.4 Examining UCS Director Chargeback 00:06:45
    6. 12.5 Examining UCS Director Service Offerings 00:04:29
    7. 12.6 Examining UCS Director Catalogs 00:02:49
    8. 12.7 Interpreting and Troubleshooting a UCS Director Workflow 00:08:46
    9. 12.8 Deploying a Service Profile to a Blade Using UCS Director 00:03:38
  19. Summary
    1. CCNA Data Center DCICT 200-155: Summary 00:01:32