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Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons

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Overview

Over five hours of video instruction on configuration and troubleshooting tasks to prepare you for the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam.

Description

CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons is a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 640-916 DCICT CCNA 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 network and server virtualization, storage, convergent I/O and network services like load balancing.

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CCNA Data Center LiveLessons contains 12 individual videos lessons, subdivided into 83 sub-lessons, for a total of five hours of instruction. The videos consist of audio instruction, animations, and video screencasts. Each video lab presents detailed objectives, lab diagrams, and video captures. Audio instruction throughout offers detailed explanations, tips, and configuration examples.

Major topics include:

  • Fundamental Data Center Concepts
  • Fundamental Data Center Design
  • Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio
  • Advanced Nexus Features
  • Nexus Switch Feature Configuration
  • Introduction to Storage Networking Concepts
  • Storage Networking Configuration
  • Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Introduction to Unified Computing Concepts
  • Unified Computing Configuration
  • Data Center Virtualization
  • Data Center Network Services

 

About the Instructor

Frank Dagenhardt, CCIE No. 42081, is a Systems Engineer for Cisco focusing primarily on Data Center architectures in Commercial Select accounts. Frank has over 19 years in Information Technology and has held certifications from HP, Microsoft, Citrix, and Cisco. A Cisco veteran of over 8 years, he works with customers daily where he designs, implements, and supports end-to-end architectures and solutions such as workload mobility, business continuity, and cloud / orchestration services. In the recent months he has been focusing on Tier 1 applications, including but not limited to VDI, Oracle and SAP. He recently presented on the topic of UCS / VDI at Cisco Live 2013. When not thinking about Data Center topics, Frank can be found backpacking, kayaking, or at home with his family.

 

Skill Level

  • Beginning to Intermediate

 

What You Will Learn

  • Presents more than five 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 in need of 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

This LiveLessons course assumes that the viewer has the skills to navigate the user interface of a PC running any of the Microsoft operating systems, and that the viewer has completed typical high school level math courses (mainly that they have been exposed to binary math). The book also assumes that they have used PCs connected to either a home network or a network inside a school or company, but that the viewer may not understand anything about the network to which the PC was connected. It is also assumed that the viewer 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.informit.com/livelessons

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons: Introduction 00:07:07
  2. Lesson 1: Fundamental Data Center Concepts
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:33
    2. 1.1 Introduction to Data Center LANs 00:07:26
    3. 1.2 Defining the Purpose and Function of Various Network Devices 00:09:42
    4. 1.3 Introduction to Storage Area Networks (SANs) 00:04:33
    5. 1.4 Examining SAN Fabric High Availability 00:02:34
    6. 1.5 Understanding the Edge/Core Layers of the SAN 00:07:53
    7. 1.6 Understanding Fiber Channel over Ethernet 00:06:08
    8. 1.7 Examining the Protocols that Support Fiber Channel over Ethernet 00:04:09
  3. Lesson 2 : Fundamental Data Center Design
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:11
    2. 2.1 Understanding the Modular Approach in DC Network Design 00:02:45
    3. 2.2 Examining the Core Model 00:02:09
    4. 2.3 Examining the Aggregation Model 00:01:54
    5. 2.4 Examining the Collapsed Core Model 00:02:54
    6. 2.5 Examining the Access Model 00:02:03
    7. 2.6 Introduction to Data Center Interconnect (DCI) 00:06:09
    8. 2.7 Differentiation Between DCI and Network Interconnectivity 00:02:54
  4. Lesson 3: Introduction to the Nexus Switching Portfolio
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:10
    2. 3.1 Examining the Cisco Nexus Modular Switches 00:14:45
    3. 3.2 Examining the Cisco Fixed Configuration Switches 00:06:53
    4. 3.3 Examining the Cisco FEX Products 00:07:05
    5. 3.4 Understanding Control and Data Plane Traffic 00:04:03
    6. 3.5 Examining Nexus Virtualization Features 00:06:29
    7. 3.6 Examining Nexus Licensing 00:03:03
  5. Lesson 4: Advanced Nexus Features
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:27
    2. 4.1 Understanding virtual Device Context (VDC) 00:05:27
    3. 4.2 Understanding Port Channel Functionality 00:04:18
    4. 4.3 Exploring vPC and Its Components 00:05:23
    5. 4.4 Understanding How a vPC Functions 00:04:38
    6. 4.5 Understanding Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) 00:03:22
    7. 4.6 Introduction to FabricPath 00:02:15
    8. 4.7 Understanding FabricPath Switch IDs and Trees 00:04:09
  6. Lesson 5: Nexus Switch Feature Configuration
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:24
    2. 5.1 Performing Initial Setup and Verifying Connectivity 00:12:00
    3. 5.2 Enabling Features 00:05:46
    4. 5.3 Configuring VDCs 00:09:07
    5. 5.4 Configuring Fabric Extenders (FEXs) 00:04:50
    6. 5.5 Configuring Port Channels 00:09:39
    7. 5.6 Configuring vPC 00:07:26
    8. 5.7 Verifying vPC 00:05:29
    9. 5.8 Configuring FabricPath 00:07:11
  7. Lesson 6: Introduction to Storage Networking Concepts
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:37
    2. 6.1 Defining a Storage Network 00:08:43
    3. 6.2 Exploring Storage Network Services 00:05:32
    4. 6.3 Understanding Initiators and Targets 00:02:29
    5. 6.4 Examining Devices Connected to the SAN 00:05:25
    6. 6.5 Examining Storage Array Connectivity 00:05:42
    7. 6.6 Understanding How Switches Connect to the SAN 00:07:49
    8. 6.7 Examining VSANs 00:06:20
    9. 6.8 Understanding Zoning 00:05:38
  8. Lesson 7: Storage Networking Configuration
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:25
    2. 7.1 Performing Initial Storage Networking Setup 00:14:01
    3. 7.2 Configuring VSANs 00:06:34
    4. 7.3 Verifying VSANs 00:04:57
    5. 7.4 Configuring Switch Ports 00:14:21
    6. 7.5 Verifying Name Server Login 00:11:22
    7. 7.6 Configuring Zoning 00:07:38
    8. 7.7 Verifying Zoning 00:08:26
    9. 7.8 Verifying SAN Switch Operations 00:05:37
  9. Lesson 8: Data Center Unified Fabric
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:17
    2. 8.1 Understanding FCoE 00:04:39
    3. 8.2 Comparing/Contrasting FC and FCoE 00:04:43
    4. 8.3 Understanding FCoE Multihop 00:06:17
    5. 8.4 Understanding VFCs 00:02:32
    6. 8.5 Performing Initial FCoE Setup 00:03:46
    7. 8.6 Configuring FCoE 00:09:25
    8. 8.7 Configuring FCoE Multihop 00:07:15
  10. Lesson 9: Introduction to Unified Computing Concepts
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:28
    2. 9.1 Defining UCS 00:08:37
    3. 9.2 Exploring UCS Features 00:05:27
    4. 9.3 Understanding Stateless Computing 00:02:56
    5. 9.4 Understanding Service Policies 00:02:42
    6. 9.5 Examining How UCS Connects to the LAN and SAN 00:06:07
    7. 9.6 Exploring UCS Manager Key Features 00:03:28
    8. 9.7 Understanding How Discovery Works 00:02:07
  11. Lesson 10: Unified Computing Configuration
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:19
    2. 10.1 Performing Intital UCS Setup 00:03:57
    3. 10.2 Configuring Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity 00:11:00
    4. 10.3 Verifying Server, LAN, and SAN Connectivity 00:07:51
    5. 10.4 Verifying Discovery Operations 00:05:25
    6. 10.5 Exploring the UCS Manager GUI 00:02:24
    7. 10.6 Configuring a Service Profile 00:16:26
  12. Lesson 11: Data Center Virtualization
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:02
    2. 11.1 Understanding Device Virtualization 00:01:31
    3. 11.2 Understanding Server Virtualization 00:07:12
    4. 11.3 Examining the Nexus 1000v 00:04:47
    5. 11.4 Verifying Initial Setup and Operation for the Nexus 1000v 00:05:50
  13. Lesson 12: Data Center Network Services
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:41
    2. 12.1 Understanding the Need for Load Balancers 00:04:03
    3. 12.2 Examining Standard ACE Features for Load Balancing 00:04:47
    4. 12.3 Examining Server Load Balancing Virtual Contexts and HA 00:04:07
    5. 12.4 Examining Server Load Balancing Management Options 00:03:11
    6. 12.5 Exploring the Benefits of the Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution 00:03:32
    7. 12.6 Examining the Integration Between the Cisco Global and Local Load Balancing Solutions 00:01:33
    8. 12.7 Understanding WAN Optimization 00:05:24
  14. Summary
    1. Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 LiveLessons: Summary 00:01:49