CCNA Data Center


CCNA Data Center

The CCNA Data Center certification is an associate-level job-role based certification for data center administrators with 1-3 years hands-on experience. The certification benefits data center professionals who want to save time and money on data center equipment design, installation, and maintenance. The courses and exams cover foundational data center concepts, including unified computing and unified fabric.

CCNA Data Center Exams and Recommended Training:

Required Exam Recommended Training
640-911 Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking(DCICN)
640-916 Introducing Cisco data center Technologies(DCICT)

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v1.0

This new assoicate level course has been designed to introduce delegates to the three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco Data Center. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in these courses is aimed at individuals that will be performing only the more basic configuration tasks. The labs will focus on viewing configurations, as opposed to making configuration changes or creating new topologies.

32 Hrs


  • Attendees should meet the following prerequisites :
  • Basic Computer Literacy
  • Basic Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Basic Internet Usage Skills

Course Detail

Simple Network Design

  • Understanding the Functions of Networking
  • Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Describing Ethernet Connections
  • Describing Ethernet Communications Standards
  • Describing OSI Network Layer Addressing
  • Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Describing the Packet Delivery Process
  • Switched Network Implementation 

Describing Switching

  • Describing the Packet Delivery Process
  • Describing Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Operating Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • uilding a Redundant Switched Topology
  • IP Addressing

Describing an IP Addressing Scheme

  • Transitioning to IPv6
  • Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch

Exploring the Packet Delivery Process

  • Exploring the Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Exploring Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Exploring ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies v1.0

DCICT is the 2nd of the introductory courses required for students looking to achieve the Cisco Certified Network Associate certification. This course will introduce students to the Cisco technologies that are deployed in the Data Center : unified computing, unified fabric, and network services. Students will only learn how to perform the more basic configuration tasks. Labs will focus on verifying configurations, with selected exercises involving making configuration changes or designing new topologies.

40 Hrs.


  • Attended DCICN or have equivalent knowledge

Course Detail

Cisco Data Center Network Services

  • Examining Functional Layers of the Data Center
  • Reviewing the Cisco Nexus Product Family
  • Reviewing the Cisco MDS Product Family
  • Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches
  • Describing vPCs and Cisco FabricPath in the Data Center
  • Using OTV on Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
  • isco Data Center Virtualization

Virtualizing Network Devices

  • Virtualizing Storage
  • Virtualizing Server Solutions
  • Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Verifying Setup and Operation of the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switch
  • Cisco Data Center Storage Networking

Comparing Storage-Connectivity Options in the Data Center

  • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Verifying Fibre Channel Communications on Cisco MDS 9000 Series Multilayer Switches
  • Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric

Describing DCB

  • Identifying Connectivity Options for FCoE on the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch
  • Describing Enhanced FCoE Scalability with Cisco Nexus 2232 10GE Fabric Extenders

Cisco UCS

  • Describing the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Connecting Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
  • Setting up an Initial Cisco UCS B-Series Cluster
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Describing Cisco UCS Manager Pools, Policies, Templates, and Service Profiles
Designed AdiSoftronics
CCNA Data Center.