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Duration: 5 days
Time: 10am to 6pm
Exam Code: DCACI 300-620

What Will Be Taught For This Cisco Course?

This course will help you:

  • Gain skills and hands-on practice implementing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode
  • Prepare for the Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (300-620 DCACI) exam
  • Qualify for professional-level and expert-level data center job roles

Course Content Summary

This course shows you how to deploy and manage the Cisco® Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI®) mode. The course gives you the knowledge and skills to configure and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode, how to connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services, and fundamentals of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) integration. You will gain hands-on practice implementing key capabilities such as fabric discovery, policies, connectivity, VMM integration, and more.

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (300-620 DCACI), which leads to CCNP® Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center ACI Implementation certifications.

Course Outline

  1. Introducing Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and Basic Concepts
    • What Is Cisco ACI?
    • Cisco ACI Topology and Hardware
    • Cisco ACI Object Model
    • Faults, Event Record, and Audit Log
    • Cisco ACI Fabric Discovery
    • Cisco ACI Access Policies
  2. Describing Cisco ACI Policy Model Logical Constructs
    • Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
    • Tenant
    • Virtual Routing and Forwarding
    • Bridge Domain
    • Endpoint Group
    • Application Profile
    • Tenant Components Review
    • Adding Bare-Metal Servers to Endpoint Groups
    • Contracts
  3. Describing Cisco ACI Basic Packet Forwarding
    • Endpoint Learning
    • Basic Bridge Domain Configuration ****
  4. Introducing External Network Connectivity
    • Cisco ACI External Connectivity Options
    • External Layer 2 Network Connectivity
    • External Layer 3 Network Connectivity
  5. Introducing VMM Integration
    • VMware vCenter VDS Integration
    • Resolution Immediacy in VMM
    • Alternative VMM Integrations
  6. Describing Layer 4 to Layer 7 Integrations
    • Service Appliance Insertion Without ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
    • Service Appliance Insertion via ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
    • Service Graph Configuration Workflow
    • Service Graph PBR Introduction
  7. Explaining Cisco ACI Management
    • Out-of-Band Management
    • In-Band Management
    • Syslog
    • Simple Network Management Protocol
    • Configuration Backup
    • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
    • Role-Based Access Control
    • Cisco ACI Upgrade
    • Collect Tech Support

Lab Outline

  1. Validate Fabric Discovery
  2. Configure Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  3. Create Access Policies and Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
  4. Enable Layer 2 Connectivity in the Same Endpoint Group (EPG)
  5. Enable Inter-EPG Layer 2 Connectivity
  6. Enable Inter-EPG Layer 3 Connectivity
  7. Compare Traffic Forwarding Methods in a Bridge Domain
  8. Configure External Layer 2 (L2Out) Connection
  9. Configure External Layer 3 (L3Out) Connection
  10. Integrate Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) With VMware vCenter
  11. Using VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)

Who Should Attend This CCNP Training?

  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Data Center Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • Field Engineer
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Storage Administrator
  • Cisco integrators and partners

Pre-requisite

To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Familiarity with virtualization fundamentals

These are the recommended Cisco learning offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) v1.0
  • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.2
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT) v6.2
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX) or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 (ICND1) and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2 (ICND2)
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Course Fee $5,600 $5,992
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CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT/CHANGE of VENUE

  1. 2 to 4 weeks’ written notice from start date of training - 50% of course fee for cancellation

  2. Less than 2 weeks’ written notice from start date of training - 100% of course fees for postponement or cancellation

  3. ST Electronics (e-Services) Pte Ltd reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course or change the venue due to unforeseen circumstances.



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