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Designing Cisco Data Centre Network Infrastructures

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Cisco Data Centre Networking Infrastructure Design Specialist DCNID 642-971

Course Title: Designing Cisco Data Centre Network

Infrastructures v2.0

Course Code: DCNID 642-971
Duration: 5 Days


Course Overview

The Designing Cisco Data Centre Network Infrastructures v2.0 (DCNID) Cisco training course has been designed to teach candidates how to create a Data Centre network design which will optimise availability, scalability, performance and security using the following Cisco products:
  • Cisco Nexus 7010
  • Cisco Nexus 5000
  • Catalyst 6500 and 4948
  • Catalyst Blade Modules - FWSM, IDSM/IPSM, NAM, and ACESM
  • ACE Appliance
By utilising these platforms candidates will be able to help customers use their data centre network devices more effectively.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the DCNID 642-971 Cisco training course include candidates who work in the Data Centre field and are looking to advance their knowledge of concepts which can then be implemented when designing Data Centre solutions.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the DCNID 642-971 course candidates will be able to:
  • Describe the Data Centre architecture for non-stop operation
  • Describe the hardware and software architecture of the Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch
  • Describe the Nexus 5000 hardware and software features and position it in the converged Data Centre network
  • Explain the Data Centre network design strategy at component, network, and architecture levels
  • Explain Data Centre architecture strategy
  • Describe Data Centre topologies and the services used

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the DCNID 642-971 Cisco training course should hold a valid CCDA Certification as well as previously attended the Securing Cisco Network Devices (SND) and Security Solutions for Systems Engineers (SSSE) courses. Candidates should also have knowledge of the fundamental data centre networking components and terminology.

Testing and Certification

The DCNID Cisco training course is the recommended preparation for the 642-971 DCNID - Designing Cisco Data Centre Network Infrastructures exam and (Designing Cisco Data Centre Application Services DCASD) is recommended for further study.

Course Content

Data Centre Design Models:
  • Data Centre Business Objectives
  • Data Centre Networking Components: Cisco Platforms and Modules
  • Data Centre Environmental Requirements
Cisco Nexus 7010 Switch:
  • Hardware Architecture
  • Software Architecture
  • Continual Availability
  • Network Management
  • Security Overview
  • QoS Implementation
  • Positioning in the Data Centre
Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switch:
  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Nexus 5000 Series Overview
Data Centre Design Models:
  • Data Centre Design Overview
  • Data Centre Application Design
Data Centre Design Strategy:
  • Data Centre Strategy
Data Centre Network Design:
  • Data Centre Network Design
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