Cisco CCNP Data Center: DCCOR eLearning

Start Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)

End Date: January 01, 1970 – 12:00 AM (Pacific Time)


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Course Description:

In this instructor led Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) course students will learn the skills and technologies they need to implement data center compute LAN and SAN infrastructure. Students will also learn the essentials of automation and security in data centers.

This course prepares students for the Cisco CCNP Data Center core exam – DCCOR. Passing this exam along with any of the CCNP Data Center concentration exams will earn students the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification.

Exam Number: 350-601 DCCOR

Course Outline

Implementing Data Center Switching Protocols

Spanning Tree Protocol
Port Channels Overview
Virtual Port Channels Overview
Implementing First-Hop Redundancy Protocols

Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Overview
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) Overview
First Hop Redundancy Protocol (FHRP) for IPv6
Implementing Routing in Data Center

Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v2 and Open Settlement Protocol (OSP) v3
Border Gateway Protocol
Implementing Multicast in Data Center

IP Multicast in Data Center Networks
Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)
Multicast Distribution Trees and Routing Protocols
IP Multicast on Cisco Nexus Switches
Implementing Data Center Overlay Protocols

Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization
Virtual Extensible LAN
Implementing Network Infrastructure Security

User Accounts and Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and SSH on Cisco NX-OS
Keychain Authentication
First Hop Security
Media Access Control Security
Control Plane Policing
Describing Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

Cisco ACI Overview, Initialization, and Discovery
Cisco ACI Management
Cisco ACI Fabric Access Policies
Describing Cisco ACI Building Blocks and VMM Domain Integration

Tenant-Based Components
Cisco ACI Endpoints and Endpoint Groups (EPG)
Controlling Traffic Flow with Contracts
Virtual Switches and Cisco ACI VMM Domains
VMM Domain EPG Association
Cisco ACI Integration with Hypervisor Solutions
Describing Packet Flow in Data Center Network

Data Center Traffic Flows
Packet Flow in Cisco Nexus Switches
Packet Flow in Cisco ACI Fabric
Describing Cisco Cloud Service and Deployment Models

Cloud Architectures
Cloud Deployment Models
Describing Data Center Network Infrastructure Management, Maintenance, and Operations

Time Synchronization
Network Configuration Management
Software Updates
Network Infrastructure Monitoring
Explaining Cisco Network Assurance Concepts

Need for Network Assurance
Cisco Streaming Telemetry Overview
Implementing Fibre Channel Fabric

Fibre Channel Basics
Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) Overview
SAN Port Channels Overview
Fibre Channel Domain Configuration Process
Implementing Storage Infrastructure Services

Distributed Device Aliases
N-Port Identifier Virtualization (NPIV) and N-Port Virtualization (NPV)
Fibre Channel over IP
Network Access Server (NAS) Concepts
Storage Area Network (SAN) Design Options
Implementing FCoE Unified Fabric

Fibre Channel over Ethernet
Describing FCoE
FCoE Topology Options
FCoE Implementation
Implementing Storage Infrastructure Security

User Accounts and RBAC
Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
Fibre Channel Port Security and Fabric Binding
Describing Data Center Storage Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations

Time Synchronization
Software Installation and Upgrade
Storage Infrastructure Monitoring
Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors

Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers
Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers
Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Network Connectivity

Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect
Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity
Cisco UCS C-Series Integration
Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Server Abstraction

Identity Abstraction
Service Profile Templates
Implementing Cisco Unified Computing SAN Connectivity

iSCSI Overview
Fibre Channel Overview
Implement FCoE
Implementing Unified Computing Security

User Accounts and RBAC
Options for Authentication
Key Management
Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Systems

Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems Overview
Cisco HyperFlex Solution
Cisco HyperFlex Scalability and Robustness
Describing Data Center Unified Computing Management, Maintenance, and Operations

Compute Configuration Management
Software Updates
Infrastructure Monitoring
Cisco Intersight™
Implementing Cisco Data Center Automation and Scripting Tools

Cisco NX-OS Programmability
Scheduler Overview
Cisco Embedded Event Manager Overview
Bash Shell and Guest Shell for Cisco NX-OS
Cisco Nexus API
Describing Cisco Integration with Automation and Orchestration Software Platforms

Cisco and Ansible Integration Overview
Cisco and Puppet Integration Overview
Python in Cisco NX-OS and Cisco UCS
Describing Cisco Data Center Automation and Orchestration Technologies

Power On Auto Provisioning
Cisco Data Center Network Manager Overview
Cisco UCS Director Fundamentals
Cisco UCS PowerTool

Skills Learned

Implement routing and switching protocols in Data Center environment
Implement overlay networks in data center
Introduce high-level Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) concepts and Cisco Virtual Machine manager (VMM) domain integration
Describe Cisco Cloud Service and deployment models
Implement Fibre Channel fabric
Implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) unified fabric
Implement security features in data center
Implement software management and infrastructure monitoring
Implement Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect and Server abstraction
Implement SAN connectivity for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®)
Describe Cisco HyperFlex™ infrastructure concepts and benefits
Implement Cisco automation and scripting tools in data center
Evaluate automation and orchestration technologies

Who Should Attend This Course

This course prepares students for the Cisco CCNP Data Center: DCCOR exam, which is a core exam. This exam, in tandem with one of the Data Center concentration exams, will earn students the CCNP Data Center certification.

This instructor-led training course is also meant for:

Network administrators
Network engineers
Systems engineers
Data Center engineers
Field engineers
Network manager


None, but we highly recommend that students have:

Completed the Cisco CCNA course and/or exam, or have equivalent experience
Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
Familiarity with SANs
Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Cisco MDS families
Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center architecture
Understanding of server system design and architecture


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