Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR v1.0) Training

Level: Intermediate

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Centre Core Technologies (DCCOR) v1.0 course helps you prepare for the Cisco® CCNP® Data Centre and CCIE® Data Centre certifications and for advanced-level data centre roles. In this course, you will master the skills and technologies you need to implement data centre compute, LAN and SAN infrastructure. You will also learn the essentials of automation and security in data centres. You will get hands-on experience with deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining Cisco data centre infrastructure including: Cisco MDS Switches and Cisco Nexus Switches; Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) B-Series Blade Servers, and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers.

This course, including the 3 days of self-paced material, helps prepare you to take the exam, Implementing Cisco Data Centre Core Technologies (300-601 DCCOR), which leads to to the new CCNP Data Centre, CCIE Data Centre, and the Cisco Certified Specialist - Data Centre Core certifications. The exam will be available beginning February 24, 2020.

Key Features of this DCCOR Training:

  • Cisco Authorised course content
  • Authorised Cisco CCSI instructor
  • Eligible for Cisco Learning Credit (CLC) redemption
  • Attend in-class, online or bring the course to your facility
  • Expansive course catalogue to go deeper into Cisco or broaden you skills beyond

You Will Learn How To:

  • Implement routing and switching protocols in Data Centre environment
  • Implement overlay networks in data centre
  • 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 centre
  • 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 centre
  • Evaluate automation and orchestration technologies

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DCCOR Course Information

  • Prerequisites

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

    • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
    • Familiarity with SANs
    • Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
    • Identify products in the Cisco Data Centre Nexus and Cisco MDS
    • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Centre architecture
    • Understanding of server system design and architecture
    • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)
  • Who Should Attend this Course

    • Network designers
    • Network administrators
    • Network engineers
    • Systems engineers
    • Data centre engineers
    • Consulting systems engineers
    • Technical solutions architects
    • Field engineers
    • Cisco integrators and partners
    • Server administrator
    • Network manager
  • Certifications

    This course is part of the following Certifications:

DCCOR Course Outline

  • Implementing Data Centre 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 Centre

    • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v2 and Open Settlement Protocol (OSP) v3
    • Border Gateway Protoco
  • l Implementing Multicast in Data Centre

    • IP Multicast in Data Centre 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 Centre Overlay Protocols

    • Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualisation
    • Virtual Extensible LAN
  • Implementing Network Infrastructure Security

    • User Accounts and Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
    • Authentication, Authorisation, 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 Centre Network

    • Data Centre 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 Centre 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
    • Zoning
    • N-Port Identifier Virtualisation (NPIV) and N-Port Virtualisation (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, Authorisation, and Accounting
    • Fibre Channel Port Security and Fabric Binding
  • Describing Data Centre 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 Centre Unified Computing Management, Maintenance, and Operations

    • Compute Configuration Management
    • Software Updates
    • Infrastructure Monitoring
    • Cisco Intersight™
  • Implementing Cisco Data Centre 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 Centre Automation and Orchestration Technologies

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

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DCCOR FAQs

  • How do I prepare for CCNP Data Centre certification?

    The best way to prepare for this certification is to take the Cisco-approved training, as well as using the self-study materials provided.

  • How do I redeem my Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs) for this CCNP Data Centre course?

    During your checkout of the course, make sure to select Credits & Vouchers within the payment method. Highlight and click CLC and enter the sales order number that you were issued by Cisco.

  • How do I take Cisco exam DCCOR 350-601 to obtain CCNP Data Centre certification?

    You will need to register for the exam. Exams are offered as proctored exams at a test centre, or self-administered online.

  • How do I achieve the CCNP Data Centre certification?

    To earn CCNP Data Centre, you need to pass a core exam and a data centre concentration exam of your choice. The 350-601 DCCOR is the core exam. Passing this 350-601 DCCOR exam completes your selected concentration exam. Comprehensive Cisco Certification information can be found here.

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