Course Code: 5764

Cisco - CCNP Data Center Certification Training (DCID)v6.2

Class Dates:
5 Days
Class Time:


  • Course Overview
  • Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v6.2 is a five-day training course about designing data centers with Cisco components and technologies. The course covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies, routing protocols, and data center interconnect design options. Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances including virtual switches, virtual routers, and virtual firewalls. Storage and SAN design is covered, with explanation of Fibre Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric. Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers and Cisco UCS Manager are also covered. Network management technologies include UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager, and Cisco UCS Director.

  • Audience
  • The primary audience for this course is as follows:

    Data center designers, data center administrators, and system engineers
    Data center engineers and managers
    Program and project managers
    System engineers and managers


  • The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

    Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI) v6.2
    Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII) v6.1
    Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI) v6.2

Course Details

  • Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Layer 2 switching and Layer 3 forwarding in a data center, including cabling and rack design for the access, aggregation, and core layers
  • Design vPC, Cisco FabricPath, OTV, and LISP in customer scenarios and describe management options in the LAN
  • Hardware virtualization and FEX technologies
  • Compare the Cisco Nexus 1000v with VMFEX designs
  • Data center security threats and Cisco Virtual Application Container Services for IaaS
  • Management and automation options for the data center infrastructure
  • Storage and RAID options
  • Fibre Channel and its architecture
  • Design Fibre Channel and FCoE networks along with management options
  • Cisco UCS C-Series, M-Series
  • Cisco B-Series servers with connectivity and adapter options
  • Design the resource parameters for a UCS domain
  • Module 1: Data Center Network Connectivity Design
  • High Availability on Layer 2
  • Layer 3 Forwarding
  • Data Center Topologies
  • Data Center Interconnects with Cisco OTV
  • LISP Solution
  • Module 2: Data Center Infrastructure Design
  • Hardware and Device Virtualization
  • FEX Options
  • Virtual Networking
  • Basic Data Center Security
  • Advanced Data Center Security
  • Virtual Appliances
  • Management and Orchestration
  • Module 3: Data Center Storage Network Design
  • Storage and RAID Options
  • Fibre Channel Concepts
  • Fibre Channel Topologies
  • FCoE
  • Storage Security
  • Management and Orchestration
  • Module 4: Data Center Compute Connectivity Design
  • Cisco UCS C-Series Servers and Use Cases
  • Cisco UCS M-Series Servers and Use Cases
  • Cisco UCS B-Series Servers and Use Cases
  • Fabric Interconnect Connectivity
  • Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems
  • Management Systems
  • Hadoop, SAP Hana, and IoT on Cisco UCS
  • Module 5: Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design
  • System-Wide Parameters
  • RBAC
  • Pools for Service Profiles
  • Policies for Service Profiles
  • Network Specific Adapters and Policies
  • Templates in Cisco UCS Manager
  • OPTION: On Demand e-Learning - Cost $ 1500 or 15 Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs)
  • 365 Day Access
  • Self-Paced - Start training today vs waiting for a class date.
  • Whiteboarding
  • Search Capabilities
  • Transcripts
  • Syncs with Multiple Devices So When You Switch from a Laptop to a Tablet it Remembers Where you Left Off
  • Gamification, Leaderboard
  • Bookmarking, Glossary
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Discovery Labs for Hands-On Learning
  • HD Video
  • Full Student Guide Book