Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

Cisco | Storage and Data Center

About this Course

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 is a 5-day training program that introduces the three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco data center. Through hands-on labs, you will focus on viewing configurations, but not making configuration changes or creating new topologies. This course is targeted for individuals that will perform only basic configuration tasks.

Audience Profile

  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Cisco integrators/partners
  • System engineers
  • Network designers
  • Network managers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects


There are no prerequisites for this course.

At Course Completion

  • How a network works
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
  • Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing operations on Cisco Nexus switches


Course Outline

Module 1: Building a Simple Network

  • Functions of Networking.
  • Host-to-Host Communications Model.
  • Ethernet Connections.
  • Ethernet Communications Standards.
  • OSI Network Layer Addressing.
  • TCP/IP Transport Layer.
  • Packet Delivery Process

Module 2: Switched Network Implementation

  • Switching.
  • Packet Delivery Process.  
  • Cisco NX-OS Software.
  • Operating Cisco NX-OS Software.
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks.
  • Building a Redundant Switched Topology

Module 3: IP Addressing

  • IP Addressing Scheme.
  • Transitioning to IPv6.  

Module 4: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch

  • Packet Delivery Process.
  • Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches.  
  • Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches

Lab Outline

Lab 1-1: Use Windows Applications as Network Tools

Lab 1-2: Observe the TCP Three-Way Handshake

Lab 1-3: Observe Extended PC Network Information

Lab 2-1: Connect to Cisco Nexus Switches

Lab 2-2: Configure the Cisco Nexus Switches

Lab 2-3: Configure VLANs and Trunks

Lab 2-4: Verify and Configure Spanning Tree

Lab 2-5: Configure EtherChannel

Lab 3-1: Convert Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal

Lab 3-2: Classify Network Addressing

Lab 3-3: Compute Usable Subnetworks and Hosts

Lab 3-4: Calculate Subnet Masks

Lab 4-1: Configure Multilayer Switching

About this Modality:

With engaging content, Hollywood style HD content delivery, and exceptional instructors, our blended learning solution for Cisco is designed to drastically improve traditional boring online and video-based training. 

Attend scheduled Live Instructor-led classes (online) for 2 hours per day, over the course of 2 weeks (Mon. - Thur.). Then you have 1 full year to access a studio-quality recording of the class (as often as you want) and perform the hands-on / mentored labs whenever you want (over the course of 1 year). 

Our Blended Learning Solution includes all of the following for this Cisco Class:

  • All Live scheduled courses and all corresponding 24/7 instant replay access for 1 year
  • View instant replay on your tablet or smartphone
  • Taught with the structure of real world application and solutions
  • 1 year Live labs at your fingertips
  • 24/7/365 Elite Mentoring
  • Boson practice exams – practice for certification
  • Progress reports

*Cisco Learning Credits are accepted

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