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DCICN-Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.2
The DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v6.2 course, prepares IT professionals for the Cisco CCNA Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles. This course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies, including data center networking concepts, data center storage networking, and data center physical infrastructure.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these overall objectives: • Understand 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
The knowledge and skills that you must have before attending this course are as follows: • Basic computer literacy • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems • Basic Internet usage skills
1: Simple Network Design · Understanding the Functions of Networking o What Is a network? o Common Physical Components of a Network o Interpreting a Network Diagram o Resource-Sharing Functions and Benefits o Network User Applications o Impact of User Applications on the Network o Characteristics of a Network o Physical Topologies o Connection to the Internet · Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model o Understanding Host-to-Host Communications o OSI Reference Model o OSI Model Layers and Their Functions o Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation o Peer-to-Peer Communication o TCP/IP Suite · Describing Ethernet Connections o Ethernet LAN Hardware o Ethernet Transceivers and Cables o UTP Implementation · Describing Ethernet Communications Standards o Definition of a LAN o Components of a LAN o Functions of a LAN o Ethernet o Ethernet LAN Standards o Role of CSMA/CD in Ethernet o Ethernet Frames o Ethernet Frame Addressing o Ethernet Addresses o MAC Addresses and Binary-Hexadecimal Numbers · Describing OSI Network Layer Addressing o IP Overview o IP Addressing o Public and Private IP Addresses o DHCP Method o Domain Name System o Using Common Host Tools to Determine the IP Address of a Host · Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer o Transport Layer Functions o Reliable vs. Best–Effort o UDP Characteristics o TCP Characteristics o TCP/IP Applications o Mapping Layer 3 to Layer 4 o Mapping Layer 4 to Applications o Establishing a Connection with a Peer System o Flow Control o TCP Acknowledgment o Windowing o TCP Sequence Number and Acknowledgment Numbers · Describing the Packet Delivery Process o Layer 1 Devices and Their Function o Layer 2 Devices and Their Function o Layer 2 Addressing o Layer 3 Devices and Their Function o Layer 3 Addressing o Mapping Layer 2 Addressing to Layer 3 Addressing o ARP Table o Host-to-Host Packet Delivery o Function of the Default Gateway o Using Common Host Tools to Determine the Path Between Two Hosts Across a Network 2: Switched Network Implementation · Describing Switching o Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs o Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology · Describing the Packet Delivery Process o Layer 2 Addressing o Layer 3 Addressing o Host-to-Host Packet Delivery · Describing Cisco NX-OS Software o Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture o Cisco NX-OS Process Recovery · Operating Cisco NX-OS Software o Describing the Features of the CLI o Identifying the Help Functions of the CLI o Describing the Startup Characteristics of the Switch o Describing Configuration Management · Implementing VLANs and Trunks o Understanding VLANs o Understanding Trunking with 802.1Q o Understanding VTP o Configuring VTP, Trunks, and VLANs · Building a Redundant Switched Topology o Recognizing Issues of a Redundant Switched Topology o Resolving Issues with STP o Describing 802.1w RSTP o Describing 802.1s MSTP o Describing LAN Port Channels o Verifying LAN Port Channels 3: IP Addressing · Describing an IP Addressing Scheme o Describing Routing o Understanding Numbering Systems o Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme · Transitioning to IPv6 o Reasons for Using IPv6 o Understanding IPv6 Addresses o Assigning IPv6 Addresses o Strategies for Implementing IPv6 4: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch · Exploring the Packet Delivery Process o Host-to-Host Packet Delivery o Cisco NX-OS Tools · Exploring the Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches o Traditional Inter-VLAN Routing o Multilayer Switching o Routing Tables o Distance Vector Routing Protocols o Link-State Routing Protocols · Exploring Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches o Routing Information Protocol o Open Shortest Path First o Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol · Exploring ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches o Understanding ACLs o ACL Processing o Configuring ACLs o Understanding Object Groups Course Labs Lab 1-1: Using Windows Applications as Network Tools Lab 1-2: Observing the TCP Three-Way Handshake Lab 1-3: Observing Extended PC Network Information Lab 2-1: Connecting to Cisco Nexus Switches Lab 2-2: Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches Lab 2-3: Configuring VLANs and Trunks Lab 2-4: Verifying and Configuring Spanning Tree Lab 2-5: Configuring EtherChannel Lab 3-1: Converting Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal Lab 3-2: Classifying Network Addressing Lab 3-3: Computing Usable Subnetworks and Hosts Lab 3-4: Calculating Subnet Masks Lab 4-1: Configuring Multilayer Switching
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