CCNA Data Center Bootcamp

In the CCNA Data Center Bootcamp accelerated course you will be introduced to 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. In the second part of the class you will be introduced to the Cisco technologies that are deployed in the Data Center: unified computing, unified fabric, and network services. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in these training courses is targeted for individuals who can perform only the more basic configuration tasks. The course labs will focus on verifying configurations, with selected exercises involving making configuration changes or designing new topologies.

Exam Number:
200-150 DCICN, 200-155 DCICT
Exam Name:
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN), Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
CCNA Data Center
5 Days

Upcoming Dates

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware and Boson ExSim-Max for DCICN and DCICT
  • Remote lab access

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe 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
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Fundamentals
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Virtualization
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Storage Networking
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric
  • Describe and Verify Cisco Unified Computing System

Course Outline

Module 1: Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

  • Lesson 1: Routing Process on Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 2: Routing Protocols on Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 3: Layer 3 First Hop Redundancy
  • Lesson 4: AAA on Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 5: ACLs on Nexus Switches

Module 2: Basic Data Center Storage

  • Lesson 1: Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Lesson 2: Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Lesson 3: VSANs

Module 3: Advanced Data Center Storage

  • Lesson 1: Communication Between Initiator and Target
  • Lesson 2: Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  • Lesson 3: Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Lesson 4: Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  • Lesson 5: Fibre Channel over Ethernet

Module 4: Cisco Data Center Network Virtualization

  • Lesson 1: Functional Planes of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 2: Cisco Nexus Operating System VRF Contexts
  • Lesson 3: Virtual Device Contexts
  • Lesson 4: Function of Overlays
  • Lesson 5: Virtualization
  • Lesson 6: Virtual Switches

Module 5: Cisco Data Center Network Technologies Configuration

  • Lesson 1: Cisco Fabric Extender Connectivity
  • Lesson 2: Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Lesson 3: Cisco FabricPath
  • Lesson 4: Unified Port Feature of Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Lesson 5: Cisco Unified Fabric

Module 6: Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Lesson 1: Data Center Server Connectivity
  • Lesson 2: Cisco IMC Supervisor
  • Lesson 3: Cisco UCS Manager Operations
  • Lesson 4: Role-Based Access Control
  • Lesson 5: Hardware Abstraction in Cisco UCS

Module 7: Data Center Automation and Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Utility of Application Programming Interfaces
  • Lesson 2: Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Lesson 3: Cloud Attributes and Service Models
  • Lesson 4: Cisco UCS Director
  • Lesson 5: VDCs, Tenants, and Policies
  • Lesson 6: Orchestration
  • Lesson 7: Managing Catalogs and Templates
  • Lesson 8: Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)

Module 8: Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Lesson 1: Cisco ACI
  • Lesson 2: Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Lesson 3: Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI


  • Lab 1: Use the DCICN Lab System
  • Lab 2: Explore the Cisco NX-OS Command Line Interface
  • Lab 3: Explore Topology Discovery and Documentation
  • Lab 4: Implement VLANs and Trunks
  • Lab 5: Map a Spanning Tree and Configure Port Channels
  • Lab 6: Implement Multilayer Switching
  • Lab 7: Configure OSPF
  • Lab 8: Configure VSANs
  • Lab 9: Validate FLOGI and FCNS
  • Lab 10: Configure Zoning
  • Lab 11: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Lab 12: Calculate Decimal, Binary, and Subnet
  • Lab 13: Connect to Cisco Nexus Series Switches Using SSH
  • Lab 14: Configure VRFs
  • Lab 15: Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
  • Lab 16: Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Fabric Extender
  • Lab 17: Configure Virtual Port Channels
  • Lab 18: Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
  • Lab 19: Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Lab 20: Configure Unified Ports on Cisco Nexus Switch
  • Lab 21: Implement FCoE
  • Lab 22: Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI Interfaces
  • Lab 23: Configure Local RBAC
  • Lab 24: Configure Pools
  • Lab 25: Configure a Service Profile Template
  • Lab 26: Install and Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 27: Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 28: Customize Cisco UCS Director
  • Lab 29: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
  • Lab 30: Create Policies and VDCs
  • Lab 31: Create a Catalog and Provision a VM Using the Self-Service Portal
  • Lab 32: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
  • Lab 33: View Chargeback and Reports