Associated Certifications
CCNA Data Center Certification
Required Exam(s)
Instructorctclc admin
TypeOnsite Course
4 Days
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In this 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. This course is targeted for individuals that will perform only basic configuration tasks.

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these objectives:

  • 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 primary audience for this course is as follows:

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

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


  • Use Windows Applications as Network Tools
  • Observe the TCP Three-Way Handshake
  • Observe Extended PC Network Information
  • Connect to Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Configure the Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Configure VLANs and Trunks
  • Verify and Configure Spanning Tree
  • Configure EtherChannel
  • Convert Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal
  • Classify Network Addressing
  • Compute Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
  • Calculate Subnet Masks
  • Configure Multilayer Switching