Cisco CCNA Data Center:
DCICN v6.0


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Cisco CCNA Data Center: DCICN v6.0

In this online training course, students will be given the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of networking and the Cisco Nexus Operating System. The DCICN online training course provides skills necessary to use a Cisco Data Center. This course helps prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification.

Exam Number: 200-150 DCICN


Dan Young, CCNP, CCIE

Course Information

Skills Learned

The DCICN online training course covers:

  • 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

Who Should Attend This Course

The DCICN course is designed to serve the needs of:


Basic computer literacy, Basic PC Operating System navigation skills, Basic Internet usage skills, and Basic IP addressing knowledge is highly recommended.

Course Outline

Compare and contrast common data center network architectures

  • 2 Tier
  • 3 Tier
  • Spine-leaf

Describe the use of access control lists to perform basic traffic filtering
Describe the basic concepts and components of authentication, authorization, and accounting
Compare and contrast the OSI and the TCP/IP models
Describe different types of cabling, uses, and limitations
Describe different types of transceivers, uses, and limitations
Identify physical components of a server and perform basic troubleshooting
Identify physical port roles
Describe power redundancy modes
Describe classic Ethernet fundamentals

  • Forward
  • Filter
  • Flood
  • MAC address table

Describe switching concepts and perform basic configuration

  • STP
  • 802.1q
  • Port channels
  • Neighbor discovery

Compare and contrast the First Hop Redundancy Protocols

  • VRRP
  • GLBP
  • HSRP

Basic routing operations

  • Explain and demonstrate IPv4/IPv6 addressing
  • Compare and contrast static and dynamic routing
  • Perform basic configuration of SVI/routed interfaces

Differentiate between file and block based storage protocols
Describe the roles of FC/FCoE port types
Describe the purpose of a VSAN
Describe the addressing model of block based storage protocols

  • FC
  • iSCSI

Describe FCoE concepts and operations

  • Encapsulation
  • DCB
  • vFC
  • Topologies
  • Describe Node Port Virtualization

Describe zone types and their uses
Verify the communication between the initiator and target

  • FCNS
  • active zone set


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