00:00:00 - Welcome to CBT Nuggets, and
welcome to Introducing Cisco
00:00:04 - Data Center Technologies 1.0.
00:00:07 - My name is Anthony Sequeria.
00:00:09 - And I bet this is the series
that you've been waiting for.
00:00:12 - We've completed one of the two
series on the CCNA Data Center
00:00:17 - from Cisco Systems.
00:00:19 - And in that series, we we're
really looking at networking
00:00:22 - technologies in general.
00:00:24 - Sure, there was some specific
focus on Data Center, but a
00:00:28 - lot of the content was just
00:00:32 - knowledge-type content.
00:00:33 - This is probably the series
you've been waiting for.
00:00:37 - In this series, we're going
delve very deep into the
00:00:41 - specific technologies that we
would find in a Cisco-centric
00:00:46 - Data Center.
00:00:47 - Let's jump in.
00:00:49 - Now I want to do three things
in this introductory Nugget.
00:00:52 - I want to revisit the
requirements for the CCNA Data
00:00:56 - Center and make sure you're
100% solid on those
00:01:00 - requirements and you understand
what's going to
00:01:03 - happen in order for you to
achieve that certification.
00:01:06 - Then I want to run through
what we'll cover in this
00:01:08 - course, and I want to wrap up
with our particular style here
00:01:12 - at CBT Nuggets.
00:01:13 - And I think you're going to
quickly see why you're in the
00:01:15 - right place.
00:01:17 - Remember, when you have any
question about a particular
00:01:19 - certification and its
requirements, your answers are
00:01:23 - just a click away.
00:01:24 - Head up to cisco.com.
00:01:25 - Go to the Training
and Events area.
00:01:28 - And one of the things you can
do I love is just go to View
00:01:30 - All Certifications.
00:01:32 - This is a great map of all
00:01:36 - We are interested in CCNA
Data Center, so go ahead
00:01:40 - and click on that.
00:01:41 - And we remember that there are
no prerequisites for the CCNA
00:01:45 - Data Center.
00:01:46 - That's a bonus.
00:01:47 - We have two exams, two courses,
the DCICN exam and
00:01:53 - course that I walked you through
here already at CBT
00:01:56 - Nuggets, and then our focus,
640-916 DCICT, is your exam.
00:02:02 - Click on this particular
hyperlink, and you'll get more
00:02:05 - information.
00:02:06 - It's a 90-minute exam with
about 65 to 75 questions.
00:02:11 - It's offered in English
00:02:13 - We register here
at Pearson VUE.
00:02:16 - Here are some policies and
requirements that you and your
00:02:19 - attorney should read closely.
00:02:20 - And then this is important.
00:02:22 - You want to review the types
of exam questions.
00:02:25 - This is a tutorial that's going
to show you your types
00:02:28 - of exam questions that
you will face.
00:02:30 - Be sure to practice with this
prior to go to your exam.
00:02:35 - The last thing you want to do
is fumble with the mechanics
00:02:38 - of the question types in the
actual exam environment.
00:02:42 - Go ahead and fumble around and
experiment with them before
00:02:45 - you go to the exam.
00:02:47 - Of particular interest here is
the simulation-type questions.
00:02:51 - We're probably all going to know
how to do multiple choice
00:02:54 - and drag and drop.
00:02:55 - That's no big deal.
00:02:56 - But here you can see they're
going to walk you through the
00:02:58 - simulations that you'll
have on the exam
00:03:00 - and how those work.
00:03:02 - You will indeed face simulations
in this exam
00:03:05 - environment, so be sure you
practice with this interface
00:03:09 - prior to running off
to the exam.
00:03:11 - Something else that's very
valuable here that you'll want
00:03:14 - to take a look that is
the Exam Topics area.
00:03:16 - Yes, I'm going to be walking you
through every single one
00:03:20 - of these exam topics in-depth.
00:03:22 - You might want to copy this to
the Clipboard and then paste
00:03:25 - it into something like Excel,
and you can literally make
00:03:28 - yourself a checklist in Excel,
or whatever your favorite app
00:03:32 - is for such software, and then
go ahead and literally gauge
00:03:37 - your knowledge of these topics
as we move through them.
00:03:40 - So valuable resources up here.
00:03:42 - And of course, that is a nice
review for us of what is
00:03:45 - required in order to achieve the
CCNA Data Center, and it
00:03:50 - really comes down
to two exams.
00:03:53 - Now what are you in store for
in this particular series?
00:03:57 - Well, we're going to start out
by talking about the Cisco
00:04:00 - Data Center architecture.
00:04:02 - Yeah, you're really
00:04:03 - Even if you're not into design
topics, I think you're really
00:04:07 - going to enjoy taking a bird's
eye view of the exact
00:04:11 - architecture that Cisco likes
to promote when it comes to
00:04:14 - building a data center.
00:04:16 - Then we'll get real practical
00:04:19 - We'll take a tour of the Nexus
and the MDS family of devices.
00:04:25 - So you'll get to know
components, like this fabric
00:04:28 - interconnect we have depicted up
here, and we'll get to know
00:04:31 - the storage equipment
of Cisco as well.
00:04:34 - We'll then talk about key
monitoring capabilities that
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have when it comes
00:04:40 - to this Nexus equipment.
00:04:41 - We'll then talk about virtual
00:04:44 - Sure, you're probably familiar
with ether channels where we
00:04:49 - use multiple links redundantly
to connect two devices
00:04:53 - together and we trick spanning
00:04:56 - We covered this in-depth in the
previous series here at
00:04:59 - CBT Nuggets on CCNA
00:05:02 - But we'll kick it up a notch in
this particular course, and
00:05:05 - we'll talk about virtual port
channels, the ability to
00:05:08 - bundle connections together that
are leading to different
00:05:12 - devices, something that we never
thought possible with
00:05:15 - EtherChannel.
00:05:16 - We'll talk about Overlay
00:05:20 - Yeah.
00:05:20 - We'll talk about how easy this
technology is to connect
00:05:24 - multiple data centers and to not
have loops at Layer 2 when
00:05:28 - we do that.
00:05:29 - We'll talk a lot in this course
00:05:33 - We'll focus on virtualization
of things like network
00:05:36 - devices, virtualization of
storage, virtualization of
00:05:41 - particular servers themselves.
00:05:44 - And any discussion of
virtualization in Cisco
00:05:47 - wouldn't be complete without
focusing on the 1000V, that
00:05:52 - remarkable virtual Nexus switch
from Cisco and VMware.
00:05:57 - And we'll be going in-depth on
two Nuggets, by the way, two
00:06:02 - Nuggets dedicated to that
remarkable, remarkable device.
00:06:06 - We will focus on Storage Area
Networking in this course.
00:06:10 - We'll talk about Fibre
Channel as a result.
00:06:13 - We'll talk about Fibre
Channel Over Ethernet
00:06:16 - in this course in-depth.
00:06:18 - We'll talk about things like
Data Center Bridging.
00:06:22 - Lots of important acronyms for
us in the modern data center.
00:06:26 - We'll focus on fabric extension
and our fabric
00:06:30 - extenders and the Nexus
00:06:33 - And then we'll also be focusing
on the UCS, C-Series
00:06:39 - servers that are available now
from Cisco, B-Series servers
00:06:43 - that are available from Cisco,
and the UCS Chassis and UCS
00:06:47 - Manager itself.
00:06:49 - So this is really, really a
remarkable in-depth series on
00:06:55 - the lifeblood of Cisco Data
Center cutting edge
00:06:59 - technologies, and I'm so glad
you're here with me.
00:07:03 - Now it might be the case that
you could absolutely care less
00:07:06 - about Cisco certification.
00:07:08 - And that's fine.
00:07:09 - Just because I take a test every
week doesn't mean that
00:07:12 - you necessarily want
to do that.
00:07:15 - Also, it might be the case that
you don't really care
00:07:19 - about every aspect of this
00:07:22 - Maybe there's just certain areas
of the Data Center that
00:07:25 - you're going to be responsible
for, like the UCS area or
00:07:29 - maybe the SAN area, and you
want to focus on that
00:07:32 - particular real world
00:07:34 - Well, you're in the right place,
because the approach
00:07:37 - that we're going to take to this
course, like we did with
00:07:40 - the last course I'm showing you
here, is to break it down
00:07:43 - into small digestible
chunks that are very
00:07:48 - clearly labeled for you.
00:07:50 - And by the way, our Nuggets
tend to be about
00:07:52 - 20 minutes in length.
00:07:54 - So for instance, if you're
looking at the previous course
00:07:56 - and you say, you know what, I'm
just really interested in
00:07:59 - the NX-OS software, you would
know, OK, I want to watch this
00:08:04 - Nugget on the NX-OS software
00:08:07 - Then I want to look
at the features.
00:08:09 - Then I want to look
at using it.
00:08:10 - Then I want to look at building
00:08:11 - VLANs in it, for example.
00:08:13 - You can focus on those
particular Nuggets that deal
00:08:17 - with that particular topic.
00:08:19 - We'll do the exact same
thing in this course.
00:08:22 - Very digestible, very focused,
00:08:28 - Nuggets so that you can
master this material.
00:08:31 - If you're interested in the
exam, just be sure to watch
00:08:35 - them all, right?
00:08:36 - Because every single one
is going to have exam
00:08:38 - relevance for you.
00:08:40 - So in this introductory Nugget,
we took a look at the
00:08:44 - CCNA Data Center.
00:08:46 - And we now know that it consists
of a whopping two
00:08:49 - exams that we are going to pass
with ease after going
00:08:52 - through the CBT Nuggets
00:08:54 - We talked about the particular
juicy topics that we are going
00:08:58 - to get into in this course.
00:09:00 - It's why you've been waiting
for this course so
00:09:02 - patiently, I bet.
00:09:03 - And then, finally, we
talked about our
00:09:05 - style here at CBT Nuggets.
00:09:07 - We're going to make 20-minute
Nuggets very, very
00:09:11 - topic-focused for you that go
into great real world depth on
00:09:16 - the technologies.
00:09:17 - If you watch all of the
Nuggets, passing the
00:09:21 - appropriate exam
will be simple.
00:09:23 - And it's really just a byproduct
of watching all of
00:09:26 - those intense Nuggets.
00:09:29 - Well, I hope this has been
informative for you, and I'd
00:09:31 - like to thank you for viewing.