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In this intermediate Cisco skills training, Jeff Kish prepares learners to use Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) software.
Anyone learning Cisco ACI will find it a little different than traditional routing and switching — and that’s not a bad thing. In exchange for some new terminology and abstraction from physical hardware, you get better automation, which means quicker configurations and central management. As with anything new, software-defined networking has a bit of a learning curve, but this Cisco ACI training will help you get the hang of it.
After finishing this Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) training, you'll know how to leverage APIs in an ACI environment by using REST, push a configuration change to your ACI environment using Postman, and see the APIs called by the APIC using API Inspector.
For anyone with network engineers on their team, this Cisco training can be used in onboarding new network engineers, curated into individual or team training plans, or used as a Cisco reference resource.
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure: What You Need to Know
This Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure training covers topics including:
- Defining and understanding application-centric infrastructure
- Managing different hardware solutions for ACI
- Selecting different transceiver options
- Summarizing the ACI logical model and the ACI physical model overview
- Weighing ACI networking resources like LST, GST, host learning, VXLAN and bounce entries
- Configuring ACI via REST API and other ACI programmability tools
- Optimizing ACI deployments
Who Should Take Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Training?
This Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure training is considered engineer-level Cisco training, which means it was designed for network engineers. This Application Centric Infrastructure skills course is designed for network engineers with three to five years of experience with Cisco ACI.
New or aspiring network engineers. New network engineers with big career goals have a number of different career paths — if yours includes eventually holding a senior role in managing a data center, this Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure course is a good step in the right direction toward a long, stable career. Managing software-defined networks is challenging and might be ambitious for junior network administrators or engineers, but with this training you’ll understand the core concepts and have a solid foundation for a future dealing with administration of entire data centers.
Experienced network engineers. If you’re a network engineer with several years of experience under your belt and you have your sights set on managing entire data centers, you should know Cisco ACI. This Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure training provides a deep understanding of the application-centric infrastructure, and can lead you to a senior role in designing and managing modern data centers.