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In this intermediate Cisco Data Center training, Jeremy Cioara and Anthony Sequeira cover the objectives in the 200-150 DCICN and 200-155 DCICT, the two exams required to earn the CCNA Data Center certification.
IT infrastructure, particularly data centers, was long seen as being inflexible, large, and costly — not to mention manpower-intensive. But now, cloud computing and virtualization have turned the idea of a data center on its head. Data centers today are more flexible than ever and relatively easy to manage and configure — as long as you know what to do.
After completing this Cisco training, you'll know how to use data center technologies, such as Unified Computing, network virtualization, and Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) to manage data centers of any size. You'll also gain an understanding of data center physical infrastructure, data center networking concepts, and data center storage.
For managers with Cisco products, this Data Center training can be used for 200-150 DCICN and 200-155 DCICT exam prep, on-boarding new network administrators, or as part of a team training plan.
CCNA Data Center: What You Need to Know
This CCNA Data Center training maps to the Cisco 200-150 DCICN and 200-155 DCICT exam objectives, and covers topics including:
- Network virtualization
- Cisco data center networking
- Unified computing
- Cloud computing
- Application Program Interfaces (APIs)
- TCP/IP and OSI network models
Who Should Take CCNA Data Center Training?
This Data Center training is considered associate-level Cisco training, which means it was designed for network administrators. This course covers both 200-150 DCICN and 200-155 DCICT and is valuable for new IT professionals with at least a year of experience with Cisco infrastructure and experienced network administrators looking to validate their Cisco skills.
New or aspiring network administrators. When considering any career in this new wave of software-defined technology, it’s important to be developing the right skills to work with cloud computing, virtualization, or data centers. If you’re considering the CCNA Data Center as a new IT professional, you’ll learn a lot — and it will serve your career well. Data centers may be getting smaller, but they’re not going away.
Experienced data center administrators. Virtualization, cloud computing, and data center skills are converging due to the rise in hybrid data center environments. As a result, data center managers must learn how to work with and manage a combination of on- and off-premise services. In CCNA Data Center training, you’ll get a good handle on the on-prem side. Be sure to also look at the training from the cloud vendors to round out your knowledge.