Cisco Authorized Training Courses
We also offer a comprehensive set of Advanced Technical Cisco Authorized training courses. These courses leverage our strong relationship with Cisco.
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) 6.0
This 5 day course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies including network protocols and host-to-host communication, data center networking concepts and technologies, data center storage networking, and Cisco UCS architecture. Upon completion of this course you will be able to describe and compare basic data center storage connectivity options and configure VSANs. Describe advanced data center storage and configure zoning, NPV mode, and NOIV on Cisco Nexus and Cisco MDS switches.
Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) 1.1
With this 5 day course you will be able to describe common cloud characteristics, cloud service models and cloud deployment models. You will be able to identify cloud deployment decision factors and illustrate key features of UCS. Define server virtualization and network architecture for the date center. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to perform foundational tasks related to cloud computing.
Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) 1.0
This 5 day Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) course is designed to help students prepare for the CCNA cloud certification. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essentials of cloud administration and operations. After completing this course you will be able to identify the components of the Cisco Cloud management software solution, understand the fundamentals of cloud infrastructure administration, describe reporting, charge-back and provision clouds using pre-configured templates and perform cloud management, monitoring and remediation.
This 5 day course will enable you to implement data center components such as the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 5000 Series, the Cisco Nexus 1000V Series, the Cisco MDS, and the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series.
In this course, you will prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center Certification exam and for professional-level data center role. The focus of this skills-building course is on deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers.
This 5 day course is designed to help students prepare for the CCNP Cloud certification, a professional level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and hands-on skills to implement and troubleshoot Cisco Cloud infrastructure. The students will gain hands-on experience configuring various cloud infrastructure components, such as Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), Cisco UCS Director (UCSD), Cisco UCS Director Bare Metal Agent (BMA), Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus 5500 Series switches, Cisco Nexus Cisco Nexus1000v, and Cisco Cloud Services Router (CSR). At the end of the course, students will be able to deploy ESXi hosts, provision VMs, and implement a variety of features such as vMotion and VXLANs.
Nexus 9000 & ACI
Join this session to learn how the Nexus 9000 VXLAN provides scalability, flexibility of workload placement within and between data centers and overcomes geographical boundaries. This course will provide the context for the VXLAN evolution, advanced features and its business benefits. Also learn how DevOps enables business agility through people, process, and tools. Learn how Cisco ACI/Nexus 9000 programmability can be leveraged to automate complex tasks and add business value today. This course will provide the context for the DevOps movement, its motivation, and business benefits. Moreover, we will explore the programmability features of Cisco ACI/Nexus 9000 including the use of API’s, Python, Chef, and GitHub among other popular DevOps tools.
Configuring the Cisco Nexus 9000 in NX-OS Mode (C9KNX) 2.0
The course covers the overall architecture and operation of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches for data centers running in traditional or NX-OS mode. You will learn the hardware and software architecture of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series data center switches, including the Cisco Nexus 9300 fixed-configuration and Cisco Nexus 9500 modular platforms. Also, you have the opportunity to explore the programmability and automation features built into these devices, including, but not limited to, Python, Power On Auto Provisioning (POAP), shell access, and the NX-API interface. In addition, you will discover how to perform management, maintenance, and monitoring activities on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series switch platforms.
This course is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode. This course covers the key components and procedures you need to know to understand, configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 9000 Switch platform.
Configuring ACI in the Cisco Nexus Data Center 1
During this 3 day course you will learn the fundamental concepts that Cisco ACI and its operational elements are built on, and you explore in detail the hardware components used, namely the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, and the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). You learn how to configure the various parts of the ACI environment to create a fully functional data center network based on this new technology. You will also study troubleshooting through specific exercises and learn how to migrate a traditional data center environment to Cisco ACI. This course combines lecture materials and hands-on labs throughout to make sure that you are able to successfully deploy, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot a Cisco ACI environment.
UCSD with and without ACI (UCSD) UCSDACI
This 4 day hands-on course covers Design, Implementation, Operation, and Advanced Configuration of Cisco UCS Director in a Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), and is designed to serve the needs of engineers seeking to understand the capabilities of UCS Director with ACI from a pre and post deployment perspective.
This course provides architectural designs and advanced hands on training on topics covering Scaling of cluster to thousands of nodes and management, Lambda architecture for streaming analytics, Data Life Cycle management with HDFS tiered storage, and different approaches for Multi-tenant Hadoop cluster deployments with Openstack, UCSD Express, or with MapR volumes and Work-load Automation topics concerning the deployment of Big Data clusters. It will cover the application and infrastructure architecture components for each use case with specific focus on Hadoop deployments. The training goes into details around UCSD Express end to end automation for big data. Also covers topics related with Best practices around Data Disaster Recovery as well as its security.
Enterprise Cloud Suite Essentials With Labs (ECSFEL) 1.0
With this 4 day course you can implement automation in a modular approach to keep pace with your business priorities. This solution delivers complete business solutions to support development of current and next-generation solutions. A true self-service portal allows your end users to utilize business services with more control using Ordering and LifeCycle Management Capabilities.
This 4 day hands-on course covers Design, Implementation, Operation, and Advanced Configuration of CECS components, and is designed to serve the needs of engineers seeking to understand the capabilities of enabling private and hybrid cloud.
Cisco ECS Essentials Field Engineer (ECSFE) 2.0
Your IT organization needs to continue innovating, growing, and delivering unique customer experiences and business solutions. With the Cisco Enterprise Cloud Suite, you can implement automation in a modular approach to keep pace with your business priorities. This solution delivers complete business solutions to support development of current and next-generation solutions. A true self-service portal allows your end users to utilize business services with more control using Ordering and LifeCycle Management Capabilities.
Cisco UCS Director Foundation (UCSDF) 5.4
This course is a hands-on course that enables participants to understand the different features of Cisco UCS Director software to manage Physical and Virtual Infrastructure elements. Participants will get a chance to explore Orchestration and Automation functions of Cisco UCS Director to effectively manage infrastructure and automate IT processes. Participants will get hands on experience to install and configure Cisco UCS Director software. In addition, participants will understand functionality around features such as Bare metal provisioning, Compute/Network/Storage Management, Orchestration, CloupiaScript, SSH and PowerShell Tasks, UCS Director Custom Tasks etc.
Cisco UCS Director Developer (UCSDD) 6.0
The Cisco UCS Director Developer course enables participants/organisations to build new business solutions for Infrastructure Management using Cisco UCS Director. In this course, participants will develop new integrations, connectors, reports, task libraries, and more, with UCS Director Software Developer Kits (SDK). Participants will develop skills to extend the functionality of UCS Director to add and manage infrastructure/devices that are not supported in the Out-Of-Box functionality of Cisco UCS Director.
Administering Cisco Data Center Unified Computing System (DCUCA) 1.0
In this 4-day instructor-led course, you will become experienced with the administration and troubleshooting of Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) B-Series and C-Series platforms. Using real-world scenarios and examples, this course will explore all of the components of the UCS B-Series and C-Series solutions from a day to day administrative point of view. Learn C-Series standalone, C-Series under UCS Manager, B-Series administration, troubleshooting, and management tools used to support basic UCS and multi-cluster support with UCS Central.
FlexPod For Data Center Systems Administration (DCFSA) 1.0
In this 5-day instructor-led course, you will become experienced with the planning, design, and implementation of a FlexPod integrated platform that includes NetApp unified storage systems, Cisco Unified Computing System servers, Cisco Nexus fabric, and VMware vSphere virtualization platform. Using real-world scenarios and examples, this course will explore all of the components of the FlexPod system and guide you through the installation, management, and troubleshooting of the platform as a whole, as well as all of the individual Cisco, NetApp, and VMware components.
Configuring Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches (DCNX7K) 3.1
This course is designed for systems and field engineers who install and implement Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches. It covers the key components and procedures that you need to know to configure, manage, and troubleshoot the Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switch platform. Through hands-on labs using Cisco NX-OS Release 7.2, you will gain an understanding of the day-to-day operation of the switches, including key features and functions.
Cisco HyperFlex Operations and Management 1
This course describes the Cisco HyperFlex HX Data Platform. You learn about the platforms software-defined storage approach, including the architecture, components, operations, management, and troubleshooting the Cisco HyperFlex system. This is a lab-intensive course that introduces you to Cisco HyperFlex Systems. You learn about the Cisco HyperFlex architecture, the components that make up the Cisco HyperFlex solution, how to install the Cisco HyperFlex components, how to do daily operations (consume/utilize) with the Cisco HyperFlex products, how to manage the Cisco HyperFlex environment, and how to monitor and troubleshoot common issues with the Cisco HyperFlex Systems.