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DCICN v6.2 - Introducing Cisco® Data Center Networking **Part of the CCNA Data Center certification track**

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DCICN v6.2 - Introducing Cisco® Data Center Networking **Part of the CCNA Data Center certification track** Course Outline

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This course has not yet been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Education. Please contact us for an update on when the class will be available in New Hampshire.

DCICN will introduce the students to the three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco Data Center. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in the course is targeted for individuals that will perform only the more basic configuration tasks. The course labs will focus on viewing configurations, but not on making configuration changes or creating new topologies..

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
Describe 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

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
Basic computer literacy
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
Basic Internet usage skills

Who Should Attend
The primary audience for this course is as follows:
Network administrators
Network engineers
Cisco Integrators/Partners
Systems engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:
Network designers
Network managers
Consulting systems engineers
Technical solutions architects

Course Outline

Course Introduction
Course Overview
◦Learner Prerequisite Skills and Knowledge
◦Course Goal and Objectives
◦Course Flow
Components of the CCNA-DC Curriculum
Cisco Online Resources
Student Introductions

Module 1: Simple Network Design
Lesson 1: Understanding the Functions of Networking
What Is a network?
Common Physical Components of a Network
Interpreting a Network Diagram
Resource-Sharing Functions and Benefits
Network User Applications
Impact of User Applications on the Network
Characteristics of a Network
Physical Topologies
Connection to the Internet
Lesson 2: Understanding the Host-to-Host Communications Model
Understanding Host-to-Host Communications
OSI Reference Model
OSI Model Layers and Their Functions
Encapsulation and De-Encapsulation
Peer-to-Peer Communication
TCP/IP Suite
Lesson 3: Describing Ethernet Connections
Ethernet LAN Hardware
Ethernet Transceivers and Cables
UTP Implementation
Lesson 4: Describing Ethernet Communications Standards
Definition of a LAN
Components of a LAN
Functions of a LAN
Ethernet LAN Standards
Role of CSMA/CD in Ethernet
Ethernet Frames
Ethernet Frame Addressing
Ethernet Addresses
MAC Addresses and Binary-Hexadecimal Numbers
Lesson 5: Describing OSI Network Layer Addressing
IP Overview
IP Addressing
Public and Private IP Addresses
DHCP Method
Domain Name System
Using Common Host Tools to Determine the IP Address of a Host
Lesson 6: Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
Transport Layer Functions
Reliable vs. BestEffort
UDP Characteristics
TCP Characteristics
TCP/IP Applications
Mapping Layer 3 to Layer 4
Mapping Layer 4 to Applications
Establishing a Connection with a Peer System
Flow Control
TCP Acknowledgment
TCP Sequence Number and Acknowledgment Numbers
Lesson 7: Describing the Packet Delivery Process
Layer 1 Devices and Their Function
Layer 2 Devices and Their Function
Layer 2 Addressing
Layer 3 Devices and Their Function
Layer 3 Addressing
Mapping Layer 2 Addressing to Layer 3 Addressing
ARP Table
Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
Function of the Default Gateway
Using Common Host Tools to Determine the Path Between Two Hosts Across a Network

Module 2: Switched Network Implementation
Lesson 1: Describing Switching
Understanding the Challenges of Shared LANs
Solving Network Challenges with Switched LAN Technology
Lesson 2: Describing the Packet Delivery Process
Layer 2 Addressing
Layer 3 Addressing
Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
Lesson 3: Describing Cisco NX-OS Software
Cisco NX-OS Software Architecture
Cisco NX-OS Process Recovery
Lesson 4: Operating Cisco NX-OS Software
Describing the Features of the CLI
Identifying the Help Functions of the CLI
Describing the Startup Characteristics of the Switch
Describing Configuration Management
Lesson 5: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Understanding VLANs
Understanding Trunking with 802.1Q
Understanding VTP
Configuring VTP, Trunks, and VLANs
Lesson 6: Building a Redundant Switched Topology
Recognizing Issues of a Redundant Switched Topology
Resolving Issues with STP
Describing 802.1w RSTP
Describing 802.1s MSTP
Describing LAN Port Channels
Verifying LAN Port Channels

Module 3: IP Addressing
Lesson 1: Describing an IP Addressing Scheme
Describing Routing
Understanding Numbering Systems
Constructing a Network Addressing Scheme
Lesson 2: Transitioning to IPv6
Reasons for Using IPv6
Understanding IPv6 Addresses
Assigning IPv6 Addresses
Strategies for Implementing IPv6

Module 4: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch
Lesson 1: Exploring the Packet Delivery Process
Host-to-Host Packet Delivery
Cisco NX-OS Tools
Lesson 2: Exploring the Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches
Traditional Inter-VLAN Routing
Multilayer Switching
Routing Tables
Distance Vector Routing Protocols
Link-State Routing Protocols
Lesson 3: Exploring Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
Routing Information Protocol
Open Shortest Path First
Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol
Lesson 4: Exploring ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches
Understanding ACLs
ACL Processing
Configuring ACLs
Understanding Object Groups

Lab Outline
Lab 1-1: Using Windows Applications as Network Tools
Lab 1-2: Observing the TCP Three-Way Handshake
Lab 1-3: Observing Extended PC Network Information
Lab 2-1: Connecting to Cisco Nexus Switches
Lab 2-2: Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches
Lab 2-3: Configuring VLANs and Trunks
Lab 2-4: Verifying and Configuring Spanning Tree
Lab 2-5: Configuring EtherChannel
Lab 3-1: Converting Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal
Lab 3-2: Classifying Network Addressing
Lab 3-3: Computing Usable Subnetworks and Hosts
Lab 3-4: Calculating Subnet Masks
Lab 4-1: Configuring Multilayer Switching
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