What Is Cisco Certification path?

There is a long way to go with Cisco. Cisco has designed all certifications after deeply analyzing the industry requirements. Starting from entry level to architect level, there are many certification tracks in between. CCNA, CCNP and CCIE are available for Routing and Switching, Data Center, Wireless, Collaboration, Security and Service Provider domains. Cisco is the world leader in Networking with the largest user base of large-scale industries. Almost every industry is using Cisco products for their networking needs. So the need of certified professionals is intensifying.

With Cisco, you’ll be exclusively ready to take your career in whatever direction you want to go. CCNA is the entry-level choice for fresh college graduates to enter into the networking world as Cisco has the greatest market share globally.

Why CCNA Data Center?

Data Center is widely used in today’s cloud era. With its hardware and data storage origins, there is a massive scope in Data Center certification. CCNA Data Center is the ideal choice if cloud data management influences you. This certification will give you real value if you can utilize your data center skills in automation, cloud, software-defined technologies, and virtualization.

CCNA Data Center is entry-level certification for fresh graduates. There is a long way ahead with professional and expert level certifications to prove your knack with Cisco technologies. With Rack Professionals, you’ll get a chance to work with all certified corporate trainers those are always in high demand.

Why Rack Professionals for CCNA Training?

There is always a huge demand for Data Center engineers. Rack Professional understands the true value of Certification. We believe that our mentors are the strongest pillars of our success to accomplish global industry requirements. Our mentors are passionate Cisco professionals serving more than 15 countries worldwide. Rack Professional also enjoys exclusive global tie-ups for corporate training across the globe.

You’ll get a chance to work on live environment and will be a part of live projects to understand the know-how of real network problems. Our trainers are highly experienced and certified professionals facilitating industries for setting up large networks. Rack Professional has strong expertise in directing CCNA boot camps across the globe.

Online Training From Expert Mentors

We provide complete online training solution like an interactive textbook, featuring live sessions of veteran network professionals. Rack Professional is the most engaging online learning platform, provides access to the world’s top trainers, partnering with top organizations for online training solution. We have proficiency in almost all technologies and will give you hands-on lab experience with all training programs. If you have any specific requirement, you can always build your own training curriculum and select pertinent trainer from the pool of 100+ professionals.

CCNA Data Center Exam Format

There are no prerequisites to go for CCNA Collaboration certification. The Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Data Center exam has two modules – Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN 200-150) and Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies (DCICT 200-155)

DCICN (200-150) is a 90-minutes exam and you’ll be facing 55-65 questions of CCNA Data Center. This exam will validate your skills in data center physical infrastructure, data center networking concepts, and data center storage networking. DCICT (200-155) is again 90-minutes exam with 55-65 questions. This exam will validate your skills in unified computing, data center network virtualization, Cisco data center networking technologies, data center automation and orchestration, and Application Centric Infrastructure.

CCNA Data Center Exam Topics (DCICN 200-150)

  • Describing Ethernet
  • Describing the OSI and TCP/IP Models
  • Describing IPv4 and IPv6 Network Layer Addressing
  • Describing Packet Delivery on a Hierarchical Network
  • Describing the TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Describing Data Center Network Architectures
  • Describing the Cisco Nexus Family and NX-OS
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Describing Redundant Switched Topologies
  • Describing the Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Describing Layer 3 First-Hop Redundancy
  • Describing AAA on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Describing ACLs on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Describing Storage Connectivity Options in the Data Center
  • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking
  • Describing VSANS
  • Describing Communications Between Initiator and Target
  • Describing Fibre Channel Zone Types and Their Uses
  • Describing Cisco NPV Mode and NPIV
  • Describing Data Center Ethernet Enhancements
  • Describing Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Describing Cisco UCS Server Hardware Components
  • Cisco UCS Physical Connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect Cluster
  • Describing the Cisco UCS Manager Interfaces

CCNA Data Center Exam Topics (DCICT 200-155)

  • Describing Switch Virtualization
  • Describing Machine Virtualization
  • Describing Network Virtualization
  • Describing Cisco FabricPath
  • Describing Cisco Fabric Extender
  • Describing Port Channels and Virtual Port Channels
  • Describing Cisco Unified Fabric
  • Describing Cisco UCS Components
  • Cisco UCS RBAC
  • Deploying Servers in Cisco UCS
  • Using Application Programming Interfaces
  • Cloud Computing
  • Describing Cisco UCS Director
  • Using Cisco UCS Director for Orchestration
  • Describing Cisco ACI
  • Describing Cisco ACI Traffic Forwarding
  • Programming and Orchestrating Cisco ACI

Lab outline

  • Process
  • Management
  • Strategy
  • Configure Virtual Routing and Forwarding by Using SSH
  • Explore the Elements of Virtual Device Contexts
  • Install VMware ESXi and vCenter
  • Configure Cisco FabricPath
  • Configure the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extender
  • Configure Virtual Port Channels
  • Configure Virtual Port Channels with FEX
  • Configure Unified Ports on a Cisco Nexus Switch and Implement FCoE
  • Explore the Cisco UCS Server Environment
  • Configure Local RBAC
  • Configure Cisco UCS to Boot Servers from SAN
  • Configure Cisco NX-OS with APIs
  • Explore the Management Information Tree of the Cisco UCS Manager XML API
  • Configure User Accounts in Cisco UCS Director
  • Add Virtual and Physical Accounts to Cisco UCS Director
  • Customize Cisco UCS Director
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
  • Use Cisco UCS Director Orchestration Features

Job Opportunities after CCNA Certification

Though CCNA is associate-level certification, but there are ample of opportunities all over the world. All Cisco certification programs are practical and job-ready programs designed by Cisco professionals to validate your skills. Cisco realizes that the demand is increasing for Network Engineers and skill validation is vital to help industries in shortlisting these professionals.

We at Rack Professional are more concerned about your career and have mounted a team of virtual placement officers and domain experts to provide you opportunities from all over the world.

Demand of CCNA certified professionals are growing. You’ll have something unique to apart your resume from millions of fresh graduates passing out every year.

Job Types For CCNA Data Center Professionals

  • Data Center Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Network Engineer
  • System Administrator