CLDFND - Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals v1.0

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description

This course provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform foundational tasks related to cloud computing, and helps prepare you for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate-level certification specializing in cloud technologies.

Audience

  • Cloud operations engineers
  • Cloud technical administrators
  • Cloud infrastructure architects

Prerequisites

  • An understanding of network fundamentals (routing, switching, VLAN)
  • An understanding of compute fundamentals (servers, operating systems)
  • An understanding of storage fundamentals (basics of FC, FCoE, VSAN)

Learning Objectives

  • Common cloud characteristics
  • Cloud service models
  • Compare cloud deployment models
  • Illustrate key features of UCS
  • Server virtualization
  • Network architectures for the data center
  • Cisco ACI
  • Infrastructure virtualization
  • Virtual networking services
  • Virtual Application Containers
  • Analyze storage provisioning concepts
  • Basic SAN storage concepts
  • Basic NAS storage concepts
  • Compare the difference between all the storage access technologies
  • Various Cisco storage network devices
  • Various reference architectures for converged infrastructure

1. Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Introducing Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Describing Cloud Service Models
  • Comparing Cloud Deployment Models
  • Exploring the Cisco Intercloud Solution

2. Cloud Networking

  • Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Exploring Virtual Networking
  • Identifying Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches
  • Define and Analyze Cisco Virtual Networking Service Appliances
  • Define and Analyze Software Defined Network Fundamentals
  • Describing the Cisco ACI Solution

3. Cloud Storage

  • Comparing Storage
  • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking Concepts
  • Exploring NAS Storage Basic Concepts
  • Identifying Cisco MDS and UCS Invicta Products

4. Cloud Compute

  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Identifying Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Explaining Cisco UCS Blade Provisioning
  • Defining Server Virtualization

5. Cloud Automation and Reference Architectures

  • Exploring Reference Architecture for Converged Infrastructure
  • Describing Cloud Automation, Provisioning, and Management Platforms