NACLDBC-Cisco NA Cloud Bootcamp v1.0



This course will help you prepare for Cisco CCNA Cloud certification exams. The focus of this course is to understand the fundamentals of cloud technologies and the physical/virtual equipment needs to successfully build and deploy a cloud. The course will develop an understanding of Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Unified Computing Systems (UCS), with a spotlight on Cisco UCS Director.


  • Cloud administrators
  • Cloud engineers
  • Network administrators
  • Network engineers
  • Storage administrators
  • Storage engineers
  • Systems administrators
  • Systems engineers


  • Basic knowledge of network fundamentals (routing and switching)
  • Basic knowledge of compute fundamentals (server virtualization)
  • Basic knowledge of storage fundamentals (fibre channel)

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Basic Cloud Computing
  • Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Explore virtual networking with Nexus 1000v
  • Defining Software Defined Network (SDN)
  • Describe Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Solution
  • Explore storage options with Fibre Channel and Ethernet
  • Explore Cisco UCS C-Series family
  • Explore Cisco UCS B-Series family
  • Explore server virtualization
  • Introduce UCS Director
  • Administrating Cisco UCS Director
  • VM operations Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe Cisco Prime Service Catalog (PSC)
  • Deploying UCS templates via Cisco UCS Director
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director�s Appliance Containers
  • Understanding monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
  • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director
  • Budgeting in Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing Cisco UCS Performance Manager

1. Intro to Cloud Computing

  • Introduction Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Describing Cloud Service Models
  • Comparing Cloud Deployment Models

2. Cloud Network

  • Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Exploring Virtual Networking
  • Identifying Cisco Nexus 1000v Switches
  • Defining and Analyzing Software Defined Network Fundamentals
  • Describing the Cisco ACI Solution

3. Cloud Storage

  • Comparing Storage Options
  • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Network Concepts

4. Cloud Compute

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

5. Cisco Cloud Administration

  • Understanding Cisco UCS Director Overview
  • Administering the Portal in Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing VM Operations in the UCS Director
  • Descripting Cisco PSC Services

6. Cisco Cloud Provisioning

  • Deploying Cisco UCS Templates with Cisco UCS Director
  • Explaining Cisco UCS Director Application Containers
  • Describing Basics of Cisco Virtual Application Container Services

7. Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring

  • Understanding System Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
  • Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director
  • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)
  • Creating Budget and Resource Limits in Cisco UCS Director
  • Describing Cisco UCS Performance Manager