CCNA Data Center

CCNA Data Center Overview

We are the most renowned Institute for CCNA Data Center course Training in India. Our Training Centre is situated at Mumbai. Octa Networks is considered as one of the innovative, best, reliable and prestigious CCNA Data Center Training Institute in Mumbai. We also provide Corporate and Summer Trainings in Mumbai.

CCNA Data Center certification provides the confidence and ability you need to install, configure, and maintain data center technology. Learn basics in data center infrastructure, data center networking concepts and technologies, storage networking, unified computing, network virtualization, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).
You will be given the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of Cisco Data Center products and their operation, covering the architecture, components, connectivity, and features of a Cisco Data Center network.

Key Features of CCNA Data Center Training:

  • Guaranteed Training on physical Cisco Security Devices.
  • CCNA Data Center Concepts explained in practical and theoretical context.
  • 24*7 Lab Access.
  • 80+ hours of classroom-style training using an interactive whiteboard and projector session.
  • You can retake the class unlimited times.
  • Classrooms are fully equipped with projectors, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Digital Pads.
  • Support and Guidance provided for Cisco Certification.
  • Early morning and Late-night batch facility available
  • 24*7 Trainers Availability
  • Quality training delivered by Experienced and Certified Trainers.

Devices Used:

  • Cisco Nexus 7000
  • Cisco Nexus 5000
  • Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)
  • Cisco MDS Multilayer Fabric Switch

Training Plan

Training Schedule
Weekdays (Mon-Fri)Weekend (Sat-Sun)
Duration4 weeks2 Months
Hours4 Hours / day6 Hours / day
Fees15,000 + Taxes15,000 + Taxes
Training ModeOnline/OnsiteOnline/Onsite

Group Discount

In a Group of 2 discount will be 10% per head
In a Group of 3 discount will be 15% per head
In a Group of 4 discount will be 20% per head

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Lab Facility

CCNA Data Center Course Details

Target Audience:

  • Network engineers with at least one to three years of professional experience and CCNA/CCNP Routing and Switching or Security Certification who want to enhance their skills and acquire basic knowledge of Data Center technology.


It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:
  • Good understanding of networking protocols
  • Good understanding of the VMware environment
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Basic Internet usage skills


Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (200-150)

1.0 Data Center Physical Infrastructure

1.1 Describe different types of cabling, uses, and limitations

1.2 Describe different types of transceivers, uses, and limitations

1.3 Identify physical components of a server and perform basic troubleshooting

1.4 Identify physical port roles

1.5 Describe power redundancy modes

2.0 Basic Data Center Networking Concepts

2.1 Compare and contrast the OSI and the TCP/IP models

2.2 Describe classic Ethernet fundamentals

  • 2.2.a Forward
  • 2.2.b Filter
  • 2.2.c Flood
  • 2.2.d MAC address table

2.3 Describe switching concepts and perform basic configuration

  • 2.3.a STP
  • 2.3.b 802.1q
  • 2.3.c Port channels
  • 2.3.d Neighbor discovery
    • 2.3.d [i] CDP
    • 2.3.d [ii] LLDP

    2.3.e Storm control

3.0 Advanced Data Center Networking Concepts

3.1 Basic routing operations

  • 3.1.a Explain and demonstrate IPv4/IPv6 addressing
  • 3.1.b Compare and contrast static and dynamic routing
  • 3.1.c Perform basic configuration of SVI/routed interfaces

3.2 Compare and contrast the First Hop Redundancy Protocols

  • 3.2.a VRRP
  • 3.2.b GLBP
  • 3.2.c HSRP

3.3 Compare and contrast common data center network architectures

  • 3.3.a 2 Tier
  • 3.3.b 3 Tier
  • 3.3.c Spine-leaf

3.4 Describe the use of access control lists to perform basic traffic filtering

3.5 Describe the basic concepts and components of authentication, authorization, and accounting

4.0 Basic Data Center Storage

4.1 Differentiate between file and block based storage protocols

4.2 Describe the roles of FC/FCoE port types

4.3 Describe the purpose of a VSAN

4.4 Describe the addressing model of block based storage protocols

  • 4.4.a FC
  • 4.4.b iSCSI

5.0 Advanced Data Center Storage

5.1 Describe FCoE concepts and operations

  • 5.1.a Encapsulation
  • 5.1.b DCB
  • 5.1.c vFC
  • 5.1.d Topologies
    • 5.1.d [i] Single hop
    • 5.1.d [ii] Multihop
    • 5.1.d [iii] Dynamic

5.2 Describe Node Port Virtualization

5.3 Describe zone types and their uses

5.4 Verify the communication between the initiator and target

  • 5.4.a FLOGI
  • 5.4.b FCNS
  • 5.4.c active zone set
Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (200-155)

1.0 Unified Computing

1.1 Describe common server types and connectivity found in a data center

1.2 Describe the physical components of the Cisco UCS

1.3 Describe the concepts and benefits of Cisco UCS hardware abstraction

1.4 Perform basic Cisco UCS configuration

  • 1.4.a Cluster high availability
  • 1.4.b Port roles
  • 1.4.c Hardware discovery

1.5 Describe server virtualization concepts and benefits

  • 1.5.a Hypervisors
  • 1.5.b Virtual switches
  • 1.5.c Shared storage
  • 1.5.d Virtual Machine components
  • 1.5.e Virtual Machine Manager

2.0 Network Virtualization

2.1 Describe the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches

2.2 Describe the concepts of overlays

  • 2.2.a OTV
  • 2.2.b NVGRE
  • 2.2.c VXLAN

2.3 Describe the benefits and perform simple troubleshooting of VDC STP

2.4 Compare and contrast the default and management VRFs

2.5 Differentiate between the data, control, and management planes

3.0 Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies

3.1 Describe, configure, and verify FEX connectivity

3.2 Describe, configure, and verify basic vPC features

3.3 Describe, configure, and verify FabricPath

3.4 Describe, configure, and verify unified switch ports

3.5 Describe the features and benefits of Unified Fabric

3.6 Describe and explain the use of role-based access control within the data center infrastructure

4.0 Automation and Orchestration

4.1 Explain the purpose and value of using APIs

4.2 Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing

4.3 Describe the basic functions of a Cisco UCS Director

  • 4.3.a Management
  • 4.3.b Orchestration
  • 4.3.c Multitenancy
  • 4.3.d Chargeback
  • 4.3.e Service offerings
  • 4.3.f Catalogs

4.4 Interpret and troubleshoot a Cisco UCS Director workflow

5.0 Application Centric Infrastructure

5.1 Describe the architecture of an ACI environment

  • 5.1.a Basic policy resolution
  • 5.1.b APIC controller
  • 5.1.c Spine leaf
  • 5.1.d APIsli

5.2 Describe the fabric discovery process

5.3 Describe the policy-driven, multitier application deployment model and its benefits

5.4 Describe the ACI logical model

  • 5.4.a Tenants
  • 5.4.b Context
  • 5.4.c Bridge domains
  • 5.4.d EPG
  • 5.4.e Contracts

Candidates need to undertake below exam

Exam NameExam CodeFeesDurationRegistration
Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking200-150 DCICN
(55 - 65 questions)
$30090 minutesPearson VUE

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the characteristics and benefits of the Ethernet protocol
  • Describe the OSI and TCP/IP models
  • Describe IPv4 and IPv6 network layer addressing
  • Describe the packet delivery process
  • Compare and contrast TCP/IP with the OSI model
  • Examine the Cisco Data Center network architectures
    • The 2- and the 3-tier network design
    • The spine/leaf network design
  • Describe Cisco Nexus products and explain basic functionalities and tools of Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe VLANs
  • Describe issues with STP
  • Describe the routing process on Nexus switches
  • Describe Layer 3 first hop redundancy
  • Describe and configure user security features
  • Describe ACL object groups
  • Describe storage connectivity options in the Data Center
  • Compare iSCSI, Fibre Channel, and NAS connectivity for remote server storage
  • Describe Fibre Channel storage networking
  • Describe VSANs
  • Describe communication between the initiator and target
  • Describe Fibre Channel zone types and their uses
  • Describe NPV and NPIV
  • Describe data center Ethernet enhancements that provide a lossless fabric
  • Describe Fibre Channel over Ethernet
  • Describe the components of a Cisco UCS server
  • Describe the Cisco UCS physical connectivity for a Fabric Interconnect cluster
  • Describe the Cisco UCS Manager interfaces
  • Describe switch virtualization
  • Describe machine virtualization
  • Describe network virtualization, including overlays, virtual switches, and the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution.
  • Describe Cisco FabricPath
  • Describe Cisco Fabric Extender (FEX) connectivity
  • Describe Ethernet port channels and virtual port channels (vPC)
  • Describe Cisco unified fabric
  • Identify Cisco UCS components
  • Describe Cisco UCS organizational hierarchy and role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Describe how to deploy servers in Cisco UCS
  • Describe the purpose and advantages of application programming interfaces (API)
  • Describe cloud computing basic concepts
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director, its functional blocks and deployment models
  • Describe Cisco UCS Director Orchestration features: policies, virtual data centers, workflows, and catalogs.
  • Describe Cisco ACI, traffic forwarding through the Cisco ACI fabric, as well as programming and orchestration capabilities
  • Explain traffic forwarding mechanisms in Cisco ACI
  • Describe programmability and orchestration capabilities of Cisco ACI

Candidates will have Employment Opportunities with following Job Title:

  • Level 1 Network Data Center Engineer
  • Level 1 Network Data Center Administrator
  • Level 1 Network Data Center Support Engineer
  • Level 1 Network Data Center Consultant
  • Level 1 Technical Consultant


Upcoming Batches
Weekday1 Jan 2018Delhi
29 Jan 2018Mumbai
24 Feb 2018Gurgaon
23 Mar 2018Bangalore
21 Apr 2018Pune
20 May 2018Mumbai
Weekend6 Jan 2018Delhi
25 Feb 2018Mumbai
25 Mar 2018Bangalore
25 Apr 2018Pune
25 May 2018Gurgaon
25 Jun 2018Delhi

Frequently Asked Question

What is CCNA Data Center Certification?

CCNA Data Center certification provides the confidence and nimbleness you need to install, configure, and maintain data center technology. Gain grounding in data center infrastructure, data center networking concepts and technologies, storage networking, unified computing, network virtualization, data center automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI).

What is the duration of CCNA Data Center course?

The duration of course depends on how you would like to take it. Duration of course would vary as per the training mode – Regular (mon – fri) classroom training takes 4 weeks or 80 hours, or Weekend (sat – sun) classroom training takes 8 weekend or 80 hours, Regular (mon – fri) Online training takes 4 weeks or 80 hours. You can choose and check out the schedule and fees accordingly.

When do I get my CCNA Data Center certificate after passing an exam?

As per the procedures, printed CCNA Data Center Certification takes 6-8 weeks to reach you by mail. Check the status of your certificate in your Certification Tracking System. Date with a “Mailed” status implies the dispatch of your certificate on that date. No status found or 8 weeks are over, register a case with Certification & Communities Online Support team at www.cisco.com/go/certsupport.

What is the exam code of current version of CCNA Data Center Certification?

There are two exams to pass the CCNA Data Center Certification.
o 200-150 DCICN
o 200-155 DCICT

What study material are referred for CCNA Data Center training?

Cisco press books, latest workbooks prepared & revised regularly by experts.

How much am I expected to earn once I get CCNA Data Center Certified?

The average salary ranges from 2,00,000 – 3,00,000 INR.

Is online mode available for the CCNA Data Center training?

Yes, there is online training mode.

What are the facilities that Octa Networks provide for CCNA Data Center Certification?

We provide lab training facility in Asia with 24×7 Lab access with rack and lab administrator guide. We offer great value for money to all our candidates through Personality development sessions. Our training is best in Mumbai and our trainers are CCIE Certified.

Is weekend training available for working professionals?

Yes, for working professionals there is weekend training.

What would be various job roles offered to a CCNA Data Center candidates?

Job roles may include
• Level 1 Network Data Center Engineer
• Level 1 Network Data Center Administrator
• Level 1 Network Data Center Support Engineer
• Level 1 Network Data Center Consultant
• Level 1 Technical Consultant

How to get recertified in CCNA Data Center? Is it necessary?

CCNA Data Center certifications are valid for three years. To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:

• Pass any current Associate-level exam except for ICND1 exam or
• Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
• Pass any current 642-XXX Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams or MeetingPlace Specialist exams, Implementing Cisco TelePresence Installations (ITI) exams, Cisco Leading Virtual Classroom Instruction exams, or any 650 online exams), or
• Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
• Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or

How many questions does the CCNA Data Center certification exam consist of?

200-150 DCICN = 55 – 65 minutes
o 200-155 DCICT = 65 – 75 questions

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Student Reviews

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