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CCNP Data Center

CCNP Data Center Overview

Octa Networks is Mumbai most trusted training Centre for CCNP Datacenter Course. We offer high-end training to candidates in our 24×7 on Cisco real devices. Our Training Centre is situated in Mumbai. Octa Networks is considered as one of the innovative, reliable and prestigious CCNP Datacenter Training Institute in Mumbai. We also provide Corporate and Summer Training in Mumbai.

The CCNP Data Center certification and training program offers comprehensive certification and Professional-level skills focused on the data center solutions, technologies and best practices to design, implement, and manage a modern data center infrastructure. IT practitioners who are Cisco trained and certified are uniquely qualified for key roles in complex data center environments, with expertise utilizing technologies including policy-driven infrastructure, virtualization, automation and orchestration, unified computing, data center security, and integration of cloud initiatives.
There are two paths: Design Path and Troubleshooting path to pass the exams.

Design Path:

300-175 DCUCI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v6.2 –
This course focuses on deploying, securing, operating and maintaining the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers for use in data centers. It covers configuring and managing Cisco UCS servers using unified I/O networking for LAN and SAN connectivity, virtualizing server hardware identifiers to enable rapid recovery of server operating system images, automating UCS deployments using UCS Central Software and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (IMC) Supervisor, configuring fault tolerance, implementing role based access control (RBAC), backing up and restoring system configurations, using the monitoring and troubleshooting tools in Cisco UCS Manager and Cisco IMC.

300-165 DCII – Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2 –
A skills-building course that focuses on the implementation of LAN and SAN switching technologies, device management and monitoring using Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches and Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders (FEXs).

300-170 DCVAI – Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation v6.2 –
Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation is a five-day skill building course focused on the implementation and deployment automation of a Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Nexus switch solution. The course provides rich, hands-on experience in building a data center solution based on Cisco ACI. Learners are introduced to the automation capabilities offered by Python and RESTful APIs in combination with Cisco ACI and Cisco Nexus switches.

300-160 DCID – Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2 –
Focused on the designing of data centers with Cisco components and technologies. This course covers network designs with virtualization, Layer 2 and Layer 3 technologies, routing protocols and data center interconnect design options. Also covered are device virtualization technologies such as virtual data centers and network function virtualization with virtual appliances including virtual switches, routers and firewalls. Storage and SAN design is covered, with an explanation of Fiber Channel networks and Cisco Unified Fabric. Design practices for the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) solution based on Cisco UCS B-Series and C-Series servers and Cisco UCS Manager are covered. Network management technologies include UCS Manager, Cisco Prime Data Center Network Manager, and Cisco UCS Director. The course includes theoretical content, as well as design-oriented case studies that are in the form of activities.

If you choose the Troubleshooting Path, you need to study the following course instead of 300-160 DCID

300-180 DCIT – Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2 –
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure is a skills-building course focused on the troubleshooting of LAN, SAN, Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric, Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS), and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). The course provides rich, hands-on experience in resolving problems on Cisco MDS switches, Cisco Nexus switches, Cisco fabric extenders (FEXs), Cisco UCS and Cisco ACI.

Key Features of CCNP Datacenter Training:

  • Candidates are provided guaranteed training on Cisco Physical Devices.
  • CCNP Datacenter Concepts are explained theoretically and practically on the Cisco Physical Devices.
  • Students have 24*7 access to the Lab.
  • 160+ hours of training in classroom with interactive whiteboard and projector.
  • Candidates can appear for the repeat classes unlimited times.
  • Classrooms are equipped with projectors, Wi-Fi connectivity, and Digital Pads.
  • Batches are available from early morning to late night.
  • Trainers/Mentors 24×7 availability.
  • Our Trainers are Cisco certified and highly experienced.

Devices used:

  • APIC Cluster
  • Nexus 9336 ACI Spine
  • Nexus 9372
  • Nexus 7004
  • Sup2E
  • 48 Port 10Gb (F3 Module)
  • Nexus 5672
  • UCS-6248 Fabric Interconnects
  • C-Series Servers
  • Dual Attached JBOD

Training Plan

Training Schedule
Weekdays (Mon-Fri)Weekend (Sat-Sun)
Duration8 weeks2 Months
Hours4 Hours / day6 Hours / day
Fees45,000 + Taxes45,000 + 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

Trainer's Profile

QADIR KHAN

QADIR KHAN

CCIE#56450

Lab Facility

CCNP Data Center Course Details

Target Audience:

  • Network engineer with at least one year of professional experience and CCNA Data Center Certification who want to enhance their skills and acquire in-depth knowledge of Enterprise Data Center Network.

Prerequisite:

  • Valid Cisco CCNA Data Center certification or any Cisco CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.
  • It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:
    • Understanding of server system design and architecture
    • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking
    • Familiarity with SANs
    • Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol
    • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center Architecture
    • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)
    • Data center networking concepts & storage concepts
    • Data center virtualization
    • Data center automation and orchestration with the focus on Cisco ACI and UCS Director
    • Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families

Topics:

Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (300-175)

1.0 Implement Cisco Unified Computing

1.1 Install Cisco Unified Computing platforms

  • 1.1.a Stand-alone computing
  • 1.1.b Chassis / blade
  • 1.1.c Modular / server cartridges
  • 1.1.d Server integration

1.2 Implement server abstraction technologies

  • 1.2.a Service profiles
    • 1.2.a [i] Pools
    • 1.2.a [ii] Policies
      • 1.2.a [ii].1 Connectivity
      • 1.2.a [ii].2 Placement policy
      • 1.2.a [ii].3 Remote boot policies
    • 1.2.a [iii] Templates
      • 1.2.a [iii].1 Policy hierarchy
      • 1.2.a [iii].2 Initial vs updating

 

2.0 Unified Computing Maintenance and Operations

2.1 Implement firmware upgrades, packages, and interoperability

2.2 Implement backup operations

2.3 Implement monitoring

  • 2.3.a Logging
  • 2.3.b SNMP
  • 2.3.c Call Home
  • 2.3.d NetFlow
  • 2.3.e Monitoring session

 

3.0 Automation

3.1 Implement integration of centralized management

3.2 Compare and contrast different scripting tools

  • 3.2.a SDK
  • 3.2.b XML

 

4.0 Unified Computing Security

4.1 Implement AAA and RBAC

4.2 Implement key management

 

5.0 Unified Computing Storage

5.1 Implement iSCSI

  • 5.1.a Multipath
  • 5.1.b Addressing schemes

5.2 Implement Fibre Channel port channels

5.3 Implement Fibre Channel protocol services

  • 5.3.a Zoning
  • 5.3.b Device alias
  • 5.3.c VSAN

5.4 Implement FCoE

  • 5.4.a FIP
  • 5.4.b FCoE topologies
  • 5.4.c DCB

5.5 Implement boot from SAN

  • 5.5.a FCoE / Fiber Channel
  • 5.5.b iSCSI

Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-165)

1.0 Implement Data Center Protocols

1.1 Implement vPC

1.2 Implement FabricPath

  • 1.2.a Segment ID
  • 1.2.b Distributed gateway, anycast HSRP
  • 1.2.c Multiprotocol BGP
  • 1.2.d vPC+

1.3 Implement VXLAN

  • 1.3.a Distributed gateway
  • 1.3.b Multiprotocol-BGP-EVPN
  • 1.3.c vPC

1.4 Implement OTV

1.5 Implement LISP

 

2.0 Implement Routing and Switching Protocols

2.1 Implement routing protocols

  • 2.1.a OSPFv2, OSPFv3
  • 2.1.b IS-IS
  • 2.1.c PIM
  • 2.1.d FHRP
    • 2.1.d [i] HSRP
    • 2.1.d [ii] VRRP

2.2 Implement switching protocols

  • 2.2.a STP
  • 2.2.b LACP/port channel
  • 2.2.c FEX, VNTAG

 

3.0 Data Center Infrastructure Maintenance, Management, and Operations

3.1 Plan and execute software updates

  • 3.1.a Disruptive / nondisruptive
  • 3.1.b EPLD

3.2 Implement configuration management

  • 3.2.a Backups / restore
  • 3.2.b Checkpoints /rollback

3.3 Implement infrastructure monitoring

  • 3.3.a Logging
  • 3.3.b SNMP
  • 3.3.c Call Home
  • 3.3.d NetFlow
  • 3.3.e SPAN

3.4 Configure time synchronization

  • 3.4.a PTP
  • 3.4.b NTP

 

4.0 Data Center Infrastructure Security

4.1 Implement ACLs

4.2 Implement AAA and RBAC

4.3 Implement keychain authentication

4.4 Implement first-hop security

  • 4.4.a Dynamic ARP inspections
  • 4.4.b DHCP snooping
  • 4.4.c Unicast RPF
  • 4.4.d MACsec
  • 4.4.e Port security

4.5 Implement CoPP

4.6 Implement fabric binding and port security

 

5.0 Infrastructure Storage

5.1 Implement Fibre Channel fabric

  • 5.1.a Switched fabric initialization
  • 5.1.b Port channels, ISL
  • 5.1.c FCID
  • 5.1.d FCIP

5.2 Implement Fibre Channel Protocol services

  • 5.2.a Zoning
  • 5.2.b Cisco Fabric Services
  • 5.2.c FCNS
  • 5.2.d Device alias
  • 5.2.e VSAN
  • 5.2.f FSPF

5.3 Implement FCoE Unified Fabric

  • 5.3.a Storage VDC
  • 5.3.b FIP
  • 5.3.c FCoE topologies
  • 5.3.d DCB

Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (300-170)

1.0 Implement Infrastructure Virtualization

1.1 Implement logical device separation

  • 1.1.a VDC
  • 1.1.b VRF

1.2 Implement virtual switching technologies

 

2.0 Implement Infrastructure Automation

2.1 Implement configuration profiles

  • 2.1.a Auto-config
  • 2.1.b Port profiles
  • 2.1.c Configuration synchronization

2.2 Implement POAP

2.3 Compare and contrast different scripting tools

  • 2.3.a EEM
  • 2.3.b Scheduler
  • 2.3.c SDK

 

3.0 Implementing Application Centric Infrastructure

3.1 Configure fabric discovery parameters

3.2 Implement access policies

  • 3.2.a Policy groups
  • 3.2.b Protocol policies
    • 3.2.b [i[ LLDP, CDP, LCAP, and link-level
  • 3.2.c AEP
  • 3.2.d Domains
  • 3.2.e Pools
  • 3.2.f Profiles
    • 3.2.f [i] Switch
    • 3.2.f [ii] Interface

3.3 Implement VMM domain integrations

3.4 Implement tenant-based policies

  • 3.4.a EPGs
    • 3.4.a [i] Pathing
    • 3.4.a [ii] Domains
  • 3.4.b Contracts
    • 3.4.b [i] Consumer
    • 3.4.b [ii] Providers
    • 3.4.b [iii] vzAny (TCAM conservation)
    • 3.4.b [iv] Inter-tenant
  • 3.4.c Private networks
    • 3.4.c [i] Enforced/unenforced
  • 3.4.d Bridge domains
    • 3.4.d [i] Unknown unicast settings
    • 3.4.d [ii] ARP settings
    • 3.4.d [iii] Unicast routing

 

4.0 Implementing Application Centric Infrastructure Network Resources

4.1 Implement external network integration

  • 4.1.a External bridge network
  • 4.1.b External routed network

4.2 Implement packet flow

  • 4.2.a Unicast
  • 4.2.b Multicast
  • 4.2.c Broadcast
  • 4.2.d Endpoint database

4.3 Describe service insertion and redirection

  • 4.3.a Device packages
  • 4.3.b Service graphs
  • 4.3.c Function profiles

 

5.0 Implementing Application Centric Infrastructure Management and Monitoring

5.1 Implement management

  • 5.1.a In-band management
  • 5.1.b Out-of-band management

5.2 Implement monitoring

  • 5.2.a SNMP
  • 5.2.b Atomic counters
  • 5.2.c Health score evaluations

5.3 Implement security domains and role mapping

  • 5.3.a AAA
  • 5.3.b RBAC

5.4 Compare and contrast different scripting tools

  • 5.4.a SDK
  • 5.4.b API Inspector / XML

Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (300-180)

1.0 Troubleshooting Data Network Protocols

1.1 Troubleshoot data center protocols

  • 1.1.a VPC
  • 1.1.b Fabric path
    • 1.1.b [i] Segment ID
    • 1.1.b [ii] Distributed gateway, anycast HSRP
    • 1.1.b [iii] MBGP
    • 1.1.b [iv] vPC+
  • 1.1.c VXLAN
    • 1.1.c [i] Distributed gateway
    • 1.1.c [ii] MBGP EVPN
    • 1.1.c [iii] VPC
  • 1.1.d OTV
  • 1.1.e LISP

1.2 Troubleshoot routing protocols

  • 1.2.a OSPFv2, OSPFv3
  • 1.2.b IS-IS
  • 1.2.c PIM
  • 1.2.d FHRP
    • 1.2.d [i] HSRP
    • 1.2.d [ii] VRRP

1.3 Troubleshoot switching protocols

  • 1.3.a STP
  • 1.3.b LACP/port channel
  • 1.3.c FEX, VNTAG

 

2.0 Troubleshooting Network Virtualization and Automation

2.1 Troubleshoot logical device separation

  • 2.1.a VDC
  • 2.1.b VRF

2.2 Troubleshoot virtual switching technologies

2.3 Troubleshoot configuration profiles

  • 2.3.a Auto-config
  • 2.3.b Port profiles
  • 2.3.c Configuration synchronization

 

3.0 Troubleshooting Application Centric Infrastructure

3.1 Troubleshoot fabric discovery process

3.2 Troubleshoot VMM domain integration

3.3 Troubleshoot tenant-based policies

  • 3.3.a EPGs
    • 3.3.a [i] Pathing
    • 3.3.a [ii] Domains
  • 3.3.b Contracts
    • 3.3.b [i] Consumer
    • 3.3.b [ii] Providers
    • 3.3.b [iii] Inter-tenant
  • 3.3.c Private networks
    • 3.3.c [i] Enforced/unenforced
  • 3.3.d Bridge domains
    • 3.3.d [i] Unknown unicast settings
    • 3.3.d [ii] ARP settings
    • 3.3.d [iii] Unicast routing

3.4 Troubleshoot external network integration

  • 3.4.a External bridge network
  • 3.4.b External routed network

3.5 Troubleshoot packet flow

  • 3.5.a Unicast
  • 3.5.b Multicast
  • 3.5.c Broadcast
  • 3.5.d Endpoint database

3.6 Troubleshoot security domains and role mapping

  • 3.6.a AAA
  • 3.6.b RBAC

 

4.0 Troubleshooting Data Center Storage

4.1 Troubleshoot Fibre Channel

  • 4.1.a Switched fabric initialization
  • 4.1.b Fibre Channel buffer credit starvation
  • 4.1.c FCID

4.2 Troubleshoot Fibre Channel protocol services

  • 4.2.a Zoning
  • 4.2.b FCNS
  • 4.2.c VSAN
  • 4.2.d FSPF

4.3 Troubleshoot FCoE

  • 4.3.a Storage VDC
  • 4.3.b FIP
  • 4.3.c FCoE topologies
  • 4.3.d DCB

4.4 Troubleshoot boot from SAN

  • 4.4.a FCoE / Fibre Channel
  • 4.4.b iSCSI
  • 4.4.c Multipath

4.5 Troubleshoot FCoE/FC interface parameters

  • 4.5.a Dedicated and shared mode
  • 4.5.b Port types
  • 4.5.c Port channels, ISL

4.6 Troubleshoot SAN technologies

  • 4.6.a Fabric redundancy
  • 4.6.b NPV, NPIV, FCF

 

5.0 Troubleshooting Data Center Compute Platforms

5.1 Troubleshoot Cisco computing platforms

  • 5.1.a Stand-alone computing
  • 5.1.b Chassis/blade
  • 5.1.c Modular / server cartridges
  • 5.1.d Server integration

5.2 Troubleshoot hardware interoperability

  • 5.2.a Converged Network Adapters / port expanders
  • 5.2.b Firmware
  • 5.2.c I/O modules / FEX
  • 5.2.d Fabric interconnects

5.3 Troubleshoot packet flow from server to the fabric

5.4 Troubleshoot server abstraction technologies

  • 5.4.a Service profiles
    • 5.4.a [i] Pools
    • 5.4.a [ii] Policies     
      • 5.4.a [ii] 1 Connectivity
      • 5.4.a [ii] 2 Placement policy
      • 5.4.a [ii] 3 Remote boot policies

 

6.0 Troubleshooting Data Center Management and Operations

6.1 Troubleshoot firmware upgrades, packages, and interoperability

6.2 Troubleshoot integration of centralized management

6.3 Troubleshooting data center LAN and SAN security

  • 6.3.a Troubleshoot fabric binding and port security
  • 6.3.b Troubleshoot AAA and RBAC
  • 6.3.c Troubleshoot first-hop security
    • 6.3.c [i] Dynamic ARP inspections
    • 6.3.c [ii] DHCP snooping
    • 6.3.c [iii] Unicast RPF
    • 6.3.c [iv] MACsec
    • 6.3.c [v] Port security
  • 6.3.d Troubleshoot CoPP
  • 6.3.e Troubleshoot ACLs

6.4 Troubleshoot data center compute security

  • 6.4.a Troubleshoot AAA and RBAC
  • 6.4.b Troubleshoot key management

Candidates need to undertake below exam

Exam Name:Exam Code :FeesDuration:Registration:
Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing (DCUCI)300-175 DCUCI
(60-70 questions)
$30090 minutesPearson VUE
Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure(DCII)300-165 DCII
(60-70 questions)
$30090 minutesPearson VUE
Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation (DCVAI)300-170 DCVAI
(60-70 questions)
$30090 minutesPearson VUE
Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)300-180 DCIT
(60-70 questions)
$30090 minutesPearson VUE

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

DCUCI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Unified Computing v6.2
  • Describe Cisco UCS server form factors
  • Describe Cisco UCS connectivity
  • Configure identity abstraction
  • Configure service profile templates
  • Implement iSCSI
  • Implement Fibre Channel port channels
  • Implement FCoE
  • Implement role-based access control (RBAC)
  • Implement external authentication providers
  • Implementing key management
  • Implement Cisco UCS firmware updates
  • Implement Cisco UCS backups
  • Implement monitoring
  • Deploy Cisco UCS Central and use it to add a Cisco UCS Manager domain, manage resources centrally, and create all required pools and templates to deploy a service profile.
  • Implement Cisco UCS Director and Cisco Integrated Management Controller (Cisco IMC) Supervisor
  • Compare scripting options for Cisco UCS Manager
DCII - Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2
  • Configure Rapid PVST+, MST and available STP options
  • Configure FEX in static, dynamic, and enhanced vPC setup
  • Configure port channels and virtual port channels
  • Implement FabricPath and and describe DFA
  • Configure OTV
  • Configure VXLAN
  • Describe LISP
  • Configure first hop redundancy protocols
  • Configure routing on a Cisco Nexus switch
  • Implement multicast functionality in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
  • Manage user accounts, SSH, and AAA on Cisco NX-OS
  • Describe and configure system security features
  • Perform basic Fibre Channel configuration
  • Manage FC domains
  • Configure port security and fabric binding
  • Describe FCoE
  • Configure FCoE
  • Describe and configure distributed device aliases
  • Describe and configure zoning
  • Configure NPIV and NPV
  • Describe and configure FCIP
  • Configure system management and infrastructure monitoring
  • Configure infrastructure monitoring and programmability
DCVAI - Implementing Cisco Data Center Virtualization and Automation v6.2
  • Describe two primary features to logically separate a physical switch.
  • Describe the Nexus 1000 virtual switch.
  • Describe programmability options on Cisco NX-OS.
  • Describe CLI features that simplify configuration management.
  • Use different scripting tools available with Cisco NX-OS.
  • Introduce the high-level concepts and describe the different fabric discovery parameters for Cisco ACI.
  • Create tenant-based policies for bare metal hosts.
  • Describe the integration of VM Manager Domains with Cisco ACI.
  • Describe how Cisco ACI supports multitier applications.
  • List Cisco ACI monitoring capabilities.
  • Describe Cisco ACI programmability and orchestration.
  • Describe vPC-based aggregation and availability.
  • Describe Cisco AVS, distributed firewall, and micro-segmentation.
  • Describe packet flows within the Cisco ACI.
  • Describe integrating Cisco ACI with external Layer 3 networks.
  • Outline the integration options with external Layer 2 networks.
  • Describe how L4–L7 services are inserted into the Cisco ACI fabric and how traffic is subsequently redirected.
DCID - Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2
  • Describe the Layer 2 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center
  • Describe the Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center
  • Describe the rack design options, traffic patterns, and data center switching layer access, aggregation, and core
  • Describe the Cisco OTV technology that is used to interconnect data centers
  • Design a solution that uses LISP for traffic forwarding
  • Describe the hardware redundancy options and virtualize the network, compute, and storage
  • Discuss virtual networking in the data center
  • Describe solutions using fabric extenders and compare Adapter FEX with VM-FEX
  • Describe the Cisco Nexus 1000V solution to extend the hypervisor functionality
  • Describe security threats and solutions in the data center
  • Describe advanced data center security technologies and best practices
  • Describe virtual appliances that are deployed in a data center network
  • Describe device management and orchestration in the data center
  • Design a data center storage network
  • Describe the storage options for the compute and the different RAID levels from a HA and performance perspective
  • Describe Fibre Channel concepts and architecture
  • Describe Fibre Channel topologies and industry terms
  • Describe how Ethernet and Fibre Channel networks converge
  • Describe security options in the storage network
  • Describe management and automation options for the storage networking infrastructure
  • Describe Cisco UCS servers and use cases for various Cisco UCS platforms (B-Series and C-Series)
  • Explain the connectivity options in the Fabric Interconnects for southbound and northbound connections
  • Describe port personalities and over-subscription models
  • Distinguish between the EHV and switching mode, and between the NPV and Fibre Channel switching mode
  • Describe split brain and partition in time issue with the Fabric Interconnects for HA.
  • Describe the hyper convergence solution and how it integrates systems based on different storage vendors
  • Compare storage vendors and evaluate the advantages for each stacked solution
  • Describe the different management options for Cisco UCS
  • Design the management solution in HA mode and describe integration with the Cisco UCS domain
  • Describe a Cisco UCS design using different applications and scenarios
  • Describe the system-wide parameters to setup a Cisco UCS domain including monitoring, QoS, and organizations to build up a management hierarchy in the Cisco UCS domain
  • Describe RBAC and integration with directory servers to control access rights on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe the pools that may be used in service profiles or service profile templates on Cisco UCS Manager
  • Describe the design and best practices for naming conventions
  • Describe the different policies you may set in the service profile to achieve and fulfill customer or application requirements
  • Describe the Ethernet and Fibre Channel interface policies and additional network technologies
  • Describe how to use templates to work more efficiently in Cisco UCS Manager
DCIT - Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2
  • Outline the troubleshooting process, and highlight which questions to ask
  • Describe the troubleshooting tools and methodologies available from the CLI and used to identify and resolve issues in a Cisco Data Center network architecture
  • Identify and resolve issues related to VLANs and PVLANs
  • Identify and resolve issues related to port channels and virtual port channels
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Cisco FabricPath
  • Identify and resolve issues related to OTV
  • Identify and resolve issues related to VXLAN
  • Identify and resolve issues related to LISP
  • Describe troubleshooting of routing protocols, such as OSPF, ISIS, and PIM.
  • Describe troubleshooting of the AAA and RBAC
  • Identify and resolve issues related to a single device
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel interface operation
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel switching when the Cisco NX-OS software switch is used in switched mode (vs. NPV mode)
  • Identify and resolve issues related to Fibre Channel switching when the NX-OS switch is used in N Port Virtualization (NPV) mode
  • Identify and resolve issues related to FIP and FCoE, including FCoE performance
  • Describe Cisco UCS architecture, initial setup, tools and service aids that are available for Cisco UCS troubleshooting and interpretation of the output
  • Describe Cisco UCS configuration and troubleshoot related issues
  • Describe Cisco UCS B-Series operation and troubleshoot related issues
  • Describe LAN, SAN and Fibre Channel operations, including in depth troubleshooting procedures
  • Describe Cisco IMC utilities to validate performance and facilitate data-gathering activities for Cisco UCS C-Series troubleshooting, as well as troubleshooting approach to hardware and firmware failures
  • Define proper procedures to configure LAN and SAN connectivity and avoid issues with the P81E virtual interface card (VIC)
  • Troubleshoot integration of Cisco UCS C-Series servers with Cisco UCS Manager
  • Identify tools, protocols and methods to effectively troubleshoot Cisco ACI

Candidates will have Employment Opportunities with following Job Title:

  • Level 2 Network Data Center Engineer
  • Level 2 Network Data Center Administrator
  • Level 2 Network Data Center Support Engineer
  • Level 2 Network Data Center Consultant
  • Level 2 Technical Consultant

Schedule

Upcoming Batches
Weekday Batch :Weekend Batch:
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Frequently Asked Question

What is CCNP Data Center Certification?

The CCNP Data Center certification and training program offers comprehensive certification and Professional-level skills focused on the data center solutions, technologies and best practices to design, implement, and manage a modern data center infrastructure.

IT practitioners who are Cisco trained and certified are uniquely qualified for key roles in complex data center environments, with expertise utilizing technologies including policy-driven infrastructure, virtualization, automation and orchestration, unified computing, data center security, and integration of cloud initiatives. CCNP Data Center certified professionals are highly qualified for senior roles chartered with enabling digital business transformation initiatives.

What is the duration of CCNP Data Center course?

The duration of course depends on the batch you select. Regular (Mon – Fri) classroom training takes 8 weeks or 160 hours, or Weekend (sat – sun) classroom training takes 2 Months or 160 hours. You can choose and check out the schedule and fees accordingly.

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

As per the procedures, printed CCNP 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 CCNP Data Center Certification?

There are four exams to pass the CCNP Data Center Certification in Design or Troubleshooting Path.
o 300-175 DCUCI
o 300-165 DCII
o 300-170 DCVAI
o 300-160 DCID or 300-180 DCIT

What are prerequisites for the CCNP Data Center Certification?

CCNP Data Center or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

What study material are referred for CCNP Data Center training?

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

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

The average salary ranges from 3,00,000 – 4,00,000 INR.

Is online mode available for the CCNP Data Center training?

Yes, there is online training mode.

What are the facilities that Octa Networks provide for CCNP 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 CCNP Data Center candidates?

Job roles may include
• Level 2 Network Data Center Engineer
• Level 2 Network Data Center Administrator
• Level 2 Network Data Center Support Engineer
• Level 2 Network Data Center Consultant
• Level 2 Technical Consultant

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

Cisco CCNP Data Center are valid for three years.

To recertify, pass ONE of the following before the certification expiration date:
• Pass any current 642-XXX Professional-level or any 300-XXX Professional-level exam, or
• Pass any current CCIE Written Exam, or
• Pass the current CCDE Written Exam OR current CCDE Practical Exam, or
• Pass the Cisco Certified Architect (CCAr) interview AND the CCAr board review to extend lower certifications.

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

o 300-175 DCUCI = 60-70 questions
o 300-165 DCII = 60-70 questions
o 300-170 DCVAI = 60-70 questions
o 300-160 DCID = 60-70 questions
o 300-180 DCIT = 60-70 questions

Reviews & Comments

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Yesterday we learned the basics of BGP including property, message types, states,role of igp into bgp and Rathod sir explained how messages are involved with states of bgp.
I left the class after half session because of office work 😞 and could not attend the remaining last 45 minuets.
But one thing is best and will be always best that our Trainer Jagdish Sir is always in positive mode and clear our doubt positively.
Thank you Jagdish sir, Arshad Sir and Octa networks for providing such an opportunity to learn the technology.
Jagdish Sir is doing his best in all session with same energy……….

My self Krishnendu form Kolkata i have attended CCNA Service provider and CCNP routing and Switching training from Octa Network. My trainer is Mr jagdish Rathod. He teaches us everything in detail. Today we have competed HSRP, VRRP and GLBP theory as well as Practical sessions. I have cleared all my doubts related to HSRP. Thank you Octa Networks, Rathod Jagdish, Arshad Dhunna, and Joaquim Fernandes sir.

I have attended the CCNA Wireless 8am-10am class.I learnt about RRM and AP group RF. Mr.Vibhor Sir explained these concept in very well manner.He keeps the session very interactive and solves all the queries raised by Students.Thanks Octa networks for providing such a talented mentor.

Thank You Octa Networks arshad Dhunna and Joaquim Fernandes for providing this Great Opportunity.

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Amitesh Arnav, India

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Shan Vel

Octa network is such great place . To hole world global training Centre . I such a trainer is Jagdish Rathore sir provide training CCNA. / CCNP/ CCIE tramendous.. there his mind set .it’s great mentor , trainer , motivations .he is practically Person. Repeated every dout particular topic Clear..

Gaurav Kabre

Currently, I am taking CCNA Data Center training which is lead by Mr. Ronak Vyas. I appreciate his efforts in guiding and explaining the DC concepts. Also, he answers all the questions or doubts raised by the participants after explaining the topic.

Mr.Ronak very well explained step by step on concepts like UCS, OTV and VPC in Lab rack setup practically.
Thanks Octa Networks


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