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Data Center Networker I
Build skills equivalent to the DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking v1.0 program
  • Credit Hours: 4 Days

  • Format: Virtual Classroom - Instructor-Led Online

  • Professional Certificate: CCNA Data Center

  • Recommended for: Network administrators Network engineers Cisco integrators/partners Systems engineers Network designers Network managers Systems engineers Consulting systems engineers Technical solutions architects

The Data Center Networker I course prepares students for employment in the Informational Technology industry. This course is a comprehensive coverage of three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco data center. Throughout this program, students will complete theory-based lectures and virtual labs which focus on the knowledge necessary to perform basic configuration tasks. The programs curriculum satisfies the requirements needed to obtain employment and/or career advancement. 

This program prepares students for employment as a Network Engineer. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment change between 2010 and 2020 will grow 15% greater than the annual average.

What You'll Learn

  • How a network works
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications
  • Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP services to meet network requirements
  • Configure, verify, and troubleshoot routing operations on Cisco Nexus switches

Who Needs to Attend

  • Network administrators, engineers, designers, and managers
  • Cisco integrators/partners
  • Systems engineers
  • Consulting systems engineers
  • Technical solutions architects


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Course Outline

1. Building a Simple Network

  • Functions of Networking
  • Host-to-Host Communications Model
  • Ethernet Connections
  • Ethernet Communications Standards
  • OSI Network Layer Addressing
  • TCP/IP Transport Layer
  • Packet Delivery Process

2. Switched Network Implementation

  • Switching
  • Packet Delivery Process
  • Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Operating Cisco NX-OS Software
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Building a Redundant Switched Topology

3. IP Addressing

  • IP Addressing Scheme
  • Transitioning to IPv6

4. Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch

  • Packet Delivery Process
  • Routing Process on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Routing Protocols on Cisco Nexus Switches
  • Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches


Lab 1: Use Windows Applications as Network Tools

Lab 2: Observe the TCP Three-Way Handshake

Lab 3: Observe Extended PC Network Information

Lab 4: Connect to Cisco Nexus Switches

Lab 5: Configure the Cisco Nexus Switches

Lab 6: Configure VLANs and Trunks

Lab 7: Verify and Configure Spanning Tree

Lab 8: Configure EtherChannel

Lab 9: Convert Decimal to Binary and Binary to Decimal

Lab 10: Classify Network Addressing

Lab 11: Compute Usable Subnetworks and Hosts

Lab 12: Calculate Subnet Masks

Lab 13: Configure Multilayer Switching

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