Course Overview

The goal of the course is to enable the students to achieve competency, skills and the required knowledge to assess their environment, business and technical requirements to be able to successfully design cloud deployments using the Cisco Cloud Portfolio.

5 days
CCNP Cloud
Learning Credits: 
  • Upon completing this course, you will have the skills and knowledge to:

    • Translate the business requirements into Cisco Cloud automation designs
    • Define the appropriate Cisco Cloud solution, based on a broad range of products and technologies
    • Design for the self-service user portal
    • Design for the Application and Platform as a service
    • Design for a Private Cloud infrastructure, automation, and security
    • Design for a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure, automation, and security
    • Design for Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds
    • Describe the VM Lifecycle management
  • Module 1: Translating Requirements into Automation Designs

    • Lesson 1: Describing Cloud and Automation
    • Lesson 2: Gathering Business Requirements
    • Lesson 3: Using Automation as a Foundation of Cloud Design
    • Lesson 4: Choosing the Appropriate Solution to Automate Private or Hybrid Clouds
    • Lesson 5: Designing Appropriate Automation Tasks to Meet Requirements
    • Lesson 6: Designing Application and PaaS Using Stack Designer

    Module 2: Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure

    • Lesson 1: Comparing and Contrasting Private Cloud Integrated Infrastructures
    • Lesson 2: Designing Cloud Storage
    • Lesson 3: Determining Methods to Access Storage
    • Lesson 4: Determining Storage Provisioning Methods for the Cloud Environment
    • Lesson 5: Interconnecting Private Clouds
    • Lesson 6: Determining Appropriate Solutions to Automate Network Services

    Module 3: Designing a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

    • Lesson 1: Comparing and Contrasting Public Cloud Architectures
    • Lesson 2: Automating Hybrid Cloud Provisioning
    • Lesson 3: Connecting to Public Clouds

    Module 4: Securing the Cloud Infrastructure

    • Lesson 1: Using Best Practices for Securing Cloud Infrastructure
    • Lesson 2: Designing a Secure Multitenant Environment

    Module 5: Virtualization and Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds

    • Lesson 1: Describing the Hypervisor Ecosystem
    • Lesson 2: Designing Workload Mobility for Cloud
    • Lesson 3: Designing VM Lifecycle for Cloud

    Module 6: Appendix

    • Lesson 1: Cloud Resource Guide
    • Learning Lab 1: Create a UCS Director Workflow for Baremetal Provisioning
    • Learning Lab 2: Design and Create Cisco UCS Director Catalog Entries for Discovered VM Templates
    • Learning Lab 3: Design Prime Service Catalog Storefront for UCS Director
    • Learning Lab 4: Create an Application Template in the Cisco Stack Designer
    • Learning Lab 5: Provision VACS Container
    • Learning Lab 6: Configure RBAC and LDAP Integration in Cisco UCS Director
    • Challenge Lab 7: Plan for ICF Cloud Requirements and Deployment
    • Challenge Lab 8: Design Hybrid Cloud Connectivity and Security
    • Challenge Lab 9: Design for VM Lifecycle and Cisco ICFD Integration in the Hybrid Cloud
  • It is recommended, but not required, that students have:

    • Data Center Experience,
    • OS experience and experience with designing and deploying IT solutions

    Attending the following Cisco courses or equivalent experience is highly recommended in order to fully benefit from this course:

    • CCNA Cloud Fundamentals
    • CCNA Cloud Administration
    • Channel Partners and Resellers
    • Customers
    • Employees