Course Overview

Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) v1.1 is a five-day instructor-led training course that is designed for Cloud Operations Engineers, Cloud Technical Administrators, Cloud Infrastructure Architects, and Cisco Integrators and Partners who provide operation and support of Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions. This course provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to cloud computing, and help students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in cloud technologies.

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5 days
1.1 ( instructor-led) and 1.2 (e-learning)
CCNA Cloud
Learning Credits: 
  • Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

    • Describe cloud computing principles and basics
    • Give better understanding of the data center as a major resource for cloud services
    • Describe the Cisco products and technologies building the data center

    Upon completing this course, you will also be able to:

    • Describe common cloud characteristics
    • List cloud service models
    • Compare cloud deployment models
    • Illustrate key features of UCS
    • Define server virtualization
    • Describe network architectures for the data center
    • Describe Cisco ACI
    • Describe infrastructure virtualization
    • Define virtual networking services
    • Define virtual application containers
    • Analyze storage provisioning concepts
    • Describe basic SAN storage concepts
    • Define basic NAS storage concepts
    • Compare the differences between all the storage access technologies
    • Identify the various Cisco storage network devices
    • Describe various reference architectures for converged infrastructure
  • Module 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

    • Lesson 1: Introducing Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
    • Lesson 2: Describing Cloud Service Models
    • Lesson 3: Comparing Cloud Deployment Models
    • Lesson 4: Exploring the Cisco Intercloud Solution

    Module 2: Cloud Networking

    • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
    • Lesson 2: Exploring Virtual Networking
    • Lesson 3: Identifying Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches
    • Lesson 4: Defining and Analyzing Cisco Virtual Networking Service Appliances
    • Lesson 5: Defining and Analyzing Software-Defined Network Fundamentals
    • Lesson 6: Describing the Cisco ACI Solution

    Module 3: Cloud Storage

    • Lesson 1: Comparing Storage Options
    • Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking Concepts
    • Lesson 3: Exploring NAS Storage Basic Concepts
    • Lesson 4: Identifying Cisco MDS and UCS Invicta Products

    Module 4: Cloud Compute

    • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
    • Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco UCS Series Product Family
    • Lesson 3: Explaining Cisco UCS Provisioning
    • Lesson 4: Defining Server Virtualization

    Module 5: Cloud Automation and Reference Architectures

    • Lesson 1: Exploring Reference Architectures for Converged Infrastructure
    • Lesson 2: Describing Cloud Automation, Provisioning, and Management Platforms
    • Guided Lab 1: Examine Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director
    • Guided Lab 2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
    • Guided Lab 3: Review Cisco UCS Series Configuration
    • Guided Lab 4: Deploy VMware ESXi Server on Cisco UCS Series Servers
    • Guided Lab 5: Examine the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller
    • Guided Lab 6: Deploy Cisco Virtual Security Gateway
    • Guided Lab 7: Deploy Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall
  • The learner is expected to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

    • Understand network fundamentals—routing, switching, VLAN
    • Understand compute fundamentals—servers, operating systems
    • Understand storage fundamentals—basics of FC, FCoE, VSAN