Cisco Certified Expert: CCNP Data Center

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Cisco CCNP Data Center

This program is designed to provide students for professional-level job roles in data center technologies. The program focuses on knowledge of data center infrastructure including network, compute, storage network, automation, and security. Students will learn the skills and technologies needed to implement data center computer, LAN and SAN infrastructure, as well as the essentials of automation and security in data centers. Participants gain hands-on experience deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining Cisco data center infrastructure, including Cisco MDS Switches and Cisco Nexus Switches, Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) B-Series Blade Servers, and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers.

Program completers will be prepared to obtain the CCNP Data Center certification, which includes a core exam and a concentration exam of the student’s choice. Concentration exams are focused on emerging and industry-specific topics such as design, troubleshooting, application-centric infrastructure, storage, and automation.

Competency Goals

  • Implement routing and switching protocols in Data Center environment
  • Implement overlay networks in data center
  • Introduce high-level Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) concepts and Cisco Virtual Machine manager (VMM) domain integration
  • Describe Cisco Cloud Service and deployment models
  • Implement Fibre Channel fabric
  • Implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) unified fabric
  • Implement security features in data center
  • Implement software management and infrastructure monitoring
  • Implement Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect and Server abstraction
  • Implement SAN connectivity for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®)
  • Describe Cisco HyperFlex™ infrastructure concepts and benefits
  • Implement Cisco automation and scripting tools in data center
  • Evaluate automation and orchestration technologies

Sample Job Titles

Information Security Analyst, Information Security Administrator, Network Administrator, Network Operation Technician, Network Support, Network Support Technician, Network Technician, Computer Support Specialist, Helpdesk Support, Desktop Support, or other similar jobs.

Learning Methodology: Residential

Credential Awarded: Certificate of Completion

Length of Program: 301 Clock Hours (4-6 Months)

Lecture/Lab Hours: 181/120

Maximum Student/Teacher Ratio: 25:1

Withdrawal Fee: $100.00

Prerequisites: Either 1 year relevant work experience, 1 year postsecondary education at an accredited institution in a related field, or 1 industry certification in a related field

Tuition for Program: $7,600.00

Course Materials Fee (nonrefundable): $250.00

Included in Course Materials Fee
Digital Course Content: $50.00
Virtual Labs: $100.00
Practice Tests: $75.00
eBooks: $25.00