Cisco CCNA Data Center: DCICN

In this online training course, students will be given the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of networking and the Cisco Nexus Operating System. The DCICN online training course provides skills that are needed to configure the Cisco Nexus Switches and verify their operation. This course helps prepare students for the Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center (CCNA Data Center) certification.

Exam Number: 640-911 DCICN *Last day to test: April 11th, 2017

Instructor: Dan Young

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Skills Learned

The DCICN online training course covers:

  • 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 Should Attend This Course

The DCICN course is designed to serve the needs of:


Basic computer literacy, Basic PC Operating System navigation skills, Basic Internet usage skills, and Basic IP addressing knowledge is highly recommended.

Course Outline

Module 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

Module 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

Module 3: IP Addressing

  • IP Addressing Scheme
  • Transitioning to IPv6

Module 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

Hands-On Labs

  • 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