This course has been updated. For the new version, please check the Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.0 course.

The DCICN training will introduce the students to the three primary technologies that are used in the Cisco Data Center: you will gain the foundational knowledge and a broad overview of networking and the Cisco Nexus Operating System. This course provides skills that are needed to configure the Cisco Nexus Switches and verify their operation. The introductory level of knowledge that is taught in these courses is targeted for individuals that will perform only the more basic configuration tasks. The course labs will focus on viewing configurations, but not on making configuration changes or creating new topologies.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Describe 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


The course contains these components:
  • Module 1: Simple Network Design
  • Module 2: Switched Network Implementation
  • Module 3: IP Addressing
  • Module 4: Routing on the Cisco Nexus Switch

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Basic computer literacy
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems
  • Basic Internet usage skills

Associated certifications