The Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES) v1.1 is a 5-day instructor-led course that introduces learners to the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) to create designs for Cloud deployments, based on the Cisco Cloud portfolio.
The course provides required knowledge for the Cisco 300-465 CLDDES exam that is part of the CCNP Cloud certification, a professional level certification specializing in Cloud technologies.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • 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 for the VM Lifecycle management


The course contains these components:
  • Translate Requirements into Automation Designs
    • Describing Cloud and Automation
    • Gathering Business Requirements
    • Using Automation as a Foundation of Cloud Design
    • Choosing the Appropriate Solution to Automate Private or Hybrid Clouds
    • Designing Appropriate Automation Tasks to Meet Requirements
    • Hardware Lab: Creating a UCS Director Workflow for Baremetal Provisioning
    • Hardware Lab: Design and Create Cisco UCS Director Catalog Entries for Discovered VM Templates
    • Hardware Lab: Design Prime Service Catalog Storefront for UCS Director
    • Design Application and PaaS Using Stack Designer
    • Hardware Lab: Creating an Application Template in the Cisco Stack Designer
  • Design a Private Cloud Infrastructure
    • Comparing and Contrasting Private Cloud Integrated Infrastructures
    • Designing Cloud Storage
    • Determining Methods to Access Storage
    • Determining Storage Provisioning Methods for the Cloud Environment
    • Interconnecting Private Clouds
    • Determining Appropriate Solutions to Automate Network Services
    • Hardware Lab: Provision VACS Container
  • Design a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
    • Comparing and Contrasting Public Cloud Architectures
    • Automating Hybrid Cloud Provisioning
    • Connecting to Public Clouds
    • Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Solution
    • Challenge Lab: Choosing a Hybrid Cloud Solution
  • Secure the Cloud Infrastructure
    • Using Best Practices for Securing Cloud Infrastructure
    • Designing a Secure Multitenant Environment
    • Hardware Lab: RBAC and LDAP Integration in Cisco UCS Director
    • Challenge Lab: Plan for ICF Cloud Requirements and Deployment
    • Challenge Lab: Design Hybrid Cloud Connectivity and Security
  • Virtualization and Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds
    • Describing the Hypervisor Ecosystem
    • Designing Workload Mobility for Cloud
    • Designing VM Lifecycle for Cloud
    • Challenge Lab: Design for VM Lifecycle and Cisco ICFD Integration in the Hybrid Cloud
  • Appendix
    • Cloud Resource Guide

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:

Associated certifications