Duration: 5 days
Version: 1.2

Continuing Education credits: 40 points

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Price in Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs): 46
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The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) training introduces you to the implementation and management of the Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) mode. The training covers the key components and procedures you need to know to understand, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode, how to connect the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services, and fundamentals of Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) integration.

This training prepares you for the 300-620 DCACI exam, which certifies your knowledge of working with Cisco switches in ACI mode including configuration, implementation, and management. After you pass 300-620 DCACI, you earn the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center ACI Implementation certification and you satisfy the concentration exam requirement for the CCNP Data Center certification.

This course will help you:
  • gain the skills and hands-on practice integrating the enhanced, automated capabilities of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode for quicker application deployment,
  • get the knowledge for protocols, solutions and designs to acquire professional-level and expert-level data center job roles.

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Language: English
Location: Online, GMT+2
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Course Objectives:
  • Describe Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and basic Cisco ACI concepts
  • Describe Cisco ACI policy model logical constructs
  • Describe Cisco ACI basic packet forwarding
  • Describe external network connectivity
  • Describe VMM Integration
  • Describe Layer 4 to Layer 7 integrations
  • Explain Cisco ACI management features


Course Outline:
  • Section 1: Introducing Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and Basic Concepts
  • Section 2: Describing Cisco ACI Policy Model Logical Constructs
  • Section 3: Describing Cisco ACI Basic Packet Forwarding
  • Section 4: Introducing External Network Connectivity
  • Section 5: Introducing VMM Integration
  • Section 6: Describing Layer 4 to Layer 7 Integrations
  • Section 7: Explaining Cisco ACI Management

  • Lab Outline:
  • Discovery 1: Validate Fabric Discovery
  • Discovery 2: Configure NTP
  • Discovery 3: Create Access Policies and vPC
  • Discovery 4: Enable Layer 2 Connectivity in the Same EPG
  • Discovery 5: Enable Inter-EPG Layer 2 Connectivity
  • Discovery 6: Enable Inter-EPG Layer 3 Connectivity
  • Discovery 7: Compare Traffic Forwarding Methods in a Bridge Domain
  • Discovery 8: Configure External Layer 2 Connection
  • Discovery 9: Configure External Layer 3 (L3Out) Connection
  • Discovery 10: Integrate Cisco APIC with VMware vCenter Using VMware VDS

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before taking this offering, you should have:
  • Understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Familiarity of virtualization fundamentals

Primary audience includes:
  • Network Designer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Data Center Engineer
  • Consulting Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners
  • Field Engineer

Secondary audience includes:
  • Server Administrator
  • Network Manager
  • Storage Administrator
  • Program Manager
  • Project Manager

Associated certifications