The Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) v1.0 is a 5-day instructor-led course that is designed to help learners prepare for the CCNA Cloud career certification, an associate-level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. The course provides required knowledge for the Cisco 210-455 CLDADM exam.
This course is designed to provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essentials of Cloud administration and operations. The management software applications covered in this course include Cisco UCS Director, Cisco Prime Service Catalog, and Virtual Application Container Services.
This course helps learners to achieve competency, skills, and the required knowledge to perform basic tasks related to the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of the Cisco Cloud products


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Provision the Cisco UCS Director (UCSD)
  • Provision the Cisco Prime Services Catalog (PSC)
  • Provision the Cisco Virtual Application Container Services (VACS)
  • Provision the Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director (ICF)
  • Provision the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller (PNSC)


The course contains these components:
  • Cisco Cloud Technologies Overview
    • Reviewing Cloud Environments
    • Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
    • Cisco UCS Director Overview
    • Cisco Cloud Solution
    • Hardware Lab: Explore Cisco UCSD Portal and Register Virtual and Physical Components
  • Cisco Cloud Administration
    • Administering the Portal in UCSD
    • Hardware Lab: Explore Cisco UCSD Portal Administration Tasks
    • Describing Virtual Machines Operations in Cisco UCSD
    • Hardware Lab: Explore UCSD VM Operation Tasks Using Predefined Workflow
    • Cisco Prime Service Catalog Services
    • Hardware Lab: Explore Cisco Prime Service Catalog
  • Cisco Cloud Provisioning
    • Deploying UCS Templates with UCSD
    • Hardware Lab: Explore VM, Cisco UCS, and Server Templates in Cisco UCSD
    • Explaining UCSD Application Containers
    • Hardware Lab: Explore App Container Tasks Defining 2-Tier App Container
    • Cisco Virtual Application Container Services Basics
  • Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring
    • System Monitoring in UCS Director
    • Working with Monitoring Dashboards in UCSD
    • Hardware Lab: Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
    • Hardware Lab: Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
    • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)
    • Creating Budget and Resource Limits in UCSD
    • Hardware Lab: Explore Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director Generating Top-N Report
    • Hardware Lab: Charge-Back Reporting Capabilities of Cisco UCS Director
    • Cisco UCS Performance Manager
  • Cloud Remediation
    • Configuring Serviceability Options
    • Hardware Lab: Enable Serviceability Options in UCSD
    • Interpreting Logs for Root Cause Analysis
    • Hardware Lab: Explore Logs in Cisco UCS Director
    • Reviewing Backup Cisco UCSD Configurations
    • Hardware Lab: Back Up Cisco UCSD Configuration to a Backup Server

Prerequisite Knowledge

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

Associated certifications