The Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) v1.1 is a 5-day instructor-led course designed to help students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specialising in Cloud technologies. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform the essentials of Cloud administration and operation.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Identify the components of the Cisco Cloud management software solution
  • Understand the fundamentals of Cloud infrastructure administration
  • Describe reporting and charge-back
  • Provision Clouds using pre-configured templates
  • Perform Cloud management, monitoring and remediation


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

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:
  • Understand Network Fundamentals
  • Understand Compute Fundamentals
  • Understand Storage Fundamentals

Associated certifications