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Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)

  • Length 5 days
  • Price $6490 inc GST
  • Version 1.1
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Why study this course

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) course helps you prepare for the Cisco® CCNP® Data Center and CCIE® Data Center certifications for advanced-level data center roles.

In this course, you will master the skills and technologies you need to implement data center compute, LAN and SAN infrastructure. You will also learn the essentials of automation and security in data centers. You will gain hands-on experience deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining Cisco data center infrastructure including: Cisco MDS Switches and Cisco Nexus Switches; Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) B-Series Blade Servers, and Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers.

The course includes additional self-study material that can be done at your own pace after the instructor-led portion of the course.

This course helps prepare you to take the exam 350-601 (DCCOR), which leads to the Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center Core certification.

Digital courseware: Cisco provides students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via before they attend their first day of class. Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

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What you’ll learn

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Implement routing and switching protocols in Data Center environment

  • Implement overlay networks in data center

  • Introduce high-level Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) concepts and Cisco Virtual Machine manager (VMM) domain integration

  • Describe Cisco Cloud Service and deployment models

  • Implement Fibre Channel fabric

  • Implement Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) unified fabric

  • Implement security features in data center

  • Implement software management and infrastructure monitoring

  • Implement Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect and Server abstraction

  • Implement SAN connectivity for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®)

  • Describe Cisco HyperFlex™ infrastructure concepts and benefits

  • Implement Cisco automation and scripting tools in data center

  • Evaluate automation and orchestration technologies

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Who is the course for?

  • Network designers

  • Network administrators

  • Network engineers

  • Systems engineers

  • Data centre engineers

  • Consulting systems engineers

  • Technical solutions architects

  • Field engineers

  • Cisco integrators and partners

  • Server administrators

  • Network managers

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us on 1800 U LEARN (1800 853 276).

Course subjects

Implementing Data Center Switching Protocols*

  • Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Port Channels Overview

Implementing First-Hop Redundancy Protocols*

  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Overview

  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) Overview

Implementing Routing in Data Center*

  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v2 and Open Settlement Protocol (OSP) v3

  • Border Gateway Protocol

Implementing Multicast in Data Center*

  • IP Multicast in Data Center Networks

  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)

Implementing Data Center Overlay Protocols

  • Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualisation

  • Virtual Extensible LAN

Implementing Network Infrastructure Security*

  • User Accounts and Role Based Access Control (RBAC)

  • Authentication, Authorisation, and Accounting (AAA) and SSH on Cisco NX-OS

Describing Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure

  • Cisco ACI Overview, Initialisation, and Discovery

  • Cisco ACI Management

Describing Cisco ACI Building Blocks and VMM Domain Integration

  • Tenant-Based Components

  • Cisco ACI Endpoints and Endpoint Groups (EPG)

Describing Packet Flow in Data Center Network*

  • Data Center Traffic Flows

  • Packet Flow in Cisco Nexus Switches

Describing Cisco Cloud Service and Deployment Models

  • Cloud Architectures

  • Cloud Deployment Models

Describing Data Center Network Infrastructure Management, Maintenance, and Operations *

  • Time Synchronisation

  • Network Configuration Management

Explaining Cisco Network Assurance Concepts*

  • Need for Network Assurance

  • Cisco Streaming Telemetry Overview

Implementing Fibre Channel Fabric

  • Fibre Channel Basics

  • Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) Overview

Implementing Storage Infrastructure Services

  • Distributed Device Aliases

  • Zoning

Implementing FCoE Unified Fabric

  • Fibre Channel over Ethernet

  • Describing FCoE

Implementing Storage Infrastructure Security*

  • User Accounts and RBAC

  • Authentication, Authorisation, and Accounting

Describing Data Center Storage Infrastructure Maintenance and Operations*

  • Time Synchronisation

  • Software Installation and Upgrade

Describing Cisco UCS Server Form Factors*

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Blade Servers

  • Cisco UCS C-Series Rack Servers

Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Network Connectivity

  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect

  • Cisco UCS B-Series Connectivity

Implementing Cisco Unified Computing Server Abstraction

  • Identity Abstraction

  • Service Profile Templates

Implementing Cisco Unified Computing SAN Connectivity

  • iSCSI Overview

  • Fibre Channel Overview

Implementing Unified Computing Security

  • User Accounts and RBAC

  • Options for Authentication

Introducing Cisco HyperFlex Systems*

  • Hyperconverged and Integrated Systems Overview

  • Cisco HyperFlex Solution

Describing Data Center Unified Computing Management, Maintenance, and Operations*

  • Compute Configuration Management

  • Software Updates

Implementing Cisco Data Center Automation and Scripting Tools*

  • Cisco NX-OS Programmability

  • Scheduler Overview

Describing Cisco Integration with Automation and Orchestration Software Platforms

  • Cisco and Ansible Integration Overview

  • Cisco and Puppet Integration Overview

Describing Cisco Data Center Automation and Orchestration Technologies*

  • Power On Auto Provisioning

  • Cisco Data Center Network Manager Overview

* This section is self-study material that can be done at your own pace after the instructor-led portion of the course.


  • Configure Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)

  • Explore the Cisco ACI Fabric

  • Implement Cisco ACI Access Policies and Out-of-Band Management

  • Implement Cisco ACI Tenant Policies

  • Integrate Cisco ACI with VMware

  • Configure Fibre Channel

  • Configure Device Aliases

  • Configure Zoning

  • Configure NPV

  • Provision Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect Cluster

  • Configure Server and Uplink Ports

  • Configure VLANs

  • Configure a Cisco UCS Server Profile Using Hardware Identities

  • Configure Basic Identity Pools

  • Configure a Cisco UCS Service Profile Using Pools

  • Configure an Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) Service Profile

  • Configure Cisco UCS Manager to Authenticate Users with Microsoft Active Directory

  • Configure Cisco Nexus Switches with Ansible

  • Program a Cisco Nexus Switch with Python

  • Automate Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure Configuration


To fully benefit from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarity with Ethernet and TCP/IP networking

  • Familiarity with SANs

  • Familiarity with Fibre Channel protocol

  • Identify products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and Cisco MDS families

  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center architecture

  • Understanding of server system design and architecture

  • Familiarity with hypervisor technologies (such as VMware)

These are the recommended Cisco courses that may help you meet these prerequisites:

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