Cisco Cloud Fundamentals


Cisco Cloud Fundamentals

Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals is a course that is designed for Cloud Operations Engineers, Cloud Technical Administrators, Cloud Infrastructure Architects, and Cisco Integrators and Partners who provide operation and support of Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions.This course provides students with the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to Cloud computing, and help students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in Cloud technologies.

Target Audience

Cloud Operations Engineers -operation and support of the Cisco Cloud Products and SolutionsCloud Technical Administrators - implementation operation and support of Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions


Understand network fundamentals - for example, routing, switching, VLANUnderstand compute fundamentals - for example, servers, operating systemsUnderstand storage fundamentals - for example, basics of FC, FCoE, VSANCloud Infrastructure Architects - design infrastructure and operations of Cloud Services using Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:Describe common cloud characteristics List cloud service modelsCompare cloud deployment models Illustrate key features of UCSDefine server virtualizationDescribe network architectures for the datacenterDescribe Cisco ACIDescribe Infrastructure VirtualizationDefine virtual networking servicesDefine Virtual Application ContainersAnalyze storage provisioning conceptsDescribe basic SAN storage conceptsDefine basic NAS storage conceptsCompare the difference between all the storage access technologies Identify the various Cisco storage network devicesDescribe various reference architectures for converged infrastructure  

Course Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing
Introducing Cloud Computing Basic ConceptsDescribing Cloud Service ModelDescribing ’as a Service” Models of Cloud ComputingComparing Cloud Deployment ModelsExploring the Cisco Intercloud Solution Describing Hybrid Cloud Challenges Describing the Cisco Intercloud Hybrid Cloud Solution
Section 2: Cloud Networking
Describing Cisco Data Center Network ArchitectureExploring Virtual NetworkingIdentifying Cisco Nexus 1000V Series SwitchesDefine and Analyze Cisco Virtual Networking Service AppliancesDefine and Analyze Software Defined Network FundamentalsDescribing the Cisco ACI Solution
Section 3: Cloud Storage
Comparing StorageDescribing Fibre Channel Storage Networking ConceptsExploring NAS Storage Basic Concepts Describing the Different NFS Features and FunctionsIdentifying Cisco MDS and UCS Invicta Products
Section 4: Cloud Compute
Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Product FamilyIdentifying Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family Describing Cisco UCS B-Series ProductsExplaining Cisco UCS Blade Provisioning Explaining Cisco UCS Service ProfilesDefining Server Virtualization Windows and Linux Operating System Functions
Section 5: Cloud Automation and Reference Architectures
Exploring Reference Architecture for Converged InfrastructureDescribing Cloud Automation, Provisioning, and Management Platforms