Ontrak CLDFND – Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals v1.0


This course provides you with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform foundational tasks related to cloud computing, and helps prepare you for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate-level certification specializing in cloud technologies. You’ll learn the following in this course:

  • Common cloud characteristics
  • Cloud service models
  • Compare cloud deployment models
  • Illustrate key features of UCS
  • Server virtualization
  • Network architectures for the data center
  • Cisco ACI
  • Infrastructure virtualization
  • Virtual networking services
  • Virtual Application Containers
  • Analyze storage provisioning concepts
  • Basic SAN storage concepts
  • Basic NAS storage concepts
  • Compare the difference between all the storage access technologies
  • Various Cisco storage network devices
  • Various reference architectures for converged infrastructure



  • CCNET Certification – or –
  • ICND1 V3.0 – Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices (Part 1)

Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Cloud Computing
    • Introducing Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
    • Describing Cloud Service Models
    • Comparing Cloud Deployment Models
    • Exploring the Cisco Intercloud Solution
  • Cloud Networking
    • Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
    • Exploring Virtual Networking
    • Identifying Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches
    • Define and Analyze Cisco Virtual Networking Service Appliances
    • Define and Analyze Software Defined Network Fundamentals
    • Describing the Cisco ACI Solution
  • Cloud Storage
    • Comparing Storage
    • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking Concepts
    • Exploring NAS Storage Basic Concepts
    • Identifying Cisco MDS and UCS Invicta Products
  • Cloud Compute
    • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
    • Identifying Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
    • Explaining Cisco UCS Blade Provisioning
    • Defining Server Virtualization
  • Cloud Automation and Reference Architectures
  • Exploring Reference Architecture for Converged Infrastructure
  • Describing Cloud Automation, Provisioning, and Management Platforms
  • Labs:
    • Lab 1: Examine Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director
    • Lab 2: Validate VSAN and Zoning
    • Lab 3: Validate FLOGI and FCNS
    • Lab 4: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
    • Lab 5: Review Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
    • Lab 6: Deploying VMware ESXi Server on Cisco UCS Blade
    • Lab 7: Connecting ESXi Server to FC LUN on the Cisco UCS Invicta Storage
    • Lab 8: Deploying the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch with VSUM
    • Lab 9: Examine the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller
    • Lab 10: Deploying Cisco Virtual Security Gateway
    • Lab 11: Deploying Cisco ASA 1000V
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