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CCNA Data Center (200-150, 200-155) Official Cert Guide Library


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Assessment, review, and practice for the CCNA Data Center DCICN and DCICT exams

  • Book content is fully updated to align to the new exam objectives
  • Book and CD are packed with features to help candidates master more difficult testing methods on the actual exams
  • Practice tests contain exam-realistic questions that closely mimic the difficulty of the actual exam
  • In-depth expert explanations of all protocols, commands, and technologies on the new cert exam

  • Copyright 2017
  • Dimensions: 7-3/8" x 9-1/8"
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 1-58720-595-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58720-595-8

CCNA Data Center Official Cert Guide Library combines the two official study guides for the two CCNA Data Center exams. This value-priced bundle includes the following titles: CCNA Data Center DCICN Official Cert Guide and CCNA Data Center DCICT Official Cert Guide. These books provide a comprehensive self-study tool for preparing for the exams. Complete coverage of all exam topics as posted on the exam topic blueprint ensures readers will arrive at a thorough understanding of what they need to master to succeed on the exam. The book follows a logical organization of the DCICT exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers' retention and recall of exam topics. Readers will organize their exam preparation through the use of the consistent features in these chapters, including:

  • Pre-chapter quiz – These quizzes allow readers to assess their knowledge of the chapter content and decide how much time to spend on any given section.
  • Foundation Topics – These sections make up the majority of the page count, explaining concepts, configurations, with emphasis on the theory and concepts, and with linking the theory to the meaning of the configuration commands.
  • Key Topics – Inside the Foundation Topics sections, every figure, table, or list that should absolutely be understood and remembered for the exam is noted with the words “Key Topic” in the margin. This tool allows the reader to quickly review the most important details in each chapter.
  • Exam Preparation – This ending section of each chapter includes three additional features for review and study, all designed to help the reader remember the details as well as to get more depth. Readers will be instructed to review key topics from the chapter, complete tables and lists from memory, and define key terms.
  • Final Preparation Chapter—This final chapter details a set of tools and a study plan to help readers complete their preparation for the exams.
  • The companion web page contains a set of customizable practice tests.

Table of Contents

9781587205965 TOC

Part I: Networking Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Introduction to Data Center Infrastructure
Chapter 2 The TCP/IP and OSI Networking Models
Chapter 3 Fundamentals of Ethernet LANs
Chapter 4 Fundamentals of IPv4/IPv6 Addressing and Routing
Part I Review
Part II: Data Center Nexus Switching & Routing Fundamentals
Chapter 5 Installing and Operating Nexus Switches
Chapter 6 VLAN and Trunking Concepts
Chapter 7 VLAN Trunking and Configuration
Chapter 8 Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts
Chapter 9 Cisco Nexus Spanning Tree Protocol Implementation 311
Chapter 10 Configuring Ethernet Switching 
Part II Review

Part III: IPv4/IPv6 Subnetting
Chapter 11 Perspectives on IPv4/IPv6 Subnetting 
Chapter 12 Analyzing Classful IPv4 Networks
Chapter 13 Analyzing Subnet Masks
Chapter 14 Analyzing Existing Subnets
Chapter 15 Fundamentals of IP Version 6
Part III Review
Chapter XX Data Center Network Architectures

Part IV: IPv4 Routing
Chapter 17 IPv4 Routing Concepts
Chapter 18 Cisco Nexus IPv4 Routing Configuration
Chapter 19 IPv4 Routing Protocol Concepts
Chapter 20 Nexus Routing Protocol Configuration
Chapter 21 Nexus First Hop Redundancy Protocols and Configurations
Chapter 22 IPv4 Access Control Lists on Cisco Nexus Switches

Part V Data Center Storage Technologies
Chapter 23 Introduction to Storage and Storage Networking
Chapter 24 Advanced Storage Area Network (SAN) technologies and configurations

Part VI: Final Preparation 577
Chapter 25 Final Review 579

Part VII: Appendices
Appendix A Answers to the “Do I Know This Already?” Quizzes
Appendix B Exam Updates

Appendix C: Memory Tables
Appendix D: Memory Tables Answer Key
Appendix E: Study Planner

9781587205910 TOC

Part 1 Data Center Fundamentals
 Chapter 1  Data Center components
 Chapter 2 Data Center Layers
 Chapter 3 Introduction to Data Center Protocols

Part2 Unified Fabric
 Chapter 4 What is a Unified fabric? 
 Chapter 5 Features found in a Unified Fabric
 Chapter 6 Initial setup and verification

Part 3 Storage Area networks
 Chapter 7 What is a SAN?
 Chapter 8 Topologies used for a SAN
 Chapter 9 SAN operation and protocols
 Chapter 10 Zoning
 Chapter 11 FCOE        
Part 4 Data Center Virtualization
 Chapter 12 Virtualization in the Datacenter
 Chapter 13 Nexus 1000V and Nexus 1010
 Chapter 14 Network Virtualization      
Part 5 Unified Computing
 Chapter 15 UCS Hardware Overview
 Chapter 16 UCS Manager
 Chapter 17 UCS Networking
 Chapter 18 Stateless Computing Concepts
 Chapter 19 Administrative Tasks
 Chapter 20 C-Series Integration             

Part 6 Data Center Network Services
 Chapter 21 Load Balancing with Cisco ACE 
 Chapter 22 WAN Acceleration using Cisco WAAS 
 Chapter 23 Exam Preparation 

A. Answers Appendix

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