Synopses & Reviews
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 640-911 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.
- CD-ROM Practice Test—The companion CD-ROM contains a set of customizable practice tests.
This is Cisco's official, comprehensive self-study resource for preparing for the new CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 certification exam. Designed for all data center administrators and professionals seeking Cisco DCICT certification, it covers every exam objective concisely and logically, with extensive teaching features designed to promote retention and understanding. Readers will find clear and practical coverage of Cisco's entire exam blueprint, including:
- Cisco Data Center Fundamentals Concepts
- Data Center Unified Fabric
- Storage Networking
- DC Virtualization
- Unified Computing
- Data Center Network Services
Like all Official Cert Guides, Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide optimizes your study time with:
Pre-chapter quizzes to assess your knowledge upfront, so you can focus your study more efficiently
Foundation topics sections that explain concepts and configurations, and link theory to actual configuration commands
Key topics sections calling attention to every figure, table, and list that candidates must know
Exam Preparation sections with additional chapter review features
A final preparation chapter providing tools and a complete final study plan
Customizable practice test library on CD-ROM
About the Author
CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide
Wendell Odom, CCIE No. 1624, has a long history of writing networking books. He is the author of all the previous books in the Cisco Press CCNA Official Certification Guide series, in addition to earlier editions of CCNP certification guides (ROUTE and QoS) and many earlier editions of the CCIE Routing and Switch Official Certification Guide. He has written textbooks and produced networking videos. He also contributes to the design and to labs with the popular CCNA 200-120 Network Simulator from Pearson. His 30+ year career includes stints at IBM and Cisco and jobs ranging from network engineering, consulting, presale engineering, and teaching. You can find Wendell’s books and blogs at www.certskills.com, and find him on Twitter (@WendellOdom).
Chad Hintz, CCIE No. 15729, is a technical solutions architect for the Cisco Commercial East Area focusing on designing enterprise solutions for customers around the Cisco data center technologies. He also holds three CCIEs: Routing and Switching, Security, and Storage. He has more than 10 years of experience in the industry and has held certifications from Novell, VMware, and Cisco. His focus is working with enterprise/commercial customers to address their challenges with comprehensive end-to-end data center architectures. Chad has been with Cisco for eight years, and working as a solution architect has provided unique experiences in building these types of solutions. Chad is a regular speaker at Cisco Live and industry conferences on data center technologies. Chad lives near Buffalo, New York, with his wife and two wonderful children and enjoys golfing in his spare time.
CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide
Navaid Shamsee, CCIE No.12625, is a senior solutions architect in the Cisco Services organization. He holds a master’s degree in telecommunication and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a triple CCIE in routing and switching, service provider, and data center technologies. Navaid has extensive experience in designing and implementing many large-scale enterprise and service provider data centers. In Cisco, Navaid is focused on security of data center, cloud, and software-defined networking technologies. You can reach Navaid on Twitter: @NavaidShamsee.
David Klebanov, CCIE No.13791 (Routing and Switching) is a technical solutions architect with Cisco Systems. David has more than 15 years of diverse industry experience architecting and deploying complex network environments. In his work, David influences strategic development of the industry-leading data center switching platforms, which lay the foundation for the next generation of data center fabrics. David also takes great pride in speaking at industry events, releasing publications, and working on patents. You can reach David on Twitter: @DavidKlebanov.
Hesham Fayed, CCIE No.9303 (Routing and Switching/Data Center), is a consulting systems engineer for data center and virtualization based in California. Hesham has been with Cisco for more than 9 years and has 18 years of experience in the computer industry, working with service providers and large enterprises. His main focus is working with customers in the western region of the United States to address their challenges by doing end-to-end data center architectures.
Ahmed Afrose is a solutions architect with the Cisco Cloud and IT Transformation (CITT) services organization. He is responsible for providing architectural design guidance and leading complex multitech service deliveries. Furthermore, he is involved in demonstrating the Cisco value propositions in cloud software, application automation, software-defined data centers, and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). He is experienced in server operating systems and virtualization technologies and holds various certifications. Ahmed has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. He started his career with Sun Microsystem-based technologies and has 15 years of diverse experience in the industry. He was also directly responsible for setting up Cisco UCS Advanced Services delivery capabilities while evangelizing the product in the region.
Ozden Karakok, CCIE No. 6331, is a technical leader from the data center products and technologies team in the Technical Assistant Center (TAC). Ozden has been with Cisco Systems for 15 years and specializes in storage area and data center networks. Prior to joining Cisco, Ozden spent five years working for a number of Cisco’s large customers in various telecommunication roles. Ozden is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert in routing and switching, SNA/IP, and storage. She holds VCP and ITIL certifications and is a frequent speaker at Cisco and data center events. She holds a degree in computer engineering from Istanbul Bogazici University. Currently, she works on Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and enjoys being a mother of two wonderful kids.
Table of Contents
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