DCID | Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure


Version: 6.2


Technology areas:

Data center



The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v6.2 course helps you prepare for the Cisco CCNP® Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles. In this course, you will master design and deployment options focused on Cisco® data center infrastructure, including networking, virtualization, storage networking, compute, and management tools. You can expect theoretical content as well as design-oriented case studies in the form of activities.

IT professionals with Cisco CCNP Data Center training and certification are uniquely qualified for professional-level or higher roles in enterprise-class data center environments. Cisco CCNP training and certification equips you with skills in a broad range of technologies and industry best practices to help you succeed in these in-demand roles.



After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the Layer 2 and Layer 3 forwarding options and protocols used in a data center
  • Describe the rack design options, traffic patterns, and data center switching layer access, aggregation, and core
  • Describe the Cisco Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV) technology that is used to interconnect data centers
  • Design a solution that uses Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP) for traffic forwarding
  • Describe the hardware redundancy options and virtualize the network, compute, and storage



Before taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe data center networking concepts
  • Describe data center storage concepts
  • Describe data center virtualization
  • Describe the Cisco Unified Computing System™
  • Describe data center automation and orchestration focusing on Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) and Cisco UCS Director
  • Identify products in the Cisco Nexus and MDS families
  • Describe network fundamentals and build simple LANs, including switching and routing


To fully benefit from this course, you should have completed the following courses or obtained the equivalent level of knowledge:

  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)
  • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated (CCNAX), or Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1), and Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (ICND2)




How you’ll benefit

This course will help you:

  • Make design choices for optimal data center infrastructure performance, virtualization, security, and automation
  • Master the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to design a scalable, reliable, and intelligent data center based on Cisco technologies
  • Prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification through a combination of lessons and design practice
  • Qualify for professional-level job roles in the high-demand area of enterprise-class data center environments
  • Develop well-rounded career growth


Who should enroll

IT professionals with five to eight years of experience in these roles:

  • Data center administrator
  • Data center engineer
  • Network administrator
  • Network engineer
  • System administrator
  • Systems engineer
  • Network designer
  • Consulting systems engineer
  • Technical solutions architect
  • Cisco integrator or partner



  • Data Center Network Connectivity Designs
  • Data Center Infrastructure Design
  • Data Center Compute Connectivity Design
  • Data Center Compute Resource Parameters Design

DCID | Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure v6.2

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