CLDFND | Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals


Technology areas: Cloud



The Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) v1.1 and v1.2 course prepares you for the Cisco CCNA® Cloud certification and for associate-level cloud operations roles. This course covers the following foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies:
• Cloud characteristics
• Cloud deployment models such as Cisco® cloud infrastructure (i.e., unified computing, including Cisco UCS® and server virtualization)
• Unified fabric, including data center network architecture and infrastructure virtualization
• Unified storage, including integrated infrastructure solutions
• IT practitioners who have Cisco CCNA Cloud training and certification are qualified for associate-level roles in enterprise-class cloud computing environments, with skills in the broad range of technologies and industry best practices needed for these in-demand roles.



After taking this course, you should be able to:
• Describe common cloud characteristics and service models
• Compare cloud deployment models
• Explain the function of the data center as a major resource for cloud services
• Illustrate key features of Cisco UCS
• Define server virtualization
• Describe network architectures for the data center
• Describe Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™)
• Describe infrastructure virtualization
• Define virtual application containers
• Analyze storage provisioning concepts
• Describe basic SAN and NAS storage concepts
• Describe the differences between all the storage access technologies
• Identify the various Cisco storage network devices
• Describe various reference architectures for converged infrastructure



• Understanding of network fundamentals, including routing, switching, and VLANs
• Understanding of compute fundamentals, including servers and operating systems
• Understanding of storage fundamentals, including the basics of Fibre Channel, Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE), and VSANs


Course duration
• Instructor-led training: 5 days in the classroom with hands-on lab practice
• Virtual instructor-led training: 5 days of web-based classes with hands-on lab practice
• E-learning: Equivalent of 5 days of instruction with hands-on lab practice, videos, and challenges
How you’ll benefit
This class will help you:
• Gain job-role-based knowledge and skills through Cisco’s unique combination of theory, practical application, and hands-on practice
• Succeed in today’s demanding associate-level cloud operations roles
• Prepare to pass the Cisco CCNA Cloud certification exam


Who should enroll
• Cloud engineers
• Cloud administrators
• Cloud operations engineers
• Support engineers
• Cloud design engineers
• Cloud infrastructure architects
• Virtualization engineers
• Cisco integrators and partners


1. Introduction to Cloud Computing Introduction to Cloud Computing

• Introducing Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
• Describing Cloud Service Models
• Comparing Cloud Deployment Models
• Exploring the Cisco Intercloud™ Solution

2. Cloud Networking Cloud Networking
• Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
• Exploring Virtual Networking
• Identifying Cisco Nexus® 1000V Series Switches
• Defining and Analyzing Cisco Virtual Networking Service Appliances
• Defining and Analyzing Software-Defined Network Fundamentals
• Describing the Cisco ACI Solution

3. Cloud Storage Cloud Storage
• Comparing Storage Options
• Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking Concepts
• Exploring NAS Basic Concepts
• Identifying Cisco MDS and Cisco UCS Invicta™ Products

4. Cloud Compute Cloud Compute
• Describing the Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
• Identifying the Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
• Explaining Cisco UCS Provisioning
• Defining Server Virtualization

5. Cloud Automation and Reference Architectures Cloud Automation and Reference Architectures
• Exploring Reference Architectures for Converged Infrastructure
• Describing Cloud Automation, Provisioning, and Management Platforms

Lab outline
• Examine Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director
• Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
• Review Cisco UCS Series Configuration
• Deploy VMware ESXi Server on Cisco UCS Servers
• Examine the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller
• Deploy Cisco Virtual Security Gateway
• Deploy Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall

CLDFND | Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals

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