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640-916 DCICT

Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

Exam Number 640-916 DCICT
Associated Certifications CCNA Data Center Certification
Duration 90 minutes (65-75 questions)
Available Languages English
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The 640-916 DCICT Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Datacenter Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of fundamental Data center technologies like network and server Virtualization, Storage, Convergent I/O and network services like load balancing.

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  • 30%     1.0   Cisco Data Center Fundamentals Concepts

      • 1.1   Describe network architectures for the Data Center describe the
                  purpose and functions of various network devices
        • 1.1.a   LAN
        • 1.1.b   SAN
      • 1.2   Describe the Modular Approach in Network Design
      • 1.3   Describe the data center core layer
      • 1.4   Describe the data center aggregation layer
      • 1.5   Describe the data center access layer
      • 1.6   Describe the collapse core model
      • 1.7   Describe FabricPath
      • 1.8   Identify key differentiator between DCI and network interconnectivity
      • 1.9   Describe, Configure, and verify vPC
      • 1.10   Describe the functionality of and configure port channels
      • 1.11   Describe and Configure vdc
      • 1.12   Describe the edge/core layers of the SAN
      • 1.13   Describe the Cisco Nexus product family
      • 1.14   Configure and Verify network connectivity
      • 1.15   Identify control and data plane traffic
      • 1.16   Perform initial set up
  • 20%     2.0   Data Center Unified Fabric

      • 2.1   Describe FCoE
      • 2.2   Describe FCoE multihop
      • 2.3   Describe VIFs
      • 2.4   Describe FEX products
      • 2.5   Perform initial set up
  • 18%     3.0   Storage Networking

      • 3.1   Describe initiator target
      • 3.2   Verify SAN switch operationst
      • 3.3   Describe basic SAN connectivityt
      • 3.5   Describe the different storage array connectivityt
      • 3.6   Verify name server logint
      • 3.7   Describe, Configure and verify zoningt
      • 3.8   Perform initial set upt
      • 3.9   Describe, Configure and verify VSAN
  • 14%     4.0   DC Virtualization

      • 4.1   Describe device virtualization
      • 4.2   Describe server virtualization
      • 4.3   Describe Server Virtualization
      • 4.4   Describe Nexus 1000v
      • 4.5   Verify initial set up and operation for Nexus 1k
  • 17%     5.0   Unified Computing

      • 5.1   Describe and verify discovery operation
      • 5.2   Describe, configure, and verify connectivity
      • 5.3   Perform initial set up
      • 5.4   Describe the key features of UCSM
  •   1%     6.0   Data Center Network Services

      • 6.1   Describe standard ACE features for load balancing
      • 6.2   Describe Server load balancing Virtual Context and HA
      • 6.2   Describe Server load balancing Management Options
      • 6.2   Describe the benefits of Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution
      • 6.2   Describe how the Cisco Global Load Balancing Solution integrate
                 with local Cisco load balancers
      • 6.2   Describe Cisco WAAS need and advantages in the Data Center
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you

    A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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