Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking

Exam Number:   640-911 DCICN
Associated Certifications: CCNA Data Center Certification
Duration: 90 minutes (65-75 questions)
Available Languages: English
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Exam Description

The 640-911 DCICN Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking is one of the exams associated with the CCNA Datacenter Certification. This exam tests a candidate's knowledge of networking concepts for the Data Center environment, based on Nexus-OS. You will learn fundamental information on how a Data center network works, how to configure virtualization in the network, addressing schemes, troubleshooting and configuration skills. Candidates can prepare for this exam by taking the course DCICN, Introducing Cisco Data center Networking.

Exam Topics

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the 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 guidelines below may change at any time without notice.

Describe how a network works

  • Describe the purpose and functions of various network devices
  • Select the components required to meet a network specification
  • Use the OSI and TCP/IP models and their associated protocols to explain how data flows in a network
  • Describe the purpose and basic operation of the protocols in the OSI and TCP models

Configure, verify and troubleshoot a switch with VLANs and interswitch communications

  • Explain the technology and media access control method for Ethernet networks
  • Explain basic switching concepts and the operation of Cisco switches
  • Describe and Configure enhanced switching technologies (including: VTP, VLAN, 802.1q,STP)

Implement an IP addressing scheme and IP Services to meet network requirements in a medium-size Enterprise branch office network

  • Describe the operation and benefits of using private and public IP addressing
  • Describe the difference between IPv4 and IPv6 addressing scheme.

Configure, verify, and troubleshoot basic router operation and routing on Cisco devices

  • Describe and Configure basic routing concepts (including: packet forwarding, router lookup process)
  • Describe the operation of Cisco routers (including: router bootup process, POST, router components)