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Skills Acceleration for Cloud Ready Data Centers

Education solutions from Cisco, EMC, VMWare.

skills acceleration

Accelerate Your IT Skills Development

Learning@Cisco, EMC Education Services, and VMware Education have teamed up to offer advanced training and certifications to help you acquire the skills to successfully design, build, and transform your IT infrastructure, adopt cloud computing, and realize the promise of data science and big data analytics.

Demonstrate Expertise, Strengthen Credibility

The education solutions offered in this program combine current curriculum available from Cisco, EMC, and VMware into a logically organized learning framework. The courses address disciplines such as cloud architecture, systems administration, storage, backup and recovery, data center networking, data center design, and systems management.

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Cloud Architect

Topics covered:

  • Cloud infrastructure and services
  • Virtualized data center infrastructure
  • IT-as-a-service planning and design
  • vCloud Director: Deploy and manage

Cloud Architects are vital to long-term, highly efficient virtualization and cloud environment design. They interface with the business and provide cross-domain expertise leading all the way to IT-as-a-Service. Create a strong team for building a robust cloud data center.

Courses (Click to view details): Certification and Specialization Opportunities
1. Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS)
2. Virtualized Data Center and Cloud Infrastructure
3. IT-as-a-Service Planning and Design
4. vCloud Director: Deploy and Manage
Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate (EMCCIS)
Cloud Architect Specialist (EMCCA)
Cloud Architect Expert (EMCCAe)
VMware Certified Professional

Compute Systems

Topics covered:

  • Cloud infrastructure and services
  • Data center unified computing
  • vSphere: Install, configure, and manage

Systems professionals are at the center of the virtual data center, implementing and managing the computing resources that underpin cloud environments. Prepare the systems team to virtualize server resources, deploy a unified computing environment, and ensure that the virtual data center is aligned to current or future cloud and IT-as-a-service models

Courses (Click to view details): Certification and Specialization Opportunities
1. Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS)
2. Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI)
3. vSphere: Install, Configure, Manage
Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate (EMCCIS)
Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist
VMware Certified Professional on vSphere 5 (VCP5)

Information Storage

Topics covered:

  • Information storage and management
  • Storage networking design

Storage domain architects provide domain-specific planning and design skills to complement, expand, and complete the designs for robust, cloud-ready, virtualized infrastructure implementations.

Courses (Click to view details): Certification and Specialization Opportunities
1. Information Storage and Management
2. Storage Networking Design
3. Information Availability Design
Information Storage Associate (EMCISA)
Data Center Architect (EMCDCA)
Data Center Architect (EMCDCA)

Backup and Recovery

Topics covered:

  • Information storage and management
  • Information availability design

Plan, design, and deploy Information availability solutions, including backup and recovery, business continuity, disaster recovery, and archiving. Gain a thorough exposure to information availability requirement analysis, business value justification, and technology design best practices.

Courses (Click to view details): Certification and Specialization Opportunities
1. Information Storage and Management
2. Information Availability Design
Information Storage Associate (EMCISA)
Data Center Architect (EMCDCA)

Data Center Networking

Topics covered:

  • Cloud infrastructure and Services
  • Data center unified fabric implementation

Network administrators implement modern data center network designs using products such as the Cisco Nexus 7000 and 5000 Series Switches, as well as Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Fabric Extenders. These networks make heavy use of network virtualization and data center unified fabrics that use both Fibre Channel and Fibre Channel over Ethernet technologies.

Courses (Click to view details): Certification and Specialization Opportunities
1. Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS)
2. Data Center Unified Fabric Implementation (DCUFI)
3. Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center (CCNDC)
Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate (EMCCIS)
Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Support Specialist

Data Center Networking Design

Topics covered:

  • Cloud Infrastructure and Services
  • Designing Cisco data center unified fabric
  • Configuring the Cisco Nexus Data Center

Network architects design and plan data centers based on virtualization, unified fabric, and cloud computing technologies. Designs include support for virtual machine and storage mobility using VMware VMotion, as well as data center network extension technology such as FabricPath and Overlay Transport Virtualization.

Courses (Click to view details): Certification and Specialization Opportunities
1. Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS)
2. Designing Cisco Data Center Unified Fabric (DCUFD)
Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate (EMCCIS)
Cisco Data Center Networking Design Specialist

Management

Topics covered:

  • Cloud infrastructure and services

Monitor and manage the health, capacity, configuration, and performance of your highly virtualized and cloud infrastructure. Automate manual operations management tasks through actionable intelligence, and gain greater visibility across the infrastructure and applications for faster problem resolution.

Courses (Click to view details): Certification and Specialization Opportunities
1. Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS) Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate (EMCCIS)

Foundational Courses

Establish a strong foundation. "Open" curriculum education and certification focus on technology concepts and principles applicable to any vendor environment.

Courses (Click to view details): Certification and Specialization Opportunities
1. Cloud Infrastructure and Services (CIS)
2. Information Storage and Management
3. Data Science and Big Data Analytics
Cloud Infrastructure and Services Associate (EMCCIS)
Information Storage Associate (EMCISA)
Data Science and Big Data Analytics (EMCDSA)

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Cisco Advanced Services Education

Cisco Advanced Services Education

Strengthen your company's competitive edge by using the Cisco Advanced Services Education (ASE) comprehensive approach to staff development and training.

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EMC Education Services

EMC Education Services

Enable your team to meet tomorrow's IT challenges today. EMC Education Services offers a full suite of training, including VMware courses.

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*EMC is not an authorized Cisco delivery partner. *Cisco is not an authorized delivery or VMware Authorized Training Center (VATC) partner.