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Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) v1.1 and v1.2

What you’ll learn in this course

The Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) v1.1 and v1.2 course prepares you for the Cisco CCNA® Cloud certification and for associate-level cloud operations and administration roles. This course covers foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies needed to perform the basics of Cisco® cloud administration, including Cisco UCS® Director, Cisco Prime® Service Catalog, and Cisco Virtual Application Container Services (VACS). Topics include cloud provisioning, management, monitoring and reporting, charge-back models, and remediation.

IT practitioners who have Cisco CCNA Cloud training and certification have validated essential skills in Cisco technologies and industry best practices needed for these in-demand roles.

Version 1.1 of this course is instructor-led, and version 1.2 is e-learning.

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 administrators
  • Cloud operations engineers
  • Cloud infrastructure architects
  • Cisco integrators and partners

How to enroll

Technology areas

  • Cloud

Course details


After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the components of the Cisco cloud management software solution
  • Explain the fundamentals of cloud infrastructure administration
  • Describe reporting and charge-back
  • Provision clouds using preconfigured templates
  • Perform cloud management, monitoring, and remediation


To fully benefit from this course, you should first complete the following course or obtain the equivalent level of knowledge:

  • Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) v1.1 or higher


  • Cisco Cloud Technologies Overview
    • Reviewing Cloud Environments
    • Reviewing the Virtual Infrastructure
    • Understanding Cisco UCS Director
    • Understanding the Cisco Cloud Solution
  • Cisco Cloud Administration
    • Administering the Portal in Cisco UCS Director
    • Describing VM Operations in Cisco UCS Director
    • Describing Cisco Prime Service Catalog Services
  • Cisco Cloud Provisioning
    • Deploying Cisco UCS Templates with Cisco UCS Director
    • Explaining Cisco UCS Director Application Containers
    • Describing the Basics of Cisco Virtual Application Container Services
  • Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring
    • Understanding System Monitoring in Cisco UCS Director
    • Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director
    • Reporting in Cisco UCS Director (CloudSense)
    • Creating Budget and Resource Limits in Cisco UCS Director
    • Describing Cisco UCS Performance Manager
  • Cloud Remediation
    • Configuring Serviceability Options
    • Interpreting Logs for Root Cause Analysis
    • Reviewing Backup Cisco UCS Director Configurations

Lab outline

  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal and Register Virtual and Physical Components
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Portal Administration Tasks
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director VM Operation Tasks Using Predefined Workflow
  • Explore Cisco Prime Service Catalog
  • Explore VM, Cisco UCS, and Server Templates in Cisco UCS Director
  • Explore Application Container Tasks Defining Two-Tier Application Container
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Monitoring Capabilities
  • Explore Cisco UCS Director Built-In Reports
  • Explore Monitoring Dashboards in Cisco UCS Director and Generate a Top-N Report
  • Explore Charge-Back Reporting Capabilities of Cisco UCS Director
  • Enable Serviceability Options in Cisco UCS Director
  • Explore Logs in Cisco UCS Director
  • Back Up Cisco UCS Director Configuration to a Backup Server