5-Day CCIE Data Center Lab Preparation Bootcamp

$4,999.00
 
 
 

About 5-Day CCIE Data Center Lab Preparation Bootcamp

Candidates entering the early round of their CCIE Data Center lab preparation must master various technologies and protocols before beginning to work on full-scale CCIE lab scenarios. Throughout the first phase of lab preparation, protocol- and technology-focused lab scenarios must be mastered to build sufficient understanding. The 5-Day CCIE Data Center Lab Preparation Bootcamp will help you achieve that goal.

Each pair of students will share a rack of Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000 and MDS lab hardware! The student racks are interconnected to form a larger topology, in which students will work together to create large Data Center networks.

This course is PACKED full of information, and classes are lengthy (10 to 12 hours per day!). The course is limited to 8 students to ensure each student has sufficient access to hardware and can receive one-on-one interaction with our Data Center instructor.

CCIE Data Center 5-Day Bootcamp Outline

Day One Agenda

Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure (Part 1)

  • Implement Nexus 7000 and 5000 configuration
    • NX-OS L2 functionality
    • VDC
      • Storage VDC
      • FCoE Vlan Range
  • User accounts
  • NX-OS high availability
    • Failure Domain Isolation
  • CFS
    • Over Ethernet
    • Over IP
  • User accounts
  • L2 & L3 interfaces
  • L3 routing
    • EIGRP
    • ISIS
  • Time management
    • NTP
    • PTP
  • Various system functionality
  • Implement Nexus 7000, 5000 and 2000 FEX configuration
    • L2 interfaces
    • 802.1q trunks
      • Port Type
        • Normal
        • Network
          • Bridge Assurance
          • Edge
    • Manual Pruning
    • Class of Service
  • Fabric extension (FEX)
    • Port-Channels
    • FCoE
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Port-channels
  • vPC
    • eVPC
  • FHRP
    • HSRP
    • VRRP

Day Two Agenda

Cisco Data Center Network Infrastructure (Part 2)

  • Implement Nexus 7000 configuration
    • VDC
    • OTV
    • L2 & L3 interfaces
    • 802.1q trunks
    • FHRP
      • HSRP
      • VRRP
  • VLANs
    • FCoE
  • System management
  • Access Control Lists (ACL)
  • Implement Nexus 7000 and 5000 configuration
    • VDC
    • L2 interfaces
    • 802.1q trunks
    • HSRP
    • VLANs
    • System management
    • Access Control Lists (ACL)
    • Spanning tree
      • Rapid PVST+
      • MST
  • FabricPath
    • Authentication
    • Domain Default
  • Security key management

Day Three Agenda

Cisco Data Center Storage Infrastructure

  • Implement Nexus 7000, 5000, and MDS configuration
    • FLOGI
    • PLOGI
    • PLRI
    • FCoE
    • C-series server
    • VSAN
    • L2 interfaces
    • Zoning
      • Basic Zoning
      • Enhanced Zoning
      • Soft Zoning
      • Hard Zoning
  • FC
    • SAN Port Channels
  • Unified Ports
    • Initializing FC ports
  • FCIP
    • Traffic Engineering
    • Cost
    • Profile

Day Four Agenda

Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Infrastructure

  • Implement Nexus 7000, 5000, and MDS configuration
    • FCoE
    • FC
    • NPV
    • NPIV
    • VSAN
    • Unified Ports
    • Multi-hop FCoE
    • Implement Cisco UCS C-series configuration
      • Cisco UCS C-series
      • FC/FCoE
      • Ethernet
      • VLAN
      • VSAN
      • L2 interfaces

Day Five Agenda

Cisco Data Center Virtualization Infrastructure

  • Implement Cisco UCS B-series configuration
    • Cisco UCS B-series
    • FC
    • FCoE
    • Ethernet
    • VLAN
    • VSAN
    • L2 interfaces
    • Disjoined Layer 2
    • Management
    • Server resources
    • Implement Nexus 1000V configuration
      • Port-profiles
      • L2 interfaces
      • VLAN
      • Trunking
      • Security
 
“I have passed my CCIE DC!”
By: Sharon Saadon, CCIE #43074 (Data Center)

A few months ago I started preparing for the CCIE Data Center lab. I had all of the equipment needed for my lab at work (1x N7K, 2x N5K,1x N2K,1x UCS,2x MDS, 1x NetApp storage). I used iPexpert's CCIE Data Center Workbooks to learn all of the topics on the CCIE DC blueprint. A few months later I was ready, I knew how to configure and troubleshoot each topic from the blueprint. I did the lab exam and failed, I did not understood  why I failed, I did all the tasks and everything was working. I wanted to schedule my next lab exam, but I did not know what to do different in order to pass, so I registered for iPexpert's CCIE DC bootcamp in RTP and schedule my lab exam for 2 days after bootcamp. There were 2 instructors who co-taught the class (Terry and Laurent). Terry explained and taught the features he was very strong on (OTV,FP,VPC..) and explained why we need it, how it's works and how to configure. It was very helpful to fill the gaps at the class. Laurent has a very deep understanding of real-world datacenters and storage networking. I realized that I failed my first attempt because of simple tasks that I did not pay enough attention to and realize what was exactly required. So thanks to Terry and Laurent at iPexpert, I have passed my CCIE DC few days ago!

 
 
“I would like to thank iPexpert”
By: Sean Hyland CCIE #43113 (Data Center)

I would like to thank iPexpert and their excellent boot camp for helping me pass my CCIE DC lab. I had previously studied with a “different vendor” and had failed in two previous attempts at the lab. The iPexpert boot camp provided invaluable knowledge and strategy critical to passing the lab. The combined instruction from Terry and Laurent gave two different perspectives to the exam but the tandem teaching was exactly what I needed to help get me the extra knowledge needed to pass the lab.

 
 

Schedule

Date Location
April 28 to May 2, 2014 RTP, NC
May 05 to May 9, 2014 RTP, NC
May 19 to May 23, 2014 Online-HD-ILT
June 02 to June 6, 2014 San Jose, CA
June 16 to June 20, 2014 Online-HD-ILT
June 30 to July 4, 2014 Brussels, Belgium
July 07 to July 11, 2014 RTP, NC
July 28 to August 1, 2014 Online-HD-ILT
August 11 to August 15, 2014 RTP, NC
August 18 to August 22, 2014 Online-HD-ILT
August 25 to August 29, 2014 London, England
September 08 to September 12, 2014 RTP, NC
September 22 to September 26, 2014 Online-HD-ILT
October 06 to October 10, 2014 RTP, NC
October 20 to October 24, 2014 Online-HD-ILT
November 03 to November 7, 2014 Online-HD-ILT
November 10 to November 14, 2014 Chicago, IL
December 01 to December 5, 2014 Online-HD-ILT
December 15 to December 19, 2014 RTP, NC

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