CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 5/6/2016
  • Publisher: Cisco Press

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Trust the best selling Official Cert Guide series from Cisco Press to help you learn, prepare, and practice for exam success. They are built with the objective of providing assessment, review, and practice to help ensure you are fully prepared for your certification exam.

CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide presents you with an organized test preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. “Do I Know This Already?” quizzes open each chapter and enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly.

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  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-opening quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions from the Companion Website

CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide, focuses specifically on the objectives for the Cisco CCNA CLDFND exam. Leading data center network architect Gustavo A.A. Santana shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing your understanding and retention of exam topics.

The Companion Website contains a powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine that enables you to focus on individual topic areas or take a complete, timed exam. The assessment engine also tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most.

Well-regarded for its level of detail, assessment features, comprehensive design scenarios, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.

The official study guide helps you master all the topics on the CCNA CLDFND exam, including:

  • Cloud characteristics
  • Cloud service models (IaaS, SaaS, PaaS)
  • Cloud deployment (public, private, community, hybrid)
  • Cisco Intercloud Solution
  • Cloud Compute (Cisco UCS)
  • Cloud Networking (DC network architectures, infrastructure virtualization)
  • Cloud Storage basics (provisioning, access, concepts, devices, infrastructures)

CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/index.html.

The print edition of the CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide contains two free, complete practice exams.

Also available from Cisco Press for Cisco CCNA CLDFND study is the CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test. This digital-only certification preparation product combines an eBook with enhanced Pearson IT Certification Practice Test.

This integrated learning package:

  • Allows you to focus on individual topic areas or take complete, timed exams
  • Includes direct links from each question to detailed tutorials to help you understand the concepts behind the questions
  • Provides unique sets of exam-realistic practice questions
  • Tracks your performance and provides feedback on a module-by-module basis, laying out a complete assessment of your knowledge to help you focus your study where it is needed most

Author Biography

Gustavo A. A. Santana, CCIE No. 8806, is the author of Data Center Virtualization Fundamentals (CiscoPress, 2013) and a Cisco Technical Solutions Architect working in enterprise and service provider data center projects that require a greater integration among multiple technology areas such as networking, application optimization, storage, and servers.


With more than 18 years of experience in the data center industry, Gustavo has led and coordinated a team of specialized Cisco engineers in Brazil. A true believer of education as a technology catalyst, he has also dedicated himself to the technical development of many IT professionals from customer, partner, and strategic alliance organizations. In addition to holding three CCIE certifications (Data Center, Storage Networking, and Routing & Switching), Gustavo is an SNIA Certified Storage Networking Expert (SCSN-E). A frequent speaker at Cisco Live and data center industry events, he holds a degree in computer engineering from Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA-Brazil) and an MBA in strategic IT management from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV-Brazil). Gustavo maintains a personal blog in which he discusses topics related to data center virtualization technologies at http://gustavoaasantana.net.

Table of Contents

1. What is Cloud Computing?
2. Cloud Shapes. Service Models
3. Cloud Heights. Administrative Domains
4. Behind the Curtain
5. Server Virtualization and Cloud Workloads
6. Virtual and Cloud Networking
7. Network Architectures for Cloud
8. Cloud Storage
9. Unified Computing for the Cloud
10. Cloud Building Blocks
Appendix A. Cisco Cloud Solutions Portfolio
Appendix B. Answers to Pre-assessments and Quizzes

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