CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 3/6/2015
  • Publisher: Cisco Press

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CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide

CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. A team of leading Cisco data center experts shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills.


This complete, official study package includes


--A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam

--“Do I Know This Already?” quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section

--Part-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly

--The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports

--Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time

--A final preparation chapter that guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies


Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success.


The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNA Data Center DCICT 640-916 exam, including


--Cisco data center concepts: architectures, devices, layers, modular design, vPC, FabricPath, Cisco Nexus switches, and more

--Data center unified fabric: FCoE, multihop, VIFs, FEX, and setup

--Storage networking: concepts, targets, verification, connectivity, zoning, setup, and configuration

--Data center virtualization: servers, devices, and Nexus 1000V, including setup and operations

--Cisco Unified Computing: concepts, discovery, connectivity, setup, and UCSM

--Data center network services: ACE load balancing, virtual context, HA, management, global/local solutions, and WAAS


The CD-ROM contains more than 450 practice questions for the exam, memory table exercises and answer keys, and a study planner tool.


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Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements:


Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 Client; Pentium class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databases


Author Biography

Navaid Shamsee, CCIE No.12625, is a senior solutions architect in the Cisco Services organization. He holds a master’s degree in telecommunication and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering. He also holds a triple CCIE in routing and switching, service provider, and data center technologies. Navaid has extensive experience in designing and implementing many large-scale enterprise and service provider data centers. In Cisco, Navaid is focused on security of data center, cloud, and software-defined networking technologies. You can reach Navaid on Twitter: @NavaidShamsee.


David Klebanov, CCIE No.13791 (Routing and Switching) is a technical solutions architect with Cisco Systems. David has more than 15 years of diverse industry experience architecting and deploying complex network environments. In his work, David influences strategic development of the industry-leading data center switching platforms, which lay the foundation for the next generation of data center fabrics. David also takes great pride in speaking at industry events, releasing publications, and working on patents. You can reach David on Twitter: @DavidKlebanov.


Hesham Fayed, CCIE No.9303 (Routing and Switching/Data Center), is a consulting systems engineer for data center and virtualization based in California. Hesham has been with Cisco for more than 9 years and has 18 years of experience in the computer industry, working with service providers and large enterprises. His main focus is working with customers in the western region of the United States to address their challenges by doing end-to-end data center architectures.


Ahmed Afrose is a solutions architect with the Cisco Cloud and IT Transformation (CITT) services organization. He is responsible for providing architectural design guidance and leading complex multitech service deliveries. Furthermore, he is involved in demonstrating the Cisco value propositions in cloud software, application automation, software-defined data centers, and Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS). He is experienced in server operating systems and virtualization technologies and holds various certifications. Ahmed has a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems. He started his career with Sun Microsystem-based technologies and has 15 years of diverse experience in the industry. He was also directly responsible for setting up Cisco UCS Advanced Services delivery capabilities while evangelizing the product in the region.


Ozden Karakok, CCIE No. 6331, is a technical leader from the data center products and technologies team in the Technical Assistant Center (TAC). Ozden has been with Cisco Systems for 15 years and specializes in storage area and data center networks. Prior to joining Cisco, Ozden spent five years working for a number of Cisco’s large customers in various telecommunication roles. Ozden is a Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert in routing and switching, SNA/IP, and storage. She holds VCP and ITIL certifications and is a frequent speaker at Cisco and data center events. She holds a degree in computer engineering from Istanbul Bogazici University. Currently, she works on Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and enjoys being a mother of two wonderful kids.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Data Center Fundamentals
1. Data Center Components
2. Data Center Layers
3. Introduction to Data Center Protocols


Part 2. Unified Fabric -
4. What is a Unified fabric?
5. Features found in a Unified Fabric
6. Initial setup and verification


Part 3. Storage Area networks
7. What is a SAN?
8. Topologies used for a SAN
9. SAN operation and protocols
10. Zoning
11. FCOE


Part 4. Data Center Virtualization
12. Virtualization in the Datacenter
13. Nexus 1000V and Nexus 1010
14. Network Virtualization


Part 5. Unified Computing
15. UCS Hardware Overview
16. UCS Manager
17. UCS Networking
18. Stateless Computing Concepts
19. Administrative Tasks
20. C-Series Integration


Part 6. Data Center Network Services
21. Load Balancing with Cisco ACE
22. WAN Acceleration using Cisco WAAS
23. Exam Preparation


Appendix A. Answers


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