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CCNA Data Center Official Cert Guide Library combines the two official study guides for the two CCNA Data Center exams. This value-priced bundle includes the following titles: CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 Official Cert Guide and CCNA Data Center DCICT Official Cert Guide. These books provide a comprehensive self-study tool for preparing for the exams. Complete coverage of all exam topics as posted on the exam topic blueprint ensures readers will arrive at a thorough understanding of what they need to master to succeed on the exam. The book follows a logical organization of the DCICT exam objectives. Material is presented in a concise manner, focusing on increasing readers' retention and recall of exam topics. Readers will organize their exam preparation through the use of the consistent features in these chapters, including:
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.
Part 1 Data Center Fundamentals
Chapter 1 Data Center components
Chapter 2 Data Center Layers
Chapter 3 Introduction to Data Center Protocols
Part2 Unified Fabric -
Chapter 4 What is a Unified fabric?
Chapter 5 Features found in a Unified Fabric
Chapter 6 Initial setup and verification
Part 3 Storage Area networks
Chapter 7 What is a SAN?
Chapter 8 Topologies used for a SAN
Chapter 9 SAN operation and protocols
Chapter 10 Zoning
Chapter 11 FCOE
Part 4 Data Center Virtualization
Chapter 12 Virtualization in the Datacenter
Chapter 13 Nexus 1000V and Nexus 1010
Chapter 14 Network Virtualization
Part 5 Unified Computing
Chapter 15 UCS Hardware Overview
Chapter 16 UCS Manager
Chapter 17 UCS Networking
Chapter 18 Stateless Computing Concepts
Chapter 19 Administrative Tasks
Chapter 20 C-Series Integration
Part 6 Data Center Network Services
Chapter 21 Load Balancing with Cisco ACE
Chapter 22 WAN Acceleration using Cisco WAAS
Chapter 23 Exam Preparation
A. Answers Appendix