CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 Official Cert Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2016-10-28
  • Publisher: Cisco Press
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Learn, prepare, and practice for CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 exam success with this Official Cert Guide from Pearson IT Certification, a leader in IT certification.

  • Master CCNA Cloud (CLDADM) exam 210-455 exam topics
  • Assess your knowledge with chapter-ending quizzes
  • Review key concepts with exam preparation tasks
  • Practice with realistic exam questions

CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 Official Cert Guide is a best-of-breed exam study guide. Cisco cloud experts Chris Jackson, Hank Preston, and Steve Wasko share 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 book presents you with an organized test-preparation routine through the use of proven series elements and techniques. Exam topic lists make referencing easy. Chapter-ending Exam Preparation Tasks help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly. Review questions help you assess your knowledge, and a final preparation chapter guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your final study plan.


The companion website contains the powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test engine, complete with hundreds of exam-realistic questions. The assessment engine offers you a wealth of customization options and reporting features, 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, and challenging review questions and exercises, this study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that will enable you to succeed on the exam the first time.


The study guide helps you master all the topics on the CLDADM exam, including

  • Cloud operating models, journeys, and roadmaps
  • Cisco cloud automation and orchestration suites
  • Cloud administration and operations: managing users, groups, and virtual machines
  • Automating cloud infrastructure with UCS Director
  • Building service catalogs and user portals
  • Deploying virtual application containers
  • Chargeback, billing, and reporting
  • Performance and capacity management
  • Cloud health monitoring and maintenance
  • Cloud troubleshooting

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Author Biography

Chris Jackson, CCIE No. 6256, is a Distinguished Systems Engineer working in worldwide sales training and enablement and the author of Network Security Auditing (Cisco Press, 2010). Chris is focused on all aspects of Cisco data center and cloud, not only in a technology perspective but through thought leadership in helping Cisco and customers better leverage the business transformational aspects these technologies provide. He holds dual CCIEs in security and routing and switching, CISA, CISSP, ITIL v3, seven SANS certifications, and a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Residing in Franklin, Tennessee, Chris enjoys tinkering with RC drones, robotics, and anything else that can be programmed to do his bidding. In addition, he is a black belt in Taekwondo and a rabid Star Wars fan, and has a ridiculous collection of Lego. His wife, Barbara, and three children, Caleb, Sydney, and Savannah, are the true joy of his life and proof that not everything has to plug into a wall outlet to be fun.

Hank Preston, CCIE No. 38336, has been with Cisco for five years, starting as a systems engineer and then moving into a data center and cloud architect—focused position working with large enterprise customers on developing their cloud strategy. Prior to Cisco, Hank spent much of his career with partners designing and implementing solutions across IT, not just networking. In fact, before deciding to focus and specialize in the networking space, Hank was a programmer and database designer, spent a good amount of time as a sysadmin managing Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix-based solutions, and has worked in many IT areas. This well-rounded experience gives him a great foundation to work from when discussing “The Cloud,” as like few other technology trends, the cloud touches all areas of IT. Prior to moving into IT, Hank worked in the entertainment industry running lights and sound for musicals, stage plays, and concerts. Having never lost the love of the stage, he still spends time in community theatre productions when time allows.

Steve Wasko is a systems engineer at Pure Storage, one of the fastest-growing companies in Silicon Valley. Combining his years of experience with enterprise applications, networking, and compute gives him a unique perspective at Pure Storage. Prior to Pure Storage, Steve spent the previous 11 years at Cisco involved in application networking, storage networking, cloud, unified computing, and data center virtualization solutions. His recent work there over the past decade led to dozens of large, complex, enterprise implementations of UCS as well as multiple UCS Central deployments and private cloud implementations.

Before Cisco, Steve spent seven years at Microsoft as a senior product manager in the Windows Server division as well as time as a senior technology specialist in the Microsoft Enterprise field. Before that, Steve spent time at IBM and EDS. Past certifications include CNE, MCSE, CCNA, and ITIL. In his spare time, Steve enjoys his family, CrossFit, hunting, and technology.

Table of Contents

Part I. Cloud Admin Fundamentals
1. Introduction to Cloud
2. Cloud. A New Operating Model for IT
3. The Cloud Operational Journey


Part II. Cloud Technologies
4. Cloud Automation/Orchestration Suites
5. Cloud Management
6. Cloud Infrastructure


Part III. Cloud Administration and Operations
7. Managing Users and Groups
8. Virtual Machine Management
9. Deploying Virtual App Containers
10. Chargeback, Billing, and Reporting
11. UCD and Prime Services Catalog
12. PSC Provisioning and Verification


Part IV. Cloud Management, Monitoring, and Remediation
13. Performance and Capacity Management
14. Cloud Monitoring with PSC, UCSD and Cisco Prime Infrastructure


Appendix A. Cisco Cloud Solutions Portfolio
Appendix B. Answers to Pre-assessments and Quizzes

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