Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure - Advanced (DCACIA) v 1.2 Course Overview

Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure - Advanced (DCACIA) v 1.2 Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure - Advanced (DCACIA) v1.2 course is an in-depth training program designed for network and data center professionals who want to learn advanced techniques in managing and optimizing Cisco ACI environments. Covering a range of topics from advanced packet forwarding to multi-site deployment, this course equips learners with the skills needed to efficiently administer ACI fabrics and troubleshoot complex scenarios.

Through the course modules, participants will delve into endpoint learning optimizations, rogue endpoint control, service graph PBR, and VRF route leaking, among other advanced ACI policies and configurations. Practical labs reinforce the lessons, offering hands-on experience in tasks such as configuring NIC teaming, implementing transit routing, and deploying both multi-pod and multi-site architectures.

Completing the DCACIA course will empower learners with the advanced knowledge required to ensure their ACI infrastructure is robust, agile, and secure, ready to support the demands of modern enterprise networks.

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Course Prerequisites

To ensure a successful learning experience in the Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure - Advanced (DCACIA) v1.2 course, participants should come prepared with the following minimum prerequisites:

  • Basic knowledge of data center networking concepts and technologies.
  • Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products and technologies.
  • Understanding of virtualization fundamentals and VMware environments.
  • Comprehension of networking protocols, routing, and switching principles.
  • Prior experience with Cisco Nexus, Cisco MDS switches, and Cisco UCS is beneficial.
  • Completion of the following Cisco courses or equivalent knowledge:
    • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
    • Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)
    • Implementing Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)
    • Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)

Please note that these prerequisites are intended to provide you with the foundational knowledge required for this advanced course. They are not meant to discourage you from enrolling but to ensure that you are adequately prepared to grasp the complex concepts and practical applications that will be covered.

Target Audience for Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure - Advanced (DCACIA) v 1.2

  1. The "Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure - Advanced (DCACIA) v1.2" course caters to IT professionals seeking advanced knowledge in Cisco ACI deployment and management.

  2. Target Audience for the Course:

  • Network Engineers and Architects
  • Data Center Administrators and Operators
  • Systems Engineers
  • Cloud Infrastructure Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architects
  • Cisco Integrators and Partners
  • Network Designers and Planners
  • Network Managers and Executives
  • IT Professionals looking to specialize in network virtualization and data center automation
  • Professionals preparing for Cisco certification exams in ACI technology

Learning Objectives - What you will Learn in this Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure - Advanced (DCACIA) v 1.2?

  1. Introduction: This course deepens your understanding and skills in implementing advanced Cisco ACI features, including packet forwarding, policy configuration, multi-pod/site deployment, and service integration.

  2. Learning Objectives and Outcomes:

  • Understand and implement advanced packet forwarding mechanisms between Cisco ACI leaf switches.
  • Master endpoint learning processes and optimize endpoint learning behavior within the ACI fabric.
  • Configure and manage Network Interface Card (NIC) teaming in relation to ACI fabric.
  • Implement endpoint loop protection and control rogue endpoints to maintain network stability.
  • Utilize advanced Cisco ACI policy configurations and tenant structures for efficient network segmentation and shared services.
  • Integrate Layer 3 external connections with ACI using transit routing and VRF route leaking techniques.
  • Transition traditional network environments to ACI while comparing network-centric and application-centric models.
  • Deploy and manage service graphs with Policy-Based Redirect (PBR) for service chaining and traffic flow customization.
  • Set up and manage a Cisco ACI multi-pod deployment, ensuring seamless packet flow and external connectivity across multiple pods.
  • Implement a Cisco ACI multi-site deployment using the Multi-Site Orchestrator to facilitate scalable inter-site connectivity and policy consistency.