Designing the Cisco Cloud v1.1 (CLDDES)

Designing the Cisco Cloud v1.1 (CLDDES)


Duration : 5 Days

The Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES) v1.1 course helps you prepare for the Cisco CCNP Cloud certification and for professional-level cloud engineering and administration roles. In this course, you’ll master the professional-level skills and technologies to make design choices required to deploy and automate private and hybrid cloud infrastructure—including applications, compute, storage, network, virtualization, and security—using Cisco data center and cloud technologies

IT practitioners who have Cisco CCNP Cloud training and certification have validated, professional-level, hands-on skills in Cisco technologies and industry best practices needed for in-demand job roles.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Translate the business requirements into Cisco Cloud automation designs 
  • Define the appropriate Cisco Cloud solution, based on a broad range of products and technologies
  • Design for the self-service user portal 
  • Design for the Application and Platform as a service 
  • Design for a Private Cloud infrastructure, automation, and security 
  • Design for a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure, automation, and security 
  • Design for Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds 
  • Describe the VM Lifecycle management

Course Outline: 

Module 1: Translating Requirements into Automation Designs

  • Lesson 1-1: Describing Cloud and Automation
  • Lesson 1-2: Gathering Business Requirements
  • Lesson 1-3: Using Automation as a Foundation of Cloud Design
  • Lesson 1-4: Choosing the Appropriate Solution to Automate Private or Hybrid Clouds
  • Lesson 1-5: Designing Appropriate Automation Tasks to Meet Requirements
  • Lesson 1-6: Designing Application and PaaS Using Stack Designer

Module 2: Designing a Private Cloud Infrastructure

  • Lesson 2-1: Comparing and Contrasting Private Cloud Integrated Infrastructures
  • Lesson 2-2: Designing Cloud Storage
  • Lesson 2-3: Determining Methods to Access Storage
  • Lesson 2-4: Determining Storage Provisioning Methods for the Cloud Environment
  • Lesson 2-5: Interconnecting Private Clouds
  • Lesson 2-6: Determining Appropriate Solutions to Automate Network Services

Module 3: Designing a Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

  • Lesson 3-1: Comparing and Contrasting Public Cloud Architectures
  • Lesson 3-2: Automating Hybrid Cloud Provisioning
  • Lesson 3-3: Connecting to Public CloudsModule 4: Securing the Cloud Infrastructure

Module 4: Securing the Cloud Infrastructure

  • Lesson 4-1: Using Best Practices for Securing Cloud Infrastructure
  • Lesson 4-2: Designing a Secure Multitenant Environment

Module 5: Virtualization and Virtual Network Services for Private and Hybrid Clouds

  • Lesson 5-1: Describing the Hypervisor Ecosystem
  • Lesson 5-2: Designing Workload Mobility for Cloud
  • Lesson 5-3: Designing VM Lifecycle for Cloud

Module 6: Appendix

  • Lesson 6-1: Cloud Resource Guide

Lab Details:

  • Learning Lab 1: Create a UCS Director Workflow for Baremetal Provisioning
  • Learning Lab 2: Design and Create Cisco UCS Director Catalog Entries for Discovered VM Templates
  • Learning Lab 3: Design Prime Service Catalog Storefront for UCS Director
  • Learning Lab 4: Create an Application Template in the Cisco Stack Designer
  • Learning Lab 5: Provision VACS Container
  • Learning Lab 6: Configure RBAC and LDAP Integration in Cisco UCS Director
  • Challenge Lab 7: Plan for ICF Cloud Requirements and Deployment
  • Challenge Lab 8: Design Hybrid Cloud Connectivity and Security
  • Challenge Lab 9: Design for VM Lifecycle and Cisco ICFD Integration in the Hybrid Cloud
CLDDES 300-465

The learner is expected to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course: 

  • Data center experience
  • OS experience
  • Experience with designing and deploying IT solutions
  • CCNA Cloud Fundamentals
  • CCNA Cloud Administration
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