Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals v1.1 (CLDFND)

Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals v1.1 (CLDFND)


Duration: 5 days

Duration : 5 day

Introducing Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) is a new 5-day ILT course that helps students prepare or the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to Cloud computing


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

  • Describe common cloud characteristics
  • Describe and identify the cloud service models
  • Describe and Compare cloud deployment models
  • Identify cloud deployment decision factors
  • Identify and Illustrate key features of UCS
  • Define server virtualization
  • Describe network architectures for the data center
  • Identify infrastructure virtualization
  • Analyze and Identify storage provisioning concepts
  • Describe and Compare the difference between all the storage access technologies
  • Describe and Compare various reference architectures for converged infrastructure

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Lesson 1: Introducing Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cloud Service Models
  • Lesson 3: Comparing Cloud Deployment Models
  • Lesson 4: Exploring the Cisco Intercloud Solution

Module 2: Cloud Networking

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Lesson 2: Exploring Virtual Networking
  • Lesson 3: Identifying Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches
  • Lesson 4: Defining and Analyzing Cisco Virtual Networking Service Appliances
  • Lesson 5: Defining and Analyzing Software-Defined Network Fundamentals
  • Lesson 6: Describing the Cisco ACI Solution

Module 3: Cloud Storage

  • Lesson 1: Comparing Storage Options
  • Lesson 2: Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking Concepts
  • Lesson 3: Exploring NAS Storage Basic Concepts
  • Lesson 4: Identifying Cisco MDS and UCS Invicta Products

Module 4: Cloud Compute

  • Lesson 1: Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Lesson 2: Identifying Cisco UCS Series Product Family
  • Lesson 3: Explaining Cisco UCS Provisioning
  • Lesson 4: Defining Server Virtualization

Module 5: Cloud Automation and Reference Architectures

  • Lesson 1: Exploring Reference Architectures for Converged Infrastructure
  • Lesson 2: Describing Cloud Automation, Provisioning, and Management Platforms

Lab Details:

  • Guided Lab 1: Examine Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director
  • Guided Lab 2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Guided Lab 3: Review Cisco UCS Series Configuration
  • Guided Lab 4: Deploy VMware ESXi Server on Cisco UCS Series Servers
  • Guided Lab 5: Examine the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller
  • Guided Lab 6: Deploy Cisco Virtual Security Gateway
  • Guided Lab 7: Deploy Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall
CLDFND 210-451

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

  • Understand network fundamentals—routing, switching, VLAN
  • Understand compute fundamentals—servers, operating systems
  • Understand storage fundamentals—basics of FC, FCoE, VSAN
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