Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure-1 v2.0 (DCNI-1) — A 5 day course

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Retired Course; no longer available


Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure-1 (DCNI-1) is a 5-day hands-on training that teaches you how to implement an enterprise Data Center routing and switching infrastructure with Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 4900 platforms.

This course covers a wide range of advanced features, focusing on the Catalyst 6500 platform. Topics covered include Virtual Switch Services (VSS), IOS Software Modularity, advanced QoS, the Embedded Event Manager (EEM) and other automated diagnostics tools.

You will also learn how to deploy integrated security and network management services with the Catalyst 6500 Series Firewall Services Module (FWSM) and Network Analysis Module (NAM). Lastly, you will learn how to configure the Catalyst 6500 and 4900 for high availability.


After completing this training course the student will be able to:

Suitable For

This course is designed for Network Field Engineers who are already capable of implementing and optimizing basic Layer 2 and Layer 3 services using Cisco IOS and the Cisco Catalyst switching platform.


CCNP, CCIE Routing & Switching, or CCIE Service Provider certifications, or equivalent knowledge and experience


This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Implementing the Cisco Catalyst 6500 and 4900 Series

Implementing FWSM for a Data Center Network Infrastructure

Implementing Network Analysis with Cisco NAM

Implementing High Availability Data Center Features