Designing Cisco Data Center Network Infrastuctures v2 (DCNID) — A 5-day course

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Course Synopsis

Please note that this course has been retired and is no longer available. Please see the Cisco page for courses currently available in this subject area.

Cisco Data Center Networking Infrastructure Design (DCNID) is a 4-day workshop-style course that covers the Cisco Data Center switching portfolio, including the Nexus 7000, Nexus 5000, Catalyst 6500, Catalyst 4900, and Ethernet Blade switches. The course describes how to design Data Center network architecture with the Nexus and Catalyst platforms, utilizing a variety of features ranging from continuous operation, process resiliency, integrated security services, and virtualization, to power efficiency and management enhancements.

By the end of this course, you will be able to identify customer requirements across the entire Cisco Data Center product and solutions portfolio, and to design secure, stable and highly available Data Center networks consisting of access, aggregation and core layers.

Course Objectives

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

Intended Audience

This course is designed for Network Systems Engineers who design Data Center/enterprise networks.


Delegates should have the following skills:


Recommended as preparation for exam(s):


This course has been retired and is no longer available.


Data Center Design Models

Data Center Strategy

Nexus 7000

Nexus 5000

Data Center Design Models