CCNA Data Center

  • Develop your skills as a Data Centre Administrator with this job-role-based CCNA Data Center certification
  • Prepare for the exams with practice questions
  • No prerequisites - get started anytime

This Skillsoft course will train you in everything you need to know to pass the exams for the CCNA Data Center certification. You'll need to sit these exams separately.

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Price: $1,495 AUD

At a glance

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Career Opportunities
  • Data Centre Administrator

Globally recognised





Course length
12 weeks
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Study from anywhere, when it suits you best and graduate with the identical qualification as an on-campus student.


Study part of the course online. Combine your online learning with classes or practical sessions on-campus at a college or university.


Attend classes on-campus at a university, TAFE or college and interact face-to-face with teachers and fellow students.

CCNA exams 640-911 DCICN, 640-916 DCICT (by external provider)
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What you'll learn

You'll learn how to:

  • Identify and describe the components that make up a data centre
  • Build a simple network
  • Implement a switched network
  • Route on the Cisco Network switch
  • Describe how IP addresses and their protocols function
  • Navigate the Cisco UCS Manager GUI and accessing common administrative functions

Course structure

21 units

640-911 Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking

  • Ethernet networks
  • Simple networks
  • Switched networks
  • VLANs & trunks
  • Redundant switched topology
  • IPv4 & the routing process
  • IPv6 & packet delivery
  • Routing & ACLs on Cisco Nexus switches

640-916 Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies

  • Cisco data center layers & the Nexus 7000 series switch
  • Reviewing the Cisco Nexus 5000, 2000, & MDS product families
  • Monitoring the Cisco Nexus 7000 & 5000 series switches
  • Describing vPCs, Cisco FabricPath, & OTV in the data center
  • Virtualizing network devices & FEX operations
  • Virtualizing storage & servers
  • Using the Cisco Nexus 1000V series switch
  • Comparing storage connectivity options in the data center
  • Fibre channel storage & Cisco MDS 9000 series configuration
  • Cisco data center unified fabric
  • The Cisco UCS series product family
  • RAID options & B-series blades & cluster options
  • UCS management operations


Certification is awarded by Cisco and is globally recognised. 

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  • Enrol in a few steps
  • Receive access to the course by email
  • Support is available as you study

Price: $1,495 AUD