Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals

Course Description

Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals is designed for Cloud Operations Engineers, Cloud Technical Administrators, Cloud Infrastructure Architects and Cisco Integrators and Partners who provide operations and support of Cisco Cloud Products and Solutions. This course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills required to perform foundational tasks related to Cloud computing and to help students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in Cloud technologies.

This course is worth 30 Credits in the Continuing Education Program.


Understanding of networking, computing and storage fundamentals - CCNA R/S or CCNA DC recommended.

**Please bring your laptop to ensure you can participate in the lab sessions.**

Who Should Attend

Cloud operations engineers, Cloud technical administrators, Cloud infrastructure architects

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe common cloud characteristics
  • List cloud service models
  • Compare cloud deployment models
  • Illustrate key features of UCS
  • Define server virtualization
  • Describe network architectures for the datacenter
  • Describe Cisco ACI
  • Describe Infrastructure Virtualization
  • Define virtual networking services
  • Define Virtual Application Containers
  • Analyze storage provisioning concepts
  • Describe basic SAN storage concepts
  • Define basic NAS storage concepts
  • Compare the difference between all the storage access technologies
  • Identify the various Cisco storage network devices
  • Describe various reference architectures for converged infrastructure


1: Examine Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director

2: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI

3: Review Cisco UCS Series Configuration

4: Deploy VMware ESXi Server on Cisco UCS Series Servers

5: Examine the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller

6: Deploy Cisco Virtual Security Gateway

7: Deploy Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall