Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911
By Frank Dagenhardt
Publisher: Pearson
Final Release Date: July 2014
Run time: 5 hours 37 minutes

5 Hours of Video Instruction


Five hours of video instruction on configuration and troubleshooting tasks to prepare you for the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 exam.


Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 LiveLessonsis a unique video product that provides a solid understanding of the key areas of knowledge required to pass the 640-911 DCICN exam. This product walks through each topic of the exam blueprint so viewers can gain knowledge of networking concepts for the Data Center environment based on Nexus-OS. These videos will also provide fundamental information on understanding how a Data Center network works. The course will also detail virtualization configuration in the network, addressing schemes; configuration skills, and troubleshooting methods.

Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 LiveLessonscontains five hours of instruction. The videos consist of live video training, video screencasts, and demos. Video instruction throughout offers detailed explanations, tips, and design recommendations.

Major topics include:

  • Basic Networking Concepts
  • Layer 2 Switching Using Nexus
  • IP Addressing
  • Layer 3 Routing Using Nexus
  • Security

About the Instructor

Frank Dagenhardt, CCIE No. 42081, is a Systems Engineer for Cisco focusing primarily on Data Center architectures in Commercial Select accounts. Frank has over 19 years in Information Technology and has held certifications from HP, Microsoft, Citrix, and Cisco. A Cisco veteran of over eight years, he works with customers daily where he designs, implements and supports end-to-end architectures and solutions such as workload mobility, business continuity and cloud / orchestration services. In the recent months he has been focusing on Tier 1 applications, including but not limited to VDI, Oracle and SAP. He recently presented on the topic of UCS / VDI at Cisco Live 2013. When not thinking about Data Center topics, Frank can be found backpacking, kayaking or at home with his family.

Skill Level

  • Beginning to intermediate

What You Will Learn

  • Key configuration and troubleshooting concepts to prepare you for the Cisco CCNA Data Center DCICN 640-911 exam.

Who Should Take This Course

Anyone who wants to obtain their CCNA Data Center certification. This includes working engineers in the Enterprise space that want to expand their knowledge of Data Center concepts and technologies. Specifically, CCNA candidates who will use this product to prepare for the two required tests needed to earn the CCNA Data Center certification. CCNP, and CCIE Data Center candidates needing a first exposure to foundational knowledge will also be very interested in this product. IT managers in need of a quick understanding of Data Center concepts to better manage their engineering teams and engineers familiar with other vendors’ platforms, who wish to learn Cisco’s specific implementations of these technologies would also benefit from taking this course.

Course Requirements

The book assumes that the reader has the skills to navigate the user interface of a PC running any of the Microsoft OS’s, and that the reader has completed typical high school level math courses (mainly that they have been exposed to binary math). The book also assumes that they have used PCs connected to either a home network or a network inside a school or company, but that the reader may not understand anything about the network to which the PC was connected. It is also assumed that the reader know how to use typical Internet applications, primarily web browsers and email clients.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Basic Networking Concepts

Lesson 1: Basic Networking Concepts (20mins)

1.1: Introduction to the Purpose and Fundamentals of a Network

1.2: Physical Network Topologies

1.3: How to Interpret Network Diagrams

1.4: Examples of Network Specifications and Their Required Components

Lesson 2: OSI and TCP/IP Concepts

2.1: Understanding the Purpose of the OSI Model

2.2: Understanding the TCP/IP Protocol Suite

2.3: Examining the Operation of IP

2.4: Examining the Operation of TCP

2.5: Examining the Operation of UDP

Part 2: Layer 2 Switching Using Nexus

Lesson 3: Media Access Control Methods

3.1: What is Ethernet?

3.2: Understanding IEEE 802 Protocols

3.3: Examining CSMA/CD

Lesson 4: Basic Switching Concepts

4.1: Understanding Layer 2 Addressing

4.2: What Is a MAC Table?

4.3: What Is Flooding?

Lesson 5: Understand and Configure Basic Switching Technologies

5.1: Understanding Basic Switching Concepts

5.2: Understanding Cisco Switch Operation

5.3: Basic Switch Configuration

5.4: Basic Switch Port Configuration

5.5: Understanding VLANS

5.6: Configuring VLANs

5.7: Understanding CDP

5.8: Configuring CDP

Lesson 6: Understand and Configure Enhanced Switching Technologies

6.1: Understanding Trunks (802.1Q)

6.2: Understanding VTP

6.3: Configuring VTP

6.4: Understanding LACP

6.5: Understanding Spanning Tree Protocol

6.6: Understanding MST

6.7: Understanding Rapid PVST

6.8: Understanding Spanning Tree Port Types

Lesson 7: Configuration and Troubleshooting

7.1: Configuring Trunks (802.1Q)

7.2: Configuring LACP

7.3: Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol

7.4: Configuring MSTP

7.5: Configuring PVST

7.6: Configuring Spanning Tree Port Types

7.7: Troubleshooting Basic Switching Issues

7.8: Troubleshooting Enhanced Switching Issues

Part 3: IP Addressing

Lesson 8: IPv4

8.1: Understanding Binary Numbering

8.2: Understanding IPv4 Address Formatting

8.3: Understanding Classful IP Addressing

8.4: Understanding Private IPv4 Addresses

8.5: Understanding Public IPv4 Addresses

8.6: Understanding IPv4 Address Types

8.7: Assigning IPv4 Addresses

8.8: Understanding IPv4 Subnetting

8.9: Understanding IPv4 Subnetting Calculation Scenarios

Lesson 9: IPv6

9.1: Differentiating Between IPv4 and IPv6

9.2: Examining the IPv6 Address Format

9.3: Understanding IPv6 Private Addressing

9.4: Examining IPv6 Host Addresses

9.5: Shortening IPv6 Addresses

9.6: Examining IPv6 Address Types

Part 4: Layer 3 Routing Using Nexus

Lesson 10: Basic Routing Concepts

10.1: Packet Forwarding

10.2: Examining the Router Lookup Process

10.3: Linking L2 Addresses to L3 Addresses

10.4: Understanding ARP

10.5: Examining End Device-to-End Device Communication

10.6: Examining the Default Gateway

Lesson 11: Cisco Router Operation

11.1: Examining Routing Protocol Characteristics

11.2: Understanding the Routing Process

11.3: Understanding Routing Tables and AD

11.4: Examining RIPv1

11.5: Examining RIPv2

11.6: Examining EIGRP

11.7: Examining OSPF

11.8: Understanding OSPF Areas

Lesson 12: Configure Routing on a Cisco Router

12.1: Examining Router Bootup and POST

12.2: Implementing a Basic Router Configuration

12.3: Implementing a Basic Routed Port Configuration

12.4: Configuring RIP v1-2

12.5: Configuring EIGRP

12.6: Configuring OSPF

12.7: Configuring InterVLAN Routing

Lesson 13: Troubleshooting Layer 3 Routing

13.1: Troubleshooting Basic Routing issues

13.2: Troubleshooting Enhanced Routing Issues

Part 5: Security

Lesson 14: Introduction to Access Lists

14.1: What Is an Access List?

14.2: Exploring Types of Access Lists

14.3: Understanding How Access Lists Are Processed and Applied

14.4: Wildcard Masking

14.5: Standard ACLs

14.6: Extended ACLs

14.7: Named ACLs

Lesson 15: Access List Configuration

15.1: Configuring a Named ACL

About LiveLessons Video Training

LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at:

Table of Contents
Product Details
Recommended for You
Customer Reviews
Buy 2 Get 1 Free Free Shipping Guarantee
Buying Options
Immediate Access - Go Digital what's this?
Video:  $99.99
(Streaming, Downloadable)