Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI) v1.1

CCNP Data Center Certification

Master all the skills and hands-on practices for integrating the enhanced, automated capabilities of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode for quicker application deployment with the 5-day Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure course. Our in-depth training and seasoned instructors provide the necessary knowledge for protocols, solutions, and designs while helping you secure two specialist and professional-level Cisco credentials.


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Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Course Overview

Vinsys' Cisco DCACI v1.1 training enables you to deploy and manage the Cisco® Nexus® 9000 Series Switches in Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure mode. In addition, it explains configuring and managing Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches in ACI mode, connecting the Cisco ACI fabric to external networks and services, and the fundamentals of Virtual Machine Manager integration.

The Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure course also prepares you for the 300-620 exam, required for earning Cisco Certified Specialist–Data Center ACI Implementation and CCNP Data Center certifications.

Course Curriculum


  • Individuals aspiring for professional and expert-level data center job roles
  • Network Designers, Network Administrators, Network Engineers, Systems Engineers, Data Center Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, and Technical Solutions Architects
  • Cisco Integrators/Partners, Field Engineers, Server Administrators, Network Managers, and Storage Administrators
  • Those willing to complete Cisco Certified Specialist–Data Center ACI Implementation and CCNP Data Center credentials

Eligibility Criteria

  • Knowledge of networking protocols, routing, and switching
  • Familiarity with Cisco Ethernet switching products and virtualization fundamentals
  • Understanding of Cisco data center architecture
  • Cisco-recommended Pre-course Training: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) & Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

Course Objectives

  • Learning to describe Cisco ACI Fabric Infrastructure and basic ACI concepts
  • Describing Cisco ACI policy model logical constructs
  • Cisco ACI basic packet forwarding
  • External network connectivity
  • Describing VMM Integration
  • Layer 4 to Layer 7 integrations
  • Explaining Cisco ACI management features

About the Certification - 300-620 DCACI : Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure

Cisco Certified Specialist–Data Center ACI Implementation, a specialist certification, approves your knowledge of Cisco switches in ACI mode, including configuration, implementation, and management. The following exam is necessary: 

  • 300-620 DCACI

CCNP Data Center, a professional accreditation, validates your or your employees' skills with data center solutions. The following concentration and core exams must be cleared:

  • 300-620 DCACI
  • 350-601 DCCOR

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Training Options


Instructor-Led Session

  • 5-days Instructor-led Online Training
  • Experienced Subject Matter Experts
  • Approved and Quality Ensured Training Material
  • 24*7 Leaner Assistance And Support


Customized to your team's need

  • Blended Learning Delivery Model (Self-Paced E-Learning And/Or Instructor-Led Options)
  • Course, Category, And All-Access Pricing
  • Enterprise-Class Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enhanced Reporting For Individuals And Teams
  • 24x7 Teaching Assistance And Support 

Course Outline

  • Defining Cisco ACI
  • Cisco ACI Topology/Hardware
  • Cisco ACI Logical Constructs
  • Tenant
  • Endpoint Learning
  • Basic Bridge Domain Configuration Knob
  • Cisco ACI External Connectivity Options
  • External Layer 2 Network Connectivity
  • VMware vCenter VDS Integration
  • Resolution Immediacy in VMM
  • Service Appliance Insertion without ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
  • Service Appliance Insertion via ACI L4-L7 Service Graph
  • Out-of-Band Management
  • In-Band Management
  • Validating Fabric Discovery
  • Configuring Network Time Protocol (NTP)
  • Creating Access Policies/Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
  • Enabling Layer 2 Connectivity in the Same Endpoint Group (EPG), Inter-EPG Layer 2 Connectivity, and Inter-EPG Layer 3 Connectivity
  • Comparing Traffic Forwarding Methods in a Bridge Domain
  • Configuring External Layer 2 (L2Out) and External Layer 3 (L3Out) Connections
  • Integrating Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) With VMware vCenter Using VMware Distributed Virtual Switch (DVS)

Course Reviews


Vinsys is a globally admired Corporate and Individual training provider with 25+ years of verifiable experience. Our instructor-led online courses, internationally-acclaimed expertise, customizable skill-development programs, and 24*7 learner support ensure the most comprehensive upskilling arrangement, a must for capitalizing on valuable Cisco Data center opportunities.

Yes, you go through hands-on practices for implementing key capabilities like fabric discovery, policies, connectivity, VMM integration, and more.

Please note, 300-620 is merely a concentration exam. Such exams allow you to customize your credentials as per your chosen technical areas of focus. To achieve the CCNP Data Center accreditation, you must also clear the 350-601 DCCOR exam covering core data center technologies.

300-610 DCID, 300-615 DCIT, 300-625 DCSAN, 300-630 DCACIA and 300-635 DCAUTO. 

ACI Fabric Infrastructure, External Network Connectivity, and ACI Management.

Yes, 40 CE credits you receive after completing this course can be used for recertification, as barring the CCIE, exams for all other credentials are valid only for three years.