Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) v1.1

CCNP Data Center Certification

Gain valuable experience in implementing, securing, and automating network, compute, and storage infrastructure with the 5-day Cisco Data Center Core Technologies course. Our seasoned instructors add to your skills utilizing Cisco’s unique combination of lessons, hands-on practices, enterprise-grade learning technologies, data center equipment, and software. The in-depth training also enables you to secure three professional, expert-level, and specialist Cisco data center credentials.


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Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) Course Overview

Vinsys' Cisco DCCOR v1.1 training lets you master all the skills and technologies for implementing data center compute, LAN, and SAN infrastructure. In addition, it covers the essentials of automation and security in data centers. The detailed course offers the hands-on experience of deploying, securing, operating, and maintaining Cisco data center infrastructure, from Cisco MDS/Nexus Switches to Unified Computing System B-Series Blade Servers and UCS C-Series Rack Servers.

Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies training includes the equivalent of 3 days of self-study material. It prepares you for the 350-601 exam, helpful for earning Cisco Certified Specialist-Data Center Core, CCNP Data Center, and CCIE Data Center certifications.

Course Curriculum


  • Network Designers, Network Administrators, Network Engineers, Systems Engineers, Datacenter Engineers, Consulting Systems Engineers, Technical Solutions Architects, Field Engineers, Cisco Integrators/Partners, Server Administrators, and Network Managers
  • Individuals aspiring for professional and advanced data center roles in enterprise-class data center environments
  • Those looking to complete Cisco Certified Specialist-Data Center Core, CCNP Data Center, and CCIE Data Center credentials

Eligibility Criteria

  • Familiarity with Ethernet, TCP/IP networking, SANs, and Fibre Channel protocol
  • Knowledge of identifying products in the Cisco Data Center Nexus and MDS families
  • Understanding of Cisco Enterprise Data Center architecture, server system design, and architecture
  • Hypervisor technologies' know-how
  • Cisco-recommended preparation courses: Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA) & Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

Course Objectives

  • Learning implementing routing/switching protocols in a data center environment
  • Implementing overlay networks in a data center
  • High-level Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI™) concepts and Cisco Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) domain integration
  • Describing Cisco cloud service and deployment models
  • Implementing Fibre Channel fabric and Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) unified fabric
  • Security features in a data center
  • Software management/infrastructure monitoring
  • Implementing Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect, Server abstraction, and SAN connectivity for Cisco Unified Computing System™ (UCS®)
  • Describing Cisco HyperFlex™ infrastructure concepts and benefits
  • Implementing Cisco automation/scripting tools in a data center
  • Evaluating automation/orchestration technologies

About the Certification - 350-601 DCCOR : Implementing Cisco Data Center Core Technologies

Cisco Certified Specialist-Data Center Core, a specialist accreditation, validates your or your team members' skills for implementing core data center technologies, from Network, Compute, Storage network, to Automation, and Security. The following exam must be cleared:

  • 350-601 DCCOR. 

CCNP Data Center, a professional credential, certifies your skills with data center solutions. One must pass the following core and concentration exams: 

  • 350-601 DCCOR. 
  • One out of 300-610 DCID, 300-615 DCIT, 300-620 DCACI, 300-625 DCSAN, 300-630 DCACIA and 300-635 DCAUTO.

CCIE Data Center, an expert-level certification, approves your skills with complex data center solutions. The following two qualifying and hands-on lab exams are necessary: 

  • 350-601 DCCOR. 
  • CCIE Data Center (v3.0)

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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

  • Cisco overlay transport virtualization
  • Virtual Extensible LAN
  • Cisco ACI overview, initialization, and discovery
  • ACI management
  • Tenant-based components
  • Cisco ACI endpoints and Endpoint Groups (EPG)

Cloud architectures and deployment models

  • Fibre channel basics
  • Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) overview
  • Distributed device aliases
  • Zoning
  • Fibre channel over ethernet
  • Describing FCoE
  • Cisco UCS fabric interconnect
  • UCS B-Series connectivity
  • Identity abstraction
  • Service profile templates
  • iSCSI overview
  • Fibre channel overview
  • User accounts and RBAC
  • Options for authentication


  • Cisco and ansible integration overview
  • Cisco and puppet integration overview
  • Configuring Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
  • Exploring the Cisco ACI Fabric
  • Implementing Cisco ACI Access policies and out-of-band management
  • Cisco ACI Tenant policies
  • Integrating Cisco ACI with VMware
  • Configuring Fibre Channel, Device Aliases, Zoning, and NPV
  • Provisioning Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect cluster
  • Configuring Server/Uplink ports and VLANs
  • Cisco UCS Server profile using hardware identities
  • Configuring basic identity pools and Cisco UCS Service profile using pools
  • Internet Small Computer Systems Interface (iSCSI) service profile
  • Configuring Cisco UCS Manager to authenticate users with Microsoft Active Directory
  • Cisco Nexus switches with ansible
  • Programming a Cisco Nexus switch with Python
  • Automating Cisco Application-centric infrastructure configuration

Implement Data Center Switching Protocols

  • Spanning Tree protocol
  • Port Channels overview

First-Hop Redundancy Protocols

  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) overview
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP) overview

Routing in Data Center

  • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) v2 and Open Settlement Protocol (OSP) v3
  • Border gateway protocol

Implement Multicast in Data Center

  • IP multicast in data center networks
  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) and Multicast Listener Discovery (MLD)

Network Infrastructure Security

  • User Accounts and Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) and SSH on Cisco NX-OS

Describe Packet Flow in Data Center Network

  • Data center traffic flows
  • Packet flow in Cisco Nexus switches

Data Center Network Infrastructure Management, Maintenance & Operations

  • Time synchronization
  • Network configuration management

Cisco Network Assurance Concepts

  • Need for network assurance
  • Cisco streaming telemetry overview

Implement Storage Infrastructure Security

  • User accounts and RBAC
  • Authentication, authorization, and accounting

Describe Data Center Storage Infrastructure Maintenance & Operations

  • Time synchronization
  • Software installation and upgrade

Cisco UCS Server Form Factors

  • Cisco UCS B-Series blade servers
  • UCS C-Series rack servers

Cisco HyperFlex Systems' Introduction

  • Hyperconverged and integrated system overview
  • Cisco HyperFlex solution

Data Center Unified Computing Management, Maintenance & Operations

  • Compute configuration management
  • Software updates

Implement Cisco Data Center Automation & Scripting Tools

  • Cisco NX-OS programmability
  • Scheduler overview

Cisco Data Center Automation & Orchestration Technologies

  • Power on auto provisioning
  • Cisco data center network manager overview

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 subject matter 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.

Please note, clearing only the 350-601 exam results in the Cisco Certified Specialist-Data Center Core credential. Therefore, one must pass the required concentration and hands-on labs exams for completing the other two certifications.

Except for the Cisco Certified Specialist-Data Center Core, it is compulsory for the remaining two certifications.

Skills for implementing core data center technologies, including Network, Compute, Storage network, Automation, and Security.

Vinsys' comprehensive training, attention to detail, and nearly-99% exam success ratio ensure you are adequately prepared. That being said, even if you are not able to clear any of the accreditation exams, you may wait for five to fifteen calendar days (15 for CCIE) and retest yourself.

The 64 CE credits you receive after completing Cisco's DCCOR v1.1 course can be utilized for recertification, as barring the CCIE, exams for all other credentials are valid only for three years from the date you pass.