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JNCDS-DC Exam Objectives (Exam: JN0-1300)

This list provides a general view of the skill set required to successfully complete the specified certification exam. Topics listed are subject to change.

Data Center Design Considerations
Ethernet Fabric Architectures
IP Fabric Architecture
Data Center Interconnect
Data Center Security
Virtualization in the Data Center
Traffic Engineering in the Data Center
High Availability in the Data Center

Data Center Considerations

  • Describe the concepts of Data Center Design
    • Physical considerations including placement, cabling, power, heating and cooling
    • Access switch placement
    • Traditional multi-tiered design
    • Data Center monitoring
    • Data Center Support and Serviceability

Ethernet Fabric Architectures

  • Describe the design consideration of Data Center Ethernet Fabric Architectures
    • Virtual Chassis
    • Virtual Chassis Fabric
    • Qfabric
    • Fusion

IP Fabric Architecture

  • Describe the design considerations of a Data Center IP Fabric
    • Clos Layer 3 overlay networking
    • Clos Layer 3 control plane options
    • Clos Layer 3 BGP design

Data Center Interconnect

  • Describe the design considerations for interconnecting Data Centers
    • CCC
    • Layer 3 VPNs
    • Pseudowire connections
    • VPLS
    • EVPN
    • VXLAN

Data Center Security

  • Describe the design consideration for securing the Data Center
    • Micro-perimeterization
    • Micro-segmentation
    • Virtual routers
    • Firewalls
    • Security automation
    • Device sprawl
    • Data classification
    • Risk management

Virtualization in the Data Center

  • Describe the design considerations for virtualization in the Data Center
    • NFV
    • ETSI standards
    • Virtualization security
    • SDN

Traffic Engineering in the Data Center

  • Describe the design considerations for traffic shaping in the Data Center
    • QoS
    • CoS
    • DCBX

High Availability in the Data Center

  • Describe the design considerations for high availability in the data center
    • Business continuity
    • Device-level high availability features
    • Intra-DC high availability
    • Inter-DC high availability