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Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)

Course Description Schedule Course Outline

Course Overview

This is a new 5-day instructor led training course that helps students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to Cloud computing and characteristics and deployment models of a Cloud network.

Who should attend

This course is the first course recommended as preparation for the CCNA Cloud certification.

For Cloud Engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Operations / Support Engineers, Cloud Design Engineers, Cloud Infrastructure Architects, Virtualization Engineers job roles

  • Who are looking to build their career around Cloud jobs / roles
  • Who plan, design, implement and/or support Cloud deployments, and are looking to validate / showcase their skills

For Data Center Engineers

  • Who wish to add knowledge of Cloud to their DC skills

For Network Engineers

  • Who are looking to develop their careers with Cloud knowledge and skills


This course is part of the following Certifications:


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Understand network fundamentals—routing, switching, VLAN
  • Understand compute fundamentals—servers, operating systems
  • Understand storage fundamentals—basics of FC, FCoE, VSAN

such as the content included within the CCNA Routing & Switching or CCNA Data Center certifications.

Course Objectives

Upon course completion, students will 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

Follow On Courses

Classroom Training
Modality: C

Duration 5 days

Price (incl. tax)
  • United Arab Emirates: US$ 3,833.-
  • Saudi Arabia: US$ 3,833.-
Dates and Booking
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Middle East
United Arab Emirates
26/08/2018 - 30/08/2018 Dubai Course language: English
Saudi Arabia
26/08/2018 - 30/08/2018 Riyadh Course language: English
30/07/2018 - 03/08/2018 Hamburg
17/09/2018 - 21/09/2018 Stuttgart
12/11/2018 - 16/11/2018 Münster
03/09/2018 - 07/09/2018 Vienna (iTLS)
Czech Republic
19/11/2018 - 23/11/2018 Prague Course language: English
27/08/2018 - 31/08/2018 Paris
16/07/2018 - 20/07/2018 Milan
01/10/2018 - 05/10/2018 Rome
22/10/2018 - 26/10/2018 Milan
03/09/2018 - 07/09/2018 Utrecht Course language: English
05/11/2018 - 09/11/2018 Madrid
23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018 Zurich
United Kingdom
06/08/2018 - 10/08/2018 London, City
29/10/2018 - 02/11/2018 London, City
18/11/2018 - 22/11/2018 Cairo Course language: English
North America
United States
16/07/2018 - 20/07/2018 Online Training Time zone: US/Central Course language: English
06/08/2018 - 10/08/2018 Online Training Time zone: US/Mountain Course language: English
06/08/2018 - 10/08/2018 Online Training Time zone: US/Central Course language: English
24/09/2018 - 28/09/2018 Raleigh/Durham, NC
03/12/2018 - 07/12/2018 Online Training Time zone: US/Central Course language: English
16/07/2018 - 20/07/2018 Montreal Course language: French
24/09/2018 - 28/09/2018 Ottawa, ON
Latin America
15/10/2018 - 19/10/2018 Online Training Time zone: America/Sao_Paulo Course language: Portuguese
03/09/2018 - 07/09/2018 Online Training Time zone: America/Santiago Course language: Spanish
08/10/2018 - 12/10/2018 Online Training Time zone: America/Mexico_City Course language: Spanish
Asia Pacific
02/07/2018 - 06/07/2018 Bangalore
13/08/2018 - 17/08/2018 Bangalore
08/10/2018 - 12/10/2018 Bangalore
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.