Cisco Data Center Passport

Teaching IT Professionals to Maximize Cisco Data Center Scalability, Management and Operations

The success of a data center relies on the knowledge and experience to maintain a 24-hour runtime environment and build for rapid application deployment with a highly elastic infrastructure. IT staff should be trained to coordinate activities while monitoring, testing and upgrading systems as needed.

The Cisco Data Center Passport is the only role specific data center training program built to master the challenges of deploying, securing, operating and maintaining a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) and UCS C-Series Rack Servers.

Discover a New Way to Train

  • Designed for specific Cisco Enterprise Network job roles
  • Single annual subscription pricing
  • Guaranteed dates, no cancellations*
  • Unlimited live classes*
  • Live classrooms led by elite instructors
  • Enterprise-level physical labs
  • Cisco accredited
  • Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs) accepted
  • Digital learning platform and community

*Limited to one course at a time. Classes with no registered students will not run.

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Today’s agile data centers are built for fast application deployment and supported by highly elastic infrastructures. To harness this technology, highly trained and specialized staff is needed to maximize potential and return on investment. The Cisco Data Center Passport covers advanced topics such as data center infrastructure, data center networking, storage, virtualization, automation and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) so you can to take control of your Data Center.

Cisco HyperFlex Systems Core (HX-CORE)

This two-day instructor-led training covers Cisco HyperFlex fundamentals and the physical and logical architecture of Cisco HyperFlex operations via a series of hands-on labs.

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Cisco Tetration Administration (TA-ADMIN)

This 2-day, hands-on course is for Cloud, Data Center, and Security Engineers who are deploying Cisco Tetration Analytics.

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Cisco Unified Computing System Core (UCS-CORE)

Get the essential elements of the Cisco Unified Computing System and learn how to deploy and operate a Cisco UCS blade server infrastructure in three days.

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Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS)

The Configuring Cisco MDS 9000 Series Switches (DCMDS) v3.1 course shows you how to implement, manage, and troubleshoot Cisco® MDS 9000 Series Switches, to build highly available, scalable storage networks.

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Configuring Cisco Nexus 9000 Switches in ACI Mode (DCAC9K)

DCAC9K is a four-day instructor-led training program is designed for network, data center and cloud systems architects who are implementing and managing Cisco ACI.

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Configuring Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCCNX)

The Configuring Cisco Nexus Switches (DCCNX) v1.0 course shows you how to install, configure, and manage Cisco Nexus Series Switch platforms using Cisco NX-OS to support highly available, secure, scalable virtualized data centers.

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Configuring Cisco Unified Computing System (DCCUCS)

Coming soon! If you are interested in this course, please let us know and we will tell you as soon as it is available.

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Data Center Unified Computing Implementation (DCUCI)

Using UCS Manager v2.2, learn to install and provision Cisco UCS, hardware, hypervisors, and applications. Using the CIMC interface, provision Cisco UCS C-Series servers.

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Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID)

The Designing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCID) v7.0 course helps you master design and deployment options focused on Cisco® data center solutions and technologies across network, compute, virtualization, storage area networks, automation, and security.

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Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)

Coming soon! If you are interested in this course, please let us know and we will tell you as soon as it is available.

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Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR)

The Implementing and Operating Cisco Data Center Core Technologies (DCCOR) v1.0 course helps you prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center and CCIE Data Center certifications and for advanced-level data center roles.

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Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (DCACI)

This course helps you prepare to take the exam, Implementing Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (300-620 DCACI), which leads to CCNP® Data Center and Cisco Certified Specialist – Data Center ACI Implementation certifications.

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Implementing Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCII)

In this five-day course, prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification – and for professional-level data center roles.

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN)

Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking (DCICN) v6.2 prepares students for the Cisco CCNA® Data Center certification and for associate-level data center roles.

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Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies (DCICT)

In this five-day course, you will be given foundational knowledge and a broad overview of Cisco Data Center products and their operation.

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Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX)

The Introducing Cisco NX-OS Switches and Fabrics in the Data Center (DCINX) v1.0 course gives you a technical overview the Cisco Nexus® Switches key capabilities including platforms, architecture, software, management, and features that contribute to performance, high availability, flexibility, operational simplicity, and investment protection.

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Introducing Cisco Unified Computing System (DCIUCS)

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Python™

Not only is Python easy to learn. It’s a powerful programming language that simplifies network automation. Whether your Cisco customers are new to programming or seasoned coders. Passport Data Center provides everything needed to hone new skills in Python Programming.

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Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT)

The Troubleshooting Cisco Data Center Infrastructure (DCIT) course is designed to help students prepare for the Cisco CCNP Data Center certification and for professional-level data center roles.

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Troubleshooting the Cisco ACI Fabric (ACI-TSHOOT)

This two-day class explores the most common issues found within ACI and explains how to troubleshoot them. Students will be introduced to the concepts and principles of ACI with emphasis being placed on policy driven networking.

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Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU)

The Understanding Cisco Data Center Foundations (DCFNDU) v1.0 course helps you prepare for entry-level data center roles.

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Understanding Cisco Enterprise Network Foundations (ENFNDU)

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Understanding Cisco Security Foundations (SFNDU)

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Understanding Cisco Wireless Foundations (WLFNDU)

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Self paced it training

We have experienced great value by adopting this method of training. You have built a great training portal and the customer service has been excellent!


J. Puente
Sandiegozoo

Self paced it training

I’m a former Learning student that recently started a new job at University Hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio as a Network Security Engineer in the IT Security department. My previous employer was Washington University Medical School in St. Louis, Missouri. Since Washington University purchased your training, they’ve assigned the remaining few months of the subscription to another employee. Of course, I’m hoping to convince my new manager at University Hospitals the value of purchasing another subscription for me sometime soon, but the real focus of today’s correspondence with you is to let you know how much I’ve appreciated my Success Advisor, April Scott-Gallegos. She has been extremely supportive to me since my first subscription back in 2011 when I began my Cisco certification journey. April has continually stayed in touch with me while I’ve made my way through the training necessary to help me pass the Cisco CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNP Security, CCNP Routing & Switching, CCDA, and CCDP certifications. My subscription has been invaluable to me over the last few years, not only by helping me pass 14 Cisco exams since 2011, but by also giving me the information and knowledge necessary to become an experienced and knowledgeable network security engineer. April has played an important part of my certification journey by staying in touch and offering valuable assistance along the way. She is an important asset to the team!


David Leach
University Hospitals

Cisco Security Passport

Course was fantastic! The instructor was amazing! She really knew what she was talking about and if she didn’t, she was interested in learning the answer herself. And with that, she either answered the question when she got the answer, or she e-mailed us a link. I took this class last year in NYC with [another high-end training company]. The guy that taught it wasn’t as good (after I took that class, I wasn’t exactly sure how I was going to implement). I told my boss that I would need an outside consultant to come in and help us. But the class was enough to learn the GUI and know my way around. (And I’ve had other [high-end training company] courses, all were great. I learned a lot and still am able to use the same knowledge today.) After THIS class, I feel 95% confident that I can implement on my own. Saving us $5-10k in consultant fees. I’ve already got a test switch and trying to take the time to set up a test environment to make sure I fully understand the concepts. Thank you!


Chris Unger
Boscov's Department Stores, LLC

Cisco Security Passport

ISE is currently deployed at my new company and wanted a better understanding of its capabilities and management. Firefly’s instructor, Catherine, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. It was great to learn from someone who could provide real world experience and she has used real world experiences while she taught. This played a huge factor in keeping us all interested. The course content was excellent. The instructor plays a large role on how effective the class is and Catherine Paquet did an excellent job. I would recommend a class taught by her to anyone.


Carlos Ramos
Crayola

Cisco Passport DataCenter

The crowd yesterday at CalPERS were totally enamoured by Elan Beer. They were absolutely loving the class. I have not heard so much positive feedback on an instructor in my entire career. And that too for a topic like ACI. Both network folks and non-network folks were raving about him.

He also put in a plug for Tetration that we have positioned there and are beginning POC efforts pretty soon. Thank you for providing an incredible training experience.


Su Sheth
Cisco

Self paced it training

The training portal has addressed every aspect of our training requirements. It contains an extensive almost limitless catalog of courses, professional training aids, excellent reference material, and best of all the customer service is off the charts. Our Success Advisor insures our training requirements are met on a regular basis. In my estimation there is no comparison in the benefits that you have to offer.


John M. Puente
Sandiegozoo

Self paced it training

You are a great training resource. I have dealt with many competitive companies, but you really deliver! The variety of applicable courses is great. I have access to lessons, labs, and a virtual library 24x7x365, so I can train on my schedule. What really sets you apart from competitors is the customer service. You have industry-expert mentors that are available to answer the very specific technical questions that arise in IT professional training. The BEST feature is the “success coach”, someone that keeps in touch and assists with your progress. These people do not just take your money and go away, they are truly there to help you “get to the next level” whatever that may be. Keep in mind, any amount invested in professional education is an investment in yourself and your future. You owe it to yourself to succeed, and they will provide you the tools to do it. Eric Kilgore


Eric Kilgore
LTU

Cisco Passport DataCenter

We had some challenges for sure! We struggled with two different issues that had to do with our environment and nothing to do with Elan. For one thing it took us several hours to get our UCS environment working with the ACI managed distributed switch. We had to work with Cisco TAC to sort that out but we did get it working. The other issue we had was due to the way our ACI environment was deployed. It was setup so that all Layer 3 devices were sharing a single L3 out object and since we are using EIGRP that caused a limitation that basically required all policy enforcement to be disabled. That means all the contracts we created were useless since they couldn’t be enforced. I was very concerned that the second issue was going to be a show stopper for us and I was dreading telling management that after we spent all that money we couldn’t achieve our primary goals but we stuck it out and found a good solution to the problem. The solution does require a re-design of our ACI environment, but Elan helped us create and test the process to do it and it’s something we plan to do the first week in January. Overall I was very happy with how the training went and we learned a lot. Elan is top notch and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Firefly to others seeking assistance with their ACI deployment.


Aaron MacDonald
Coborn’s, Inc.!

Self paced it training

You are a top notch training company. We presented this type of training to our techs and they jumped all over it. Our Success Advisor talked to each individual to help them understand the portal and to setup their training plans. The catalog of all the training that is offered is incredible and they inform us of when they have new courses coming out. Thank you for a great experience.


Duane Shaffer
Sandiegozoo

Cisco Passport DataCenter

We just concluded the UCS Assessment with George Dundon and Fabricio Grimaldi. I just wanted to take a minute and say both these guys were excellent from start to finish. George’s knowledge of Fiber Channel and his troubleshooting ability was absolutely fantastic. He got us to the true root cause of our storage fabric / UCS outage that occurred in July. He also helped us with other FC issues too.

Fabricio also was top notch with UCS, knowing it backwards and forwards. He reviewed our setup and thankfully our system is in good working order and configured properly, aside from one very minor issue that is barely mentionable.

I just wanted you to know and let their managers know they are great engineers/experts and I definitely will put Firefly at the top of my list if we need expert / deep dive situations in the future. Kudos to both of them! 😊

Thanks.


Michael H Mehringer, MCSE
Lehigh Valley Health Network

Self paced it training

Thank you so much for this! I really appreciate you taking your time to do this! Have a wonderful week!


Chris McGrath
The American River Group Of Companies

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