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Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)


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Course Content

Cisco CLDFND is all about the fundamentals. For cloud engineers, admins and architects, a firm knowledge of Cisco’s Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) is imperative for networking, computing and storing valuable data. That’s where we come in.

This course builds upon a baseline knowledge of cloud technology – helping you to understand the basics of Cisco’s Cloud Infrastructure. You will also learn the basics of Cisco Cloud infrastructure such as the Unified Compute including Cisco UCS and server virtualization, Unified Fabric including Data Center network architecture and infrastructure virtualization, and Unified Storage including integrated infrastructure solutions.

Upon completion of this class, you will have a strong understanding of Cisco’s Cloud Fundamentals. This certification indicates an expert level knowledge of cloud storage, server virtualization and network architecture – all of which makes you significantly more valuable to your respective teams and accounts.

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:


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

Course Objectives

Upon course completion, you will be able to:

  • Describe common cloud characteristics
  • Describe and Identify the cloud service models
  • Describe and Compare cloud deployment models
  • Identify cloud deployment decision factors
  • Identify and Illustrate key features of UCS
  • Define server virtualization
  • Describe network architectures for the data center
  • Identify infrastructure virtualization
  • Analyze and Identify storage provisioning concepts
  • Describe and Compare the difference between all the storage access technologies
  • Describe and Compare various reference architectures for converged infrastructure

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Outline: Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)

Introduction to Cloud Computing

  • Introducing Cloud Computing Basic Concepts
  • Describing Cloud Service Models
  • Comparing Cloud Deployment Model
  • Exploring the Cisco Intercloud Solution

Cloud Networking

  • Describing Cisco Data Center Network Architecture
  • Exploring Virtual Networking
  • Identifying Cisco Nexus 1000V Series Switches
  • Define and Analyze Cisco Virtual Networking Service Appliances
  • Define and Analyze Software Defined Network Fundamentals
  • Describing the Cisco ACI Solution

Cloud Storage

  • Comparing Storage
  • Describing Fibre Channel Storage Networking Concepts
  • Exploring NAS Storage Basic Concepts
  • Identifying Cisco MDS and UCS Invicta Products

Cloud Compute

  • Describing Cisco UCS C-Series Product Family
  • Identifying Cisco UCS B-Series Product Family
  • Explaining Cisco UCS Blade Provisioning
  • Defining Server Virtualization

Cloud Automation and Reference Architectures

  • Exploring Reference Architecture for Converged Infrastructure
  • Describing Cloud Automation, Provisioning, and Management Platforms


  • Lab 1: Examine Cisco Intercloud Fabric Director
  • Lab 2: Validate VSAN and Zoning
  • Lab 3: Validate FLOGI and FCNS
  • Lab 4: Explore the Cisco UCS Manager GUI
  • Lab 5: Review Cisco UCS B-Series Configuration
  • Lab 6: Deploying VMware ESXi Server on Cisco UCS Blade
  • Lab 7: Connecting ESXi Server to FC LUN on the Cisco UCS Invicta Storage
  • Lab 8: Deploying the Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch with VSUM
  • Lab 9: Examine the Cisco Prime Network Services Controller
  • Lab 10: Deploying Cisco Virtual Security Gateway
  • Lab 11: Deploying Cisco ASA 1000V
Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 4,295
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 43 CLC
Online Training

Duration 5 days

  • United States: US$ 4,295
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 43 CLC
E-Learning Cisco Digital Learning

Duration 360 days

  • United States: US$ 1,200
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 12 CLC
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