Implementing Cisco Storage Area Networking v1.0 (DCSAN 300-625) is a 90-minute exam associated with the CCNP Data Center Certification. This exam certifies a candidate's knowledge of Cisco MDS 9000 series switches including deployment, implementation, management and monitoring, and troubleshooting.
The Cisco 300-625 DCSAN exam evaluates your knowledge and skills required to implement and support Cisco data center solutions. It covers a wide range of technologies including Nexus switching, SAN platforms, Unified Computing, storage deployment and data center security.
Some of the key topics assessed in the 300-625 DCSAN exam include:
•Implementing Cisco Nexus data center switches including initial configuration, VLANs, STP, vPCs and FEX connectivity. Deploying Nexus switches for server and SAN connectivity in data centers.
•Configuring Cisco MDS SAN switches including zones, VSAN database, port channels and QoS. Enabling Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) and FC switch ports for data center storage networks.
•Deploying Cisco UCS fabric interconnects to provide communication between UCS servers and network elements. Managing UCS servers including firmware upgrades, backup methods, templates and profiles.
•Implementing data center storage options such as VSANs, NAS, FCoE and FC switch ports. Providing both block and file-level storage to meet data center application requirements.
•Deploying data center security solutions including RBAC, Cisco ACI, TrustSec and Cloud Security technologies. Protecting computing, networking and storage infrastructure against threats.
•Operating and optimizing the performance of Cisco data center platforms through features like OTV, NetFlow and NX-OS telemetry. Gaining visibility into data center network metrics to identify issues.
•Troubleshooting Cisco Nexus, UCS, MDS and storage platforms using CLI, GUI and SNMP tools. Diagnosing and resolving issues with data center networking and computing infrastructure.
•Understanding Cisco data center architecture including core, aggregation and access layer network design. Implementing redundancy and scalability features for data center solutions.
Exam Fee: $300
Exam Duration: 90 minutes
Major Topics of 300-625