200-155 DCICT Exam Contents for CCNA Data Center Version 6.0

March 5, 2017 at 8:43 am

Overview

In the previous post on this subject, we discussed the changes from the “old” DCICT exam to the “new” 200-155. In this blog post, I lay out the exact exam topics you need to master in order to pass this exam.

The 200-155 Exam Topics

Here are the exam topics. Note that the percentage shown for each major topic domain indicates the number of questions in your exam that will come from that section! I also resisted the temptation to do a bunch of formatting for this blog post on this list of topics. This is so that you can easily copy and paste this list into the tracking software of your choice as you study.

1.0 Unified Computing – 25%
1.1 Describe common server types and connectivity found in a data center
1.2 Describe the physical components of the Cisco UCS
1.3 Describe the concepts and benefits of Cisco UCS hardware abstraction
1.4 Perform basic Cisco UCS configuration
1.4.a Cluster high availability
1.4.b Port roles
1.4.c Hardware discovery
1.5 Describe server virtualization concepts and benefits
1.5.a Hypervisors
1.5.b Virtual switches
1.5.c Shared storage
1.5.d Virtual Machine components
1.5.e Virtual Machine Manager

2.0 Network Virtualization – 17%
2.1 Describe the components and operations of Cisco virtual switches
2.2 Describe the concepts of overlays
2.2.a OTV
2.2.b NVGRE
2.2.c VXLAN
2.3 Describe the benefits and perform simple troubleshooting of VDC STP
2.4 Compare and contrast the default and management VRFs
2.5 Differentiate between the data, control, and management planes

3.0 Cisco Data Center Networking Technologies – 26%

3.1 Describe, configure, and verify FEX connectivity
3.2 Describe, configure, and verify basic vPC features
3.3 Describe, configure, and verify FabricPath
3.4 Describe, configure, and verify unified switch ports
3.5 Describe the features and benefits of Unified Fabric
3.6 Describe and explain the use of role-based access control within the data center infrastructure

4.0Automation and Orchestration – 15%
4.1 Explain the purpose and value of using APIs
4.2 Describe the basic concepts of cloud computing
4.3 Describe the basic functions of a Cisco UCS Director
4.3.a Management
4.3.b Orchestration
4.3.c Multitenancy
4.3.d Chargeback
4.3.e Service offerings
4.3.f Catalogs
4.4 Interpret and troubleshoot a Cisco UCS Director workflow

5.0 Application Centric Infrastructure – 17%
5.1 Describe the architecture of an ACI environment
5.1.a Basic policy resolution
5.1.b APIC controller
5.1.c Spine leaf
5.1.d APIs
5.2 Describe the fabric discovery process
5.3 Describe the policy-driven, multitier application deployment model and its benefits
5.4 Describe the ACI logical model
5.4.a Tenants
5.4.b Context
5.4.c Bridge domains
5.4.d EPG
5.4.e Contracts