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Datacenter Computing Engineer (DCCE)


The Datacenter Computing Engineer (DCCE) is a Cisco Technologies course that is developed for whom seeking to understand Cisco Unified Computing system along with generic foundational knowledge in Storage and Virtualization. The course validates the ability to design, configure, and operate Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) including both Blades and Rack-mount Servers. The course is recommended for Computing Systems Specialists,  Computing Systems Administrators, and Computing Systems Designers.

This course is part of our Engineered Training Services that deliver value-added courses which cover the concerned technologies from all aspects as well as other related fundamentals or technologies from zero level to the expert level incorporating case studies and real-life scenarios that benefit participants in their actual work environment.

Course Prerequisites


There are no specific prerequisites for this course, although it's recommended to fulfill below points to better understand technologies and features

  • Recommended to have at least CCNA R&S and CCNP R&S certifications or equivalent knowledge.

  • Recommended to have at least 1 – 3 years of networking experience.

  • Recommended to have a laptop in Lab sessions.

Course Related Certifications

This course is not aligned to any Cisco exam. The Course is custom developed for Cisco Unified Computing  System Technology and can be recommended for all who seeks to take:

  • CCNA Datacenter Certification

  • CCNP Datacenter Certification

  • CCIE Datacenter Certification.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding of Datacenter Computing, Virtualization, and Storage Fundamentals.

  • Understanding Storage Networking along with configuring Storage Area Networks (SAN) on Cisco Multilayer Director Switches (MDS).

  • Understanding Cisco Unified Computing System including architecture, key features, and configurations.

  • Ability to configure and operate Cisco UCS in Datacenters.

  • Ability to size and design a Cisco UCS solution for given data center computing requirements.

  • Understanding Different Architectures of Current Datacenters along with Computing Deployment Models.

  • Qualifying Course Audience for Designing, Configuring and Operating medium-size and Enterprise Datacenters with Cisco Computing Technologies.

Course Added Values

  • Delivering the optimum technical knowledge reflecting experience and real-life scenarios in the class.

  • Understanding Best practice designs, configurations and recommendations.

  • Consolidating Cisco Unified Computing System Blades and Rack-mounts in one course delivering a complete vision of how UCS can be designed, configured and operated.

  • Delivering the latest information and updates ensuring transferring up-to-date knowledge compared with regular certificate courses.


Datacenter Fundamentals

Datacenter Storage

Datacenter Computing


40 hour



Target Audience

System (Presales) Engineers

Solution Architects

Implementation Engineers

Operations Engineers


Offsite Classroom

Onsite Classroom

Tools and Materials

Animated Presentation

Labs (Simulators/Real Gears)

Student Book - Printed Copy

Course Outline

Module 1: Datacenter Fundamentals

  • Understanding Storage Fundamentals

  • Understanding Computing Fundamentals

  • Understanding Virtualization Fundamentals


Module 2: Understanding Cisco Storage Networking

  • Storage Networking Fundamentals

  • Cisco Storage Networking (MDS and Nexus Switches)

  • Configuring Cisco SAN Switches


Module 3: Understanding Cisco Unified Computing System

  • Understanding UCS Architecture

  • Understanding UCS Components

  • Understanding UCS Manager and its features

  • Configuring UCS LAN, SAN, Service Profiles, VM-FEX and System Parameters

  • Understanding UCS C-Series, M-Series and E-Series Servers

  • UCS Deployment Architectures

  • UCS Designing and Sizing Guidelines

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