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Datacenter Networking Engineer (DCNE) v2


The Datacenter Networking Engineer (DCNE) v2 is a Cisco Technologies course that is developed for whom seeking to deeply understand the new Cisco Datacenter Networking Technologies. The course validates the ability to design, configure, and operate Cisco Nexus Switching Overlay Fabrics and NX-OS Datacenter technologies. The course is recommended for Datacenter Networking Specialists, Datacenter Networking Administrators, and Datacenter Networking Designers.

This course is the updated version from the DCNE course. The course covers Cisco new datacenter emerging technologies along with the new Cisco Nexus Platforms.


The course covers 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 subserves 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 good knowledge of IPv4 Multicast PIM and MP-BGP protocols.

  • 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 Datacenter Infrastructure Technologies and can be recommended for all who seeks to take:

  • New CCNA Datacenter Certification

  • New CCNP Datacenter Certification

  • CCIE Datacenter v3 Certification.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding Datacenter Networking Architectures and Datacenter Interconnect Solutions.

  • Understanding and configuring NX-OS datacenter features and protocols. 

  • Ability to configure and operate Cisco Nexus Overlay Fabrics in Datacenters.

  • Ability to size and design Cisco Nexus Overlay Fabric Solutions for a given data center.

  • Understanding Virtual Networking for Virtualized Environments.

  • Understanding Cisco Nexus Switches Portfolio with models comparison and key features of different Nexus Platforms.

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

Course Added Values


Datacenter Netwokring

Datacenter Facilities


40 hour



Target Audience

System (Presales) Engineers

Solution Architects

Implementation Engineers

Operations Engineers


Offsite Classroom

Onsite Classroom

Online Classroom

Tools and Materials

Animated Presentation

Labs (Virtual Devices)

Student Book - Printed Copy

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

  • Understanding Best practice designs, configurations and recommendations.

  • Consolidating Cisco Networking Infrastructure Technologies in one course delivering a complete vision of how datacenters networking can be designed, configured and operated.

  • Delivering the latest architectures, technologies and devices models ensuring transferring up-to-date knowledge compared with regular certificate courses.

Course Outline

Module 1: Understanding Cisco Nexus Technologies

  • Understanding Cisco NX-OS Software

  • Understanding Datacenter Networking Architectures 

  • Understanding Datacenter Interconnect (DCI)

  • Understanding Virtual Portchannel (vPC)

  • Understanding Fabric Extender (FEX)

  • Understanding Virtual Networking Fundamentals

  • Understanding Nexus VM Tracking


Module 2: Understanding Overlay Fabric Technologies

  • Overview of Cisco Legacy Overlay Fabric Technologies

  • Understanding Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)

  • Understanding VXLAN Ethernet Virtual Private Network (VXLAN EVPN)

  • Understanding VXLAN EVPN ESI Multihoming

  • Understanding vPC Fabric Peering (vPC)

  • Understanding VXLAN EVPN Multi-Site

  • Understanding Locator/ID Separation Protocol (LISP)

Module 3: Understanding Cisco Nexus Switches

  • Cisco Datacenter Networking Portfolio

  • Cisco Nexus 3000 Series

  • Cisco Nexus 3550 Series

  • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series

Module 4: Understanding Datacenter Facilities

  • Understanding Datacenter Facilities

  • Datacenter Design Process

  • Understanding ToR, MoR, and EoR Designs

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