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On your accelerated CCNA Data Centre certification course you'll develop the skills and knowledge to install, maintain and design Cisco data centres.
Your accelerated and official 6-day course is 33% faster than traditional training. Using our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique combined with hands-on practical labs, you will develop skills and knowledge relevant to real world situations.
You'll be immersed in Data Centre topics across the DCICN and DCICT v6.0 curriculum by your experienced and official Cisco instructor. This covers:
You will sit exams 200-150 DCICN and 200-155 DCICT on-site during the course. These are covered by your Certification Guarantee.
This is best suited to you if you're a entry-level to experienced Network Administrator, Network Engineer, Network Designer, System Administrator, Systems Engineer or Technical Solutions Architect.
You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.
Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.
Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.
This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.
In the first part of this course you will cover foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies covering network protocols and host-to-host communication, data center networking concepts and technologies, data centre storage networking, and Cisco UCS architecture.
Upon completion of this accelerated course, you will be able to:
In the second part of this accelerated course, you will cover foundational knowledge, skills, and technologies covering data centre network virtualisation, unified computing, data centre automation and orchestration, and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (Cisco ACI).
The hands-on lab exercises will help you develop the skills to configure features on Cisco Nexus Operating System (Cisco NX-OS), Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), and Cisco UCS Director.
Upon completion of this accelerated course, you will be able to:
Passing both DCICN and DCICT exams means you will achieve the CCNA Data Centre qualification. You will be prepared for and sit these exams on-site during the course, covered by your Certification Guarantee:
Exam 200-150 DCICN - Introducing Cisco Data Center Networking
This exam will test your knowledge of data centre physical infrastructure, data centre networking concepts, and data centre storage networking.
Exam 200-155 DCICT - Introducing Cisco Data Center Technologies
This exam will test your knowledge of fundamental data centre technologies including unified computing, data centre network virtualisation, Cisco data centre networking technologies, data centre automation and orchestration, and Application Centric Infrastructure.
Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.
Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.
Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.
We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 0720-880599.
There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.
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Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.
There are no official prerequisites for this course. It is however recommended that you attend the DCICN (Introducing Cisco Data Centre Networking) followed by DCICT (Introducing Cisco Data Centre technologies) course and have:
Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.
Just call us on 0720-880599 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.
Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.
Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 67.286 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.67% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.
Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.
"Very good all round, both the training and accommodation were excellent."
R.H. - Cisco CCNA Data Center (DCICN & DCICT) (6 days) (25.4.2016 to 30.4.2016)
"If you would like to dive deep into the material, take a Firebrand course. "
Paul de Boer, ICC. - Cisco CCNA Data Center (DCICN & DCICT) (6 days) (25.4.2016 to 30.4.2016)
"Firebrand bootcamps are perfect for anyone looking for accelerated training!"
L.O.. - Cisco CCNA Data Center (DCICN & DCICT) (6 days) (5.10.2015 to 10.10.2015)
"Thank you to the instructor, excellent knowledge and enthusiasm with the odd joke thrown in for good measure!"
Tony Greensmith. - Cisco CCNA Data Center (DCICN & DCICT) (6 days) (5.10.2015 to 10.10.2015)
"Hard training but really well presented by the trainer."
D. K.. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (15.3.2018 to 18.3.2018)
"The staff at firebrand have been absolutely fantastic and have been really great in organising the exam and making sure we following procedure. I will be returning for the CCNP and already have the CCDA booked in November. I would like to thank Firebrand for helping my learning aid and I will definitely be returning. In addition to this the stay has been an overall pleasure."
Jon Legg, NHS. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (15.6.2018 to 17.6.2018)
"I would recommend Firebrand Training - course was intense, well instructed and information rich. Compared to when I started the course, I feel so much more knowledgeable and confident about networking topics."
J.W., Dana Petroleum,=. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (11.6.2018 to 17.6.2018)
"Great facilities! Great instructors! Great material! They definitely prepare you for the exam. "
Caroline Walters, Atkins. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (11.6.2018 to 14.6.2018)
"Good environment to work in, but be prepared to work hard when you get here."
Mark Stevens, JEM Solutions IT Ltd.. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (8.5.2018 to 11.5.2018)
"Firebrand manage to compress long term training into a very short time and do it effectively. The quality and subject knowledge of the training staff is the main reason for this."
Lee Farrow, PX Limited. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
"As usual, its been a great place to learn and (re-)certify... everything's organised for us, all we need to do is learn. The course is presented with the right focus on the points that matter and plenty of time given for hands-on practical labs to fully understand the topics. And - we even had sunshine this week!"
Steven Tremayne, Honeywell. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
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The Firebrand trainer was very professional. "
Regin Jørgensen, Zitcom A/S. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
"Training as usual was very good, instructor was very knowledgeable of the subject matter "
Anonymous - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
"Great course, very fast pace and hard work but worth it.
Very knowledgeable instructor. "
Scott Rose, Oxford University. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (16.4.2018 to 22.4.2018)
"This has been a really enjoyable experience."
Daniel Baines, Fluid(EM) Ltd. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (16.4.2018 to 19.4.2018)
"The instructor's delivery of the course material was excellent and the staff on site were very helpful. "
Ryan Osborne, Cumbria Partnership NHS FT. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (16.4.2018 to 19.4.2018)
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D.M., Systems IT. - Cisco CCDA (Design) (3 days) (4.4.2018 to 6.4.2018)
"The instructor was fantastic and helped expand my knowledge of Cisco via the ICND 1 course. "
David McGregor, Leidos. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (5.2.2018 to 8.2.2018)
"Excellent course, well delivered at a good pace and very thorough and relevant."
K.O.. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25.2.2018 to 4.3.2018)
"The Cisco instructor is exceptionally knowledgeable and patient. The quality of training is second to none, but you need to arrive prepared to work your socks off!"
L.S.. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (11.12.2017 to 17.12.2017)
"It is a very hard training and I don't think it's suitable for complete beginners in networking.
Our instructor was very competent and the location was excellent."
Christian Dietrich. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (4.12.2017 to 10.12.2017)
"My experience at firebrand was nothing less than awesome. Firebrand gave me a new perspective and built my confidence. I will definitely recommend them."
Nathaniel Brefo, Kosmos Energy. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (23.10.2017 to 29.10.2017)
"Though the days are long and you need to put the work in, the staff were very helpful, Instructor fast but took time to explain and was very approachable. "
Chris Peacock. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (23.10.2017 to 29.10.2017)
"Firebrand are an excellent training provider. Each time I attended my knowledge and skill base improve significantly, highly recommended."
Ryan Ciaraldi, NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (15.10.2017 to 22.10.2017)
"I liked the efficiency of the training program, which provided training material, classrooms, equipment and facilities to effectively complete training in the most rapid and efficient way. The instructor is very knowledgeable, experienced, aware and helpful."
Akram Seyam. - Cisco CCDP Fast Track (ARCH) (3 days) (18.9.2017 to 20.9.2017)
"Dave has taught me in 8 days more about routing & switching networks than 19 years of running mid sized (500 user, multi site) corporate Cisco networks. The trainers are a priceless asset to firebrand. I wont hesitate to come back and do my CCNP."
Mark Boardman. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (4.9.2017 to 10.9.2017)
"Best training on market. Everything clear explained and friendly trainer with big passion and flexibility. "
A.C., Adler and Allan Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (4.9.2017 to 10.9.2017)
"Fantastic instructor, teaching methods are second to none."
Anthony Cummings. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (4.9.2017 to 10.9.2017)
"It was a hard but good course - a lot of information and a good teacher. We did a lot of practical work and it was nice to see the output of all the theoretical knowledge out of the book. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (14.8.2017 to 17.8.2017)
"The instructor was excellent and was able to transfer his knowledge in a simple, clear and efficient manner. The infrastructure and logistics setup around the course and the exam is also spot on. We know that when we come for a training, we can focus solely on that without having to worry about the other things."
Anonymous - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (11.8.2017 to 13.8.2017)
"A lot harder than i thought it would be but the scope of knowledge I gained was incredible. Great instructor, be prepared for long days!"
Ashley Carrigan, AJW Aviation. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (7.8.2017 to 13.8.2017)
"Rapid training, great instructors with plenty of support."
Scott Beal, amatis Networks. - Cisco CCNA Security (IINS) (4 days) (31.7.2017 to 3.8.2017)
"Great instructors with great practical knowledge."
Anonymous - Cisco CCDA (Design) (3 days) (17.7.2017 to 19.7.2017)
"I have attended many courses with Firebrand and always enjoy the quality of teaching!"
Anonymous - Cisco CCNP Security (14 days) (26.6.2017 to 9.7.2017)
"Training here is a very high standard with the tutor going into granular detail on each subject. Not only did we go through course material, we went through how these are applied into the day to day running of a business. New skills here will be taken back and implemented into my working environment."
Richard Smith , Redcare 5G. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25.6.2017 to 2.7.2017)
"Great course, Tutor and facilities."
Michael Armstrong , NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25.6.2017 to 2.7.2017)
"I had a great learning experience with Firebrand, all staff were very polite and helpful. I'd train again with them, highly recommended."
Stacey Gribble, Expro Group Ltd. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (14.4.2017 to 20.4.2017)
"Firebrand is an amazing company which I would recommend to anyone willing to learn within their fields of interest.
The knowledge of my teacher was second to none and the staff around are very helpful, polite and welcoming.
S.B, RTF Networks. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (6.3.2017 to 11.3.2017)
"A tough course delivered with seasoned experience by our instructor who knew not only the subject inside out but the best way to present it to relative novices like myself. I will take a lot away from this course and hopefully be able to build on the knowledge gained."
Karl Mardell, Premier Systems IT. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (6.2.2017 to 11.2.2017)
"Great teacher. Really explained things well and went through the whole course in the expected detail. "
Farooq Riaz. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (6.2.2017 to 11.2.2017)
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J.F. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9.2.2017 to 11.2.2017)
"Great facilities with a very high level of training. Been here roughly 10 times now and have never been let down.
My instructor provided a very high level of training as always and has fully prepped me ready for my exam and work life outside of Firebrand."
Richard Smith, Redcare 5G. - Cisco ICND2 (CCNA) (3 days) (9.2.2017 to 11.2.2017)
"Good facilities and learning environment, gives you everything you need to move your qualification forward!"
Chris Bloy, Acentic. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (6.2.2017 to 11.2.2017)
"I have had a great experience doing the Cisco ICND1 course. Firebrand were great for the whole three days of the course. The instructor who delivered the course was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble for him.
The Training centre is excellent and firebrands accelerated learning method is great. Be prepared to work hard."
Myles Davies, Vodafone. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6.2.2017 to 8.2.2017)
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Matthew Rowell. - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (6.2.2017 to 8.2.2017)
"I genuinely think that the instructors leading the courses at Firebrand are some of the best in the world. Its amazing how much information they manage to condense down to only a few days as well as delivering it in a way that allows you to fully absorb everything."
Anonymous - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (9.1.2017 to 14.1.2017)
"Good start and end time to days, training was thorough throughout and the instructor was extremely knowledgeable."
Callum Catterall. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) (7 days) (12.12.2016 to 17.12.2016)
"Very good training, some of the best Ive ever received. Rapid pace, and made me feel really confident going into the exam, and you cant ask for more than that. Great facilities also. "
Anonymous - Cisco ICND1 (CCENT) (4 days) (12.12.2016 to 14.12.2016)
"A great learning experience! The facilities, instructor knowledge and focussed environment really helps with study and learning. Its also a great place to network with like-minded colleagues from many varied environments and to explore interesting new avenues of learning for a career future."
Gareth Watson, Busy Ant Ltd. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4.12.2016 to 11.12.2016)
"Firebrand Training is bar none the best training environment. Ive taken A+, Net+, and CCNP R&S, and I will take more in the future!"
Thomas Ward, GDIT. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (4.12.2016 to 11.12.2016)