CCNA and CCNP Real World Labs - Data Centers and Cabling
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CCNA and CCNP Real World Labs - Data Centers and Cabling

A Data Center Tour and the Physical Layer, including Cable Testers and Analyzers by Fluke and Ideal Networks.
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Last updated 4/2016
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What Will I Learn?
Identify Data Center Tiers
Understand how a Data Center works
Start Working in a Data Center
Test a Network and Cisco Switch
Certify a Network using a Fluke Cable Analyzer
Identify Racks, Tools, and Enterprise Network Solutions
Understand More Advanced Topics Like Crosstalk and Return Loss
Work With Racks and Modules
Learn About Advanced Cooling and Power Solutions for Data Centers
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Requirements
  • Good Understanding of Networking Terms
  • Basic Knowledge of Cisco and CLI
Description

Do you want to see what's inside of a Data Center? Do you want to learn how to use Fluke and IdealNetworks Cable Testers? You've come to the right place.

Yes! A real Data Center - you will watch an interview with a Director and get a tour, including an awesome presentation of services, racks, and modules. A lot of cool and advanced stuff that you will struggle to find anywhere else. Enough to say - I spent more than 6 months planning, visiting companies, and recording all lectures for you!

This training covers the physical layer as well. I show you professional cable testers and analyzers made by Fluke and IdealNetworks. There are several labs and examples I cover here, including VLAN identification on a switch, locating a broken network cable, and certifying a Cat 5e and Cat 6 network. It is enough to say that devices I show you cost thousands of dollars so stay tuned for the most advanced and expensive solutions used by professional engineers all over the world!

You know that passing an IT exam is not enough, right? You need some
real world experience. This is why I keep recording courses that help
you master things that you really need to know about Cisco and
networking.

If you are CCNA / CCNP certified or you are studying towards any Cisco exams, this course is perfect for you!

 This course covers the following:

  • Overview of Data Centers and Data Center Tiers
  • A tour in a Data Center, including a unique presentation and interview
  • Tips from engineers and managers
  • Cable testers - Fluke LinkRunner and IdealNetworks NaviTEK
  • Identifying a VLAN and trunks on a switch using a cable tester
  • Cabling standards and dynamic parameters (crosstalk, return loss...)
  • Fluke DTX 1800 and DSX 5000 to certify a Cat5e and Cat6 network
  • Broken network cables and how to identify them
  • Racks and server cabinets, including an interview with a manufacturer
  • Lectures for more advanced students (PUE, cooling)
  • All lectures recorded in Full HD using a dynamic microphone
  • English subtitles included!


Contents and Overview
In over 3 hours of content, including 40 lectures, this course covers an overview of Data Centers, a tour in a Data Center, interviews with managers, labs showing cable testers and certifiers. You will find quizzes and challenges to allow you to test your knowledge before moving to the next section.

A really unique, real world course that will give you more than a book!

Join now!

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone Interested in Data Centers and the Physical Layer
  • Students studying towards CCNA and CCNP certifications
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 47 Lectures Collapse All 47 Lectures 03:16:59
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:38

Learn what to expect in this course and get a very good idea about unique topics to be covered.

Preview 03:38
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Data Centers
5 Lectures 18:43

What to expect in this section.

What to Expect in This Section
00:41

Learn about data centers and procedures that are important.

Overview of Data Centers
05:01

Why would you go for a data center?

Preview 07:38

Data centers are grouped and categorized. Learn about it!

Data Centers Tiers
04:55

It is not an easy test :) Like in the real world labs, right? :)

What do you Know About Data Centers?
3 questions

Let's summarize this chapter.

Let's Summarize This Chapter
00:28
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A Real Data Center Visit and Tour
5 Lectures 22:24
What to Expect in This Section
00:30

A very unique lecture showing you an interview with a Director of a data center.

An Interview with a Director of a Data Center
11:12

I took a camera and visited a data center for you. Here is a short presentation.

A Data Center Tour
05:29

We continue our tour and discuss some more features of data centers.

Visiting the IO Data Center
04:49

Let's Summarize This Chapter.
00:24
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Racks and Cabinets
6 Lectures 15:13
What to Expect in This Section
00:38

Rack and cabinets, modules, and accessories.

Racks and Modules
04:44

In this lecture you can learn how to buy a decent rack.

A Free Standing Data Center Rack
03:14

In this lecture you can learn how to buy a decent and quiet rack.

A Silent Rack?
02:47

I show you a professional wall-mounted rack.

A Wall-Mounted Rack
03:23

Let's Summarize This Chapter.
00:27
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Cabling and Professional Cable Tester
6 Lectures 18:06
What to Expect in This Section
00:39

Let's review some concepts about cables and standards.

What you Really Need to Know About Cables and Standards
03:12

Let's review some basic tools that we use to build our networks.

Tools, Sockets, and Patch Panels
04:26

In this lecture you get a chance to learn about professional cable testers.

Popular Professional Cable and Network Testers
04:08

Learn how to use a professional cable tester.

Our First Lab: Wiremaps and Broken Cables
05:19

Do you Know Enough About Cables?
5 questions

Let's Summarize This Chapter.
00:22
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Real World Labs - Cable Testers and Analyzers
7 Lectures 25:20
What to Expect in This Section
00:32

Fluke Linkrunner in action - a few labs, including a broken cable.

Preview 04:50

This lecture covers a few labs using a cable tester and network switches.

Testing a Cisco and HP Switch
05:59

Learn how to use VLANs on a cable tester.

Let's Play with VLANs and Trunks
06:27

Learn how to use VLANs on a cable tester.

Trunks and DHCP
02:21

We check a really cool feature: a mobile app for a cable tester.

Use a Mobile Phone to Help you Test a Cable and Network
04:37

Let's Summarize This Chapter.
00:34
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How to Certify a Network
8 Lectures 27:54
What to Expect in This Section
00:38

An overview of cable analyzers.

Introducing Fluke and IdealNetworks devices
03:57

Learn about standards and dynamic characteristics of a network cable

Performance Tests: Return Loss, NEXT, PSNEXT...
03:00

A lab showing you how to certify a network using a device from Fluke.

Testing a Cat 5e Network using Fluke DTX 1800
05:30

We take it to the next level and test a broken cable.

Testing a Broken Network Cable
05:19

The latest device from Fluke - learn how to use it! Includes more advanced labs of fiber optic cables.

Introducing Fluke DSX 5000
08:16

How to Certify Your Network
3 questions

Reports and Results of Network Tests
00:04

Let's Summarize This Chapter.
01:10
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Bonus Data Center Videos and Tours
5 Lectures 33:25

A clip from my data center tour showing a Director talking about some concepts and network solutions.

The History of Data Centers and Services - Part 1
06:39

A clip from my data center tour showing a Director talking about some concepts and network solutions.

The History of Data Centers and Services - Part 2
06:39

A clip from my data center tour showing a Director talking about some concepts and network solutions.

The History of Data Centers and Services - Part 3
06:29

Learn about software used to monitor a data center - a lecture for advanced students.

For More Advanced Students - Parameters and Software to Manage a Data Center
10:54

Web Portals for DC Clients
02:44
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Bonus Videos
4 Lectures 32:16
The Physical Layer
12:12

Basics of the Cisco CLI
08:57

Network Cables
06:10

CCNA Real World Project - An Quick Look at a Rack
04:57
About the Instructor
Marious Kuriata
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83,348 Students
24 Courses
IT Exam Practice, Network Engineer and Instructor

Hi, my name is Marious. I have been working in IT for 14 years (web design, networking, security, tutoring). I currently work as a Cisco Security Engineer in a support IT Company in London and I run my own training company. My courses/certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSP, Zyxel Security Professional, Postgraduate studies in networking & security. A Master's Degree in Human Resources.

12 years of experience in IT. This has included designing, troubleshooting and installing networks, Cisco routers, switches, access points and firewalls (ASA Firewalls, Aironet, VLANs, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, spanning tree, VPNs, Cyberoam, IPS/IDS, Riverbed), Previous experience includes Microsoft systems, IT Manager, Technical Trainer (Cisco, Comptia, Microsoft) and Private Tutor.

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (2009)

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (2010)

CCNA_SEC Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (2012)

CCNA_ASA Cisco ASA Firewalls Specialist: Security and VPNs (2013)

CCSP (CCNP Sec) – Cisco Certified Security Specialist (2013)

ZCNP ZyXEL Certified Network Professional (2012)

MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2011)

MCP Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows Server) (2009)

MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Vista) (2009)

MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2010)

Training in ERP management, Cisco Networking Academy CCNA (distinction)

Microsoft Courses (Windows Server 2003, SQL, XP, ISA Server, Exchange Server)