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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  • Lectures 47
  • Length 3.5 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course 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

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!

What are the requirements?

  • Good Understanding of Networking Terms
  • Basic Knowledge of Cisco and CLI

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone Interested in Data Centers and the Physical Layer
  • Students studying towards CCNA and CCNP certifications

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction

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

Section 2: Data Centers

What to expect in this section.


Learn about data centers and procedures that are important.


Why would you go for a data center?


Data centers are grouped and categorized. Learn about it!

3 questions

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


Let's summarize this chapter.

Section 3: A Real Data Center Visit and Tour
What to Expect in This Section

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


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


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

Let's Summarize This Chapter.
Section 4: Racks and Cabinets
What to Expect in This Section

Rack and cabinets, modules, and accessories.


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


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


I show you a professional wall-mounted rack.

Let's Summarize This Chapter.
Section 5: Cabling and Professional Cable Tester
What to Expect in This Section

Let's review some concepts about cables and standards.


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


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


Learn how to use a professional cable tester.

Do you Know Enough About Cables?
5 questions
Let's Summarize This Chapter.
Section 6: Real World Labs - Cable Testers and Analyzers
What to Expect in This Section

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


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


Learn how to use VLANs on a cable tester.


Learn how to use VLANs on a cable tester.


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

Let's Summarize This Chapter.
Section 7: How to Certify a Network
What to Expect in This Section

An overview of cable analyzers.


Learn about standards and dynamic characteristics of a network cable


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


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


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

How to Certify Your Network
3 questions
Reports and Results of Network Tests
Let's Summarize This Chapter.
Section 8: Bonus Data Center Videos and Tours

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


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


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


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

Web Portals for DC Clients
Section 9: Bonus Videos
The Physical Layer
Basics of the Cisco CLI
Network Cables
CCNA Real World Project - An Quick Look at a Rack

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Instructor Biography

Marious Kuriata, 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)

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