Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) Tutorials

Introduction to Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
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2hr of on-demand video
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Software Defined Networking
Leaf and Spine Architecture
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
Virtual eXtensible Local Arean Network (VXLAN)


  • Basic Computer Knowledge
  • Basic Networking


This is a 2 hour Cisco ACI Tutorials. Its not complete! It would take at least 12hrs.

For you to completely understand Cisco ACI! But will make more effective by introducing

1st The basics of SDN and then Spine-Leaf Architecture, will also talk about VXLAN, advantages of ACI over other SDN Solutions. Then will discuss ACI Components, Configuration Constructs on the later part.

This is a FREE Udemy course and we have limited time of 2 hours

These are all whiteboard discussion and the goal is to know if you guys are interested in learning more Cisco ACI with my Presentation style! Because if you do. I will develop a full course – with Cisco ACI rental labs, slides, lab demonstration and more whiteboard discussion!

Cisco ACI is an SDN solution that defines its network infrastructure based upon network policies. To make this possible Cisco has created the ACI Fabric OS, which is run by all systems within the ACI network. This shared OS makes it possible for the various switches within the ACI network to translate policies into infrastructure designs.

It is highly recommended that you are CCNA or at least knowledgeable in basics of Networking.

This tutorial primary target audience are:

Network Engineers

Specializing in Software Defined Networking (SDN)

Cloud & Data Center Network Engineers

DevNet Engineers

Network Automation Engineers

Or anyone who wants to learn Cisco ACI

Course Flow

  • Introduction

  • Software Defined Networking (SDN) Basics

  • Leaf and Spine Architecture

  • Cisco ACI over other SDN Solutions

  • Virtual eXtensible LAN (VXLAN) Basics

  • Cisco ACI Components

  • Cisco ACI Configuration Constructs

  • Pervasive Gateway

  • Completion

Who this course is for:

  • Network Professionals - Beginner to Intermediate Level
  • Anyone who wants to understand Data Center Networks
  • Anyone who wants to understand Software Defined Networking
  • Anyone who wants to understand Cisco ACI


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Dean Armada
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Hi Guys! My name is Dean Armada and I am your Cloud, Data Center and CyberSecurity Instructor.

My goal is to deliver easy to understand,  top quality and unique kind of online courses in Udemy. I am in the process of developing integrated courses, something that doesn't only focus on one brand or technology.

I am proud to be one of the few instructors in Udemy who records themselves during the course delivery. Whether I am presenting, whiteboarding or doing lab demonstration, you will always see me. I do this so that I will be more CONNECTED TO YOU.

I have a very diverse background in the field of IT. I was a programmer who became a Linux administrator, who became a network engineer, who became a security specialist, who became a tech manager who became a startup tech founder but training delivery will always be my passion!

If you have any questions about Cloud, Data Center, F5, Cisco or Automation and Orchestration, feel free to send me a message and I would be happy to assist.

Trainer/Instructor Experience:

I have delivered training classes from Network, Security, Systems, Virtualization, Containerization, Programming, Storage, Servers, Cloud and Automation. I am a certified Cisco and F5 instructor and have traveled more than 30 countries and more than 60 cities since 2011. One of the busiest technical trainer and prior COVID-19, I used to have average of 10 flights / month.


F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS), LTM

F5 Certified Technology Specialist (F5-CTS), GTM

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE Security) #27437

Cisco Certified System Instructor (CCSI) #33824

CCNP (Data Center Security, Routing and Switching)

Cisco DevNet Professional

VMware Certified Professional (VCP) v6.5

F5 Certified Administrator (F5-CA)

Arista Certified Engineer (ACE-A)

And 50+ Other Certifications:

Awards and Recognition:

CCIE and CCSI by 30

10 year CCIE and CCSI veteran

First trainer to deliver Cisco Network Visibility and Segmentation (2019)

First trainer to deliver Cisco Firepower Next Generation Firewall Test Drive (2016)

First trainer to deliver Cisco Network as a Sensor Test Drive (2015)

Ghost Author of two of Cisco training courses (2015, 2018)

One of the first Cisco ACI Trainer (2015)

One of the first Arista Certified Trainer (2015)

One of the first Cisco Nexus 9000 Trainer (2014)

One of the first Cisco ISE Trainer (2012)

One of the first F5 Certified Trainer (2011)

First CCIE Security in the Philippines (2010)

Cisco Security Instructor Center Excellence (2018, 2020)

Cisco Data Center Instructor Center Excellence (2015, 2016)

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