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Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND)


Course Overview

This is a new 5-day instructor led training course that helps students prepare for the CCNA Cloud certification, an associate level certification specializing in Cloud technologies. This course is designed to provide students with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to Cloud computing and characteristics and deployment models of a Cloud network.

Who should attend

This course is the first course recommended as preparation for the CCNA Cloud certification.

For Cloud Engineers, Cloud Administrators, Cloud Operations / Support Engineers, Cloud Design Engineers, Cloud Infrastructure Architects, Virtualization Engineers job roles

  • Who are looking to build their career around Cloud jobs / roles
  • Who plan, design, implement and/or support Cloud deployments, and are looking to validate / showcase their skills

For Data Center Engineers

  • Who wish to add knowledge of Cloud to their DC skills

For Network Engineers

  • Who are looking to develop their careers with Cloud knowledge and skills


This course is part of the following Certifications:


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Understand network fundamentals—routing, switching, VLAN
  • Understand compute fundamentals—servers, operating systems
  • Understand storage fundamentals—basics of FC, FCoE, VSAN

such as the content included within the CCNA Routing & Switching or CCNA Data Center certifications.

Course Objectives

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

  • Describe common cloud characteristics
  • List cloud service models
  • Compare cloud deployment models
  • Illustrate key features of UCS
  • Define server virtualization
  • Describe network architectures for the datacenter
  • Describe Cisco ACI
  • Describe Infrastructure Virtualization
  • Define virtual networking services
  • Define Virtual Application Containers
  • Analyze storage provisioning concepts
  • Describe basic SAN storage concepts
  • Define basic NAS storage concepts
  • Compare the difference between all the storage access technologies
  • Identify the various Cisco storage network devices
  • Describe various reference architectures for converged infrastructure

Follow On Courses

Classroom Training

Duration 5 days

  • Australia: 5,900.- AUD
  • India: US$ 4,900.-
Click on town name to book Schedule
Asia Pacific
16/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Sydney Enroll
09/09/2019 - 13/09/2019 Bangalore This is an English language FLEX course.   Time zone: Asia/Calcutta US$ 4,900.- Enroll
14/10/2019 - 18/10/2019 Bangalore This is an English language FLEX course.   Time zone: Asia/Calcutta US$ 4,900.- Enroll
04/11/2019 - 08/11/2019 Bangalore This is an English language FLEX course.   Time zone: Asia/Calcutta US$ 4,900.- Enroll

Fast Lane Flex™ Classroom If you can't find a suitable date, don't forget to check our world-wide FLEX™ training schedule.

23/09/2019 - 27/09/2019 Düsseldorf Enroll
18/11/2019 - 22/11/2019 Berlin Enroll
03/02/2020 - 07/02/2020 Munich Enroll
09/03/2020 - 13/03/2020 Frankfurt Enroll
04/05/2020 - 08/05/2020 Münster Enroll
15/06/2020 - 19/06/2020 Hamburg Enroll
10/08/2020 - 14/08/2020 Stuttgart Enroll
03/02/2020 - 07/02/2020 Vienna (iTLS) Enroll
21/10/2019 - 25/10/2019 Sofia This is an English language FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/Sofia 2,650.- € Course language: English Enroll
02/09/2019 - 06/09/2019 Paris Enroll
14/10/2019 - 18/10/2019 Milan Enroll
16/09/2019 - 20/09/2019 Lisbon Enroll
09/09/2019 - 13/09/2019 Madrid Enroll
10/08/2020 - 14/08/2020 Zurich Enroll
United Kingdom
14/10/2019 - 18/10/2019 London, City This is an English language FLEX course.   Time zone: Europe/London £ 2,895.- Enroll
North America
United States
18/11/2019 - 22/11/2019 Online Training Time zone: US/Central Course language: English Enroll
18/11/2019 - 22/11/2019 Online Training Time zone: Canada/Central Course language: English Enroll
Latin America
09/09/2019 - 13/09/2019 Online Training Time zone: America/Sao_Paulo Course language: Portuguese Enroll
21/10/2019 - 25/10/2019 Rio de Janeiro This is an Portuguese language FLEX course.   Time zone: America/Sao_Paulo US$ 3,495.- Enroll
Middle East
27/10/2019 - 31/10/2019 Doha Course language: English Enroll
United Arab Emirates
27/10/2019 - 31/10/2019 Dubai Course language: English Enroll
27/10/2019 - 31/10/2019 Cairo Course language: English Enroll
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This is a FLEX course, which is delivered both virtually and in the classroom.