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Designing Cisco Data Center Application Services

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Data Center Application Services Design Specialist DCASD 642-972

Course Title: Designing Cisco Data Center Application Services v1.0

Course Code: DCASD 642-972
Duration: 5 Days


Course Overview

The Designing Cisco Data Center Application Services v1.0 (DCASD) Cisco training course has been designed to focus on how to design Cisco Data Center Application Services through deploying the Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) service module and other ACE appliance family technologies. Each of the key features of the ACE solution is incorporated as well as the benefits and opportunities which arise from the implementation of GSS, GSLB and the WAAS Wan optimisation solution.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the DCASD 642-972 Cisco training course include System Engineers and Network Architects responsible for the analysis and design of ACE based solutions.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the DCASD 642-972 course you will be able to:
  • Describe IP application delivery with the ACE module
  • Understand and describe the configuration tasks necessary to successfully deploy an ACE module
  • Describe the structure and function of the Modular Policy CLI statements used to configure ACE features
  • Understand the capabilities and configuration of the ACE features used to provide load balancing of IP-based applications
  • Identify the Layer 7 processing options used to provide advanced application networking
  • Describe ACE support for SSL protocol processing
  • Describe the ACE features that provide IP application based security
  • Understand the high-availability features of the ACE module which are used to provide reliable application networking services.
  • Describe the methodology used to design and configure multiple ACE features

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the DCASD 642-972 Cisco training course should hold a valid CCNA Certification or have the equivalent knowledge. Candidates should also be familiar with TCP/IP protocol suite, have knowledge of HTTP and SSL protocols as well as a basic understanding of N-tier application architecture and server load-balancing concepts.

Testing and Certification

The DCASD Cisco training course is the recommended preparation for the 642-972 DCASD - Cisco Data Center Application Services Design exam.

Course Content

Module 1: Data Center Application Services Overview:
  • IP-Based Data Center Applications
  • Data Center Application Architecture
  • Deploying the ACE Appliance and Service Module
Module 2: Designing Server Load Balancing Solutions:
  • Modular Policy CLI
  • Managing the ACE Appliance and Service Module
  • Security Features
  • Layer 4 Load Balancing
  • Health Monitoring
  • Layer 7 Protocol Processing
  • Processing Secure Connections
  • Migrating From CSS and CSM
  • Web Application Acceleration Overview
Module 3: Designing Site-to-Site Load Balancing Solutions:
  • Deploying the GSS
  • Managing the GSS
  • Designing Global Server Load Balancing
Module 4: Optimizing the DCAS Solution:
  • High Availability
  • WAN Optimization
  • Designing Application Services

Additional Information

Please note that this course is required for the Cisco Data Center Application Services Design Specialist Certification as well as for candidates looking to achieve the Cisco Channel Partner Data Center Accreditation.
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