Continuous Learning: Build, Maintain and Sharpen your ACI Skillset

If I want to:

I should attend:

Length

Learn ACI concepts

Install and configure an ACI fabric

Practice integrating with VMware

Build a functioning Proof of Concept

 

ACI Field Engineer Essentials

 

3 days

Learn ACI concepts

Install and configure an ACI fabric

Learn about VMware, Microsoft and OpenStack integration

Insert Layer 4-7 service devices

 

ACI Field Engineer Implementation

 

4 days

Refresh my baseline ACI skills

Practice basic ACI configuration

Gain fast familiarity with ACI

ACI Technical Quickstart

 

1 day

Update ACI knowledge with the latest release

Practice new ACI features

ACI 3.0 Technical Update
(and 3.1, 3.2…)

 

1 day

Implement Zero Trust Security

Deploy ACI in application-centric mode

Map my application flows

Application Dependency Mapping

 

half-day

Secure my ACI fabric using built-in tools

Design and configure appropriate security using the management plane, fabric, EPG’s, microsegmentation, certificates, RBAC, and other integral features

 

Optimizing ACI Security

 

1 day

Integrate service appliances with ACI

Deploy ASA, FirePOWER, F5, Citrix and other devices

Know when and how to use Managed, Unmanaged or Independent integration modes

 

Vendor-Specific Modules for Service Integration with ACI

 

1 day

Build and deploy a compliant ACI fabric

Use best practices to design ACI for PCI, SOX and HIPPA compliance

Compliance-Driven ACI Fabric

 

1 day

Maintain an ACI fabric

Learn the operational and troubleshooting tools for ACI

Practice recovering from failure scenarios

ACI Operations & Troubleshooting
Boot Camp

 

3 days

Understand the ACI Object Model

Use all the automation tools in ACI

Develop & use XML and Python scripts in ACI

 

ACI Programmability

 

1 day

Integrate ACI with UCSD

Build a UCSD-based Private Cloud

Study ACI-focused Tasks and Workflows

 

ACI and UCSD

 

1 day

Automate ACI using orchestration

Integrate ACI with CloudCenter, Ansible, Puppet & Chef, etc.

Optimal security design for orchestration

ACI and CloudCenter
or
ACI and Ansible
or
ACI and Puppet/Chef

 

1 day

Learn ACI design methodologies

Practice designing ACI for several customer scenarios

Prove my designs on a live fabric

ACI Design
Boot Camp

 

1 day

Plan for larger ACI deployments

Study multi-site, multi-pod and multi-fabric options

Learn about disaster recovery in ACI

ACI Multi-site Configuration

 

1 day

Migrate an existing network to ACI

Learn about network-centric & app-centric options

Practice migrating a live legacy network

ACI & Legacy Networks

 

1 day