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TrainSignal Releases Implementing Cisco Unified Computing System Training
TrainSignal, the global leader in professional computer training, announced the release of their Implementing Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Training course.

This latest Cisco training course is designed to prepare students for the Cisco Data Center Unified Computing Support Specialist exam (642-994, 642-983). Cisco UCS requires an IT professional with a diversified background in server and/or network administration as well as virtualization, VMware in particular. Cisco UCS is also the industry's first converged data center platform, thus making a practiced knowledge of the system a valuable credential for experienced IT professionals. As a disruptive data center technology, the infrastructure's advantages are also resulting in a rise in the demand for UCS specialists.

UCS technology merges the capabilities of the data center and virtualization. Since it allows administrators to deploy servers at a much faster rate, demonstrated knowledge across vendors along with a robust certification in Cisco UCS is a marketable skill set. Cisco UCS Training will cover core concepts and more:

  • UCS Architecture and Components
  • UCS Installation
  • Configuring Connectivity
  • Routine and Advanced Management
  • Pools and Service Profiles
  • On-Site Video Instruction w/ Cisco UCS Hardware Implementation Overview

Students of the course will benefit from instruction that uses production-grade labs to give a thorough demonstration of the hardware components and installation. On-site video lessons feature Jason Nash inside a server room with UCS blades. The purpose of these exclusive videos is to provide familiarity with the entire process of unified computing implementation from start to finish.

The use of a UCS Platform Emulator can be downloaded and run using VMware software to provide an adequate lab environment, as opposed to a physical production lab which can amount to over $100,000 in hardware. The lessons utilize both GUI and command-line to ensure full understanding of the concepts.

The course's instructor, Jason Nash, is a well-respected leader in the field of virtualization with over 15 years of experiences. Currently the Data Center Principal at Varrow, he is VCDX #49, vExpert and also created TrainSignal's VMware vSphere Security Design Training.

Jason Nash comments on the effect of unified computing, the cloud and workloads saying, "People like to say 'cloud cloud cloud,' but it is becoming a way to manage workloads and it requires skills in more than one area. So the future of this is people are going to have to learn that, adapt to that, and if you're someone who loves technology and loves learning new things it's great because it gives you this opportunity to expand into other fields. But it gets people out of these silos and their little pigeon holes."

The Implementing Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) Training course contains 20 lessons in nearly 14 hours of video instruction. Students will receive 3 DVDs of video lessons. Each lesson is available in several formats, iPod Video, Mp3 Audio, .WMV and high quality AVI, allowing students to use course materials on a variety of devices. Students can view all materials online after signing up for the course, ensuring instant access.

The Cisco UCS Training course is available for just $297. TrainSignal backs each and every course with their exclusive 90-day Total Experience Guarantee. All courses are shipped worldwide at no charge.

Published Tuesday, January 10, 2012 5:47 PM by David Marshall
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