Cloud Native Container Networking and ACI (CNACI)

This 3-day course is designed to give attendees an end-to-end introduction to the structural changes taking place in infrastructure and networking architecture driven by cloud native systems, with the goal of understanding how modern networking technologies in general, and Cisco ACI in particular, are helping to power the rapid adoption of application containers. We recommend students have a working understanding of Cloud Native space, Cisco ACI, and Container Networking. This Cisco ACI training course is intended for technical managers, developers, IT and QA staff, professional services staff, and DevOps personnel, among others. Find additional course information below.

Retail Price: $3,495.00

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Course Days: 3

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Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Describe Cloud Native Systems
  • Knowledge of Microservices and the changing nature of application architecture
  • Knowledge of Container Orchestration
  • Knowledge of Container Networking


The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Professional Services Staff
  • Technical Managers
  • IT and QA Staff
  • Developers
  • DevOps Personnel



The knowledge and skills that the learner should have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Familiarity of Cloud Native space, Container Networking, and Cisco ACI

Module 1: Cloud Native Systems

  • Lesson 1: Overview of Cloud Native Systems
  • Lesson 2: Microservices and the changing nature of application architecture
  • Lesson 3: Containers and the Docker System
  • Lesson 4: Container Orchestration, a look at Kubernetes, Amazon ECS, Swarm, Mesos, and other platforms

Module 2: Containers and SDN

  • Lesson 1: Container Networking 101
  • Lesson 2: Overview of SDN Solutions
  • Lesson 3: A tale of two standards, CNI and CNM
  • Lesson 4: Introduction to Cisco Contiv

Module 3: Cisco ACI and Container Orchestration

  • Lesson 1: Application Centric Infrastructure overview (ACI)
  • Lesson 2: Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC)
  • Lesson 3: Contiv and ACI
  • Lesson 4: End to end solutions and future directions

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