Cisco Certified Networking Associate - Cloud


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Cisco offers CCNA cloud certifications for cloud engineers, network administrators, cloud administrators to develop and validate their skills in cloud network environment and help their IT organization meet changing business demands from technology transitions. In CCNA cloud certications you will learn and or improve your cloud skills in cisco cloud network solutions.
To achieve CCNA Cloud certification from cisco, you must pass both 210-451 CLDFND and 210-455 CLDADM exams.

Exam Details

Required Exam(s) : 210-451 CLDFND (Cloud Fundamentals) and 210-455 CLDADM (Cloud Administration)
Associated Exams : CCNA Cloud
Durations : 90 mins (55 - 65 questions)
Question Types : Multiple choice, drag and drop and simulation types.
Exam Fees :
Prerequired Exams : No Prerequired exams to take CCNA Cloud certifications.
Exam Policy : Click here to read the Exam policies.
Recommended Training : To pass 210-451 CLDFND, its recommended to take training from the following course Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals (CLDFND) and to pass 210-455 CLDADM , training from Introducing Cisco Cloud Administration (CLDADM) course would be recommended.

Exam Pattern

Below are the exam pattern of 210-451 CLDFND exam.
  • Cloud Characteristics and Models 14%
  • 2.0 Cloud Deployment 16%
  • Basic Knowledge of Cloud Compute 24%
  • Basic Knowledge of Cloud Networking 22%
  • Basic Knowledge of Cloud Storage 24%
Click here to view complete exam pattern of 210-451 CLDFND

Below are the exam pattern of 210-455 CLDADM.
  • Cloud Infrastructure Administration and Reporting 21%
  • Chargeback and Billing Reports 10%
  • Cloud Provisioning 26%
  • Cloud Systems Management and Monitoring 26%
  • Cloud Remediation 17%
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Books to Prepare

Below are the recommended books for preparing CCNA Cloud 210-451 CLDFND Exam.

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Book Name : CCNA Cloud CLDFND 210-451 Official Cert Guide

Author Name : Gustavo A. A. Santana

Publisher : Cisco Press

Topics Covered in this book:


  • What Is Cloud Computing?
  • Cloud Shapes: Service Models
  • Cloud Heights: Deployment Models
  • Behind the Curtain
  • Server Virtualization
  • Infrastructure Virtualization
  • Virtual Networking Services and Application Containers
  • Block Storage Technologies
  • File Storage Technologies
  • Network Architectures for the Data Center: Unified Fabric
  • Network Architectures for the Data Center: SDN and ACI
  • Unified Computing
  • Cisco Cloud Infrastructure Portfolio
  • Integrated Infrastructures
  • Final Preparation

Below the recommended books for preparing CCNA Cloud 210-455 CLDADM Exam.

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Book Name : CCNA Cloud CLDADM 210-455 Official Cert Guide

Author Name : Chris Jackson , Hank Preston III, Steve Wasko

Publisher : Cisco Press

Topics Covered in this book:

  • Introduction to Cloud
  • Cloud: A new operating model for IT
  • The Cloud Operational Journey
  • Cloud Automation/Orchestration Suites
  • Cloud Management
  • Cloud Infrastructure
  • Managing Users and groups
  • Virtual Machine Management
  • Deploying Virtual App Containers
  • Chargeback, Billing, and Reporting
  • UCD and Prime Services Catalog
  • PSC Provisioning and Verification
  • Cloud Management, Monitoring, and Remediation
  • Performance and Capacity Management
  • Cloud Monitoring with PSC, UCSD and Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Softwares for Practice

There somany free and paid Simulators are available for practice in home .

Software Name : Boson Netsim 11 for CCNP

License : Not free

Software Features :

  • Hands-on experience without the hardware
  • A Network Designer that supports 42 routers and 7 switches
  • Up to 200 devices per network
  • Virtual Packet Technology: software-created packets that are routed and switched through the simulated network
  • The ability to populate the WAN slots with a broad range of Network Modules
  • A Telnet mode that allows you to configure devices in the simulated topology using the Windows Telnet program
  • The functionality of a full rack of equipment on your laptop
  • Automatic lab-grading capability
  • The ability to load and save your network configurations
  • The ability to paste real router configurations into the devices
  • The ability to configure your own ISDN and Frame Relay switch mappings
  • The benefit of connecting your devices over simulated WANs without expensive ISP gear
  • Support for IPv6 addressing

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