Understanding Cisco Cloud Fundamentals is the exam name of 210-451 CLDFND test. There are 55-65 questions in real Cisco 210-451 CLDFND exam, which will take the candidates 90 minutes to complete the test. The Associated Certifications of Cisco 210-451 CLDFND exam is CCNA Cloud. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 210-451 CLDFND exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 210-451 exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of Cloud characteristics and deployment models including Cisco InterCloud; the basics of Cisco Cloud infrastructure i.e. Unified Compute including Cisco UCS and server virtualization, Unified Fabric including DC network architecture and infrastructure virtualization, and Unified Storage including integrated infrastructure solutions. It is helpful for the candidates to know Cisco 210-451 exam topics.

1.0 Cloud Characteristics and Models 14%

1.1 Describe common cloud characteristics
1.1.a On-demand self service
1.1.b Elasticity
1.1.c Resource pooling
1.1.d Metered service
1.1.e Ubiquitous network access (smartphone, tablet, mobility)
1.1.f Multi-tenancy
1.2 Describe Cloud Service Models
1.2.a Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
1.2.b Software as a Service (SaaS)
1.2.c Platform as a Service (PaaS)

2.0 Cloud Deployment 16%

2.1 Describe cloud deployment models
2.1.a Public
2.1.b Private
2.1.c Community
2.1.d Hybrid
2.2 Describe the Components of the Cisco Intercloud Solution
2.2.a Describe the benefits of Cisco Intercloud
2.2.b Describe Cisco Intercloud Fabric Services

3.0 Basic Knowledge of Cloud Compute 24%

3.1 Identify key features of Cisco UCS
3.1.a Cisco UCS Manager
3.1.b Cisco UCS Central
3.1.c B-Series
3.1.d C-Series
3.1.e Server identity (profiles, templates, pools)
3.2 Describe Server Virtualization
3.2.a Basic knowledge of different OS and hypervisors

4.0 Basic Knowledge of Cloud Networking 22%

4.1 Describe network architectures for the data center
4.1.a Cisco Unified Fabric
4.1.a.1 Describe the Cisco Nexus product family
4.1.a.2 Describe device virtualization
4.1.b SDN
4.1.b.1 Separation of control and data
4.1.b.2 Programmability
4.1.b.3 Basic understanding Open Daylight
4.1.c ACI
4.1.c.1 Describe how ACI solves the problem not addressed by SDN
4.1.c.2 Describe benefits of leaf/spine architecture
4.1.c.3 Describe the role of APIC Controller
4.2 Describe Infrastructure Virtualization
4.2.a Difference between vSwitch and DVS
4.2.b Cisco Nexus 1000V components
4.2.b.1 VSM
4.2.b.2 VEM
4.2.b.3 VSM appliance
4.2.c Difference between VLAN and VXLAN
4.2.d Virtual networking services
4.2.e Define Virtual Application Containers
4.2.e.1 Three-tier application container
4.2.e.2 Custom container

5.0 Basic Knowledge of Cloud Storage 24%

5.1 Describe storage provisioning concepts
5.1.a Thick
5.1.b Thin
5.1.c RAID
5.1.d Disk pools
5.2 Describe the difference between all the storage access technologies
5.2.a Difference between SAN and NAS; block and file
5.2.b Block technologies
5.2.c File technologies
5.3 Describe basic SAN storage concepts
5.3.a Initiator, target, zoning
5.3.b VSAN
5.3.c LUN
5.4 Describe basic NAS storage concepts
5.4.a Shares / mount points
5.4.b Permissions
5.5 Describe the various Cisco storage network devices
5.5.a Cisco MDS family
5.5.b Cisco Nexus family
5.5.c UCS Invicta (Whiptail)
5.6 Describe various integrated infrastructures
5.6.a FlexPod (NetApp)
5.6.b VBlock (VCE)
5.6.c VSPEX (EMC)
5.6.d OpenBlock (Red Hat)