A couple of years in the past, you would be forgiven for not worrying about cloud computing and cloud suppliers, particularly on the enterprise degree. In truth, in your day by day life, you may need solely recognized “the cloud” as one thing that allowed you to binge-watch your favourite streaming sequence or enabled speedy response instances in your cellular apps, whether or not you’re in Los Angeles, London, Lima, or Lagos.
These days–whether or not you already know it or not–your enterprise might be within the cloud. It’ll be as much as you to be sure that apps, information, and providers can transfer seamlessly between your native information facilities and whichever cloud supplier(s) your organization is utilizing. Feels like a reasonably large job, however don’t fear: We’re right here to assist. Learn on for an outline of studying and certification gives constructed to information you in your cloud connectivity journey—no matter Large-Space Community (WAN) expertise or cloud supplier. We’ve been the chief in connectivity for many years, and the cloud isn’t any completely different for us.
Serving to join you to the clouds
As a part of the Cisco Licensed Community Skilled (CCNP) Enterprise certification, we’ve launched the brand new ENCC focus examination, which focuses on Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity. You’ll be able to have a look at the blueprint, nevertheless it’s a fairly complete examination, specializing in design, a number of forms of implementations (IP Safety [IPSec] and Software program-Outlined WAN [SDWAN]), and troubleshooting of those implementations.
In the event you’re unfamiliar with cloud networking ideas generally, you may get began with cloud networking and connectivity tutorials (created by us, your technical advocates). They’re obtainable on Cisco U. in the present day, without cost and for everybody.
In the event you’re already cloud-aware and wish to bounce into connecting them utilizing cloud-native assets, we’ve obtained tutorials for instantiating IPsec VPNs between a Cisco router and AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP).
In the event you’d like one thing a bit extra complete, we’re releasing a full ENCC Studying Path overlaying your entire certification blueprint. The primary monitor of this studying path is dwell now for these with a Cisco U. subscription, with the remaining following briefly order over the approaching weeks.
Designing and Implementing Cloud Connectivity | ENCC | Observe 1
Out there now in Cisco U. Free. Get began
Moreover, there are a number of Snack Minute assets when you choose your studying in video format quite than written phrases. In Episode 113, Patrick Gargano teases the thought course of behind the Multicloud Specialist certifications, in addition to evaluations the blueprint and examination subjects which might be included within the ENCC Certification. Lastly, he teases among the assets obtainable on Cisco U.
In Episode 121, I dive deep into the Azure cloud management panel and the required steps to create an IPSec-based Digital Personal Community (VPN) between an on-prem router and native cloud VPN constructs.
In the event you couldn’t inform–we’re enthusiastic about this new certification and wish to see you reach your certification journey!
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Enhancing our personal cloud
Having a unified platform for quite a lot of completely different studying elements (tutorials, programs, and studying paths) is nice. However like with any funding, particularly on the enterprise degree, having the ability to monitor customers, licenses, begin and finish dates, and license consumption, is vital. Due to this, we’ve added an “Admin portal” inside Cisco U. to make sure that buyer directors are supplied an in-platform expertise to handle learner accounts. This manner, you might be certain the correct learners are enabled to their coronary heart’s content material!
Creating engaging cloud gives
Lastly, rumor has it that we’ll offer a particular Cisco U. Black Friday deal (November 20–24, 2023). The draw back is that these dates are just a few weeks away. Nevertheless, the upside is that they are just a few weeks away; providing you with an opportunity to discover all that Cisco U. has to supply (when you haven’t already).
Dive into the tutorials, discover the obtainable programs and Studying Paths, and see simply how a lot there’s so that you can study. I’m certain that you just’ll be setting your alarm for very first thing on the 20th to just be sure you don’t miss out.
I do know I wrote loads of phrases. The TL;DR of all of it is: Utilizing the ability of Cisco and our new studying platform, the cloud has by no means appeared…brighter? (Properly, perhaps that doesn’t work since clouds often block the solar–however you already know what I imply.)
As all the time, if this wasn’t sufficient data, click on the video under to get an entire recap of every little thing new in Cisco U., and take a look at the Cisco Studying Community for some cloudy discussions about all of it afterward. I imply—properly… the discussions aren’t cloudy—they’re fairly clear and simple to grasp, really. I’ve actually carried this joke too far, haven’t I?
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