VersaStack is an efficient and flexible integrated solution that combines Cisco UCS Integrated Infrastructure and IBM Storwize storage. The VersaStack solution gives the opportunity to take advantage of integrated infrastructure solutions targeted at cloud, big data and analytics, and mobility solutions.
The VersaStack solution is backed by Cisco Validated Designs to provide faster delivery of applications, greater IT efficiency, and less risk.
- VersaStack for Account Managers (VSAM)
- VersaStack Implementation (VSI)
- VersaStack Implementation Fast Track (VSIFT)
- VersaStack Test Drive (VSTD)
New CCNA and CCNP Collaboration Certifications
By integrating devices, processes and people, Cisco Collaboration improves interactions so that businesses can work together more efficiently in a collaborative environment. Fast Lane offers extensive Cisco Collaboration training solutions including TelePresence & Tandberg, Unified Communications, Digital Media Suite, Unified Contact Center and Meeting Place, Service Provider Voice and Collaboration Architecture Sales.
Learn about our Unified Communications and Contact Center courses below and take the next step towards becoming a Cisco Collaboration expert.
CCNA Video, CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice to Retire
Cisco has released the new CCNA Collaboration and CCNP Collaboration certifications that will replace the CCNA Video, CCNA Voice and CCNP Voice certifications which will retire in August 2015. View the requirements and recommended training for the new CCNA and CCNP Collaboration certifications here.
New Security Courses
Configuring Cisco ASA IPSec and SSL VPN Features
This 5 day class teaches students the knowledge to implement and configure the Cisco ASA IPSec and SSL VPN Features of the Cisco ASA solution running software version 9.3.x and Cisco AnyConnect 3.1.x. The delegates will learn to minimize the risk for their IT infrastructures and applications by enabling the Cisco ASA features and to provide detailed operational support.
Cisco ASA Firewall Deployment
This courses teaches students the implementation of both basic and advanced security solutions using the Cisco ASA Appliance by an in depth review of its broad feature set. After the course students will be able to design, impement and troubleshoot a secure and efficient Cisco ASA solution in their IT infrastructure.
New Cisco and NetApp FlexPod Training
Fast Lane is the top provider of FlexPod training worldwide and we offer complete training solutions for Cisco and NetApp. Whether you are a system engineer, field engineer, or account manager, role-based FlexPod training from Fast Lane will provide you with expert knowledge to carry out efficient deployments with more scalability and functionality.
The FlexPod design class is meant for pre-sales engineers that need to understand how to architect the right FlexPod solution for their customers. This course will cover all the components that make up a FlexPod, today’s challenges in the data center and how the FlexPod addresses them, how to appropriately size a FlexPod, and what needs to be considered when deploying a FlexPod.
This class was designed for engineers that will implement FlexPods as well as those who will be the administrators of a FlexPod data center. This course will focus on how to install, configure and manage all the components of a FlexPod including the Nexus switches, NetApp storage, UCS servers, VMware and Microsoft virtualization, as well as some of the available management tools.
Sales & Business Transformation
Fully embracing and supporting the whole product life cycle of our vendor partners, sales and business transformation training is close to our heart as it is the first pillar of our three-step education framework – How to Sell – Why to Buy – How to Operate. As the only true global Cisco Business Learning Partner (BLP), Fast Lane is especially qualified and equipped to develop, customize and deliver state-of-the-art business transformation and sales courses.
Cisco has announced a change in the CCNP Security certification and has released four new Security courses and exams. All current security specialist certifications will be removed from the certification program on April 21, 2014.
Implementing Cisco Edge Network Security Solutions (SENSS) – This five-day course will cover configuring Cisco perimeter edge security solutions utilizing Cisco Switches, Cisco Routers, and Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance (ASA) Firewalls. Exam 300-206 will be available soon and is replacing FIREWALL exam 642-618.
Implementing Cisco Threat Control Solutions (SITCS) – This five-day course will cover deploying Cisco’s Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) as well as Web Security, Email Security and Cloud Web Security. Exam 300-207 will be available soon and is replacing IPS exam 642-627.
Implementing Cisco Secure Access Solutions (SISAS) – This five-day course will cover deploying Cisco’s Identity Services Engine and 802.1X secure network access. Exam 300-208 will be available soon and is replacing SECURE exam 642-637.
Implementing Cisco Secure Mobility Solutions (SIMOS) – This five-day course will cover protecting data traversing a public or shared infrastructure such as the Internet by implementing and maintaining Cisco VPN solutions. Exam 300-209 will be available soon and is replacing VPN exam 642-648.
Fast Lane offers OpenStack Training
OpenStack is an open and scalable operating system for building public and private clouds. It provides both large and small organizations an alternative to closed cloud environments, reducing the risks of lock-in associated with proprietary platforms.
Cisco ASA 9.1 Update Workshop (ASA)
Fast Lane is now offering training on the latest ASA (Cisco’s Adaptive Security Appliance) code release, Version 9.1. If you or a colleague is a firewall administrator and looking to update your ASAs, this 2-day Cisco ASA 9.1 Update Workshop (ASA) will provide you the skills to leverage the latest features and hit the ground running. Latest Features include:
- Support for IPsec LAN-to-LAN tunnels to encrypt failover and state link communications
- Support for private VLANs on the ASA Services Module
- ASA 5585-X support for network modules
- Support for NetFlow flow-update events and an expanded set of NetFlow templates
- Improved Host Scan and ASA Interoperability
- Clientless SSL VPN: Windows 8 Support
This hands-on 2-day workshop immerses you into the new features, configuration, operations and updating to Cisco ASA version 9.1 (ASDM 7.1). You will get a hands-on experience updating the ASA, and working with the new features.
Cisco’s Collaboration Systems Release 10.0
Cisco is renaming their solution release from “Unified Communications x.x” to “Collaboration Systems Release x.x”. So it’s time to get used to a new acronym. Instead of UC 10.0, you’ll be seeing CSR 10.0 in Cisco’s official materials.
This new release is quite powerful. The concept of BYOD for voice and video communications is significantly strengthened through the Collaboration Edge solution. Pervasive video conferencing features prominently. And the Prime Collaboration toolset delivers on the promise of unified management.
Ready to take on CSR 10.0? Fast Lane is here to help.
- For those who have just basic knowledge of servers, VMware and Cisco Collaboration products, our Cisco Collaboration Systems Release 10.0 Bootcamp is designed to give you functional knowledge and capabilities to design, configure and administer CSR 10.0 solutions.
- For established Cisco UC/Collaboration engineers with good knowledge of UC 8.0 or higher, our Cisco Collaboration Systems Release 10.0 Update course will cover the gap between the CCNP Voice courses at version 8.0 and the new capabilities of CSR 10.0.
Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 Administration
Fast Lane is now offering the latest release of the Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 Administration course. With all the new features in ONTAP 8.2, many customers will want to make the switch from 7-mode to clustered Data ONTAP. Sign up now to get hands-on experience with NetApp's latest version of clustered ONTAP including these new features, among others:
- SnapVault for clustered ONTAP
- Quality of Service enabling customers to define performance characteristics at the Vserver, Volume, LUN or File level
- Support for SMB 3.0
- Support for switchless 2-node and single-node clusters
We are also teaching these just released and newly updated courses:
IoE / IoT Training and Enablement
In this era of hyperconnectivity and the consumerization of IT, whole industries are being disrupted by new, more efficient means of accomplishing business objectives and creating business value. Both IT and business professionals need to align their knowledge and skills to this fast changing world, and Fast Lane is helping forge this path forward with innovative training and enablement programs that help professionals capitalize on the value created by connecting the unconnected to the Internet of Everything.
- Internet of Everything (IoE)
- Industrial Networking and the Internet of Things (IoT)
- Fog Computing
- Big Data Analytics
Cisco CCNA and CCNP Cloud Certification Tracks
The majority of organizations today are experiencing the demands that come with rapid technology shifts causing IT departments of all sizes to embrace these new changes, especially in the realm of cloud. Cisco has introduced the new CCNA and CCNP Cloud certifications and Fast Lane has the training to help you gain your new certification.
Whether you are beginning a career in Cloud or making a transition from a data center or networking role, the new CCNA and CCNP Cloud certifications will assist you with that transition. The new Cloud certification program will enable you to build both private and hybrid cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. IT departments will be able to enable and control enterprise-wide cloud deployments in a reliable, consolidated manner. Fast Lane offers Cisco authorized training to prepare you to successfully obtain your CCNA and CCNP certifications.
- Implementing and Troubleshooting the Cisco Cloud Infrastructure (CLDINF)
- Designing the Cisco Cloud (CLDDES)
- Automating the Cisco Enterprise Cloud (CLDAUT)
- Building the Cisco Cloud with Application Centric Infrastructure (CLDACI)
Fast Lane offers Self Study Options
Fast Lane is proud to offer a variety of self study options for some of the most important technologies. Students are empowered to learn at their own pace, on their own time, and from any location. These self study options feature course materials, virtual labs, self assessments and more.
Fast Lane offers self study options for the following vendors:
Please visit our E-Learning shop for more information.
Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization
Cisco recently launched a number of important Advanced Specializations. The Advanced Core and WAN Specialization focuses on the Cisco Intelligent WAN Solution and the Unified Access Specialization introduces the concept of One Network, One Policy and One Management. The Advanced Enterprise Networks Architecture Specialization combines these two Cisco solutions and along with the Advanced Security Architecture Specialization will replace the retired Borderless Networks Architecture Specialization as a Gold certification requirement.
Cisco Unified Data Center Webinar Series
Join Fast Lane as we host a 10 part series on the complete Cisco Unified Data Center vision delivered as 1 hour WebEx webinars. Terry Jenkins, VP, Vendor GTM Strategies will be the host.
Click here to see a complete overview of the series
New NetApp Certified Storage Associate Certification
NetApp has announced the creation of a new entry-level certification that is designed for individuals with basic NetApp knowledge and comes before the NCDA. According to NetApp, “NetApp Certified Storage Associates demonstrate a basic understanding of NetApp storage systems and Data ONTAP administration and management solutions. They understand the features and functions of 7-Mode and clustered Data ONTAP, and are able to perform basic administration of NetApp storage controllers running the Data ONTAP® operating system in NFS and Windows® (CIFS) multiprotocol environments.” Fast Lane offers an Instructor led 2 day course, Basic NetApp Configuration and Administration (BNCA) , that will prepare storage administrators for the NCSA exam.
Enterprise Mobility Wireless Networking (EMWN)
Here in the days of the “Converged Access” enterprise, a much broader audience of professionals need to know the ins and outs of working with Cisco’s wireless infrastructure. While we have over 15 courses addressing Cisco wireless, the Enterprise Mobility Wireless Networking (EMWN) course gets to the barebones that networking and security professionals need to establish competency on basic Cisco Unified Wireless Networking. In this course, you will:
- Learn to implement and manage Cisco's Wireless Access Points and Wireless LAN Controllers (WLCs) in an enterprise environment.
- Configure CleanAir
- Implement 802.1X security
VMware vCloud Networking and Security for vSphere Professionals 5.5 (VM-VCNS)
VMware has introduced a course update for the vCNS course from 5.1 to 5.5. The course update covers many of the key emerging technologies areas that surround network virtualization.
This intensive training course focuses on installing, configuring, and managing VMware vCloud® Networking and Security™ for VMware® vSphere® professional use. vCloud Networking and Security is a suite of security virtual appliances built for VMware® vCenter Server™ and VMware ESXi™ integration. vCloud Networking and Security is a critical security component for protecting virtualized data centers from attacks and helping you to achieve your compliance-mandated goals. The course is based on VMware® vShield™ 5.5, ESXi 5.5, and vCenter Server 5.5.
VMware Certification Packages
Fast Lane has introduced certification bundles to support the VMware Data Center Virtualization certification track. These certification bundles help prepare candidates to pass the certification exam. Each certification bundles provides a lab environment, assessment tests, practice exams and a comprehensive dashboard of best practice information.
Each certification bundle shown below provides 30 days of exercise lab support based on the VMware pre-requisite class that you completed. The Fast Lane certification preparation resources are tailored to meet the certification track requirements to help you become Data Center Virtualization certified.
VMware Certified Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization
VMware Certified Advanced Professional 5 - Data Center Virtualization
Comprehensive CCIE Education Portfolio
Fast Lane offers the largest selection of authorized, expert-level training preparing you for the most prestigious Cisco certfication available today, Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE). Our programs are delivered by Cisco Certified Instructors who are experts in their fields and bring real-world experience to the classroom.
CCIE Data Center
CCIE Routing and Switching
To learn more about our CCIE offering please visit our CCIE Education page