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Application Centric Infrastructure Workshop (Night Course)

The ACI Workshop is a course that is designed for individuals that are interested in learning how the ACI & APIC operates. The goal is to show students how to use the ACI in a live working environment, first starting with its fundamental operation, and then focusing on integration and migration scenarios. This course provides students with the necessary Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes (KSA) to perform foundational tasks related to Application Centric Infrastructure, and help students prepare for the CCNA, CCNP and even CCIE level exams. This course is about theory of operation but 90% of the course time will be devoted to hands on operation in a supervised/instructional environment.

Course Objective:

Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Create and Deploy Tenants, VRFs & Bridge Domains
  • Create and Implement Policy Filters and Contracts
  • Deploying 3 Tier Application Profiles
  • Connect to Physical Network Environemtns
  • Connect to Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) Domains
  • Deploy – APIC DVS
  • Implement L2 External Bridged Networks (Extending BDs & EPGs)
  • Implement L3 External Routed Networks (OSPF)
  • Configure and Deploy Inter-Tenant Connectivity
  • Implement Service Graphs in Managed Mode (ASAv)
  • Manage the APIC/ACI Using the REST API (Postman)

Certification/Specialization:

No Direct Certification Path

Prerequisite Knowledge:

  • Understand network fundamentals – for example, routing, switching, VLAN
  • Understand compute fundamentals – for example, servers, operating systems
  • Understand Hypervisor Fundamentals – for example how to interact with VMware vSphere

Who Should Attend:

The primary target audience for the course is as follows:

  • Network Engineers needing to understand ACI operation and infrastructure -operation and support of the Cisco ACI Products and Solutions

The secondary target audience for the course is as follows:

  • CCNA/CCNP/CCIE Data Center Candidates – this course will provide hands-on lab, and advanced theoretical deep dives into topics relevant to each of these exams.

What the Students Get: 

  • Access to 10+ Hours of Advanced Technology Video on Demand recordings
  • 6 Supervised ACI Configuration Workshop Sessions (3 hours in length)

Course Delivery Method:

This is an instructor led on-online boot camp.

Boot Camp Hours:

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM CST

Classes will run for two consecutive weeks on Monday, Wednesday & Friday evenings (3 hours in length)

Follow On Certification:

None

Week One

Session 1: Introduction ACI Logical Constructs

  • Initial ACI Fabric Configuration
  • Configure a Tenant, VRF & Bridge Domain
  • Configure Policy Filters

Session 2: Create a 3 Tier Application Profile

  • Create EPG
  • Create Contracts
    • Consumer
    • Provider
  • Create Static VLAN Pools
  • Implement connectivity to a Physical Domain
  • Deploy Contracts and conduct Verifications

Session 3: Deploy a 3 Tier Application in VMware

  • Create Dynamic VLAN Pools
  • Create Contracts
    • Consumer
    • Provider
  • Implement Connectivity to a VMM domain (vCenter)

Week Two

Session 4: Inter-Tenant Policy

  • Configure Inter-Tenant Policy
  • Taboo Contracts
  • Micro-Segmentation with an EPG

Session 5: External Connectivity

  • Configure External Layer 3 Connectivity using OSPF
  • Configure External Layer 2 Connectivity – Extending a Bridge Domain
  • Configure External Layer 2 Connectivity – Extending an EPG
  • Configure a Service Graph in Managed Mode

Session 6: Network Programmability

  • Configure the APIC using REST API (Postman)
  • Configure the APIC using the ACI Cobra SDK (Python)
  • Configure the APIC using the Cisco APIC REST to Python Adapter (ARYA)

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  • Credit Card: American Express, MasterCard, Visa.
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  • Bank Wire.

Retake Policy:
There are no free retakes for this track.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.

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August 27, 2018 - September 7, 2018
Course Fee$800.00
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Course Fee$800.00

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Course Description:

Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Data Center (CCIE Data Center) certifies the expert-level skills required to plan, prepare, operate, monitor, and troubleshoot complex data center networks. Professionals who achieve CCIE Data Center certification have demonstrated their technical skills at the highest level.

Certification/Specialization: 

CCIE Data Center v2.1 Lab Exam

Prerequisite Knowledge:

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. Other professional certifications or training courses are not required.

Who Should Attend:

  • Candidates that need to acquire their CCIE Data Center certificate.
  • Network engineers/designers that need to raise their knowledge to an expert-level.

What the Students Get:

CCIE Data Center v2.1 – Digital Kit

Course Delivery Method:

This boot camp is approximately 60% lecture and 40% hands-on labs.

The instructor uses a combination of “Chalk talk” and “one on one mentoring”, the instructor will NOT use an overhead projector, Micronics believes in traditional method of teaching where the subjects were taught and NOT lectured.

The classroom material and hardware are based on current CCIE Data Center v2 Blueprint.

Boot Camp Hours:

10:00 AM – 8PM or later (Central Time)

Last Day  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Data Center Version 2.1 Boot Camp Course Outline

Day 1: 

Creation of the Software-as-a-Service/Policy-Based Network Site

  • ACI Fabric Implementation
    • Build the ACI Fabric & Deploy Core Fabric Services
    • Create a Multi-Tenant Infrastructure
      • Tenants | VRFs | Bridge Domains | Subnets
      • Application Network Profiles
        • EPG
      • Create and Deploy Fabric Policies
        • Interface Policies
        • Switch Policies
        • Create ACI Domains
          • Custom Physical
          • Custom Virtual Machine Domains (vDS)
        • Create and Deploy Attachable Access Entity Profiles (AAEP)
          • Deploy to EPGs
        • Verify Fabric Operation
      • Create and Deploy Contracts
      • Create and Deploy Taboos
      • Create and Deploy Service Graphs
        • Deploy and ASAv in Managed Mode

Day 2:

Creation of the Legacy/Traditional Network Site

  • Nexus Fabric Implementation
    • Create Core Layer Infrastructure
      • Build IP L3 interconnectivity to the Service Provider Edge
      • Implement Dynamic Unicast Routing with the SP
      • Deploy Multicast Protocols in the L3 Infrastructure
        • Static RP
        • Dynamic RP
          • Auto-RP
          • BSR
        • Redundant RP Deployment
          • Anycast RP
          • Phantom RP
        • Create Aggregation Layer Infrastructure
          • Deploy Virtual Port-Channels
            • L2 infrastructure to support internal VLANS
            • L3 infrastructure to support IP transport for internal routing
          • Create Access Layer Infrastructure
            • Deploy Virtual Port-Channels
              • Deploy Active-Active Dual Attached FEX
              • Deploy EVPC toward Fabric Interconnects (UCS-B)
              • Create VXLAN infrastructure for traffic coming from UCS-B devices
                • VTEP
                • Anycast VTEP
              • Interconnect multiple DCs via VXLAN to create unified Management infrastructure (Shared OOB VLAN)
            • Deploy Fabric Infrastructure Management Resources into the extended OOB VLAN
              • Deploy UCS Director
              • Deploy Cisco Cloudcenter
              • Deploy Cisco Intersight

DAY 3:

Create the Unified Computing & Storage Environment

  • Deploy Fabric Interconnects in a Disjoint Layer 2 Design
    • Configure Uplinks using link redundancy to Active-Active Dual Attached FEX
    • Restrict assigned VLANS to specific Uplinks
    • Create DMZ Link for future use
  • Deploy Fabric Interconnects in SAN Environment
    • Configure FC Uplinks toward SAN Environment
    • Configure Nexus 5672UP to support SAN boot for Dual Fabrics
    • Create appropriate vSANs
      • Assign vSANS to interfaces
    • Create Zoning Infrastructure
      • Zones
      • Zoneset
      • Deploy Zonesets
        • Basic vs Enhanced Zoning
      • NPV/NPIV
    • Verify and test Storage Fabric
  • Create and Deploy iSCSI boot environment
    • Targets and IQNs
    • Creating an iSCSI target
  • Create and Deploy FCoE infrastructure as a planned migration path from FCP
    • Single Hop FCoE
    • Multi-Hop FCoE
    • Storage VDCs
  • Create and Deploy UCS Services
    • NTP
    • MAC Address Learning
    • Discovery Policies
    • QoS Policies
    • Essential Pools & Policies
  • Create and Deploy RBAC infrastructure
    • Create Sub-Organizations
    • Integrate with and utilize Windows Active Directory to restrict privilege to specific Locales
    • Define and deploy specified roles in this RBAC environment
  • Create and Deploy Service Profiles
    • Create Local Boot Service Profile Template (UPDATING)
      • Create a SP from this Template
        • Create 2 vNICs
          • Assign VLANs to these Specific vNICs
          • Ensure that this SP will support allowing the APIC configured in Day One to successfully discover End-Points that will be deployed to a vDS that we will configure later.
          • Verify IP reachability in the management VLAN from your assigned jumpbox.
        • Install ESXi 6.5
      • Create a Remote FC Boot Service Profile Template (UPDATING)
        • Create an SP from this Template
          • Create 4 vNICs
            • Assign specific VLANS to these vNICs
            • Eth0 should provide functionality for the MGMT Network
          • Create 2 vHBA
            • FC0 will access Fabric A via FCP
            • FC1 will access Fabric B via FCoE
          • Install Hyper-V
        • Create a third SP using the FC Boot Service Profile Template
          • Edit the SP such that it will boot from the iSCSI target we created earlier today.
          • Only make any NECESSARY modifications.
          • Install Ubuntu Linux (we will use this later) this SP must have reachability into the OOB VLAN discussed earlier

Day 4:

Data Center Interconnection Mechanisms and Orchestration

  • Overlay Transport Virtualization
    • Multicast Operation
    • Unicast Operation
    • Employing Port-Channels as Join Interfaces
      • Polarization Concepts
      • Deploying Depolarization
    • VLAN Translation
      • Overlay Deployment and Restrictions
      • Translation on Internal Interfaces
    • OTV Verification and Troubleshooting
  • Register Devices with UCS Director
    • Deploy a simple workflow
    • Deploy a compound Workflow
  • Create a simple Python Script (Python Basics)
    • Using a pre-written python scripts create, read, modify & delete logical constructs using system REST APIs
      • UCS
      • Nexus
      • ACI
    • Cisco CloudCenter (automated application deployment)
      • Model as simple Application Profile (a single VM image)
      • Model a complex Application Stack with containers & configuration tools
      • Use Cloudcenter to create EPG, Contracts and other objects in an on-demand fashion.
    • ACI Distributed Scenarios
      • ACI Multi-Site Use Cases
        • L3 Only Communication Across Sites
        • L2 Only Communication Across Sites and VRFs (Share Services)
      • Deployment Methodology
        • L3 Out of Leaves (Border Leaves) vs L3 Out of Spines (GOLF or “Layer 3 EVPN Services for Fabric WAN”)
        • Multi-Site Controllers
        • Single APIC Cluster/Single Domain
        • Multiple APIC Clusters/Multiple Domains
        • IPN & IPN Control Plane
        • Broadcast Unicast & Multicast (BUM) Traffic
      • IP mobility Across Sites (stretched BD without BUM Flooding)
      • Import Tenant Configuration from a Site

Day 5:

Migration Scenario between ACI SaaS Site and Legacy 3-Tier Site

  • Create ACI Migration Domain
    • L3out via OSPF NSSA
      • Tenant Specific
      • Common Tenant
    • L2out
      • Extending EPG
        • Tenant Specific
        • Common Tenant
      • Extending BD
        • Tenant Specific
        • Common Tenant
      • Migrate traffic from UCS-B series environment to the SaaS Site
        • vMotion
        • Routing in the Legacy Infrastructure
        • Migrate all VMs to the SaaS Site
        • Migrate L3 Forwarding to the ACI Fabric
      • Transition Fabric Interconnects and Dual Attached FEX to the ACI Leaf infrastructure
        • Ensure that the OOB VLAN works inside the ACI Fabric and that the vCenter Server in the 3-Tier Datacenter can still manage and monitor the ESXi Hosts as it did before the physical migration
        • Deploy the Cisco AVE in the ESXi 6.5 Remote Boot Service Profile

Payment Policy / Options:

  • Prepayment is required for all courses and packages. All prices are based on USD currency.
  • Pricing, registration terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice.
  • Payment can be made using following methods:
  • PayPal
  • Credit Card: American Express, MasterCard, Visa.
  • CISCO Learning Credits (to submit CLC request please contact sales@micronicstraining.com).
  • Bank Wire.

Retake Policy:
There are no free retakes for this course.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.

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March 17, 2018 - March 21, 2018
Course Fee$2,995.00
May 5, 2018 - May 9, 2018
Course Fee$2,995.00
September 15, 2018 - September 19, 2018
Course Fee$2,995.00
November 3, 2018 - November 7, 2018
Course Fee$2,995.00

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Course Description:

This boot camp offers both the CCIE Data Center version2 Foundations & DCv2.1 Advanced Workshop. This program offers a 8-days Instructor Led lessons and hands-on labs. Also, there is Troubleshooting on specific topics, Assessment labs, including instructor feedback to provide student mentoring and support.

Course Objective:

Upon completion of this course, learners should be able to perform the necessary and invariant configuration and troubleshooting steps for the following key Cisco CCIE Routing and Switching technologies:

  • Cisco Data Center Layer 2 / Layer 3 Technologies
  • Cisco Data Center Network Services
  • Data Center Storage Networking and Compute
  • Data Center Automation and Orchestration
  • Cisco ACI

Certification/Specialization:

CCIE Data Center v2.1 Lab Exam

Prerequisite Knowledge:

There are no formal prerequisites for CCIE certification. CCNP + or equivalent knowledge recommended.

Who Should Attend:

Candidates that need to acquire their CCIE Data Center certificate.
Network engineers/designers that need to raise their knowledge to an expert-level.
What the Students Get:

What the Students Get:

On the first day of the boot camp the students will recieve the following:

  •  E-COPY of Micronics’ “CCIE DCv2 Foundations work books” for “NEXUS”, “UCS” & “ACI”
  • Secured PDF file of Micronics’ “Advanced CCIE Data Center – Mock Lab Scenarios Work Book.”
  • Micronics Digital courseware which includes:
  • Pre-assessment Lab
  • Foundations Video on Demand Series Access
  • Advanced Data Center Protocols Video Library

Course Delivery Method:

This boot camp is approximately 60% lecture and 40% hands-on labs.

The instructor uses a combination of “Chalk talk” and “one on one mentoring”, the instructor will NOT use an overhead projector, Micronics believes in traditional method of teaching where the subjects were taught and NOT lectured.

The classroom material and hardware are based on current CCIE Data Center v2 Blueprint.

Boot Camp Hours:

10:00 AM – 8PM or later (Central Time)

Last Day  10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

*Class hours subject to change without notice

Data Center Version 2.1 Boot Camp Course Outline

Day 1: 

Creation of the Software-as-a-Service/Policy-Based Network Site

  • ACI Fabric Implementation
    • Build the ACI Fabric & Deploy Core Fabric Services
    • Create a Multi-Tenant Infrastructure
      • Tenants | VRFs | Bridge Domains | Subnets
      • Application Network Profiles
        • EPG
      • Create and Deploy Fabric Policies
        • Interface Policies
        • Switch Policies
        • Create ACI Domains
          • Custom Physical
          • Custom Virtual Machine Domains (vDS)
        • Create and Deploy Attachable Access Entity Profiles (AAEP)
          • Deploy to EPGs
        • Verify Fabric Operation
      • Create and Deploy Contracts
      • Create and Deploy Taboos
      • Create and Deploy Service Graphs
        • Deploy and ASAv in Managed Mode

Day 2:

Creation of the Legacy/Traditional Network Site

  • Nexus Fabric Implementation
    • Create Core Layer Infrastructure
      • Build IP L3 interconnectivity to the Service Provider Edge
      • Implement Dynamic Unicast Routing with the SP
      • Deploy Multicast Protocols in the L3 Infrastructure
        • Static RP
        • Dynamic RP
          • Auto-RP
          • BSR
        • Redundant RP Deployment
          • Anycast RP
          • Phantom RP
        • Create Aggregation Layer Infrastructure
          • Deploy Virtual Port-Channels
            • L2 infrastructure to support internal VLANS
            • L3 infrastructure to support IP transport for internal routing
          • Create Access Layer Infrastructure
            • Deploy Virtual Port-Channels
              • Deploy Active-Active Dual Attached FEX
              • Deploy EVPC toward Fabric Interconnects (UCS-B)
              • Create VXLAN infrastructure for traffic coming from UCS-B devices
                • VTEP
                • Anycast VTEP
              • Interconnect multiple DCs via VXLAN to create unified Management infrastructure (Shared OOB VLAN)
            • Deploy Fabric Infrastructure Management Resources into the extended OOB VLAN
              • Deploy UCS Director
              • Deploy Cisco Cloudcenter
              • Deploy Cisco Intersight

DAY 3:

Create the Unified Computing & Storage Environment

  • Deploy Fabric Interconnects in a Disjoint Layer 2 Design
    • Configure Uplinks using link redundancy to Active-Active Dual Attached FEX
    • Restrict assigned VLANS to specific Uplinks
    • Create DMZ Link for future use
  • Deploy Fabric Interconnects in SAN Environment
    • Configure FC Uplinks toward SAN Environment
    • Configure Nexus 5672UP to support SAN boot for Dual Fabrics
    • Create appropriate vSANs
      • Assign vSANS to interfaces
    • Create Zoning Infrastructure
      • Zones
      • Zoneset
      • Deploy Zonesets
        • Basic vs Enhanced Zoning
      • NPV/NPIV
    • Verify and test Storage Fabric
  • Create and Deploy iSCSI boot environment
    • Targets and IQNs
    • Creating an iSCSI target
  • Create and Deploy FCoE infrastructure as a planned migration path from FCP
    • Single Hop FCoE
    • Multi-Hop FCoE
    • Storage VDCs
  • Create and Deploy UCS Services
    • NTP
    • MAC Address Learning
    • Discovery Policies
    • QoS Policies
    • Essential Pools & Policies
  • Create and Deploy RBAC infrastructure
    • Create Sub-Organizations
    • Integrate with and utilize Windows Active Directory to restrict privilege to specific Locales
    • Define and deploy specified roles in this RBAC environment
  • Create and Deploy Service Profiles
    • Create Local Boot Service Profile Template (UPDATING)
      • Create a SP from this Template
        • Create 2 vNICs
          • Assign VLANs to these Specific vNICs
          • Ensure that this SP will support allowing the APIC configured in Day One to successfully discover End-Points that will be deployed to a vDS that we will configure later.
          • Verify IP reachability in the management VLAN from your assigned jumpbox.
        • Install ESXi 6.5
      • Create a Remote FC Boot Service Profile Template (UPDATING)
        • Create an SP from this Template
          • Create 4 vNICs
            • Assign specific VLANS to these vNICs
            • Eth0 should provide functionality for the MGMT Network
          • Create 2 vHBA
            • FC0 will access Fabric A via FCP
            • FC1 will access Fabric B via FCoE
          • Install Hyper-V
        • Create a third SP using the FC Boot Service Profile Template
          • Edit the SP such that it will boot from the iSCSI target we created earlier today.
          • Only make any NECESSARY modifications.
          • Install Ubuntu Linux (we will use this later) this SP must have reachability into the OOB VLAN discussed earlier

Day 4:

Data Center Interconnection Mechanisms and Orchestration

  • Overlay Transport Virtualization
    • Multicast Operation
    • Unicast Operation
    • Employing Port-Channels as Join Interfaces
      • Polarization Concepts
      • Deploying Depolarization
    • VLAN Translation
      • Overlay Deployment and Restrictions
      • Translation on Internal Interfaces
    • OTV Verification and Troubleshooting
  • Register Devices with UCS Director
    • Deploy a simple workflow
    • Deploy a compound Workflow
  • Create a simple Python Script (Python Basics)
    • Using a pre-written python scripts create, read, modify & delete logical constructs using system REST APIs
      • UCS
      • Nexus
      • ACI
    • Cisco CloudCenter (automated application deployment)
      • Model as simple Application Profile (a single VM image)
      • Model a complex Application Stack with containers & configuration tools
      • Use Cloudcenter to create EPG, Contracts and other objects in an on-demand fashion.
    • ACI Distributed Scenarios
      • ACI Multi-Site Use Cases
        • L3 Only Communication Across Sites
        • L2 Only Communication Across Sites and VRFs (Share Services)
      • Deployment Methodology
        • L3 Out of Leaves (Border Leaves) vs L3 Out of Spines (GOLF or “Layer 3 EVPN Services for Fabric WAN”)
        • Multi-Site Controllers
        • Single APIC Cluster/Single Domain
        • Multiple APIC Clusters/Multiple Domains
        • IPN & IPN Control Plane
        • Broadcast Unicast & Multicast (BUM) Traffic
      • IP mobility Across Sites (stretched BD without BUM Flooding)
      • Import Tenant Configuration from a Site

Day 5:

Migration Scenario between ACI SaaS Site and Legacy 3-Tier Site

  • Create ACI Migration Domain
    • L3out via OSPF NSSA
      • Tenant Specific
      • Common Tenant
    • L2out
      • Extending EPG
        • Tenant Specific
        • Common Tenant
      • Extending BD
        • Tenant Specific
        • Common Tenant
      • Migrate traffic from UCS-B series environment to the SaaS Site
        • vMotion
        • Routing in the Legacy Infrastructure
        • Migrate all VMs to the SaaS Site
        • Migrate L3 Forwarding to the ACI Fabric
      • Transition Fabric Interconnects and Dual Attached FEX to the ACI Leaf infrastructure
        • Ensure that the OOB VLAN works inside the ACI Fabric and that the vCenter Server in the 3-Tier Datacenter can still manage and monitor the ESXi Hosts as it did before the physical migration
        • Deploy the Cisco AVE in the ESXi 6.5 Remote Boot Service Profile

Day 6:

Pickup Lectures and Mock Lab 1

 

  • Hyper-V Switches
  • Deploying and Troubleshooting Security Features
    • CoPP
    • Storm Control
    • ACL
    • First Hop Security
    • Port Security
    • MACsec
    • Private VLANS
  • Mock Lab 1
    • 8 Hours
      • Diagnostic
      • Config & Troubleshooting

Day 7:

Mock Lab Forensics

  • Discuss and Review Mock Lab 1
  • Traffic Management
    • Queuing
    • Policing
    • Classification/Marking
    • RoCE
  • Backup and Restoration Mechanisms
    • APIC Failure
    • Leaf/Spine Failure
    • Fabric Interconnect Failure

Day 8:

Troubleshooting Exercises

  • Trouble Shooting Ticket
    • 4 each NEXUS Tickets
    • 8 each UCS Tickets
    • 5 each ACI Tickets
    • 3 Orchestration Tickets
  • Troubleshooting Review and Discussions

 

Payment Policy / Options:

  • Prepayment is required for all courses and packages. All prices are based on USD currency.
  • Pricing, registration terms, and conditions are subject to change without notice.
  • Payment can be made using following methods:
  • PayPal
  • Credit Card: American Express, MasterCard, Visa.
  • CISCO Learning Credits (to submit CLC request please contact sales@micronicstraining.com).
  • Bank Wire.

Retake Policy:
There are no free retakes for this course.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:
There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.

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Course Fee$3,699.00
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Course Fee$3,699.00
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