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DESGN - Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

DESGN - Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

Gain the skills to design efficient and effective networks as you prepare for the CCDA certification exam.

COURSE OVERVIEW

In this course, you will learn how to design a strong and effective network as you prepare for the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification. Our enhancements to Cisco's authorized content, combined with case-study practice and our exclusive exam practice homework, will prepare you for the exam in only five days.

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN

  • How to identify designed requirements and characterize (baseline) the existing network
  • Principles of network design and the guidelines for building a network design solution
  • How the Enterprise Composite Network model simplifies the complexity of today's networks
  • Design an Enterprise Campus in a hierarchical modular fashion using Cisco Borderless Networks and modular design
  • Design Enterprise Campus and Enterprise Edge networks
  • Select the appropriate Network Management Solution
  • Design the WAN and branch office
  • Design a network addressing plan for IPv4 and IPv6
  • Select optimal routing protocols for the network
  • Design a modern data center using Cisco and industry best practices
  • Evaluate security solutions for the network
  • Design Voice, Video, and Collaboration solutions
  • Design a wireless solution using lightweight access points and the Cisco Wireless LAN Controller
  • Understand the role of software defined networks in a design
  • All topics on the CCDA certification exam
  • Test-taking tips and techniques

COURSE OUTLINE

1. Applying a Methodology to Network Design

  • PPDIOO
  • Identifying Design Requirements
  • Characterizing the Existing Network
  • Using the Top-Down Approach
  • Implementing the Design Methodology

2. Network Design Objectives

  • Designing the Network Hierarchy
  • Modular Approach to Network Design
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Network Management Protocols and Features

3. Campus and Data Center Design Considerations

  • Campus Design Methodology
  • Layer 2
  • Layer 3
  • High Availability

4. Enterprise Network Design

  • Traffic and Interconnection
  • Security
  • Edge Connectivity
  • WAN Design
  • Branch Design
  • Data Center Design

5. Internal Routing and Connecting to the Internet

  • Routing Protocol Considerations
  • Expanding EIGRP
  • Expanding OSPF
  • Introducing IS-IS
  • Expanding IS-IS
  • Using BGP

6. Expanding the Existing Network

  • QoS
  • Wireless
  • Integrating Collaboration

7. IP Addressing Design

  • Concepts
  • Addressing Plan for IPv4
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Supporting IP Addressing

8. Introduction to Software-Defined Networking

  • Need
  • Definition
  • Flavors
  • Case Studies:
    • Case Study 1: Ask the Right Questions
    • Case Study 2: Design a Branch LAN
    • Case Study 3: Branch Connections to Headquarters
    • Case Study 4: Branch Routing
    • Case Study 5: Design Support for Wireless and Collaboration
    • Case Study 6: Designing the IPv4 Addressing Plan
    • Case Study 7: Designing the IPv6 Addressing Plan

PREREQUISITES

  • CCNA certification is highly recommended
  • Familiarity with basic internetworking technologies such as LAN, WAN, bridging, switching, protocols, and network management
  • SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0
  • ROUTE - Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0
  • ICND1 v3.0 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1
  • ICND2 v3.0 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2

RELATED CERTIFICATIONS

This course is part of the following programs or tracks:

  • CCDA Design

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Network engineers and architects
  • Systems administrators and network designers
  • Anyone who wants CCDA certification
  • IT managers wanting greater skill in network design

FOLLOW-ON COURSES

  • TSHOOT - Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2.0
  • BGP - Configuring BGP on Cisco Routers v4.0
  • MPLS - Implementing Cisco MPLS v3.0
  • ARCH - Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures v3.0