Course Duration

5 Days

Who Should Attend

  • Employees
  • Channel Partner/Reseller
  • Customers

Cisco Career Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course include the following:

  • Cisco CCNA certification strongly recommended
  • Practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software, as well as BCMSN level knowledge of wireless and QoS topics.

The following course is highly recommended:

  • Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)
  • In order to achieve the status of CCDA, candidates must hold a valid CCNA and then pass the Exam Nr. 640-863 DESGN (new).

Course Objectives

  • Discuss methodology in network design
  • Describe how to structure and modularize the network design using the Cisco Enterprise Architecture
  • Design the Enterprise Campus and Enterprise Data Center modules.
  • Design the Remote Connectivity modules as needed.
  • Design a network addressing plan and select a suitable routing protocol for a given network design.
  • Evaluate security solutions for the network.
  • Discuss the design implications of voice transport across the network.
  • Discuss the design implications of wireless networking.

Course Content

The Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) Course v 2.1 is a new version. In addition to general approaches and technologies for network design, it promotes Cisco solutions in designing and implementing scalable internetworks. Among specific goals is the promotion of the modular approach to network design that has been intuitively used for the last few years and that Cisco formalized. The early modular approaches to network design divided networks into access, distribution and core layers only, separately for the campus and the WAN part. The Enterprise Composite Model facilitates designing, planning, implementing, operating and optimizing (PDIOO) networks by concentration on a certain module and on relations between the modules. Taking into account that most network solutions today (e.g. voice, video, storage networking, content networking) are typically overlay solutions spanning several modules, the composite modular approach seems even more relevant and is the main focus of this course. In addition, services virtualization and the SONA architecture are presented. The general course objectives remain the same, because ultimately – the tasks a designer must perform did not change, however, the products, technologies, services and solutions did change.

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction
  • Module 1: Applying a Methodology to Network Design
  • Module 2: Structuring and Modularizing the Network
  • Module 3: Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks
  • Module 4: Designing Remote Connectivity
  • Module 5: Designing IP Addressing and Selecting Routing Protocols
  • Module 6: Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network
  • Module 7: Identifying Voice Networking Considerations
  • Module 8: Identifying Wireless Networking Considerations
  • Module 9: Implementing and Operating the Network Design