DESGN Training

DESGN (Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions) Training is a five-day course that promotes Cisco solutions in designing and implementing scalable internetworks. Among specific goals is the promotion of the modular approach to network design. The early modular approaches to network design divided networks into access, distribution and core layers only, separately for the campus and the WAN module. 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.

This course prepares you for the DESGN exam required for Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification.

Exam Number:
200-310
Exam Name:
Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions
Certifications:
CCDA
Duration:
5

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials including official Cisco courseware

Prerequisites

  • A valid CCNA certification or higher Cisco certification is recommended.
  • SWITCH and ROUTE are highly recommended

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • 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

Module 1. Applying a Methodology to Network Design

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

Module 2. Network Design Objectives

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

Module 3. Campus and Data Center Design Considerations

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

Module 4. Enterprise Network Design

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

Module 5. Internal Routing and Connecting to the Internet

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

Module 6. Expanding the Existing Network

  • QoS
  • Wireless
  • Integrating Collaboration
  • Module 7. IP Addressing Design
  • Concepts
  • Addressing Plan for IPv4
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Supporting IP Addressing

Module 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