About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code CI-DESGN
Duration 5 Days
Special Notices

If both classroom and virtual dates are available for this course please specify your preference when booking.

Course Overview

In addition to general approaches and technologies for network design, this course 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. There is also a lesson on SDN.

Who should attend

  • Employee

  • Channel Partner / Reseller

  • Customer

Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

Prerequisites

The following are both recommended before taking this course:

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA)
  • Delegates should also have practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software.

Delegates will learn how to

Course Objectives

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

  • Describe and apply network design methodologies

  • Describe and apply network design concepts of modularity and hierarchy

  • Design a resilient and scalable Campus network

  • Design a resilient and scalable connectivity between parts of your Enterprise network

  • Design connectivity to the Internet and internal routing for your network

  • Integrate collaboration and wireless infrastructure into your core network

  • Create scalable IPv4 and IPv6 addressing

  • Describe what software defined networks are and describe example solutions

Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Design Methodologies

  • Design Life Cycle
  • Characterizing Existing Network
  • Top-Down Approach

Module 2: Network Design Objectives

  • Building a Modular Network
  • Applying Modularity: Hierarchy in a Network
  • Applying Modularity: Virtualization Overview

Module 3: Campus Network Design

  • Layer 2/Layer 3 Demarcation
  • Layer 2 Design Considerations
  • High Availability Considerations
  • Layer 3 Design Considerations
  • Traffic and Interconnections

Module 4: Enterprise Network Design

  • Designing a Secure Network
  • Edge Connectivity Design
  • WAN Design
  • Branch Design
  • Connecting to the Data Center

Module 5: Design of Internal Routing and Connecting to the Internet

  • Routing Protocol Considerations
  • Expanding EIGRP Design
  • Expanding OSPF Design
  • Introducing IS-IS
  • Expanding IS-IS Design
  • Using BGP to Connect to the Internet

Module 6: Expanding the Existing Network

  • Understanding Quality of Service
  • Supporting Wireless Access
  • Integrating Collaboration

Module 7: IP Addressing

  • Concepts of Good IP Addressing
  • Creating an Addressing Plan for IPv4
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Supporting IP Addressing

Module 8: Introduction to Software Defined Networks

Labs:

  • Challenge 1: Ask the Right Questions
  • Challenge 2: Design Branch's LAN
  • Challenge 3: Design Branch's Connections to the HQ
  • Challenge 4: Design Branch's Routing
  • Challenge 5: Design Support for Wireless and Collaboration
  • Challenge 6: Design IPv4 Addressing Plan
  • Challenge 7: Design IPv6 Addressing Plan

Cisco Learning Credits

This course is available for you to purchase using Cisco Learning Credits. To book courses using CLC's, please call your QA Account Manager, or our sales team on 0345 757 3888.

Specialist Course

5 Days

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Delivery Method

Delivery method

Classroom

Face-to-face learning in the comfort of our quality nationwide centres, with free refreshments and Wi-Fi.

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