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ARCH Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures

The Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) v2.1 course enables students to perform the conceptual, intermediate, and detailed design of a network infrastructure that supports desired network solutions over intelligent network services, to achieve effective performance, scalability, and availability. This course enables learners, applying solid Cisco network solution models and recommended design practices, to provide viable, stable enterprise internetworking solutions.

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Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the enterprise network needs for performance, scalability, and availability
  • Describe how the enterprise network architecture is used as a framework for designing enterprise networks
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed enterprise campus network designs
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed enterprise data center designs
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed enterprise edge and remote infrastructure designs
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed network service designs for security considerations
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed virtual private network designs

Pre-Requisites

  • Before taking the ARCH course, learners should be familiar with internetworking technologies, Cisco products, and Cisco IOS features. To gain the prerequisite skills and knowledge, Cisco strongly recommends knowledge of CCNA, CCDA, ROUTE and SWITCH content:

Recommended for CCNA:

  • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1, Version 1.1 (ICND1)
  • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2, Version 1.1 (ICND2)
  • CCNA Blended Learning Boot Camp (CCNABL)
  • Recommended for CCDA: Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions, Version 2.1 (DESGN).
  • Recommended for ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE).
  • Recommended for SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH).

Course Content

Day 1: Network Architectures for the Enterprise and Enterprise Campus Design

Course Introduction

Module 1: Network Architectures for the Enterprise

  • Lesson 1: Review of Network Architectures for the Enterprise
  • Lesson 2: Review of the Cisco PPDIOO Approach

Module 2: Enterprise Campus Network Design

  • Lesson 1: High Availability in the Enterprise Campus
  • Lesson 2: Layer 2 Design Recommendations
  • Lesson 3: Layer 3 Design Recommendations
  • Lesson 4: Layer 2 to Layer 3 Boundary Design
  • Lesson 5: Describing Enterprise Network Virtualization Technologies
  • Lesson 6: Infrastructure Services Considerations
  • Case Study 2-1: MegaCorp Campus Design

Day 2: Advanced Addressing and Routing Design and Advanced WAN Services Design Considerations

  • Case Study 2-1: MegaCorp Campus Design

Module 3: Advanced Addressing and Routing Design

  • Lesson 1: Advanced Addressing Design
  • Lesson 2: Advanced Routing Design
  • Lesson 3: Scalable EIGRP Design
  • Lesson 4: Scalable OSPF Design
  • Lesson 5: Scalable BGP Design
  • Case Study 3-1: CP Hotels Addressing Design

Module 4: Advanced WAN Services Design Considerations

  • Lesson 1: Optical Technologies for WANs
  • Lesson 2: Using Metro Ethernet, VPLS, and MPLS VPN Technologies
  • Lesson 3: Advanced WAN Service Implementation
  • Case Study 5-1: CP Hotels Routing Design

Day 3: Enterprise Data Center Design, E-Commerce Module Design, and SAN Design Considerations

Module 5: Enterprise Data Center Design

  • Lesson 1: Core and Aggregation Layer Design
  • Lesson 2: Access Layer Design
  • Lesson 3: Scaling the Data Center Architecture
  • Lesson 4: Spanning Tree Sizing and High Availability

Module 6: E-Commerce Module Design

  • Lesson 1: Common Component Designs for the E-Commerce Module
  • Lesson 2: Integrated E-Commerce Designs
  • Case Study 6-1: CP Hotels Network E-Commerce Initiative

Module 7: Storage Area Network Design Considerations

  • Lesson 1: SAN Components and Technologies
  • Lesson 2: SAN and SAN Extension Design

Day 4: SAN Design Considerations (Cont.), Security Services Design, and IPsec and SSL VPN Design

  • Lesson 3: Integrated Fabric Designs using Nexus Technology

  • Case Study 7-1: CP Hotels Network Server Initiative

Module 8: Security Services Design

  • Lesson 1: Firewall Design Considerations
  • Lesson 2: Network Admission Control Design
  • Lesson 3: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Designs
  • Case Study 8-1: CP Hotels Cisco NAC Appliance Design

Module 9: IPsec and SSL VPN Design

  • Lesson 1: Remote-Access VPN Design
  • Lesson 2: Site-to-Site VPN Design
  • Lesson 3: IPsec VPN Technologies
  • Lesson 4: VPN Management and Scaling

Day 5: IP Multicast Design and Network Management Capabilities with Cisco IOS Software

  • Case Study 9-1: CP Hotels Security and IPsec VPN Network

Module 10: IP Multicast Design

  • Lesson 1: IP Multicast Overview
  • Lesson 2: PIM and RP Considerations
  • Lesson 3: IP Multicast Security

Module 11: Network Management Capabilities with Cisco IOS Software

  • Lesson 1: Embedded Management Capabilities
  • Lesson 2: NetFlow Considerations
  • Lesson 3: NBAR Considerations
  • Lesson 4: IP SLA Considerations
  • Case Study 12-1: DS Medical Research Institute Network Infrastructure

Exams & Certification

Recommendedpreparation for exam(s):

  • 642-874 ARCH – Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures

This course is part of the Cisco Certified Design Professional Certification (CCDP)

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