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DESGN Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

The Designing for Cisco Internetworks Solutions course teaches delegates general approaches and technologies for network design while promoting Cisco solutions in designing and implementing scalable internetworks.

Target Audience:
  • Channel Partner/Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employees




Learning Objectives

At the end of this curse you will be able to:

  • 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
  • Describe additional resources that support configuring and implementing the network design


The following are both recommended before taking DESGN Version 2.1:

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

Course Content

  • Network Design Methodology Overview
  • Understanding the Network Architectures for the Enterprise
  • Identifying Design Requirements
  • Characterizing the Existing Network and Sites
  • Using the Top-Down Approach to Network Design
  • Stucturing and Modularizing the Network
  • Designing the Network Hierarchy
  • Using a Modular Approach in Network Design
  • Supporting Services on Borderless Networks
  • Identyfying Network Management Protocols and Features
  • Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks
  • Describing Campus Design Considerations
  • Designing the Campus InfrastructureModule
  • Describing Enterprise Data Center Considerations
  • Describing Enterprise Network Virtualization Tools
  • Designing Remote Connectivity
  • Identifying WAN Technology Considerations
  • Designing the Enterprise WAN
  • Designing the Enterprise Branch
  • Designing IP Addressing and Selecting Routing Protocols
  • Designing IPv4 Addressing
  • Designing IPv6 Addressing
  • Reviewing Enterprise Routing Protocols
  • Designing a Routing Protocol Deployment
  • Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network
  • Defining Network Security
  • Understanding the Cisco SAFE Approach
  • Selecting Network Security Solutions
  • Identifying Voice Networking Considerations
  • Integrating Voice and Video Architectures
  • Identifying the Requirements of Voice and Video Technologies
  • Identifying Design Considerations for Basic Wireless Networking
  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Review
  • Wireless Network Controller Technology
  • Designing Wireless Networks Using Controllers
  • Case Studies
  • 1-1: ACMC Hospital Network Upgrade Information
  • 2-1: ACMC Hospital Network Structure and Modularity
  • 3-1: ACMC Hospital Network Campus Design
  • 4-1: ACMC Hospital Network WAN Design
  • 5-1: ACMC Hospital Network IP Addressing and Routing Protocol Design
  • 6-1: ACMC Hospital Network Security Design
  • 7-1: ACMC Hospital Network Voice Transport Considerations
  • 8-1: ACMC Hospital Network Unified Wireless Networking Considerations
  • 8-2: Connecting More Hospitals to the ACMC Hospital Network


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