DESGN: Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

5 Day Course
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Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions promotes Cisco solutions in designing and implementing scalable internetworks. Among specific goals is the promotion of the new modular approach to network design that has been intuitively used for the last few years and that Cisco now wants to formalize. 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 new Enterprise Composite Model facilitates designing, planning, implementing, operating and troubleshooting (PDIOT) 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.


After you complete this course you will be able to:

  • 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 are software defined networks and describe example solutions

Target Audience

This course is intended for pre-sales and post-sales network engineers involved in network design, planning and implementation. As well as individuals looking to attain the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification or the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification.

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Applying a Methodology to Network Design (4 topics)

  • Identifying Organizational Network Policies and Procedures
  • Examining Organizational Network Requirements
  • Characterizing the Existing Networks
  • Completing the Network Design

Stucturing and Modularizing the Network Hierarchy (3 topics)

  • Designing the Network Hierarchy
  • Using a Modular Approach in Network Design
  • Evaluating Network Services and Solutions within Modular Networks

Designing Basic Campus-Switched Networks (2 topics)

  • Reviewing the Campus Design Methodolgy
  • Selecting Campus Design Models

Designing and Enterprise WAN (2 topics)

  • Reviewing the Enterprise Edge Design Methodology
  • Selecting Enterprise Edge Technologies

Designing IP Addressing for the Network (2 topics)

  • Designing IP Addressing
  • Introducing the IPV6

Selecting Routing Protocols for a Network (3 topics)

  • Evaluating Routing Protocol Selection Criteria for a Network
  • Assessing Routing Protocol Features
  • Designing a Routing Protocol Deployment

Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network (3 topics)

  • Identifying Attacks and Selecting Countermeasures
  • Identifying Security Mechanisms for a Defined Security Policy
  • Selecting Security Solutions within Network Modules

Designing Networks for Voice Transport (4 topics)

  • Reviewing Traditional Voice Architectures and Features
  • Integrating Voice Architectures
  • Identifying the Requirements of Voice Technologies
  • Planning Capacity Using Voice Traffic Engineering

Applying Basic Network Management Design Concepts (3 topics)

  • Identifying Network Management Protocols and Features
  • Reviewing Functional Areas of Network Management
  • Managing Service Levels within a Network


  • ICND1 is now required to achieve the CCDA certification.
  • It is recommended that delegates have attended their CCNP in Routing and Switching before starting the design curriculum.

Prerequisite Certifications

  • The CCNA Routing and Switching curriculum covers the latest technology innovations on Cisco's routers and switches with, Ipv6, IOS licensing, device security and comprehensive troubleshooting scena...

Relevant Certifications

  • CCDA certification (Cisco Certified Design Associate) indicates a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for the Cisco converged network

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