Course Overview

Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v3.0 course presents a structured and modular approach to designing networks that are scalable, resilient, and have well-defined failure domains. Course discusses routing and switching design of Campus and Enterprise networks in detail. Data center, wireless networking, and real-time traffic infrastructure are introduced and their effects on the core network are discussed from the design perspective.

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5 days
200-310 DESGN
Learning Credits: 
  • To enable learners to gather customer internetworking requirements, identify solutions, and design the network infrastructure to ensure basic functionality of the proposed network design.

    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 are software defined networks and describe example solutions
  • Module 1: Design Methodologies

    • Lesson 1: Design Life Cycle
    • Lesson 2: Characterizing existing Network
    • Lesson 3: Top-Down Approach

    Module 2: Network Design Objectives

    • Lesson 1: Building a Modular Network
    • Lesson 2: Applying Modularity: Hierarchy in a Network
    • Lesson 2: Applying Modularity: Hierarchy in a Network

    Module 3: Campus Network Design

    • Lesson 1: Layer 2/Layer 3 Demarcation
    • Lesson 2: Layer 2 Design Considerations
    • Lesson 3: High Availability Considerations
    • Lesson 4: Layer 3 Design Considerations
    • Lesson 5: Traffic and Interconnections

    Module 4: Enterprise Network Design

    • Lesson 1: Designing a Secure Network
    • Lesson 2: Edge Connectivity Design
    • Lesson 3: WAN Design
    • Lesson 4: Branch Design
    • Lesson 5: Connecting to the Data Center

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

    • Lesson 1: Routing Protocol Considerations
    • Lesson 2: Expanding EIGRP Design
    • Lesson 3: Expanding OSPF Design
    • Lesson 4: Introducing IS-IS
    • Lesson 5: Expanding IS-IS Design
    • Lesson 6: Using BGP to Connect to the Internet

    Module 6: Expanding the Existing Network

    • Lesson 1: Understanding Quality of Service
    • Lesson 2: Supporting Wireless Access
    • Lesson 3: Integrating Collaboration

    Module 7: IP Addressing Design

    • Lesson 1: Concepts of Good IP Addressing
    • Lesson 2: Creating and Addressing Plan for IPv4
    • Lesson 3: IPv6 Addressing
    • Lesson 4: Supporting IP Addressing

     Module 8: Introduction to Software Defined Networks

    • Lesson 1: SDN Overview
    • 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
  • The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

    • Operate LANs with multiple switches, configure VLANs, trunking, spanning tree, DHCP, and port aggregation within Campus network
    • Configure and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 routing within a Enterprise network (static, EIGRP, multi- area OSPF, and RIPng)
    • Implement enterprise Internet connectivity (static routes and basic BGP)
    • Implement route redistribution using filtering mechanisms
    • Implement path control using policy based routing and IP SLA
    • Implement First Hop redundancy in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
    • Configure devices for SNMP, Syslog, and NetFlow access
    • Secure campus network according to recommended practices

    It is highly recommended that you only attend this course (DESGN v3.0) after you have already attended the following Cisco courses:

    • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH v2.0)
    • Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0 (ROUTE v2.0)
    • Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2.0 (TSHOOT v2.0)
  • The target audience for the DESGN course consists of individuals seeking the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification and those individuals targeting towards the CCDP (Cisco Certified Design Professional) certification. The course is also targeted at pre-sales and post-sales network engineers involved in the Enterprise network design, planning and implementation. (The post-sales network engineers involved in the implementation will be involved in providing feedback to the pre-sales network engineers and correct possible design flaws).

    • Network Designer
    • Systems Engineer
    • Network Engineer (Field)