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Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 2.1 Expert Encore

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Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 2.1 allows students to gain an understanding of how to design a scalable internetwork that supports a converged network solution. This course covers a wide range of topics such as Cisco’s Enterprise Architecture, selecting and provisioning WAN technologies, and designing a routed infrastructure that is secure and supports IP telephony. A new addition to the course is a module on Cisco’s wireless LAN solution. In addition to general approaches and technologies for network design, the DESGN 2.1 course promotes Cisco solutions in designing and implementing scalable internetworks.
To benefit fully from this course, the following prerequisite courses, skills, and knowledge are strongly recommended:
A current CCNA certification, or equivalent knowledge and experience, including successful completion of CCNA coursework.
Familiarity with IP addressing, subnetting and route summarization
Familiarity with routing and switching concepts
Practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software, as well as functional knowledge of Cisco wireless and QoS topics.
Successful completion of the course Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks
640-864 DESGN
This course provides instruction in the use of the following hardware technologies:
Cisco Catalyst 2940/2960/2970/3750/6500 switches
Cisco ISR-capable routers (for example, Cisco 800/1900/2800/2900/3800/3900 Series routers)
Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions
Module 1: Network Design Methodology Overview
Understanding the Network Architectures for the Enterprise
Identifying Design Requirements
Characterizing the Existing Network and Sites
Using a Top-Down Approach to Network Design
Module 2: Structuring and Modularizing the Network
Designing the Network Hierarchy
Using a Modular Approach in Network Design
Supporting Services on Borderless Networks
Identifying Network Management Protocols and Features
Module 3: Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks
Describing Campus Design Considerations
Designing the Campus Infrastructure Module
Describing Enterprise Data Center Considerations
Describing Enterprise Network Virtualization Tools
Module 4: Designing Remote Connectivity
Identifying WAN Technology Considerations
Designing the Enterprise WAN
Designing the Enterprise Branch
Module 5: Designing IP Addressing and Selecting Routing Protocols
Designing IPv4 Addressing
Designing IPv6 Addressing
Reviewing Enterprise Routing Protocols
Designing a Routing Protocol Deployment
Module 6: Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network
Defining Network Security
Understanding the Cisco SAFE Approach
Selecting Network Security Solutions
Module 7: Identifying Voice and Video Networking Considerations
Integrating Voice and Video Architectures
Identifying the Requirements of Voice and Video Technologies
Module 8: Identifying Design Considerations for Basic Wireless Networking
Cisco Unified Wireless Network Review
Wireless Network Controller Technology
Designing Wireless Networks Using Controllers

Target Audience
Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v2.1 was developed for networking professionals who want to learn more about Cisco’s network design principles. This course is the recommended training program for those individuals seeking the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification. CCNA level knowledge and BCMSN level knowledge is needed to prepare for the CCDA certification exam.

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Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 2.1 Expert Encore

  • 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.
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