SKILL BENCHMARK

Cisco Architecture Proficiency

  • 15m
  • 14 questions
The Cisco Architecture Proficiency benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to Cisco architecture. You will be evaluated on enterprise network design, high availability, WLAN deployment, QoS, and network topology architecture. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills related to understanding key Cisco architecture terminology and concepts.

Topics covered

  • describe cloud network topology architectures and recognize the terminology used to describe cloud platforms
  • describe data center network topology architectures
  • describe SOHO network topology architectures, including the main differences between home and small office components used in a SOHO environment
  • describe the classic 3-tier hierarchical network design
  • describe the different network topology architectures
  • describe the SD-Access solution and its components
  • describe WAN access topology architectures and the basic topologies implemented regardless of whether you're using MPLS, MetroE, Broadband PPPoE, or VPNs for connectivity
  • differentiate between on-prem and cloud infrastructure deployments
  • identify the types of SD-WAN solutions
  • identify wireless deployment models used in the enterprise
  • recognize high availability methods in network design
  • recognize the difference between congestion management and avoidance
  • recognize the events that cause network degradation
  • understand the different templates available on cisco switches

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