SKILL BENCHMARK

Cisco WAN for Enterprise Networks Proficiency

  • 15m
  • 15 questions
The Cisco WAN for Enterprise Networks Proficiency benchmark will measure your ability to recognize key terms and concepts related to Cisco WAN for enterprise networks. You will be evaluated on WAN, VPN, and SD-WAN, WLAN deployment, configuring VPN, and IPsec. A learner who scores high on this benchmark demonstrates that they have the skills related to understanding key Cisco WAN for enterprise networks terminology and concepts.

Topics covered

  • describe cloud network topology architectures and recognize the terminology used to describe cloud platforms
  • describe SD-WAN, including why it's so important and critical design elements of the architecture
  • describe SOHO network topology architectures, including the main differences between home and small office components used in a SOHO environment
  • describe the SD-Access solution and its components
  • describe the traditional WAN and SD-WAN solutions and SD-WAN solution elements
  • 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 and recognize Cisco AWS deployment options and their costs
  • recognize a typical configuration of a site-to-site VPN, specifically DMVPN configuration and verification
  • recognize best practices for SD-WAN design and implementation
  • recognize how to determine if traffic is being protected with your IPsec site-to-site VPN built between Cisco devices
  • recognize important wireless deployment models used in the enterprise and how Cisco equipment can be used for location services in the WLAN
  • recognize options for delivering user and management traffic over the WAN and key design decisions you must make
  • recognize remote access VPN key concepts and how to configure a SSL remote access VPN solution configured on an ASA
  • recognize the design of many High Availability WAN options, including the main techniques for ensuring the "off ramp" for your local network is always an option
  • recognize the designs and motivations for many different VPN types

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