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Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 3.0 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 aModule on Cisco’s wireless LAN solution. In addition to general approaches and technologies for network design, the DESGN 3.0 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
200-310 DESGN
Designing for Cisco Internetwork 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 3: Applying Modularity: Virtualization Overview
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 an Addressing Plan for IPv4
Lesson 3: IPv6 Addressing
Lesson 4: Supporting IP Addressing
Module 8: Introduction to Software Defined Networks
Lesson 1: SDN Overview

Target Audience
Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 3.0 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.

Expected Duration (hours)

Lesson Objectives

Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 3.0 Expert Encore

  • Design Methodologies
  • Network Design Objectives
  • Campus Network Design
  • Enterprise Network Design
  • Design of Internal Routing and Connecting to the Internet
  • Expanding the Existing Network
  • IP Addressing Design
  • Introduction to Software Defined Networks


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