Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v3.0
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COURSE COST: $2995.00

COURSE TIMES: 9:00am - 4:30pm

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In addition to general approaches and technologies for network design, this course promotes Cisco solutions in designing and implementing scalable internetworks. Among specific goals is the promotion of the modular approach to network design. The early modular approaches to network design divided networks into access, distribution and core layers only, separately for the campus and the WAN module. The Enterprise Composite Model facilitates designing, planning, implementing, operating and optimizing (PDIOO) networks by concentration on a certain module and on relations between the modules. Taking into account that most network solutions today (e.g. voice, video, storage networking, content networking) are typically overlay solutions spanning several modules, the composite modular approach seems even more relevant and is the main focus of this course. In addition, services virtualization and the SONA architecture are presented.


Who Should Attend
Channel Partners

Required Exam(s)

200-310 DESGN It is strongly recommended, but not required, that students have the following knowledge and skills:

A Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching certification and practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software
Implementing Cisco Wireless Network Fundamentals (WIFUND) level knowledge of wireless topics
Complete the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) course


This course is subject to a minimum enrollment to run If the minimum enrollment is not met the class may run as a virtual instructor led class. Courseware is not included in the cost of the course.. Electronic Courseware. For more details, please contact email: or call: 207.775.0244.


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 software defined networks are and describe example solutions

Module 1: Applying a Methodology to Network Design
Identifying Design Requirements
Characterizing the Existing Network
Using the Top-Down Approach
Implementing the Design Methodology

Module 2: Network Design Objectives
Designing the Network Hierarchy
Modular Approach to Network Design
Infrastructure Services
Network Management Protocols and Features

Module 3: Campus and Data Center Design Considerations
Campus Design Methodology
Layer 2
Layer 3
High Availability

Module 4: Enterprise Network Design
Traffic and Interconnection
Edge Connectivity
WAN Design
Branch Design
Data Center Design

Module 5: Internal Routing and Connecting to the Internet
Routing Protocol Considerations
Expanding EIGRP
Expanding OSPF
Introducing IS-IS
Expanding IS-IS
Using BGP

Module 6: Expanding the Existing Network
Integrating Collaboration

Module 7: IP Addressing Design
Addressing Plan for IPv4
IPv6 Addressing
Supporting IP Addressing

Module 8: Introduction to Software-Defined Networking

Case Studies:
Case Study 1: Ask the Right Questions
Case Study 2: Design a Branch LAN
Case Study 3: Branch Connections to Headquarters
Case Study 4: Branch Routing
Case Study 5: Design Support for Wireless and Collaboration
Case Study 6: Designing the IPv4 Addressing Plan
Case Study 7: Designing the IPv6 Addressing Plan