Course details

The Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) course enables learners to perform the conceptual, intermediate, and detailed design of a network infrastructure that supports desired network solutions over intelligent network services, in order to achieve effective performance, scalability, and availability. This course enables learners, by applying solid Cisco network solution models and recommended design practices, to provide viable, stable enterprise internetworking solutions.

The course presents concepts and examples that are necessary to design converged enterprise networks. Advanced network infrastructure technologies, such as virtual private networks (VPNs) and other security solutions, are also covered.

Target Audience

This course is designed for:

  • Individuals seeking the Cisco CCDP certification and those working toward the Cisco CCDE certification
  • Presales and postsales network engineers that are involved in network design, planning, and implementation
  • Network administrators and designers that are responsible for designing and implementing the enterprise network


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Introduce the Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise and explain how this concept addresses enterprise network needs for performance, scalability, and availability
  • Describe how the Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise can be used as a framework for designing enterprise networks
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed enterprise campus network designs
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed enterprise data center design
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed enterprise edge and remote infrastructure designs
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed network service designs for security considerations
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed VPN designs

Course Outline

Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise

  • Review of Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise
  • Reviewing the Cisco PPDIOO Approach

Enterprise Campus Network Design

  • Designing High Availability in the Enterprise Campus
  • Layer 2 Design Recommendations
  • Layer 3 Design Recommendations
  • Designing the Layer 2-to-Layer 3 Boundary
  • Describing Enterprise Network Virtualization Technologies
  • Infrastructure Services Considerations

Advanced Addressing and Routing Design

  • Advanced Addressing Design
  • Advanced Routing Design
  • Scalable EIGRP Design
  • Scalable OSPF Design
  • Scalable BGP Design

Advanced WAN Services Design Considerations

  • Optical Technologies for WANs
  • Using Metro Ethernet, VPLS, and MPLS VPN Technologies
  • Advanced WAN Service Implementations

Enterprise Data Center Design

  • Core and Aggregation Layer Design
  • Access Layer Design
  • Scaling the Data Center Architecture
  • Spanning-Tree Sizing and High Availability

E-Commerce Module Design

  • Common Component Designs for the E-Commerce Module
  • Integrated E-Commerce Designs

SAN Design Considerations

  • Identifying SAN Components and Technologies
  • SAN and SAN Extension Design
  • Integrated Fabric Designs Using Cisco Nexus Technology

Security Services Design

  • Firewall Design Considerations
  • Network Admission Control Design
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Designs

IPsec and SSL VPN Design

  • Remote Access VPN Design
  • Site-to-Site VPN Design
  • IPsec VPN Technologies
  • VPN Management and Scaling

IP Multicast Design

  • IP Multicast Overview
  • PIM and RP Considerations
  • IP Multicast Security

Network Management Capabilities with Cisco IOS Software

  • Embedded Management Capabilities
  • NetFlow Considerations
  • NBAR Considerations
  • IP SLA Considerations

About Equitrain

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