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CCDA Cisco Certified Design Associate Class Overview


Module 1: Applying a Methodology to Network Design

Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture

  • Overview
  • Business Drivers for a New Network Architecture
  • Intelligence in the Network
  • Cisco SONA Framework
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Identifying Design Requirements

  • Overview
  • Using the PPDIOO Approach for Networks
  • Using the Design Methodology Under PPDIOO
  • Identifying Customer Requirements
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Characterizing the Existing Network and Sites

  • Overview
  • Characterizing the Existing Network and Sites
  • Identifying Major Features of the Network
  • Assessing the Existing Network
  • Using Tools for Assessing the Network
  • Analyzing Network Traffic and Applications
  • Using Tools for Analyzing Network Traffic
  • Analyzing Network Health
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Using the Top-Down Approach to Network Design

  • Overview
  • Introducing a Top-Down Approach to Network Design
  • Using Decision Tables in Network Design
  • Assessing the Scope of the Network Design Process
  • Using Structured Design Principles
  • Planning an Implementation
  • Testing Your Design
  • Design Documentation
  • Summary

Module 2: Structuring and Modularizing the Network

Lesson 1: Designing the Network Hierarchy

  • Overview
  • Introducing the Hierarchical Network Model
  • Describing Access Layer Functionality
  • Describing Distribution Layer Functionality
  • Describing Core Layer Functionality
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Using a Modular Approach in Network Design

  • Overview
  • Introducing the Cisco Enterprise Architecture
  • Describing Enterprise Campus Infrastructure Modules
  • Describing the Enterprise Edge Modules
  • Describing Remote Enterprise Modules
  • Describing the enterprise branch module
  • Describing the enterprise data center module
  • Describing the enterprise teleworker module
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Using Infrastructure Services

  • Overview
  • Explaining the Role of Infrastructure Services
  • Security Infrastructure Services
  • High-Availability Network Services
  • Voice Infrastructure Services Considerations
  • Wireless Infrastructure Services Considerations
  • Application Networking Services
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Identifying Network Management Protocols and Features

  • Overview
  • Network Management Overview
  • SNMP Characteristics
  • MIB Characteristics
  • Using RMON
  • NetFlow Characteristics
  • Cisco Discovery Protocol Features
  • Syslog Features
  • Summary

Module 3: Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks

Lesson 1: Describing Campus Design Considerations

  • Overview
  • Campus Design Factors
  • Environmental Characteristics and Considerations
  • Infrastructure Device Characteristics and Consideration
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Designing the Campus Infrastructure Module

  • Overview
  • Design Considerations for the Campus Network
  • Design Considerations for the Building Access Layer
  • Design Considerations for the Building Distribution Layer
  • Design Considerations for the Campus Core Layer
  • Design Considerations for the Server Farm Module
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Describing Enterprise Data Center Considerations

  • Describing the Enterprise Data Center
  • Enterprise Data Center Infrastructure
  • Summary

Module 4: Designing Remote Connectivity

Lesson 1: Identifying WAN Technology Considerations

  • Overview
  • Review of WAN features
  • Comparison of WAN Transport Technologies
  • WAN Design Requirements
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Designing the Enterprise WAN

  • Overview
  • Traditional WAN Designs
  • Remote-Access Network Design
  • Virtual Private Network Design
  • WAN Backup Strategy Design
  • Selecting the Enterprise WAN Architecture
  • Selecting Enterprise Edge Components
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Designing the Enterprise Branch

  • Enterprise Branch Architecture
  • Enterprise Branch Design
  • Enterprise Teleworker (Branch of One) Design
  • Summary

Module 5: Designing IP Addressing and Selecting Routing Protocols

Lesson 1: Designing IP Addressing

  • Overview
  • IPv4 Addressing
  • Developing an Addressing Plan
  • IPv6 Addressing Introduction
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Reviewing Enterprise Routing Protocols

  • Overview
  • Reviewing Routing Protocol Fundamentals
  • Routing Protocols for the Enterprise
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Designing a Routing Protocol Deployment

  • Overview
  • Applying Routing Protocols to a Hierarchical Network Structure
  • Route Redistribution
  • Route Filtering
  • Route Summarization
  • Summary

Module 6: Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network

Lesson 1: Defining Network Security

  • Overview
  • Network Security Background
  • Network SecurityPolicy and Process
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Understanding the Cisco Self-Defending Network

  • Overview
  • Cisco Self-Defending Network
  • Trust and Identity Management
  • Threat Defense
  • Secure Connectivity
  • Security Management
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Selecting Network Security Solutions

  • Overview
  • Security Integration in Network Devices
  • Securing the Enterprise Network
  • Summary

Module 7: Identifying Voice Networking Considerations

Lesson 1: Reviewing Traditional Voice Architectures and Features

  • Overview
  • Differentiating Between Analog and Digital Signaling
  • Differentiating Between PBXs and Switches
  • Local Loops, Trunks, and Interoffice Communications
  • Basic Telephony Signaling
  • PSTN Numbering Plans
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Integrating Voice Architectures

  • Overview
  • Introducing Vo IP
  • H.323 Standard
  • Introducing IP Telephony
  • Call Control and Transport Protocols
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Identifying the Requirements of Voice Technologies

  • Overview
  • Minimizing Delay, Jitter, and Loss
  • Preventing Echo
  • Voice Coding and Compression
  • Bandwidth Considerations
  • Using QoS for Voice
  • Voice Traffic Engineering Overview
  • Summary

Module 8: Identifying Wireless Networking Considerations

Lesson 1: Introducing the Cisco Unified Wireless Network

  • Overview
  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architecture
  • LWAPP Fundamentals
  • Wireless Infrastructure
  • Overview of WLAN Controllers
  • Access Point Support and Scaling
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Understanding Wireless Network Controller Technologies

  • Overview
  • Lightweight Access Point Connectivity to a WLC
  • Lightweight Access Point Operations
  • Mobility in the Cisco Unified Wireless Network
  • Controller Redundancy Design
  • Radio Management and RF Groups
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Designing Wireless Networks with Controllers

  • Overview
  • RF Site Survey
  • Design Considerations for Guest Services in Wireless Networks
  • Design Considerations for Outdoor Wireless Networks
  • Design Considerations for Campus Wireless Networks
  • Design Considerations for Branch Wireless Networks
  • Summary

Module 9: Implementing and Operating the Network

Lesson 1: Reviewing Design and Implementation Resources

  • Overview
  • Solution Reference Network Design Guides
  • Cisco Networkers Online
  • Cisco CCNP Courses
  • Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures
  • Additional Courses
  • Summary

Case Studies

  • Case Study 1-1: ACMC Hospital Network Upgrade Information
  • Case Study 2-1: ACMC Hospital Network Structure and Modularity
  • Case Study 3-1: ACMC Hospital Network Campus Design
  • Case Study 4-1: ACMC Hospital Network WAN Design
  • Case Study 5-1: ACMC Hospital Network IP Addressing and Routing Protocol Design
  • Case Study 6-1: ACMC Hospital Network Security Design
  • Case Study 7-1: ACMC Hospital Network Voice Transport Considerations
  • Case Study 8-1: ACMC Hospital Network Wireless Networking Considerations
  • Case Study 9-1: Connecting More Hospitals to the ACMC Hospital Network

 

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