Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

5 days


Course Overview

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. The general course objectives remain the same, because ultimately - the tasks a designer must perform did not change, however, the products, technologies, services and solutions did change. There is also a lesson on SDN.

Who should attend


    Channel Partner / Reseller



This course is part of the following Certifications:

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)


The target audience for the Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions course consists of individuals seeking the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification and those individuals targeting towards the CCDP (Cisco Certified Design Professional) certification.

The course is also targeted at pre-sales and post-sales network engineers involved in the network design, planning and implementation.

Job Role Relevance

Network Designer High

Systems Engineer High

Network Engineer (Field) Medium

Skills Gained

Course Objectives

    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


The prerequisite for the students attending the Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions course is the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or equivalent level of working knowledge and experience. This can be best achieved by taking the CCNA Basics and Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) courses. Practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS is strongly recommended.

The students with Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or equivalent level of knowledge and experience will probably have the advantage of being able to participate more actively in classroom discussions.

Course Outline

Module 1: Design Methodologies

  • Design Life Cycle
  • Characterizing Existing Network
  • Top-Down Approach

Module 2: Network Design Objectives

  • Building a Modular Network
  • Applying Modularity: Hierarchy in a Network
  • Applying Modularity: Virtualization Overview

Module 3: Campus Network Design

  • Layer 2/Layer 3 Demarcation
  • Layer 2 Design Considerations
  • High Availability Considerations
  • Layer 3 Design Considerations
  • Traffic and Interconnections

Module 4: Enterprise Network Design

  • Designing a Secure Network
  • Edge Connectivity Design
  • WAN Design
  • Branch Design
  • Connecting to the Data Center

Module 5: Design of Internal Routing and Connecting to the Internet

  • Routing Protocol Considerations
  • Expanding EIGRP Design
  • Expanding OSPF Design
  • Introducing IS-IS
  • Expanding IS-IS Design
  • Using BGP to Connect to the Internet

Module 6: Expanding the Existing Network

  • Understanding Quality of Service
  • Supporting Wireless Access
  • Integrating Collaboration

Module 7: IP Addressing

  • Concepts of Good IP Addressing
  • Creating an Addressing Plan for IPv4
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Supporting IP Addressing

Module 8: Introduction to Software Defined Networks

  • Labs:
  • Challenge 1: Ask the Right Questions
  • Challenge 2: Design Branch's LAN
  • Challenge 3: Design Branch's Connections to the HQ
  • Challenge 4: Design Branch's Routing
  • Challenge 5: Design Support for Wireless and Collaboration
  • Challenge 6: Design IPv4 Addressing Plan
  • Challenge 7: Design IPv6 Addressing Plan

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Course Location Days Cost Date
Onsite5 3500 3500 2019-07-18
London5 1995 £1995 2019-08-12
London5 2239 £2239 2019-09-02
Rome5 2100 2100 2019-09-23
Wokingham5 1995 £1995 2019-09-23
Ile de France
Paris5 3470 3470 2019-10-28
Glasgow5 3295 US$3295 2019-11-11
Birmingham5 3295 US$3295 2019-11-11
Lisbon5 1650 1650 2019-11-11
London5 2239 £2239 2019-11-11
Ile de France
Paris5 2500 £2500 2019-11-11
Wokingham5 1995 £1995 2019-11-11
London5 2239 £2239 2019-11-11
Manchester5 3295 US$3295 2019-11-11
Berlin5 2690 2690 2019-11-11
London5 2500 £2500 2019-11-11
London5 2239 £2239 2019-12-02
London5 1995 £1995 2019-12-16