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Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

Authors: Leigh Bogardis, Sean Wilkins

This path covers everything you need to know about network design, focusing on design methodologies and objectives, addressing and routing protocols, and network expansion... Read more

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These courses cover the knowledge in the 200-310 DESGN exam as part of the Cisco CCDA certification.

Introduction to Cisco Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310)

by Leigh Bogardis

Sep 16, 2016 / 1h 28m

1h 28m

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At the beginning of every network life sits a network designer who must weigh the requirements of the future network applications and put forth a design that will fulfill those requirements with the resources available. This course, Introduction to Cisco Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), is the first in a series based around Cisco's important objectives to know at the associate level of network design engineer. First you'll learn about the Cisco design lifecycle, the theory of what to ask and search for and in what sequential order. Next, you'll learn about design documentation and what you need to find from the historical records of the old network design, as well as the mechanics of the network audit, a high point in this course if you like hands-on presentations. Finally, the course wraps up by teaching you about the design approach, dealing with the top-down or bottom-up theory of network design. By the end of this course, you will know the underlying foundations of how to continue on your design journey using the Cisco road map.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Cisco Design Lifecycle13m
  3. Documentation Review20m
  4. Network Audit37m
  5. Design Approach15m

Cisco Network Design Blocks for CCDA DESGN (200-310)

by Sean Wilkins

Oct 11, 2016 / 1h 0m

1h 0m

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Often the problem that many network engineers have when working on networks is that they lack an understanding of network design and how and why a network is built a specific way. This course reviews the various network design blocks that are used when building a network and how they are used in combination with one another to achieve a highly usable design. In this course, Cisco Network Design Blocks for CCDA DESGN (200-310), you'll learn the foundational knowledge to have the ability to design a basic network using Cisco's preferred methods. First, you will learn about the different modules within Cisco's Hierarchical Design model and how they can be combined together. Next, you'll learn about the different functional areas within a network and how they can be placed to achieve a highly scalable and adaptable design. Finally, you'll learn how about how virtualization technologies will affect network design and network traffic flow in tomorrow's networks. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of network design needed to understand high-level design decisions.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Building a Network with Hierarchy19m
  3. Modularization of the Network18m
  4. Current and Future Virtualization Technologies Effect on Design20m

Enterprise Campus Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310)

by Sean Wilkins

Jan 20, 2017 / 2h 51m

2h 51m

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Many engineers work their whole careers without ever really looking under the hood to understand why a network was designed the way it was. Some of this is because their day to day duties don't require this knowledge and some of this is because an engineer chooses to focus their knowledge on becoming exceptional operational engineers. In this course, Enterprise Campus Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), you'll take a closer look at the Campus LAN, specifically covering the layer 1 and layer 2 technologies and features that are commonly implemented and how and why they are placed onto the LAN to perform a specific function within the overall network design. First, you'll start out with two modules that cover the common layer 1 and layer 2 concepts, features and technologies; this includes everything from cabling connectors and cables to spanning tree and VLANs. Next, you'll focus on the design recommendations for the items covered before and you'll extend that coverage into high availability and how these different technologies and features improve on those covered previously as well as covers the design recommendations for them. Finally, you'll finish it out with a review of the different Quality of Service (QoS) technologies that are commonly used on the Campus LAN. When you are finished with this course, you'll have the skills and knowledge of most of the Campus LAN technologies, features and recommendations that would be commonly used in designing an enterprise Campus LAN.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Campus LAN Physical Technologies35m
  3. Campus LAN Layer 2 Technologies39m
  4. Campus LAN Layered Recommendations27m
  5. Campus LAN High Availability Design and Recommendations43m
  6. Campus LAN QoS Technologies23m

Enterprise IP Routing Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310)

by Sean Wilkins

Apr 7, 2017 / 2h 26m

2h 26m

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Many engineers work their whole careers without ever really looking under the hood to understand why a network was designed the way it was. Some of this is because their day to day duties don't require this knowledge and some of this is because an engineer chooses to focus their knowledge on becoming exceptional operational engineers. This course, Enterprise IP Routing Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), will take a closer look at the routing protocols that are commonly implemented in Enterprise networks, specifically covering EIGRP, OSPF, IS-IS and BGP. You'll begin with a review the basics of routing protocols including the different types and behaviors that are common between them. You'll first learn about EIGRP, including a review of the basic EIGRP concepts including neighborships, metrics, the topology table, summarization, and stub. Next, you'll explore IS-IS, including a review of the basic IS-IS concepts including neighborships, metrics, and areas. Finally, you'll get to learn about BGP, which includes a review of the basic BGP concepts including neighborships or peerings, and path selection. When you are finished with this course, you'll have a firm base of understanding of the different routing protocols that are commonly implemented in an enterprise environment.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Common IPv4/IPv6 Routing Concepts30m
  3. Enterprise EIGRP Design27m
  4. Enterprise OSPF Design35m
  5. Enterprise IS-IS Design26m
  6. Enterprise BGP Design25m

Enterprise IPv4/IPv6 Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310)

by Sean Wilkins

Jul 14, 2017 / 2h 22m

2h 22m

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Many engineers work their whole careers without ever really looking under the hood to understand why a network was designed the way it was. Some of this is because their day to day duties don't require this knowledge, and some of this is because an engineer chooses to focus their knowledge on becoming exceptional operational engineers. In this course, Enterprise IPv4/IPv6 Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), you'll take a look at many of the different skills that are required to develop an IPv4 and IPv6 addressing plan. First, you'll discover several of the different fundamental concepts that are required to understand IPv4 and IPV6 addressing including binary math, masks, classes, subnetting and CIDR. Next, you'll focus in on the IPv4 addressing plan, specifically the questions that must be asked and what to look for, common addressing standards, a discussion about design hierarchy and a look at how these concepts can be applied using the Globomantics network. Finally, you'll follow a similar structure for the IPv6 addressing design and will focus in on the IPv4 and IPv6 services that are associated with addressing assignment, including the different assignment methods, NAT, and DNS. By the end of this course, you'll have a firm base of understanding of IPv4 and IPv6 addressing and addressing planning, as well as the knowledge of the common important services that are often implemented along with an addressing plan.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. IPv4/IPv6 Addressing Basics50m
  3. IPv4 Address Planning and Assignment29m
  4. IPv6 Address Planning and Assignment35m
  5. IPv4/IPv6 Services25m

Cisco Data Center Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310)

by Leigh Bogardis

Aug 3, 2017 / 1h 25m

1h 25m

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At the beginning of every network life sits a network designer who must weigh the requirements of the future network applications and put forth a design that will fulfill those requirements with the resources available. In this course, Cisco Data Center Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), you'll learn the options and knowledge needed to define and design a datacenter network for your clients. First, you'll look at the different parts of the datacenter network. Next, you'll explore the top down design process and virtualization of networks. Then, you'll learn about software defined networking and removing spanning tree protocol from the network. Finally, you'll discover power and cabling considerations. By the end of this course, you'll be much more confident and knowledgeable about designing your first datacenter iteration.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Applications, Load Balancing, and Security18m
  3. Datacenter Networking Overview29m
  4. Software Defined Networks21m
  5. Globomantics Data Center Options13m

Cisco Edge Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310)

by Leigh Bogardis

Mar 1, 2017 / 1h 42m

1h 42m

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At the beginning of every network life sits a network designer who must weigh the requirements of the future network applications and put forth a design that will fulfill those requirements with the resources available. In this course, Cisco Edge Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), you'll explore the options and knowledge needed to define and design a Branch office or update the Edge network for your clients. First, you'll learn about WAN connections and what technologies exist for you to connect to the enterprise Edge. Next, you'll discover Edge connectivity and the tools and techniques to keep those connections operating reliably and resiliently. Finally, you'll explore Branch office requirements, from the WAN to the LAN, paying attention to products and technologies. By the end of this course, you'll be much more confident and knowledgeable about designing your first Branch office.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. WAN Connections35m
  3. Edge Connectivity26m
  4. Branch Networks17m
  5. Globomantics Branch Office Designs22m

Security, Collaboration, and Wireless Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310)

by Leigh Bogardis

Jan 5, 2018 / 1h 38m

1h 38m

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At the beginning of every network life sits a network designer who must weigh the requirements of the future network applications and put forth a design that will fulfill those requirements with the resources available. This course, Security, Collaboration, and Wireless Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), deals with some more esoteric options available compared to standard switching and routing. First, you'll look at the security landscape in regards to threats, policies, and equipment available. Next, you'll consider voice and video requirements paying attention to codecs and QoS. Then, you'll compare wireless options, vis-a-vis autonomous access points vs. lightweight centrally managed access points. Finally, you'll verify our previous edge designs against our new knowledge for Globomantics. By the end of the course, you'll have a better understanding of the speciality knowledge required for deploying firewalls, telephony, and wifi.

Table of contents
  1. Course Overview1m
  2. Security Overview27m
  3. Collaboration Overview24m
  4. Wireless Overview31m
  5. Bringing It All Together for Globomantics13m

What you will learn

  • Cisco network design
  • Enterprise campus network design
  • Enterprise IP routing design
  • Enterprise IPv4/IPv6 design
  • Cisco data center network design
  • Cisco Edge network design
  • Security, collaboration, and wireless design

Pre-requisites

It is recommended that viewers be familiar with the concepts covered in Cisco CCENT, Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching, or any CCIE certification.