(ARCH) Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures

Course Objectives

  • Design internal routing for enterprise network
  • Design BGP routing for enterprise network
  • Design enterprise WAN connectivity
  • Design enterprise data center integration
  • Design security services in an enterprise network
  • Design QoS for optimized user experience
  • Design enterprise transition to IPv6
  • Design enterprise multicast network


  • CCNA R&S

Pricing and Schedule

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Course Outline

Module 1: Enterprise Connectivity and High-Availability

  • EIGRP design considerations
  • Multiple EIGRP Autonomous Systems
  • EIGRP hierarchical design basics
  • Two- and three-layer hierarchy
  • OSPF
  • IS-IS
  • IS-IS vs. OSPF

Module 2: BGP Design

  • IBGP scalability issues and solutions
  • Route reflectors
  • BGP communities
  • Single-homed vs. multi-homed load sharing

Module 3: Wide Area Networks Design

  • WAN
  • Layer 3 MPLS VPN architecture
  • Route distinguishers and targets
  • PE-CE routing protocols
  • VPLS design vs. VPWS design
  • GRE and IPsec
  • FlexVPN architecture and capabilities
  • WAN
  • IWAN
  • Cisco PfR
  • SDN challenges, requirements, and solutions
  • Design APIC-EM

Module 4: Enterprise Data Center Integration

  • Design modular and scalable data center network
  • Design multi-tenant data center
  • Data center interconnections
  • Traffic flow directions and types
  • SDN-based data center for enterprise network

Module 5: Design Security Services

  • Network security zoning
  • Modular network architecture
  • Next-generation security
  • Network protection
  • Routing and switching infrastructure
  • Firewall architecture
  • IEEE 802.1X
  • TrustSec

Module 6: Design QoS for Optimized User Experience

  • Mapping QoS marking
  • Policing tools
  • Queuing tools
  • Dropping tools
  • Design principles
  • QoS strategy
  • Campus QoS design
  • Data center QoS design
  • WAN QoS design
  • MPLS and IPsec VPN QoS design

Module 7: Transition to IPv6

  • Deploying IPv6 in IPv4 network
  • Deployment challenges

Module 8: IP Multicast Design

  • IP multicast service model
  • Multicast protocols
  • PIM-SM protocol
  • SSM concepts
  • Rendezvous point distribution solutions
  • IP multicast security


  • Design Enterprise Connectivity
  • Design Enterprise BGP Network with Internet Connectivity
  • Design Resilient Enterprise WAN
  • Design Enterprise Data Center Connectivity
  • Design Secure Enterprise Network
  • Design QoS in Enterprise Network
  • Design Enterprise IPv6 Network

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