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CCDA Boot Camp ()

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  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
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Course Overview

Duration: 5 days
CCDA Boot Camp In this intensive Boot Camp (based on Cisco's Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v2.1 course material), you'll get the training and practice you need to design a strong, effective network as you prepare for the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification. Our enhancements to Cisco's authorized content, combined with case study practice and our exclusive exam practice homework, will have you ready to pass the exam in only five days.
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Boot Camp Hours:
By providing focused homework each day, the in-class time is limited to a normal 8:30 am - 4:30 pm class day. However, you should expect to spend one to three hours each evening on homework, which is reviewed each morning.

Who Should Attend

  • Network engineers and architects, systems administrators, and network designers
  • Anyone who wants CCDA certification
  • IT managers wanting greater skill in network design

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • CCNA certification is highly recommended
  • Familiarity with basic internetworking technologies such as LAN, WAN, bridging, switching, protocols, and network management
  • SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0
  • ROUTE - Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0

Course Objectives

  • Principles of network design and the guidelines for building a network design solution
  • How the Enterprise Composite Network model simplifies the complexity of today's networks
  • Design an Enterprise Campus in a hierarchical modular fashion using Borderless Networks and modular design
  • Design Enterprise Campus and Enterprise Edge networks
  • Select the appropriate Network Management Solution
  • Design a network addressing plan
  • Select optimal routing protocols for the network
  • Design a modern data center using Cisco and industry best practices
  • Evaluate security solutions for the network
  • Design Voice over IP and IP Telephony
  • Design a wireless solution using Lightweight Access Points and the Wireless LAN Controller
  • All topics on the CCDA certification exam
  • Test-taking tips and techniques

Course Content

1. Applying a Methodology to Network Design
  • SONA
  • Identifying Design Requirements
  • Characterizing the Existing Network
  • Using the Top-Down Approach
  • Implementing the Design Methodology
2. Structuring and Modularizing the Network
  • Designing the Network Hierarchy
  • Modular Approach to Network Design
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Network Management Protocols and Features
3. Campus and Data Center Design Considerations
  • Campus Design Methodology
  • Designing the Campus Infrastructure Module
  • Enterprise Data Center Considerations
4. Remote Connectivity Design
  • Enterprise Edge WAN Design Methodology
  • Selecting Wide Area Network (WAN) Technology
  • Designing the Enterprise Branch
5. IP Addressing Design and Routing Protocols Selection
  • Designing IP Addressing
  • IPv6
  • Enterprise Routing Protocols
  • Designing a Routing Protocol Deployment
6. Security Solutions for the Network
  • Defining Network Security
  • Cisco Self-Defending Network
  • Selecting Network Security Solutions
7. Voice Networking Design
  • Traditional Voice Architectures and Features
  • Integrating Voice Architectures
  • Voice Technology Requirements
8. Wireless Network Considerations
  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network
  • Wireless Network Controller Technologies
  • Designing Wireless Networks with Controllers
Case Studies
All of the CCDA case studies focus on the network design issues of a fictional hospital, ACMC. You will work in teams to solve the case studies, creating and maintaining a master design document throughout the week.
Case 1: Network Upgrade
  • Document customer requirements and the existing network, identify missing information, and outline a major network design, including the scope of the project and major design tasks.
Case 2: Network Structure and Modularity
  • Apply the structured design principles learned in class.
Case 3: Enterprise Campus Design
  • Use the Cisco concept of enterprise network modules to propose a redundant campus design for ACMC. Compare various combinations of Layer 2 vs. Layer 3 switching applied to access, distribution, and core modules.
Case 4: WAN Design
  • Select the most optimal WAN transport for ACMC, and develop a WAN backup strategy. Add additional offices to the network design.
Case 5: Network Addressing Plan
  • Develop a method for planning the IP address space and apply it based on ACMP's needs. Consider IP subnetting, VLSM, and summarization techniques, and incorporate them into the network design document. Select an appropriate routing protocol for ACMC and consider deployment issues.
Case 6: Network Security Design
  • Select the appropriate security solutions for ACMC based on principles learned in class and customer requirements.
Case 7: Voice Transport Over an IP Network
  • Consider the effect of transporting voice across the ACMC data network. Analyze multiple scenarios to test the effect on bandwidth for data-only and voice-only traffic. Also, analyze the effects of adding QoS. Finally, calculate combined voice and data traffic to fully understand the impact on ACMC's network design.
Case 8: Wireless Networking Solutions
  • Select the appropriate technologies, equipment, and topology for Wireless LAN deployment at ACMC.
Case 9: Adding More Hospitals to the ACMC Network
  • This mastery case study can be completed by each team on Friday or used as a take-home assignment.

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