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DESGN - Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions v3.0 (DESGN)


Duration: 5 days

DESGN v3.0 includes major updates and follows the updated blueprint for associated exam of CCDA 200-301. However, note that this course might not not cover all items listed on the blueprint to the extent that the exam expects of the candidate. Students, in order to pass the exam, need to carefully study the exam blueprint and gain clear understanding of knowledge and skills listed.


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • 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 are software defined networks and describe example solutions




Module 1: Design Methodologies

  • Lesson 1-1: Design Life Cycle
  • Lesson 1-2: Characterizing Existing Network
  • Lesson 1-3: Top-Down Approach
  • Lesson 1-4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 1-5: Module Self-Check

Module 2: Network Design Objectives

  • Lesson 2-1: Building a Modular Network
  • Lesson 2-2: Applying Modularity: Hierarchy in a Network
  • Lesson 2-3: Applying Modularity: Virtualization Overview
  • Lesson 2-4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 2-5: Module Self-Check

Module 3: Campus Network Design

  • Lesson 3-1: Layer 2/Layer 3 Demarcation
  • Lesson 3-2: Layer 2 Design Considerations
  • Lesson 3-3: High Availability Considerations
  • Lesson 3-4: Layer 3 Design Considerations
  • Lesson 3-5: Traffic and Interconnections
  • Lesson 3-6: Module Summary
  • Lesson 3-7: Module Self-Check

Module 4: Enterprise Network Design

  • Lesson 4-1: Designing a Secure Network
  • Lesson 4-2: Edge Connectivity Design
  • Lesson 4-3: WAN Design
  • Lesson 4-4: Branch Design
  • Lesson 4-5: Connecting to the Data Center
  • Lesson 4-6: Module Summary
  • Lesson 4-7: Module Self-Check

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

  • Lesson 5-1: Routing Protocol Considerations
  • Lesson 5-2: Expanding EIGRP Design
  • Lesson 5-3: Expanding OSPF Design
  • Lesson 5-4: Introducing IS-IS
  • Lesson 5-5: Expanding IS-IS Design
  • Lesson 5-6: Using BGP to Connect to the Internet
  • Lesson 5-7: Module Summary
  • Lesson 5-8: Module Self-Check

Module 6: Expanding the Existing Network

  • Lesson 6-1: Understanding Quality of Service
  • Lesson 6-2: Supporting Wireless Access
  • Lesson 6-3: Integrating Collaboration
  • Lesson 6-4: Module Summary
  • Lesson 6-5: Module Self-Check

Module 7: IP Addressing Design

  • Lesson 7-1: Concepts of Good IP Addressing
  • Lesson 7-2: Creating an Addressing Plan for IPv4
  • Lesson 7-3: IPv6 Addressing
  • Lesson 7-4: Supporting IP Addressing
  • Lesson 7-5: Module Summary
  • Lesson 7-6: Module Self-Check

Module 8: Introduction to Software Defined Networks

  • Lesson 8-1: SDN Overview
  • Lesson 8-2: Module Self-Check

Lab Details

  • 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


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Operate LANs with multiple switches, configure VLANs, trunking, spanning tree, DHCP, and port aggregation within Campus network
  • Configure and troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 routing within a Enterprise network (static, EIGRP, multi-area OSPF, and RIPng)
  • Implement enterprise Internet connectivity (static routes and basic BGP)
  • Implement route redistribution using filtering mechanisms
  • Implement path control using policy based routing and IP SLA
  • Implement First Hop redundancy in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Configure devices for SNMP, Syslog, and NetFlow access
  • Secure campus network according to recommended practices

It is highly recommended that you only attend this course (DESGN v3.0) after you have already attended the following Cisco courses:

  • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH v2.0)
  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0 (ROUTE v2.0)
  • Troubleshooting and Maintaining Cisco IP Networks v2.0 (TSHOOT v2.0)


DESGN 200-310


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