CCDA Boot Camp v3.0 (DESGN)

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About this Course

Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v2.1 is an instructor-led course presented by Cisco Systems, Inc., training partners. This five-day course will enable learners to gather customer internetworking requirements, identify solutions, and design the network infrastructure and elements to ensure the basic functionality of the proposed solutions. The purpose of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to achieve associate-level competency in network design. The DESGN course is the first course in a design curriculum that supports the design certification track. The course focuses on the technology and methods currently available.

Audience Profile

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Individuals seeking the Cisco CCDA certification
  • Individuals seeking the Cisco CCDP certification

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Presales and postsales network engineers who are involved in enterprise network design, planning, and implementation. (Postsales network engineers who are involved in the implementation will be involved in providing feedback to the presales network engineers and correct possible design flaws.)

At Course Completion

Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Discuss methodology in network design
  • Describe how to structure and modularize the network design using the Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise
  • Design the enterprise campus, and describe the architectural approach to the data center and virtualization market
  • Design the enterprise edge and remote modules as needed
  • Design a network addressing plan and select suitable routing protocols for a given network design
  • Evaluate security solutions for the network
  • Discuss voice and video networking considerations in the enterprise network design
  • Recommend a design for a basic wireless solution


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

  • Cisco CCNA level of knowledge and Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) level of knowledge are strongly recommended for students attending the DESGN course.

Course Outline

Lesson 1. Applying a Methodology to Network Design

  • SONA
  • Identifying Design Requirements
  • Characterizing the Existing Network
  • Using the Top-Down Approach
  • Implementing the Design Methodology

Lesson 2. Structuring and Modularizing the Network

  • Designing the Network Hierarchy
  • Modular Approach to Network Design
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Network Management Protocols and Features

Lesson 3. Campus and Data Center Design Considerations

  • Campus Design Methodology
  • Designing the Campus Infrastructure Module
  • Enterprise Data Center Considerations

Lesson 4. Remote Connectivity Design

  • Enterprise Edge WAN Design Methodology
  • Selecting Wide Area Network (WAN) Technology
  • Designing the Enterprise Branch

Lesson 5. IP Addressing Design and Routing Protocols Selection

  • Designing IP Addressing
  • IPv6
  • Enterprise Routing Protocols
    • Designing a Routing Protocol Deployment

Lesson 6. Security Solutions for the Network

  • Defining Network Security
  • Cisco Self-Defending Network
  • Selecting Network Security Solutions

Lesson 7. Voice Networking Design

  • Traditional Voice Architectures and Features
  • Integrating Voice Architectures
  • Voice Technology Requirements

Lesson 8. Wireless Network Considerations

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network
  • Wireless Network Controller Technologies
  • Designing Wireless Networks with Controllers

Case Studies

 CCDA course includes various case studies where students will work in teams to solve the case studies, creating and maintaining a master design document throughout the week.