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Cisco 640-864: CCDA Cisco Certified Design Associate

Course Description

9.12 Hours

51 Videos

This exam requires a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for the Cisco converged networks based on borderless network architecture. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, wireless, and broadband access for businesses and organizations.

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Course Syllabus

Module 1: Methodologies Used To Design A Network

  1. Introduction
  2. Developing Business Trends
  3. P P D I O O- Part 1
  4. P P D I O O- Part 2
  5. 3 Layer Campus Design
  6. Modular Network Design
  7. Cisco Eight Step Design Methodology
  8. Cisco I I N

Module 2: Network Structure And Modularity

  1. Network Design Fundamentals
  2. Design Methods And Methodologies- Part 1
  3. Design Methods And Methodologies- Part 2
  4. Enterprise Campus Design- Part 1
  5. Enterprise Campus Design- Part 2

Module 3: Basic Enterprise Campus Networks

  1. Campus Design Considerations- Part 1
  2. Campus Design Considerations- Part 2
  3. Cisco S O N A

Module 4: Enterprise Edge And Remote Network Modules

  1. WAN Technologies And VPN- Part 1
  2. WAN Technologies And VPN- Part 2
  3. WAN Technologies- Part 1
  4. WAN Technologies- Part 2
  5. VPN Technologies- Part 1
  6. VPN Technologies- Part 2
  7. VPN Technologies- Part 3

Module 5: IP Addressing And Routing Protocols

  1. Routing Protocol Operation And Design- Part 1
  2. Routing Protocol Operation And Design- Part 2
  3. Routing Protocol Operation And Design- Part 3
  4. Routing Protocol Operation And Design- Part 4
  5. EIGRP – Part 1
  6. EIGRP – Part 2

Module 6: Enterprise Switching I

  1. Enterprise Switching
  2. Inter VLAN Routing
  3. Multilayer Switch
  4. Enterprise Switch Features And Design
  5. VSS
  6. Best Practices

Module 7: Enterprise Switching II

  1. Switch Macros And Smart Ports
  2. Private VLANs
  3. Etherchannel

Module 8: Subnetting

  1. IP v4
  2. Subnetting- Part 1
  3. Subnetting- Part 2
  4. Subnetting- Part 3
  5. Subnetting- Part 4
  6. IP v6

Module 9: Designing Advanced Services

  1. Designing Advanced Services
  2. GLBP
  3. Access Points
  4. Radio Frequencies
  5. Wireless Signals
  6. Wireless LAN To VLAN Mapping
  7. Conclusion

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) is for network design engineers, technicians, and support engineers, who enable efficient network environments with an understanding of network design fundamentals.

A CCDA certified network professional demonstrates the skills required to design basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.

This exam requires a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for the Cisco converged networks based on borderless network architecture.

CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, wireless, and broadband access for businesses and organizations.

A great way to start the Cisco Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (ICND2) preparation is to begin by properly appreciating the role that syllabus and study guide play in the Cisco 200-105 certification exam. This study guide is an instrument to get you on the same page with Cisco and understand the nature of the Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching exam.

The Cisco 640-864 CCDA exam serves as both an entry level design exam and a starting point for the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification. The CCDA covers almost the full breadth of Cisco technologies from a topical and design level. The CCDA omits practical (hands-on) material and concentrates on design and conceptual topics. In fact, the breadth of the CCDA will be the most challenging aspect for most candidates.

Cisco states that CCNA and BCMSN (SWITCH exam) level knowledge are required to prepare for the CCDA exam. However, neither of those is a prerequisite. This means that you could take and obtain a CCDA without a valid CCNA or without passing the SWITCH exam. In order to move to the CCDP level though, Cisco requires that candidates have both a valid CCNA and CCDA certifications.


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