This course will show you the basics of how to design a network including discussing the hierarchical design model, Cisco's Enterprise Architectural Model, and a review of how virtualization is and will be changing network design.
Often the problem that many network engineers have when working on networks is that they lack an understanding of network design and how and why a network is built a specific way. This course reviews the various network design blocks that are used when building a network and how they are used in combination with one another to achieve a highly usable design. In this course, Cisco Network Design Blocks for CCDA DESGN (200-310), you'll learn the foundational knowledge to have the ability to design a basic network using Cisco's preferred methods. First, you will learn about the different modules within Cisco's Hierarchical Design model and how they can be combined together. Next, you'll learn about the different functional areas within a network and how they can be placed to achieve a highly scalable and adaptable design. Finally, you'll learn how about how virtualization technologies will affect network design and network traffic flow in tomorrow's networks. When you're finished with this course, you will have the skills and knowledge of network design needed to understand high-level design decisions.
Course Overview Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Sean Wilkins, and I am a network engineer, author, and technical editor at infoDispersion. I am excited to welcome you to my course, Cisco Network Design Blocks for CCDA DESGN (200-310). This course is one of many courses that are being introduced into the Pluralsight library to cover network design. While the network design topic generally can be thought of as rather dry to learn about, this course is structured to cover the topics at a pace that should keep the viewers attention, while at the same time covering the topic's key points, including a running sample scenario enterprise. This course specifically is an introduction to the different building blocks that make up the process that a network designer goes through when designing a network. Some of the major topics that we will cover include reviewing the different layers of the hierarchical network model, reviewing how Cisco recommends segmenting out the network design using functional areas and modules, and reviewing how different virtualization technologies can affect the final network design. By the end of this course, you'll have an understanding of how a network design progresses into a set of different layers, functional areas, and modules, and how these can be used to increase the scalability, modularity, and adaptability of the resulting network. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with basic network functionality, including knowing the purpose and function of various common network elements, like switches, routers, and firewalls. After viewing this course, you should feel comfortable diving into more detailed network design courses on subjects like campus network LAN design and campus network edge design. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn network design with the Cisco Network Design Blocks for CCDA DESGN (200-310) course at Pluralsight.