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Cisco Network Design Blocks for CCDA DESGN (200-310)

by Sean Wilkins

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.

What you'll learn

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.

About the author

Sean Wilkins is an accomplished networking consultant and writer for infoDispersion (www.infodispersion.com) who has been in the IT field for over 20 years working with several large enterprises. Sean holds certifications with Cisco (CCNP/CCDP), Microsoft (MCSE) and CompTIA (A+ and Network+). His educational accomplishments include: a Master’s of Science in Information Technology with a focus in Network Architecture and Design, and a Master’s of Science in Organizational Management.

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