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

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 11, 2016
Duration
1h 0m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Oct 11, 2016
Duration
1h 0m
Description

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
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

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.

Building a Network with Hierarchy
Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Sean Wilkins, and this is the Cisco Network Design Blocks for CCDA DESGN (200-310) exam. This module takes a look at some of the base concepts that every network designer learns at some point in their career. Specifically, it takes a look at how networks are built with hierarchy in mind and how this results in a more scalable, resilient, and fault tolerant network. Our goals in this module are to learn about how hierarchy is used in network design, specifically using the hierarchical network model, including its core, distribution aggregation, and access layers. This module will go into detail about how the different layers are structured, which devices are included within each of them, and how they are interconnected resulting in an optimal design. We will also be building a design for the Globomantics network along with each of the sections of the module to ensure that each of the concepts are related back to a potential real world design. With that, let's get started.

Modularization of the Network
Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Sean Wilkins, and this is the Cisco Network Design Blocks for CCDA DESGN (200-310) exam. This module takes a look at how the different parts of the network can be structured into functional modules, how these modules can be used to increase the scalability and resiliency of a network design, as well as how it can be used to limit the size of fault domains. Our goals in this course are to review the idea of a module and how they can be used to separate the different parts of the network, but still be able to be carefully placed together into a single, easily manageable system. Once this has been discussed, we will go over Cisco's Enterprise Architectural Model, specifically how they recommend modularizing the network design, what is in each of these modules, and how each of these different modules connect together. As with the previous module, we will also be including an ongoing demonstration using the Globomantics network and what pieces of their network will be placed into each of these modules. And with that, let's get started.

Current and Future Virtualization Technologies Effect on Design
Welcome to Pluralsight. My name is Sean Wilkins, and this is the Cisco Network Design Blocks for CCDA DESGN (200-310) exam. This module takes a look at virtualization, specifically what it is and how it can and is being used to affect the way that networks and IT systems in general are being designed. Our goals in this module are to learn about what virtualization is and what it means for some function or application to become virtualized. We will discuss some of the different ways that virtualization can be implemented to alter the traditional ways that devices and systems are connected, including a discussion of cloud technologies and how they affect design choices. We will also briefly cover some of the different virtualization technologies. The main focus in this module is not to cover any of these technologies in depth, but to review how these different technologies will and are effecting the ways that networks are being designed.