At the beginning of every network life sits a network designer who must weigh the requirements of the future network applications and put forth a design that will fulfill those requirements with the resources available. This course, Introduction to Cisco Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310), is the first in a series based around Cisco's important objectives to know at the associate level of network design engineer. First you'll learn about the Cisco design lifecycle, the theory of what to ask and search for and in what sequential order. Next, you'll learn about design documentation and what you need to find from the historical records of the old network design, as well as the mechanics of the network audit, a high point in this course if you like hands-on presentations. Finally, the course wraps up by teaching you about the design approach, dealing with the top-down or bottom-up theory of network design. By the end of this course, you will know the underlying foundations of how to continue on your design journey using the Cisco road map.
Transatlantic network architect, interested in all forms of tech, driven to explain said tech to anyone who will listen. Loves networking in all its incarnations, interested in other layers, not just 1-4.
Course Overview Hi everyone. My name is Leigh Bogardis, and welcome to this course, an Introduction to Cisco Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310). I'm a network architect from the United Kingdom, although I have worked in Canada, the United States of America, and several countries in Europe. Network Design is a complex beast involving customers, their preconceived ideas, their must-haves, and their limitations. The actual networkery is a byproduct of these complex interactions. In this course, we're going to explore the Cisco design methodology, that is the current Cisco design methodology. As like many things Cisco certification, these ideas and concepts evolve and change with each iteration of the certification exam. Some of the major topics we're covering are Cisco design lifecycle, the theory of what to ask and search for, and what to do next in what sequential order. We cover the riveting subject of design documentation and what you need to find from the historical records of the old network design. From there to the mechanics of the networks audit, a high point in this course if you like hands-on presentations. We round it off with the design approach dealing with the top-down or bottom-up theory of network design. If you survive to the end of this course, then you will know the underlying foundations of how to commence your design journey using the Cisco roadmap. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with network concepts, ideally have passed the CCNA, or had the experience to a similar level. And from this course, you'll be equipped to deal with the follow-up courses where we detail more specific use cases like datacenter design and the like. I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn the fundamentals of good design with the Introduction to Cisco Network Design for CCDA DESGN (200-310) course at Pluralsight.