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Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) 642-873 ARCH

Course Title: Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures

Course Code: ARCH 642-873
Duration: 5 Days

Course Overview

The Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) Cisco training course has been designed to allow candidates to perform the conceptual, intermediate and detailed design of infrastructure of a network which supports any desired network solutions over intelligent network services, in order to achieve efficient performance, scalability, and availability. ARCH 642-873 enables candidates to apply solid Cisco network solution models and recommended design practices to provide viable, stable enterprise internetworking solutions. The course presents concepts and examples necessary to design converged enterprise networks. Advanced network infrastructure technologies, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and wireless communications are also covered.

Target Audience

The ARCH 642-873 Cisco Training course is intended for individuals seeking the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) Certification and for those individuals aiming for the Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) Certification.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the ARCH 642-873 course candidates will be able to:
  • Discuss the Cisco Service Oriented Network Architecture (SONA) framework and explain how it addresses enterprise network needs for performance, scalability and availability
  • Describe how the Cisco Enterprise Network model is used in the SONA framework for designing enterprise networks
  • Create conceptual, intermediate and detailed enterprise campus network, and enterprise edge and remote infrastructure designs that offer effective functionality, performance scalability and availability
  • Create conceptual, intermediate and detailed intelligent network service designs for networks management security and IP multicast
  • Create conceptual, intermediate and detailed virtual private network designs
  • Create conceptual, intermediate and detailed voice over wireless network designs

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the ARCH 642-873 Cisco training course should hold a valid CCNA and have passed the DESGN course attaining CCDA Certification.

Testing and Certification

The ARCH training course is the recommended preparation for the 642-873 ARCH Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures exam and is part of the Cisco Certified Design Professional Certification (CCDP).

Course Content

Cisco SONA and the Cisco Enterprise Architectures:
  • Review of SONA and the Cisco Enterprise Architectures
  • Review of the Cisco PPDIOO Approach
Enterprise Campus Network Design:
  • High Availability in the Enterprise Campus
  • Layer 2 Design Recommendations
  • Layer 3 Design Recommendations
  • Layer 2 to Layer 3 Boundary Design
  • Infrastructure Services Considerations
Advancing Addressing and Routing Design:
  • Advanced Addressing Design
  • Advanced Routing Design
  • Scalable EIGRP Design
  • Scalable OSPF Design
  • Scalable BGP Design
Advanced WAN Services Design Considerations:
  • Optical Technologies for WANs
  • Metro Ethernet, VPLS, and MPLS VPN Technologies
  • Advanced WAN Service Implementations
Enterprise Data Centre Design:
  • Core and Aggregation Layer Design
  • Access Layer Design
  • Scaling the Data Centre Architecture
  • Spanning Tree and high Availability
Storage Area Network Design Considerations:
  • SAN Components and Technologies
  • SAN and SAN Extension Design
E-Commerce Module Design:
  • High Availability for E-Commerce
  • Common Component Designs for the E-Commerce
  • Module Integrated E-Commerce Designs
  • Tuning for E-Commerce
Security Services Design:
  • Firewall Design Considerations
  • Network Admission Control Design
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Design
IPSec and SSL VPN Design:
  • Remote Access VPN Design
  • Site-to-Site VPN Design
  • IPSec VPN Technologies
  • VPN Management and Scaling
IP Multicast Design:
  • IP Multicast Review
  • PIM and RP Considerations
  • IP Multicast Security
Voice Over WLAN Design:
  • VoWLAN in the Enterprise
  • VoWLAN Coverage and RF Survey
  • VoWLAN Infrastructure Considerations
Network Management Capabilities with Cisco IOS Software:
  • Embedded Management Capabilities
  • NetFlow Considerations
  • NBAR ConsiderationsIP SLA Considerations
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