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16 Oct

200-310 DESGN Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions is the full name of 200-310 test. There are 55-65 questions in real Cisco 200-310 DESGN exam, which will take the candidates 75 minutes to complete the test. The Associated Certifications of Cisco 200-310 DESGN exam is CCDA. The available language is English. Candidates can register Cisco 200-310 DESGN exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 200-310 DESGN  exam requires a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for Cisco enterprise network architectures. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN/WAN technologies for SMB or basic enterprise campus and branch networks.

Knowing Cisco 200-310 DESGN exam topics are valuable in your preparation.

1.0 Design Methodologies 15%

1.1 Describe the Cisco Design lifecycle – PBM (plan, build, manage)
1.2 Describe the information required to characterize an existing network as part of the planning for a design change
1.3 Describe the use cases and benefits of network characterization tools (SNMP, NBAR, NetFlow)
1.4 Compare and contrast the top-down and bottom-up design approaches

2.0 Design Objectives 20%

2.1 Describe the importance and application of modularity in a network
2.2 Describe the importance and application of hierarchy in a network
2.3 Describe the importance and application of scalability in a network
2.4 Describe the importance and application of resiliency in a network
2.5 Describe the importance and application of concept of fault domains in a network

3.0 Addressing and Routing Protocols in an Existing Network 20%

3.1 Describe the concept of scalable addressing
3.1.a Hierarchy
3.1.b Summarization
3.1.c Efficiency
3.2 Design an effective IP addressing scheme
3.2.a Subnetting
3.2.b Summarization
3.2.c Scalability
3.2.d NAT
3.3 Identify routing protocol scalability considerations
3.3.a Number of peers
3.3.b Convergence requirements
3.3.c Summarization boundaries and techniques
3.3.d Number of routing entries
3.3.e Impact of routing table of performance
3.3.f Size of the flooding domain
3.3.g Topology
3.4 Design a routing protocol expansion
3.4.a IGP protocols (EIGRP, OSPF, ISIS)
3.4.b BGP (eBGP peering, iBGP peering

4.0 Enterprise Network Design 20%

4.1 Design a basic campus
4.1.a Layer 2/Layer 3 demarcation
4.1.b Spanning tree
4.1.c Ether channels
4.1.d First Hop Redundancy Protocols (FHRP)
4.1.e Chassis virtualization
4.2 Design a basic enterprise network
4.2.a Layer 3 protocols and redistribution
4.2.b WAN connectivity
4.2.b(i) Topologies (hub and spoke, spoke to spoke, point to point, full/partial mesh)
4.2.b(ii) Connectivity methods (DMVPN, get VPN, MPLS Layer 3 VPN, Layer 2 VPN, static IPsec, GRE,VTI)
4.2.b(iii) Resiliency (SLAs, backup links, QoS)
4.2.c Connections to the data center
4.2.d Edge connectivity
4.2.d(i) Internet connectivity
4.2.d(ii) ACLs and firewall placements
4.2.d(iii) NAT placement
4.3 Design a basic branch network
4.3.a Redundancy
4.3.a(i) Connectivity
4.3.a(ii) Hardware
4.3.a(iii) Service provider
4.3.b Link capacity
4.3.b(i) Bandwidth
4.3.b(ii) Delay

5.0 Considerations for Expanding an Existing Network 25%

5.1 Describe design considerations for wireless network architectures
5.1.a Physical and virtual controllers
5.1.b Centralized and decentralized designs
5.2 Identify integration considerations and requirements for controller-based wireless networks
5.2.a Traffic flows
5.2.b Bandwidth consumption
5.2.c AP and controller connectivity
5.2.d QoS
5.3 Describe security controls integration considerations
5.3.a Traffic filtering and inspection
5.3.b Firewall and IPS placement and functionality
5.4 Identify traffic flow implications as a result of security controls
5.4.a Client access methods
5.4.b Network access control
5.5 Identify high-level considerations for collaboration (voice, streaming video, interactive video) applications
5.5.a QoS (shaping vs. policing, trust boundaries, jitter, delay, loss)
5.5.b Capacity
5.5.c Convergence time
5.5.d Service placement
5.6 Describe the concepts of virtualization within a network design
5.7 Identify network elements that can be virtualized
5.7.a Physical elements (chassis, VSS, VDC, contexts)
5.7.b Logical elements (routing elements, tunneling, VRFs, VLANs)
5.8 Describe the concepts of network programmability within a network design
5.8.a APIs
5.8.b Controllers
5.8.c Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI)
5.9 Describe data center components
5.9.a Server load balancing basics
5.9.b Blocking vs. non-blocking Layer 2
5.9.c Layer 2 extension

26 Mar

640-864 DESGN Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions is the full name of 640-864 DESGN test. The Associated Certification is CCDA. There are 50-60 questions in real Cisco 640-864 test, which will take the candidates 75 minutes to complete the test. The available languages are English and Japanese. Candidates can register Cisco 640-864 exam at Pearson VUE testing center.

Cisco 640-864 exam requires a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for the Cisco converged networks based on borderless network architecture. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, wireless, and broadband access for businesses and organizations.

Knowing Cisco 640-864 DESGN exam objectives are helpful in your preparation.

10% 1.0 Describe the Methodology Used to Design a Network

1.1 Describe developing business trends
1.2 Identify network requirements to support the organization
1.3 Describe the tools and process to characterize an existing network
1.4 Describe the top down approach to network design
1.5 Describe network management protocols and features

13% 2.0 Describe Network Structure and Modularity

2.1 Describe the network hierarchy
2.2 Describe the modular approach in network design
2.3 Describe network architecture for the enterprise

27% 3.0 Design Basic Enterprise Campus Networks

3.1 Describe campus design considerations
3.2 Design the enterprise campus network
3.3 Design the enterprise data center
3.4 Describe enterprise network virtualization tools

10% 4.0 Design Enterprise Edge and Remote Network Modules

4.1 Describe the enterprise edge, branch, and teleworker design characteristics
4.2 Describe physical and logical WAN connectivity
4.3 Design the branch office WAN solutions
4.4 Describe access network solutions for a remote worker
4.5 Design the WAN to support selected redundancy methodologies
4.6 Identify Design Considerations for a Remote Data Center

21% 5.0 Design IP Addressing and Routing Protocols

5.1 Describe IPv4 addressing
5.2 Describe IPv6 addressing
5.3 Identify routing protocol considerations in an enterprise network
5.4 Design a routing protocol deployment

19% 6.0 Design Network Services

6.1 Describe the security lifecycle
6.2 Identify Cisco technologies to mitigate security vulnerabilities
6.3 Select appropriate Cisco security solutions and deployment placement
6.4 Describe high level voice and video architectures
6.5 Identify the design considerations for voice and video services
6.6 Describe Cisco Unified Wireless Network architectures and features
6.7 Design wireless network using controllers


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