This certification will retire on 23rd February 2020. Get the CCDA (Design) certification before it retires and you'll also receive the new CCNA. Find out more.
This course is designed to give you a foundation knowledge of network design using Cisco's SONA (Service Oriented Network Architecture) methodology. You'll gain information that will assist you in designing routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LANs and WANs. The course will prepare you for the Cisco CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate) exam, which you'll sit on the course.
During the course, you'll learn how to design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organisations, including service virtualisation. The Enterprise Composite Model used in the course will make it easier to design, plan, implement, operate and optimise (PDIOO) through modular network design and focus on the relations between modules. You'll also learn about Software-Defined Networking.
Once you have completed the course, you'll be able to enable efficient network environments with an understanding of network design fundamentals. The certification will demonstrate that you have the skills required to design and apply basic and resilient campus, data centre, security, voice, and wireless networks. You'll also be able to:
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The following are the topics covered on the CCDA course
Module 1: Design Methodologies
Module 2: Network Design Objectives
Module 3: Campus Network Design
Module 4: Enterprise Network Design
Module 5: Design of Internal Routing and Connecting to the Internet
Module 6: Expanding the Existing Network
Module 7: IP Addressing
Module 8: Introduction to Software Defined Networks
During this accelerated three-day course, you'll sit the following exam:
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