Cisco CCDA (Design)

- Only 3 Days
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This certification will retire on 23rd February 2020. Build the same skills fast on 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.

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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:

  • Describe and apply network design concepts of modularity and hierarchy
  • Create scalable IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
  • Design connectivity to the Internet and internal routing for your network
  • Identify suitable addressing schemes and routing protocols for use in enterprise networks
  • Design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organisations.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your CCDA course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be CCDA certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be CCDA trained in record time
  2. Our CCDA course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass CCDA first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more CCDA. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn CCDA faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll be studying CCDA with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study CCDA courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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You may be entitled to free training via Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs). If you’ve bought Cisco hardware or software - check the invoice to see if you have credits waiting to be used! If you’re unsure, get in touch with us.

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Why Cisco Certifications?

  • Cisco Certified Professionals are among the highest paid in the world.
  • Cisco Certification gives you respect in IT Industry by allowing you to provide great value and service to any organisation you work for.
  • Cisco Certification validates an individual's achievement, thereby increasing the holder's professional credibility by ensuring high standards of technical expertise.
  • Industry trend shows that with each certification there is an increase in salary of the certificate holders. Additionally, multiple certifications directly correlate to further increases.

Cisco certifications also afford you special membership benefits:

  • A certificate of accomplishment.
  • A wallet card, logo and designation for your personal promotion to clients or potential employers.
  • Access to the secure Cisco on-line tracking system so you can download logos, and track your Cisco certification progress throughout your career.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a certification guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation and exams on your return). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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The following are the topics covered on the CCDA course

Module 1: Design Methodologies

  • Design Life Cycle
  • Characterising Existing Network
  • Top-Down Approach

Module 2: Network Design Objectives

  • Building a Modular Network
  • Applying Modularity: Hierarchy in a Network
  • Applying Modularity: Virtualisation Overview

Module 3: Campus Network Design

  • Layer 2/Layer 3 Demarcation
  • Layer 2 Design Considerations
  • High Availability Considerations
  • Layer 3 Design Considerations
  • Traffic and Interconnections

Module 4: Enterprise Network Design

  • Designing a Secure Network
  • Edge Connectivity Design
  • WAN Design
  • Branch Design
  • Connecting to the Data Center

Module 5: Design of Internal Routing and Connecting to the Internet

  • Routing Protocol Considerations
  • Expanding EIGRP Design
  • Expanding OSPF Design
  • Introducing IS-IS
  • Expanding IS-IS Design
  • Using BGP to Connect to the Internet

Module 6: Expanding the Existing Network

  • Understanding Quality of Service
  • Supporting Wireless Access
  • Integrating Collaboration

Module 7: IP Addressing

  • Concepts of Good IP Addressing
  • Creating an Addressing Plan for IPv4
  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Supporting IP Addressing

Module 8: Introduction to Software Defined Networks

Labs:

  • Challenge 1: Ask the Right Questions
  • Challenge 2: Design Branch's LAN
  • Challenge 3: Design Branch's Connections to the HQ
  • Challenge 4: Design Branch's Routing
  • Challenge 5: Design Support for Wireless and Collaboration
  • Challenge 6: Design IPv4 Addressing Plan
  • Challenge 7: Design IPv6 Addressing Plan

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During this accelerated three-day course, you'll sit the following exam:

  • 200-310 DESGN exam - Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

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Included:

  • Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) v3.0 student kit

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programs includes

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, (ISC)2 or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

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Prior to attempting the DESGN exam, candidates must possess a valid CCENT, or CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +27 87 550 2195 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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"I've studied at Firebrand Training several times now and I've never failed an exam."
D.M., Systems IT. (4/4/2018 to 6/4/2018)

"Great instructors with great practical knowledge."
Anonymous (17/7/2017 to 19/7/2017)

"Excellent lecturer, very good facilities and a good setup to allow you to concentrate on achieving your qualification."
L.C., Hermes Datacomms. (12/8/2015 to 14/8/2015)

"The Firebrand instructor was extremely knowledgeable and was able to talk confidently about areas outside the course and give real world design scenarios and use cases."
J.B, Seagate technology. (11/12/2014 to 13/12/2014)

"Be well prepared for attending such an intensive bootcamp for refreshing your knowledge and making it accessible. The chances to pass the exam are much higher that just doing a normal course. I did it a couple of times now and it always worked out!"
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