Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)

Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP)
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Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)

Every enterprise demands a network that meets its requirements for the performance, availability, and scalability to achieve the expected outcomes. This is why experienced IT professionals need to be trained with up-and-coming network design technologies to ensure the network operates efficiently with the current requirements and ready to adapt to future-proofing investments. Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) program is meant for the senior and experienced Network Design Engineers, Principle System Engineer, and Network Architects who are looking to strengthen their base and expertise for fundamental Cisco Network Design. The main emphasis of this course is on the advanced addressing and routing protocols, WANs, virtualization of networking services, and implementing the integration strategies for multi-layered Enterprise Architectures.

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IP Specialist courses are ideally crafted courses that will guide you through the process of developing concrete skills required to pass the exam and build a successful career in network design field. These Workbooks have been created in order to cover the previous exam patterns and official exam blueprint. Our technology workbooks practically explain all the concepts with the help of real-life case-study based labs. The content covered in our technology workbooks consist of individually focused technology topics presented in an easy-to-follow, clear, precise, and step-by-step manner considering the individual needs. In our technology workbooks, technology breakdown and methodical verification help you understand the scenario and related concepts with ease. We extensively used mind maps in our workbooks to visually explain the technology. Our workbooks have become a widely used tool to learn and remember the information effectively.

  • Covers complete Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) Exam: 300-320
  • Summarized content
  • Case Study based approach
  • 100% passing guarantee
  • Mind maps
  • Contains Quick Reference Guide (CHEAT SHEET) which helps to revise exam

About this Workbook
Cisco Certifications
How do Cisco certifications help?
Cisco Certification Tracks
About the CCDP Exam
How to become CCDP?

Chapter 1. Advanced Addressing and Routing Solutions for Enterprise Networks
Technology Brief
Advance IP Addressing Solution for the Enterprise Network
Structured Addressing Designs to Facilitate Summarization
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Advance Routing Protocol Solution for the Enterprise Network
Create Stable, Secure, and Scalable Routing Designs for IS-IS
IS-IS Characteristics
Integrated IS-IS Characteristics
IS-IS Architecture
IS-IS Design Consideration
Create Stable, Secure, and Scalable Routing Designs for EIGRP
EIGRP Architecture
EIGRP Design Consideration
Create Stable, Secure, and Scalable Routing Designs for OSPF
OSPF Design Architecture
OSPF Design Consideration
OSPF Convergence Design Considerations and Optimization Techniques
Create stable, secure, and scalable routing designs for BGP
BGP Design Considerations
Transit prevention
Basic route filtering
Basic traffic engineering (load distribution, creating path symmetry)
Route reflectors
IPv6 Migration Strategies
Overlay (Tunneling)
Native (Dual-Stacking)
Boundaries (IPv4/IPv6 Translations)

Chapter 2. Advanced Enterprise Campus Networks
Technology Brief
Design Campus Network for High Availability
High Availability Design considerations
Design Considerations for High Availability
FHRP Consideration for High Availability
Device Virtualization Consideration for High Availability
Design Campus Layer 2 Infrastructures
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
Fast Convergence
Trunking Mechanism
Loop-Free Technologies
Design Topologies of Access-Distribution Block
Design multi-campus Layer 3 infrastructures
Load Sharing
Route Summarization
Route Filtering
Virtual Routing Forwarding (VRF)
Optimal Topologies
Design a Network to Support Network Programmability
Application Centric Infrastructures (ACI)
Selection of Appropriate Controller to Meet Requirements
Identify and Address Key Security Issues With Network Programmability

Chapter 3. WANs for Enterprise Networks
Technology Brief
Compare and Contrast WAN Connectivity Options
Dynamic Multipoint Virtual Private Network (DMVPN)
Layer 2 VPN
MPLS Layer 3 VPN
Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE)
Private Lines
Design Site-to-Site VPNs
Layer 2 VPN
MPLS Layer 3 VPN
Group Encrypted Transport VPN (GETVPN)
Design for a Resilient WAN Strategy
Design Extranet connectivity
Challenges of Connecting External Partners
Private Lines
Multitenant Segmentation
Design Internet Edge Connectivity
De-Militarized Zone (DMZ)
Network Address Translation (NAT)
Proxy Functionality
Basic Traffic Engineering Techniques

Chapter.4 Enterprise Data Center Integration
Technology Brief
Modular and Scalable Data Center Network
Top-of-Rack (ToR)
End-of-Row (EoR)
Multitenant Environments
Multitier Topologies
Network Virtualization Technologies for the Data Center
Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
Virtual Switching System (VSS)
Virtual Device Context (VDC)
Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF)
Multi-chassis Ether Channel (MEC)
Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN)
Fabric Path/TRILL
High Availability of Data Center Network
Virtual Port Channel (vPC)
Virtual Switching System (VSS)
Multichassis EtherChannel
Design Data Center Interconnectivity
Overlay Transport Virtualization (OTV)
Private Line
Layer-2 vs. Layer-3
Virtual Private LAN Service (VPLS)
Advanced Virtual Private LAN Service (A-VPLS)
Design Data Center and Network Integration
Traffic Flow

Chapter 5. Security Services
Technology Brief
Design Firewall and IPS Solutions
Modes of Operation of Firewall
High Availability Techniques
IPS Functionality and Placement
Modes of Operation of IPS
Multiple Contexts
Design Network Access Control Solutions
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
Authentication Services
Role Based Access Control (RBAC)
Basic Denial of Service Mitigation Techniques
Design Infrastructure Protection
Infrastructure ACLs (iACLs)
Control Plane Policing (CoPP)
Layer 2 Security Consideration
Layer 3 Security Considerations

Chapter 6 Network Services
Technology Brief
Selection of Appropriate QoS Strategies
Design End-to-End QoS Policies
Classification and Marking
Network Management Techniques
In-Band vs. Out-of-Band
Segmented Management Networks
Prioritizing Network Management Traffic
Multicast Routing Concepts
Source Rooted Trees (SRT)
Shared Trees
Reverse Path Forwarding (RPF)
Rendezvous Points (RP)
Design Multicast Services
Source Specific Multicast (SSM)
PIM Bidirectional
Multicast Source Discovery Protocol (MSDP)
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About the CCDA Exam
  • Exam Number: 200-310
  • Associated Certifications: CCDA
  • Duration: 90 minutes (55-65 questions)
  • Exam Registration: Pearson VUE

The Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) exam (200-310) is a 75- minute assessment with 55–65 questions that are associated with the Cisco CCDA® Design certification. This 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.

The following topics are general guidelines for the content that are likely to be included on the exam:

  • Design Methodologies 15%
  • Design Objectives 20%
  • Addressing and Routing Protocols in an Existing Network 20%
  • Enterprise Network Design 20%
  • Considerations for Expanding an Existing Network 25%

How to become CCDA?
Step 1: Pre-requisites

Any valid Cisco CCENT, CCNA Routing and Switching, or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.

Step 2: Prepare for the CCDA Exam

Exam preparation can be accomplished through self-study with textbooks, practice exams, and on-site classroom programs. This workbook provides you all the information and knowledge to help you pass the CCDA Exam. Your study will be divided into two distinct parts:

  • Understanding the technologies as per exam blueprint
  • Implementing and practicing the technologies on Cisco hardware

IPSpecialist provides full support to the candidates in order for them to pass the exam.

Step 3: Register for the exam

Certification exams are offered at locations throughout the world. To register for an exam, contact the authorized test delivery partner of Cisco, contact Pearson VUE, who will administer the exam in a secure, proctored environment.

Prior to registration, decide which exam to take, note the exam name and number. For complete exam details, refer to the “Current Exam List” from the Cisco website.

Other important details to note are the following:
  1. Your personal information prior to exam registration
    1. Legal name (from government issued ID)
    2. Cisco Certification ID (i.e. CSCO00000001) or Test ID number
    3. Company name
    4. Valid email address
    5. Method of payment
  2. If you have already taken a Cisco exam before, please locate your Cisco Certification ID (i.e. CSCO00000001) before continuing with your registration to avoid duplicate records and delays in receiving proper credit for your exams.
  3. A valid email is required during exam registration. Cisco requires this in order to send email reminders when a candidate’s certification is about to expire, confirm the mailing address before shipping out the certificate, and to inform candidates if their certificate was returned due to an incorrect address.
  4. Pearson VUE is the authorized test delivery partner of Cisco. You may register online, by telephone, or by walk in (where available).

How much does an exam cost?

Computer-based certification exam prices (written exam) depend on scope and exam length. You may refer to the “Exam Pricing” page on the Cisco website for complete details.

Step 4: Getting the Results

After completing an exam at an authorized testing centre, you will get immediate online notification of your pass or fail status, a printed examination score report that indicates your status, as well as your exam results by section.

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