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ARCH - Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures v3.0 (ARCH)

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  • Who Should Attend
  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
  • Objectives
  • Content
  • Schedule
Course Overview

Duration: 5 days.
ARCH - Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures v3.0 (ARCH) - This course is designed to enable students to perform the conceptual, intermediate and detailed design of a network infrastructure that supports desired networks solutions over intelligent network services, to achieve effective performance, scalability, and availability. ARCH enables learners applying 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 including internal routing, BGP routing, WAN, data center connectivity, security, QoS, transition to IPv6, and multicast.

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals seeking the CCDP certification and those working toward the CCDE certification
  • Pre-sales and post-sales network engineers that are involved in network design, planning, and implementation
  • Network administrators and designers that are responsible for designing and implementing the enterprise network
  • CCDA, CCDP, and CCDE candidates

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


  • Good understanding of the underlying technical principles for advanced network designs
  • Familiarity with internetworking technologies, Cisco products, and Cisco IOS features
  • CCDA Boot Camp
  • ROUTE - Implementing Cisco IP Routing v2.0
  • SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0

Course Objectives

  • Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise and how this concept addresses enterprise network needs for performance, scalability, and availability
  • Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise used as a framework for designing enterprise networks
  • Enterprise campus network designs
  • Enterprise data center designs
  • Enterprise edge and remote infrastructure designs
  • Network service designs for security considerations
  • VPN designs

Course Content

1. Cisco Network Architectures for the Enterprise
  • Network Architectures for the Enterprise
  • Cisco PPDIOO Approach
2. Enterprise Campus Network Design
  • High Availability in the Enterprise Campus
  • Layer 2 Design Recommendations
  • Layer 3 Design Recommendations
  • Designing the Layer 2-to-Layer 3 Boundary
  • Enterprise Network Virtualization Technologies
  • Infrastructure Services Considerations
3. Advanced Addressing and Routing Design
  • Advanced Addressing Design
  • Advanced Routing Design
  • Scalable EIGRP Design
  • Scalable OSPF Design
  • Scalable BGP Design
4. Advanced WAN Services Design Considerations
  • Optical Technologies for WANs
  • Using Metro Ethernet, VPLS, and MPLS VPN Technologies
  • Advanced WAN Service Implementations
5. Enterprise Data Center Design
  • Core and Aggregation Layer Design
  • Access Layer Design
  • Scaling the Data Center Architecture
  • Spanning-Tree Sizing and High Availability
6. E-Commerce Module Design
  • Common Component Designs for the E-Commerce Module
  • Integrated e-Commerce Designs
7. SAN Design Considerations
  • SAN Components and Technologies
  • SAN and SAN Extension Design
  • Integrated Fabric Designs Using Cisco Nexus Technology
8. Security Services Design
  • Firewall Design Considerations
  • Network Admission Control Design
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Designs
9. IPsec and SSL VPN Design
  • Remote Access VPN Design
  • Site-to-Site VPN Design
  • IPsec VPN Technologies
  • VPN Management and Scaling
10. IP Multicast Design
  • IP Multicast
  • PIM and RP Considerations
  • IP Multicast Security
11. Network Management Capabilities with Cisco IOS Software
  • Embedded Management Capabilities
  • NetFlow Considerations
  • NBAR Considerations
  • IP SLA Considerations

Course ID: ARCH

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