CCDP | Cisco Certified Design Professional


Learn to design enterprise level networks

Expand on your existing knowledge in network design by training for the Cisco Certified Design Professional. The CCDP demonstrates the ability to work independently or lead network teams. Achieving the professional level in Design also demonstrates a dedication to a Cisco specialty that provides incredible employment opportunities.

This course is going to expand upon existing knowledge acquired at the associate level and will prepare students for advanced-level Design practices.

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Cisco Career Guide




Take the next step to the professional level with the CCDP and watch your career grow. Professionals in network design have opportunities to work all over the world.



Many organizations require professionals who are capable of designing, operating and troubleshooting scalable networks. Earn a CCDP and fill the demand.



The Cisco Certified Design Professional certification is globally recognized and provides an opportunity to work with a variety of organizations.

Course guide

Qualification: CCDP

Study time: Full time – 15 to 25 days | Part time – four to five months

Vendor: Cisco

Student support: StudentCare™

Prerequisites: CCDA or CCNA

Assessment: Exam based – 300-101 + 300-115

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for: Senior network design engineers, senior analysts, and principal systems engineers, who discuss, design, and create advanced addressing and routing, security, data center, and IP multicast multi layered enterprise architectures


300-101: Implementing Cisco IP routing – ROUTE – 2.0

  • Basic network and routing concepts
  • Understanding the RIP and EIGRP routing protocols
  • EIGRP topology table and optimising EIGRP behaviour
  • Configuring EIGRP for IPv6 and named EIGRP
  • Establishing OSPF neighbour relationships
  • Link state database and optimising OSPF behaviour
  • Optimising and tuning OSPF
  • Configuring OSPFv3
  • Configuring routing protocol redistribution
  • Redistribution using distribute and prefix lists
  • Redistribution using route maps and tags
  • Path control implementation
  • Enterprise internet connectivity I
  • Enterprise internet connectivity II
  • Implementing basic BGP operations
  • BGP path manipulation, control and BGP in the IPv6 environment
  • Routers and routing protocol hardening
  • Network principles and layer 2 technologies
  • Layer 3 technologies
  • VPN technologies
  • Securing access
  • Infrastructure services

300-115: Implementing Cisco IP switched networks – SWITCH – 2.0

  • Basic concepts and network design course
  • Campus network architecture I course
  • Campus network architecture II course
  • Spanning tree implementation course
  • Spanning tree tuning and MST implementation course
  • Inter VLAN routing course
  • High availability networks course
  • Layer 3 redundancy with HSRP course
  • Campus network security I course
  • Campus network security II course
  • STP tuning and PVST and RSTP implementation course
  • Configuring layer 3 redundancy with VRRP and GLBP course
  • Campus network security III

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