Cisco Concepts for Structuring Networks

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To outline a modular hierarchical approach to network design, called the Enterprise Composite Network model, which is designed to simplify the complexity of modern networks for design purposes

Target Audience

Network engineers, network system analysts, and maintenance personnel responsible for designing small to medium-sized and enterprise networks; individuals seeking the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification and those individuals targeting towards the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification


The knowledge and skills contained in the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND) and CCNA Basics learning paths; a good foundation in the principles and concepts of networks and computers; familiarity with internetworking technologies

Expected Duration

210 min.

Course Objectives

Cisco Concepts for Structuring Networks

  • recognize the features of network hierarchy and identify the functions of each layer.
  • recognize the function of each layer in a hierarchical network design and how they interact.
  • identify the features and functions of the Enterprise Composite Network model.
  • list the components and identify the functions of Enterprise Campus modules in a network.
  • identify the components and functions of Enterprise and Service Provider Edge modules.
  • recognize the components and their functions in modules of the Enterprise Composite Network model.
  • distinguish intelligent network services from network solutions and identify the main design considerations for their deployment in an Enterprise Composite Network model.
  • recognize how internal security in the Enterprise Composite Network model can be modularized and evaluated on a module-by-module basis.
  • identify key considerations when designing high availability in a modular network design.
  • identify the main considerations involved in the design and implementation of voice transport networking in the modular network.
  • identify the content networking functions within the modular network structure.