Cisco DESGN 2.0: Network Design Methodology

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


To recognize the principles of SONA and the network design methodology, and document an enterprise network design solution

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

140 min.

Course Objectives

Cisco DESGN 2.0: Network Design Methodology

  • recognize the Cisco Systems vision for the SONA framework.
  • recognize the PPDIOO approach for the network life cycle, its benefits, and its basic network design methodology.
  • recognize the process for gathering customer requirements for the enterprise network.
  • recognize the process for gathering customer requirements for an enterprise network and for designing a network that meets the customer’s needs.
  • identify the steps and features in characterizing an existing network infrastructure.
  • recognize how to perform an analysis of existing network and application traffic.
  • recognize the top-down methodology for network design.
  • create high-level design documents for updating an enterprise network in a given scenario.