Cisco DESGN 2.1: Designing the Enterprise WAN and Branch

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


Many WAN technologies exist today, and new technologies are constantly emerging. You should be aware of possible WAN design choices when considering enterprise requirements as the most appropriate WAN selection generally results in high efficiency and user satisfaction. This course describes the characteristics of WAN architectures and includes a general discussion of how WAN design influences the selection of hardware components and software features.
The Cisco Enterprise Branch Architecture takes into account services such as voice, data, video, and security that customers want to deploy at their endpoints, no matter how far away the endpoints are or how they are connected. Using Borderless Networks, the Cisco Enterprise Branch Architecture should provide seamless connectivity. An effective network design for enterprise branches and teleworkers requires knowledge of the campus technologies – this course explains how to propose a basic design for the enterprise branch and enterprise teleworkers.

Target Audience

Anyone wishing to obtain the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCDA) certification that validates the knowledge and skills required to successfully design Cisco converged networks. Candidates who have completed the 640-816, 640-822, or 640-802 Cisco Certified Cisco Network Associate certification exam.


Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

Traditional WAN Designs

  • recognize the features of traditional WAN and remote network access designs
  • recognize features of VPN designs
  • Enterprise Managed VPNs

  • identify features of enterprise managed VPN’s
  • Service Provider Managed VPNs

  • identify features of service provider managed VPNs
  • WAN Backup Strategy Design

  • identify the primary WAN backup technologies
  • Selecting the Enterprise WAN Architecture

  • describe how to select the enterprise WAN architecture
  • Selecting Enterprise WAN Components

  • recognize considerations that are needed when selecting WAN components
  • Enterprise Branch Architecture

  • describe the Cisco enterprise branch architecture technologies
  • identify new features on the ISR G2 routers
  • Enterprise Branch Office Designs

  • recognize the enterprise branch design considerations
  • choose a suitable enterprise branch office design for a given example