Cisco Design Principles

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


To identify the key principles involved in the design of a network

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 Design Principles

  • identify the features of the Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) learning path.
  • identify the functions and features of the network organizational model and architecture and recognize the relationship between the two.
  • define network organizational policies and organizational procedures and recognize how they influence network design.
  • identify and differentiate between network organizational models and architectures and their associated policies and procedures.
  • associate design with the PDIOO methodology and identify design methodology steps.
  • identify how and why top-down network design practices should be used in network design and recognize the importance of recording design information in every phase of network design.
  • identify relevant design methodologies and their features given specific scenarios.