Cisco IP Addressing Design Concepts

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


To determine the factors influencing the design of IP addressing and identify the necessary guidelines for building an efficient IP addressing 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

160 min.

Course Objectives

Cisco IP Addressing Design Concepts

  • identify IPv4 address structure and classes and how to calculate the number of usable hosts per subnet.
  • determine the network size with respect to the IP addressing plan and determine which type of address to use and where.
  • recognize the impact of IP addressing on the choice of routing protocol.
  • identify and implement the appropriate method to determine host IP addressing and name resolution.
  • compare different IPv4 address structures, identify where to use private and public addresses, and recognize the effects of addressing on routing, given specific scenarios.
  • recognize the features of the IPv6 address structure and list and identify IPv6 address types.
  • determine IPv6 assignment and name resolution strategies and identify strategies for IPv4 to IPv6 migration.
  • propose the optimal IP addressing plan for a given network scenario and select the IP address assignment mechanisms that suit the customer needs.