Cisco SWITCH 1.0: Analyzing Campus Network Designs

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


Over the last 50 years, businesses have achieved improving levels of productivity and competitive advantages through the use of communication and computing technology. Over the past 20 years the enterprise campus network has evolved, becoming a key element in this business computing and communication infrastructure. The increasing complexity of business and network requirements creates an environment where a fixed model no longer completely describes the set of capabilities and services that constitute the campus network today. The Cisco Life-cycle Services model uses a structural approach which is key to ensuring that the network always meets the requirements of the end users.
This course covers the tools required to understand how campus networks can be built, what models can be used, which practices should be avoided, and which principles should guide you to ensure a successful implementation. The Cisco Life-cycle Services approach and its impact on network implementation are also detailed.

Target Audience

Established IT professionals with a good understanding of networking and Cisco technology, good computer literacy and a solid technical acumen.


Candidates should have completed 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate, or 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 and 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2

Expected Duration

60 min.

Course Objectives

SONA and the Campus Architecture

  • identify the benefits of Cisco SONA
  • recognize the features of the Enterprise Campus Architecture
  • The Core Layer and Network Traffic Types

  • recognize the function of the core layer
  • identify the impact of network traffic types on the network infrastructure
  • The PPDIOO Network Life-Cycle Approach

  • identify the phases of the PPDIOO life-cycle approach
  • plan a network implementation
  • Analyzing the Campus Network

  • analyze a campus network and its components