DESGN 3.0: Network Design Methodologies

This path is intended for anyone who is interested in developing the skills needed to successfully design networks that will support voice, video, and data communications.


Expected Duration
76 minutes

Designing a network is easy when you have a structured plan to follow and the right tools. This course provides you with a plan and introduces you to common tools that can be used. This course covers the Plan, Build, and Manage phases of all networks. It also describes how to gather information during the planning phase using common networking tools. Lastly, it focuses on the most efficient way to design a network, from the Top-down. This course is one of a series in the Skillsoft learning path that covers the objectives for the Cisco exam Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions exam (200-310 DESGN). This exam counts toward the CCDA certification.


Design Life Cycle

  • start the course
  • describe a business-driven network
  • describe how to plan, build, and manage a business-driven network
  • describe the plan phase
  • describe the build phase
  • describe the manage phase
  • outline and describe project deliverables

Characterizing Existing Network

  • describe why proper characterization is necessary
  • describe the steps you need to take in gathering information about an existing network
  • describe auditing the existing network
  • use tools to characterize existing networks
  • implement SNMP to gather information
  • use NetFlow to gather information
  • use CDP or LLDP to gather information
  • document the existing network

Top-down Approach

  • compare the top-down and bottom-up approaches to design
  • describe pilots and prototypes

Practice: Top-down Approach to Design

  • implement the top-down approach to design





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