Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 2.1

This course is included in the Cisco All Access training package.

  • 6 Month unlimited access
  • 2 Live Instructors in every class
  • Mentors available 24/7
  • Personal Success Advisers to help keep you on track
  • Certification practice exams
  • Comprehensive student resources


Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 2.1 allows students to gain an understanding of how to design a scalable internetwork that supports a converged network solution. This course covers a wide range of topics such as Cisco’s Enterprise Architecture, selecting and provisioning WAN technologies, and designing a routed infrastructure that is secure and supports IP telephony. A new addition to the course is a module on Cisco’s wireless LAN solution. In addition to general approaches and technologies for network design, the DESGN 2.1 course promotes Cisco solutions in designing and implementing scalable internetworks.


45 Hours


To benefit fully from this course, the following prerequisite courses, skills, and knowledge are strongly recommended:
A current CCNA certification, or equivalent knowledge and experience, including successful completion of CCNA coursework.
Familiarity with IP addressing, subnetting and route summarization
Familiarity with routing and switching concepts
Practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software, as well as functional knowledge of Cisco wireless and QoS topics.
Successfull completion of the course Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks




640-864 DESIGN


Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions

Module 1: Network Design Methodology Overview

  • Understanding the Network Architectures for the Enterprise
    Identifying Design Requirements
  • Characterizing the Existing Network and Sites
  • Using a Top-Down Approach to Network Design

Module 2: Structuring and Modularizing the Network

  • Designing the Network Hierarchy
    Using a Modular Approach in Network Design
  • Supporting Services on Borderless Networks
    Identifying Network Management Protocols and Features

Module 3: Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks

  • Describing Campus Design Considerations
  • Designing the Campus Infrastructure Module
  • Describing Enterprise Data Center Considerations
  • Describing Enterprise Network Virtualization Tools

Module 4: Designing Remote Connectivity

  • Identifying WAN Technology Considerations
  • Designing the Enterprise WAN
  • Designing the Enterprise Branch

Module 5: Designing IP Addressing and Selecting Routing Protocols

  • Designing IPv4 Addressing
  • Designing IPv6 Addressing
  • Reviewing Enterprise Routing Protocols
  • Designing a Routing Protocol Deployment

Module 6: Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network

  • Defining Network Security
  • Understanding the Cisco SAFE Approach
  • Selecting Network Security Solutions

Module 7: Identifying Voice and Video Networking Considerations

  • Integrating Voice and Video Architectures
  • Identifying the Requirements of Voice and Video Technologies

Module 8: Identifying Design Considerations for Basic Wireless Networking

  • Cisco Unified Wireless Network Review
  • Wireless Network Controller Technology
  • Designing Wireless Networks Using Controllers