Examining Cisco Customer Requirements and Existing Network Topology Methodologies

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


To show how to gather requirements and identify business and technical constraints and identify methods of characterizing the existing 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

190 min.

Course Objectives

Examining Cisco Customer Requirements and Existing Network Topology Methodologies

  • identify the main considerations involved in assessing the scope of a network design project.
  • identify the main considerations for assessing organizational goals and identify organizational constraints when designing a network.
  • identify planned applications, network services, technical goals, and technical constraints when designing a network.
  • identify an existing network infrastructure and its features.
  • identify tools and techniques used to analyze network applications and traffic.
  • recognize the methods for identifying customer requirements and characterizing an existing network.
  • identify the processes involved in planning and designing a network solution.
  • recognize when and how a prototype network is built, list network design documentation components, and identify the effect of network implementation and verification on a design.
  • document a customer’s requirements and existing network architecture and identify missing network information in a given scenario.
  • analyze loading issues on customer WAN links and plan WAN link capacity in a given scenario.