Designing Cisco Network Services Architecture

Code: ARCHTechnology: InfrastructureVendor: CISCOLevel: CCDPDifficulty: Advanced


After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the enterprise network needs for performance, scalability, and availability
  • Describe how the enterprise network architecture is used as a framework for designing enterprise networks
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed enterprise campus network designs
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed enterprise data center designs
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed enterprise edge and remote infrastructure designs
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed network service designs for security considerations
  • Create conceptual, intermediate, and detailed virtual private network designs

Duration in days:



Before taking the ARCH course, you should be familiar with internetworking technologies, Cisco products, and Cisco IOS features. To gain the prerequisite skills and knowledge, Cisco strongly recommends knowledge of CCNA, CCDA, ROUTE and SWITCH content:

  • Recommended for CCNA: Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1, Version 1.1 (ICND1) Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2, Version 1.1 (ICND2) CCNA Blended Learning Boot Camp (CCNABL)
  • Recommended for CCDA: Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions, Version 2.1 (DESGN).
  • Recommended for ROUTE: Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE).
  • Recommended for SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH).


  • Day 1: Network Architectures for the Enterprise and Enterprise Campus Design
    • Course Introduction
    • Module 1: Network Architectures for the Enterprise
    • Lesson 1: Review of Network Architectures for the Enterprise
    • Lesson 2: Review of the Cisco PPDIOO Approach
    • Module 2: Enterprise Campus Network Design
    • Lesson 1: High Availability in the Enterprise Campus
    • Lesson 2: Layer 2 Design Recommendations
    • Lesson 3: Layer 3 Design Recommendations
    • Lesson 4: Layer 2 to Layer 3 Boundary Design
    • Lesson 5: Describing Enterprise Network Virtualization Technologies
    • Lesson 6: Infrastructure Services Considerations
    • Case Study 2-1: MegaCorp Campus Design
  • Day 2: Advanced Addressing and Routing Design and Advanced WAN Services Design Considerations
    • Case Study 2-1: MegaCorp Campus Design
    • Module 3: Advanced Addressing and Routing Design
    • Lesson 1: Advanced Addressing Design
    • Lesson 2: Advanced Routing Design
    • Lesson 3: Scalable EIGRP Design
    • Lesson 4: Scalable OSPF Design
    • Lesson 5: Scalable BGP Design
    • Case Study 3-1: CP Hotels Addressing Design
    • Module 4: Advanced WAN Services Design Considerations
    • Lesson 1: Optical Technologies for WANs
    • Lesson 2: Using Metro Ethernet, VPLS, and MPLS VPN Technologies
    • Lesson 3: Advanced WAN Service Implementation
    • Case Study 5-1: CP Hotels Routing Design
  • Day 3: Enterprise Data Center Design, E-Commerce Module Design, and SAN Design Considerations
    • Module 5: Enterprise Data Center Design
    • Lesson 1: Core and Aggregation Layer Design
    • Lesson 2: Access Layer Design
    • Lesson 3: Scaling the Data Center Architecture
    • Lesson 4: Spanning Tree Sizing and High Availability
    • Module 6: E-Commerce Module Design
    • Lesson 1: Common Component Designs for the E-Commerce Module
    • Lesson 2: Integrated E-Commerce Designs
    • Case Study 6-1: CP Hotels Network E-Commerce Initiative
    • Module 7: Storage Area Network Design Considerations
    • Lesson 1: SAN Components and Technologies
    • Lesson 2: SAN and SAN Extension Design
  • Day 4: SAN Design Considerations (Cont.), Security Services Design, and IPsec and SSL VPN Design
    • Lesson 3: Integrated Fabric Designs using Nexus Technology
    • Case Study 7-1: CP Hotels Network Server Initiative
    • Module 8: Security Services Design
    • Lesson 1: Firewall Design Considerations
    • Lesson 2: Network Admission Control Design
    • Lesson 3: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Designs
    • Case Study 8-1: CP Hotels Cisco NAC Appliance Design
    • Module 9: IPsec and SSL VPN Design
    • Lesson 1: Remote-Access VPN Design
    • Lesson 2: Site-to-Site VPN Design
    • Lesson 3: IPsec VPN Technologies
    • Lesson 4: VPN Management and Scaling
  • Day 5: IP Multicast Design and Network Management Capabilities with Cisco IOS Software
    • Case Study 9-1: CP Hotels Security and IPsec VPN Network
    • Module 10: IP Multicast Design
    • Lesson 1: IP Multicast Overview
    • Lesson 2: PIM and RP Considerations
    • Lesson 3: IP Multicast Security
    • Module 11: Network Management Capabilities with Cisco IOS Software
    • Lesson 1: Embedded Management Capabilities
    • Lesson 2: NetFlow Considerations
    • Lesson 3: NBAR Considerations
    • Lesson 4: IP SLA Considerations
    • Case Study 12-1: DS Medical Research Institute Network Infrastructure


All attendees receive an original of Cisco study guide.

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Follow-up courses

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