CCDA Self-Study: Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) 640-861
Diane Teare, Cisco Systems Inc.
Gain comprehensive network design foundation learning with this Cisco authorized self-study book for the CCDA 640-861 DESGN exam
- Master network design skills with this second edition of the CCDA self-study guide
- Understand the principles of Cisco's Enterprise Composite Network Model for effective network design
- Prepare for the 640-861 DESGN exam while learning how to build a scalable, robust, accessible, and secure network architecture
CCDA Self-Study: Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) is a fully updated and revised edition of Designing Cisco Networks. This title offers comprehensive, foundation learning on designing small routed and switched networks. As an early-stage exam preparation tool, the book provides detailed coverage of all CCDA 640-861 exam objectives.
This title presents a broad range of network design principles and guidelines. Readers learn about the Enterprise Composite Network Model and how it simplifies the complexity of modern network design. The book teaches readers how to design campus networks in a hierarchical, modular fashion, design WAN networks, develop an IP network addressing scheme, and select optimal routing protocols for various designs. Readers also learn how to assess security solutions and the implications of voice traffic over a data network. A running case study puts readers in the role of a network administrator tasked with proposing solutions to common design problems. Chapter-ending review questions reinforce chapter topics, and job aids support real-world applications.
What's New in This Edition?
This book is revised to align to the new DESGN course and exam. It also includes new coverage on several topics including: WAN protocols, Routing topics, FCAPS, and service levels. Also included are significant updates on network security design issues, voice network design issues, and IPv6.
Table of Contents
1. Internetworking Technology Review.
The OSI Model. LANs. WANs. Internetwork Addressing. Network Devices. Routing.
2. Applying Design Principles in Network Deployment.
Identifying Organizational Network Policies and Procedures. Network Design Methodology. Identifying Customer Requirements. Characterizing the Existing Network. Designing a Topology and Network Solution Using Structured Design Principles. Planning a Design Implementation. Building a Prototype or Pilot Network. Documenting the Design. Implementing and Verifying the Design. Monitoring and Redesigning the Network. Summary. References. Case Study and Simulation Exercise. Review Questions.
3. Structuring and Modularizing the Network.
Network Hierarchy. Using a Modular Approach to Network Design. Network Services and Solutions Within Modular Networks. Summary. References. Review Questions.
4. Basic Campus Switching Design Considerations.
Campus Design Methodology. Campus Design. Summary. References. Case Study and Simulation Exercise. Review Questions.
5. Designing WANs.
Enterprise Edge WAN Design Methodology. Selecting WAN Technologies. Summary. References. Case Study. Review Questions.
6. Designing IP Addressing in the Network.
Designing IP Addressing. Introduction to IPv. Summary. References. Case Study. Review Questions.
7. Selecting Routing Protocols for a Network.
Routing Protocol Selection Criteria. Routing Protocol Features. Routing Protocol Deployment. Summary. References. Case Study. Case Study: Routing Protocol Selection. Review Questions.
8. Designing Networks for Voice Transport.
Traditional Voice Architectures and Features. Integrating Voice Architectures. Capacity Planning Using Voice Traffic Engineering Concepts. Summary. References. Case Study Simulation. Review Questions.
9. Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network.
Identifying Attacks and Selecting Countermeasures. Identifying Security Mechanisms for a Defined Security Policy. Selecting Security Solutions within Network Modules. Summary. References. Review Questions.
10. Applying Basic Network Management Design Concepts.
Network Management Protocols and Features. Functional Areas of Network Management. Managing Service Levels in a Network. Summary. References. Review Questions.
11. Review and Case Study.
Review of Key Topics. Comprehensive Case Study: MCMB Corporation Network Redesign.
Appendix A: IPv4 Addressing Job Aids.
Appendix B: References.
Appendix C: Open System Interconnection (OSI) Reference Model.
Appendix D: Summary of ICND Router and Switch Commands.
Appendix E: Common Requests For Comments.
Appendix F: Network Address Translation.
Appendix G: Answers to Review Questions, Case Studies, and Simulation Exercises.