CISCO Training

  Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures v2.0

ARCH_20 Course Description

Associated Certifications: CCDP
Duration: 5 days, instructor-led


To gain the prerequisite skills and knowledge, learners must complete the following courses:

  • CCNA Basics (CCNAB)
  • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices (ICND)
  • Designing Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN)

To gain the prerequisite skills and knowledge, learners should complete the following courses:

  • Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI)
  • Building Cisco Remote Access Networks (BCRAN)
  • Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN)

To gain the prerequisite skills and knowledge, the following courses are recommended:

  • Deploying QOS (DQOS)
  • Implementing Cisco Multicast (MCAST)
  • Cisco IP Telephony (CIPT)
The students with Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or equivalent level of knowledge and experience will probably have the advantage of being able to participate more actively in classroom discussions.

Course Content

Given enterprise business and technical requirements and constraints, the student will learn how to perform the conceptual and intermediate design of a network infrastructure that supports the desired network solutions over intelligent network services, to achieve effective performance, scalability, and availability. The student will learn the fundamental aspects of the network design addressing QoS, Security, Network Management, fine-tuning Routing Protocols, Switching Structures and IP Multicast.

In addition, the student will leave with Solution Models for solutions and aspects of the network that are strategic to today's Cisco customers: Voice over IP and IP Telephony, Content and Storage Networking, Wireless Networking.

Course Objectives

After completing this course the student should be able to:

  • Present the Cisco AVVID framework, its segmentation of the network infrastructure, as well as intelligent network services to support key enterprise network applications and network solutions
  • Design enterprise campus and enterprise edge network infrastructures for effective functionality, performance, scalability, and availability, given specified enterprise network needs
  • Design security, network management, QoS, high availability, and IP multicast intelligent network services for performance, scalability, and availability, given enterprise network needs
  • Design enterprise solutions for virtual private networks, wireless networks, IP telephony, content networking, storage networking, given enterprise network needs
  • Present enterprise network designs for small, medium, and large enterprises, showing how the design meets enterprise needs for effective performance, scalability, and availability

Course Outline

Module 1: Introducing Cisco Network Service Architectures
Module 2: Designing Enterprise Campus Networks
Module 3: Designing Enterprise Edge Connectivity
Module 4: Designing Network Management Solutions
Module 5: Designing High Availability Solutions
Module 6: Designing Security Solutions
Module 7: Designing QoS Solutions
Module 8: Designing IP Multicast Solutions
Module 9: Designing Virtual Private Networks
Module 10: Designing Enterprise Wireless Networks
Module 11: Designing IP Telephony Solutions
Module 12: Designing Content Networking Solutions
Module 13: Designing Storage Networking Solutions