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Cisco CCDA Boot Camp                                        


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Duration: 2 days

Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) validates apprentice knowledge required to design a Cisco converged network. With a CCDA certification, a network professional demonstrates the skills required to design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organizations. The CCDA curriculum includes designing basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.

The CCDA indicates a foundation knowledge of network design for the Cisco converged network. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organizations.

This five-day course will enable learners to gather customer internetworking requirements, identify solutions, and design the network infrastructure and elements to ensure the basic functionality of the proposed solutions. The purpose of this course is to provide learners with the knowledge and skills to achieve associate-level competency in network design. Most of the Cisco Design Specializations list having a CCDA certification as one of the prerequisites.

This course focuses on the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for professionals entering the specialization of network design or working as an apprentice to a more experienced network design engineer. Topics include design of routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, and broadband access for businesses and organizations, including service virtualization. The Enteprise Composite Model used in the course facilitates the design, planning, implementation, operation and optimization (PDIOO) through modular design and focus on the relations between modules.



It is strongly recommended that learners have the following skills before attending the DESGN course:

• Cisco CCNA® level knowledge
• Practical experience deploying and operating networks built with Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software
• CCNP® level knowledge of Cisco switching, as found in the Cisco SWITCH (or BCMSN) courses

The Boot Camp is designed for existing and aspiring network professionals (PC technicians/ Systems Administrators / Network Administrators / Systems Engineers). Students need to have basic computer skills before attending this class, as well as a basic understanding of networking. Students must have a fundamental knowledge and experience base with TCP/IP, including configuration of client systems and basic routing knowledge. While not required, if you have any of the following certifications, you are most likely ready to take the Boot Camp: A+, Network + or MCP Certification.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

• Discuss methodology in network design.
• Describe how to structure and modularize the network design using the Cisco Enterprise Architecture Design the Enterprise Campus and Enterprise Data Center modules.
• Design the Remote Connectivity modules as needed.
• Design a network addressing plan and select a suitable routing protocol for a given network design.
• Evaluate security solutions for the network.
• Discuss the design implications of voice transport across the network.
• Discuss the design implications of wireless networking.



  • The complete Cisco® Press courseware. We pre-ship study materials for your preparation (upon request), and provide the complete Cisco Press courseware for your training course.

  • Subject Matter Experts for instructors. Our instructors are unequaled among training providers, and hold the most prestigious certifications and cutting-edge expertise.

  • They are available to you throughout the day for the length of the course for group instruction, lab exercise leadership and individual coaching.

  • We teach to accommodate every student's learning needs, including instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, question and answer drills, and friendly competitions between concurrently running classes.

  • Lab manuals, guidebooks, and Measure Up self-testing software are utilized to augment your courseware and instruction. And the instructors are with you every step of the way.

  • State-of-the-art educational facilities. The school has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs, and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are unsurpassed!

  • Breakfast, snacks, freshly-brewed coffee, tea and water are available throughout the day at the training site. Our training facilities are located within walking distance of several eateries and restaurants, offering students the opportunity to satisfy their own tastes and dietary requirements.



What's Included?

  • The Sybex CCDA Study Guide, is included in your training package

  • Test Engine for practice exams

  • Electronic Flashcards

  • The book in PDF format

  • On-site testing

  • Two (2) full days of intensive instruction, labs, and review

  • Hands-on practice and skills development on real Cisco Equipment

  • Custom Courseware

  • Unlimited Practice Tests 

The exam is delivered at the training center, which is an authorized VUE Testing Center. We will provide a large number of testing stations dedicated to the boot camp. A test administrator will be available throughout the day, and in the evening, to register you for the tests.





• Applying a Methodology to Network Design
• Introducing the Cisco Service-Oriented Network Architecture
• Identifying Design Requirements
• Characterizing the Existing Network and Sites
• Using the Top-Down Approach to Network Design
• Structuring and Modularizing the Network
• Designing the Network Hierarchy
• Using a Modular Approach in Network Design
• Using Infrastructure Services
• Identifying Network Management Protocols and Features
• Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks
• Describing Campus Design Considerations
• Designing the Campus Infrastructure Module
• Describing Enterprise Data Center Considerations
• Designing Remote Connectivity
• Identifying WAN Technology Considerations
• Designing the Enterprise WAN
• Designing the Enterprise Branch
• Designing IP Addressing and Selecting Routing Protocols
• Designing IP Addressing
• Reviewing Enterprise Routing Protocols
• Designing a Routing Protocol Deployment
• Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network
• Defining Network Security
• Understanding the Cisco Self-Defending Network
• Selecting Network Security Solutions
• Identifying Voice Networking Considerations
• Reviewing Traditional Voice Architectures and Features
• Integrating Voice Architectures
• Identifying the Requirements of Voice Technologies
• Identifying Wireless Networking Considerations
• Introducing the Cisco Unified Wireless Network
• Understanding Wireless Network Controller Technologies
• Designing Wireless Networks with Controllers
• Implementing and Operating the Network
• Reviewing Design and Implementation Resources



  • 640-863 DESIGN : Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions Exam


Course Schedule:

Our daily schedule incorporates different modes of instruction and learning environments to ensure that students learn, retain, comprehend, and can apply knowledge critical to a CCDA ™ exam.

Academy Code of Honor  

The Academy guarantees that students shall pass all vendor examinations during the training program or may re-attend within one year of the program completion date. Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

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