Cisco Certified Design Associate (200-310)

DESGN Exam 200-31022 H 21 M

The Cisco Design Associate certification exam is for IT professionals who need to design scalable networks with Cisco equipment with a focus on modular design.

  • Design Methodologies
    • Overview
    • Cisco Architecture for Enterprise
    • Cisco Architecture for Enterprise Part 2
    • Cisco Design: Lifecycle
    • Cisco Design: Lifecycle Part 2
    • Cisco Design: Methodology
    • Cisco Design: Methodology Part 2
    • Characterize Network: Information Gathering
    • Characterize Network: Auditing Tools
    • Characterize Network: Auditing Tools Part 2
    • Implement a Network Design
  • Design Objectives
    • Design Modularity
    • Design Modularity Part 2
    • Design Hierarchy
    • Design Hierarchy Part 2
    • Design Scalability
    • Design Scalability Part 2
    • Design Resiliency
    • Design Resiliency Part 2
    • Design Fault Domains
  • Addressing and Routing Protocols in an Existing Network
    • Scalable Addressing
    • IP Addressing Scheme
    • Routing Protocol Scalability
    • Routing Protocol Scalability Part 2
    • Design a Routing Protocol Expansion
    • Design a Routing Protocol Expansion Part 2
    • Design a Routing Protocol Expansion Part 3
    • Design a Routing Protocol Expansion EGP
  • Enterprise Network Design
    • Basic Campus Design Overview
    • Basic Campus Design Overview Part 2
    • Basic Campus Design Overview Part 3
    • Basic Campus Design Overview Part 4
    • Enterprise Network: WAN and Edge
    • Enterprise Network: WAN and Edge Part 2
    • Branch Network Design
    • Branch Network Design Part 2
    • Branch Network Design Part 3
  • Considerations for Expanding an Existing Network
    • Wireless LAN Design
    • Wireless LAN Design Part 2
    • Wireless LAN Design Part 3
    • Wireless LAN Requirements
    • Wireless LAN Requirements Part 2
    • Wireless LAN Requirements Part 3
    • Security Control Considerations
    • Voice and Video Considerations
    • Voice and Video Considerations Part 2
    • Virtualization in Network Design
    • Network Programmability Design
    • Data Center Component Design


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  • Episode Description
  • Transcript

The Cisco Design Associate is for the Cisco professional who is preparing for the Cisco DESGN (Exam 200-310). It will review general network technologies and design principles that are using Cisco equipment that is also scalable. The main emphasis is on a modular design that can be used regardless of voice, video, storage or virtualized networking.

[MUSIC] Hello, and welcome to the overview for the Cisco Certified Design Associate show. I'm Ronnie Wong, and today we're gonna take a look at some of the elements that we'll be covering during our show, as well as talk about some of the exam details, too. Let's take a look at my screen and we'll get started. So here, if you go into your favorite search engine, you can simply type in the Cisco CCDA, and it will normally lead you, of course, to Cisco's website. And right here, I've just brought up the basic website that it leads you to, okay? 200-310 Design is the name of the exam. You wanna make sure that you know that because that's what you'll be looking for when you get ready, of course, to take the exam itself. Now, before you take the exam, there is a prerequisite for you earning the certification. It doesn't mean you already have to have that certification, but you do have to ensure that you get it before you'll end up getting the CCDA itself. So the prerequisite is, of course, CCENT, is what it requires. Or they say any CCIE level exam will actually also act as a prerequisite as well, okay? But for this particular exam, for the CCDA, it's a 75 minute exam, 55 to 65 questions, and you'll take this at a Pearson VUE testing center. The cost right now, as of the latest of my search, it was about $300 US. So it's not exactly the cheapest exam out there. So it's something that you want to make sure that you take time to study. The overall nature of this particular show is going to be around those design principles that Cisco really wants you to understand and know, and be able to work with them, they're Cisco validated designs that they have ready and available for you. As well as understand the principles behind the idea of what we call design routed and switched network infrastructure and services involving LANs and WAN technologies, as well as SMB or basic enterprise and branch networks. So there's a lot of material for us to cover as we get started in this show, okay? If you want to know the way that we'll be covering this show, you can always click on the exam topics link at the top of this webpage. And that, of course, will bring you to where you'll see the complete list of the actual skills here that you'll be tested on. And you'll see the breakdown, and if you want a copy of this, well, down here, there's actually an evaluation where you can actually try for the course. But it's up here, too, that you can actually do a complete list of the topics in a PDF format. So I've already downloaded that and that will help you out, okay? The green link is for Cisco's own proprietary course as well. So we follow the exact exam objectives, and this is what we will be covering. So there's five different domains for the CCDA show that we'll be covering, okay? So here, notice that we'll spend a good bit of time on just regular design methodologies. We'll focus in on the idea of PBM, the plan building and mange. As well as the pip or do life cycle that you also end up seeing. Even though it's not mentioned here, it is part of what we'll cover because it's actually going to be the details of getting that PDM mentioned and making sure that we cover that in detail that we need to. We'll also, of course, talk about the overall design objectives. We'll talk about the ideas of modularity, hierarchy, scalability, resiliency, as well as of course, well, different fault domains that we have to have. We'll take a look also at the addressing and routing protocols inside of our existing network. We'll talk about the ideas of hierarchy, route summarization, and efficiency and how we can actually ensure that we design for that. As well as talk about the value of a very good IP addressing scheme as well, okay? As we continue on in that third domain, we'll also, of course, take a look at routing protocol scalabilities, talk about the idea of peering, and of course BGP as well as the other interior Gateway protocols. In our fourth domain objective, we now get into, of course, the enterprise level designs. And we'll use the Cisco enterprise design architecture to guide us through each of those different elements that we have to think about, such as the basic campus network and how that breaks down. As well as the idea of the enterprise network, beginning at the edge connectivities to the data center as well. And then, of course, just the branch network connectivity. In our final objective, we'll begin to take a look, of course, at the idea of design considerations. In other words, elements that we may not have actually considered, such as wireless, that we have to make sure that we add in as we continue to do so. We'll also talk about security and controls in a very high level overview. We, of course, will talk about collaboration, once again at a high level overview, as well as network program ability and data center components, too. Now, each one of this contains quite a bit of information that I'll probably be telling you that you need to make sure that you go back and you review the concepts that are here, that this course would not be exhaustive in the fact, that we'll take apart every single little technology that we're actually going to encounter. So that means you need to take some time outside of the course, as you start to go through this, to ensure that you're up to date and that you understand the basic knowledge that you'll need as you prepare for that CCDA. There's a lot of people that say that this is one of the easy exams that they've taken in terms of Cisco. But it is $300 on the line, so my suggestion is you do not overlook the topics that we'll be covering during our show, and that you have a good, solid foundation of network routing protocols, that you understand the idea of the network concepts at the CCENT level, as well as the CCNA routing and switching, and even some of the CCMP route, too. So don't overlook any of that information as we go through, and as I remind you that you've gotta make sure that you have the good foundational knowledge to proceed with this exam. So if you are trying to earn your CCDA, you have come to the right place, and this show will help you to do so. Just take the time and make sure you understand technology before you move on. Thank you for joining us today. [MUSIC]

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