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640-864 DESGN

640-864 DESGN EXAM

Exam Number 640-864 DESGN
Associated Certifications CCDA
Duration 75 minutes (50 - 60 questions)
Available Languages English, Japanese
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This exam requires a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for the Cisco converged networks based on borderless network architecture. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, wireless, and broadband access for businesses and organizations.

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  • 10%     1.0   Describe the Methodology Used to Design a Network

      • 1.1   Describe developing business trends
      • 1.2   Identify network requirements to support the organization
      • 1.3   Describe the tools and process to characterize an existing network
      • 1.4   Describe the top down approach to network design
      • 1.5   Describe network management protocols and features
  • 13%     2.0   Describe Network Structure and Modularity

      • 2.1   Describe the network hierarchy
      • 2.2   Describe the modular approach in network design
      • 2.3   Describe network architecture for the enterprise
  • 27%     3.0   Design Basic Enterprise Campus Networks

      • 3.1   Describe campus design considerations
      • 3.2   Design the enterprise campus network
      • 3.3   Design the enterprise data center
      • 3.4   Describe enterprise network virtualization tools
  • 10%     4.0   Design Enterprise Edge and Remote Network Modules

      • 4.1   Describe the enterprise edge, branch, and teleworker design
      • 4.2   Describe physical and logical WAN connectivity
      • 4.3   Design the branch office WAN solutions
      • 4.4   Describe access network solutions for a remote worker
      • 4.5   Design the WAN to support selected redundancy methodologies
      • 4.6   Identify Design Considerations for a Remote Data Center
  • 21%     5.0   Design IP Addressing and Routing Protocols

      • 5.1   Describe IPv4 addressing
      • 5.2   Describe IPv6 addressing
      • 5.3   Identify routing protocol considerations in an enterprise network
      • 5.4   Design a routing protocol deployment
  • 19%     6.0   Design Network Services

      • 6.1   Describe the security lifecycle
      • 6.2   Identify Cisco technologies to mitigate security vulnerabilities
      • 6.3   Select appropriate Cisco security solutions and deployment
      • 6.4   Describe high level voice and video architectures
      • 6.5   Identify the design considerations for voice and video services
      • 6.6   Describe Cisco Unified Wireless Network architectures and features
      • 6.7   Design wireless network using controllers
  • The following course is the recommended training for this exam.

    • Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN)

    Courses listed are offered by Cisco Learning Partners-the only authorized source for Cisco IT training delivered exclusively by Certified Cisco Instructors. Check the List of Learning Partners for a Cisco Learning Partner nearest you

    A variety of Cisco Press titles may be available for this exam. These titles can be purchased through the Cisco Marketplace Bookstore, directly from Cisco Press.

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