ARCH is a qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Design Professional CCDP® certification. The ARCH exam will test on material covered under the Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) course. The exam assesses a candidate's understanding of latest developments in network design and technologies. The exam covers topics on network infrastructure, intelligent network services, and converged network solutions.
The following information provides general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the ARCH exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam.
Design & Modeling
Design networks that provide network services and solutions using the Cisco AVVID Framework
Design a modular network based on Enterprise Composite Network Model
Explain how the following concepts apply to each module of the Enterprise Composite Network Model:
performance and scalability; availability; manageability; security; and cost-effectiveness
Design modules and/or sub-modules of the Enterprise Composite Network Model to meet defined standards of:
performance and scalability; availability; and manageability
Define an appropriate Enterprise Network Management Strategy to meet given requirements
Define a security strategy that is based on the requirement of each functional area of the Enterprise Composite Network Model
Identify the need for high availability from network design requirements
Design a network topology to support VoIP
Design a network topology to support IP Multicasting
Design a wireless LAN network solution that meets IEEE 802.11 standards
Identify the need for Virtual Private Networking (VPNs) from network design requirements
Design suitable storage networking solutions using Cisco AVVID principles
Select appropriate components; features and protocols at the Campus Infrastructure, Server Farm, and Edge Distribution modules of a campus network design
Select appropriate components; features and protocols at the Network Management module of a campus network design
Compare and contrast the link characteristics, net protocols application demand characteristics and cost consideration that affect WAN design
Select suitable protocols, components and an appropriate topology for the Enterprise WAN
Select suitable protocols, components and an appropriate addressing scheme for the Internet Connectivity and eCommerce modules
Select the appropriate components and network model to address identified network security threats
Select the appropriate queuing types and protocols to provide QoS within a network design
Select the appropriate components and network model to support VoIP traffic
Select the appropriate options and features, on designated Cisco equipment, that are necessary to support IP Multicast
Describe the functionality required of designated network components, protocols, and addressing schemes to support IP Multicasting
Select the appropriate components and network technologies to support VPN
Describe the functions of Cisco Works Network Management Solutions in a given network management module design
Position the Cisco Call Manager components in a variety of IP telephony deployment models
Select an appropriate content networking solution for a specific LAN/WAN design
Select a universal IP storage networking solution, given specific enterprise-wide storage and networking requirements
Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) is the recommended training for this exam.
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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.