What is CCDA?
Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) certification is about designing the Cisco network in most efficient way. CCDA course is for validating all fundaments related to network designing, its cover void Variety of route and switch design and covers LAN, WAN, broadband, campus, data-center and wireless network design.Cisco recommends before you attempt the CCDA exam you should have CCNA level knowledge especially in basic routing and switching area and multi-layer switching.
Cisco recommendation for CCDA that you should have CCNA level knowledge but still there is not prerequisite for CCDA. But now from October 1, 2013, the CCENT certification will become a prerequisite prior to achieving the CCDA certification.
CCDA Exam Details
For CCDA certification you have to pass only one Cisco exam 640-863, this exam detail is as follows:
- Types of Questions: Multiple Choice (single and multiple answer), drag-and-drop.
- Number of Questions: 55
- Passing score: 790, on a scale of 300 to 1000
- Time Limit: 75 minutes
For taking CCDA exam Cisco recommends that you should have at least CCNA level knowledge in order to understand the CCDA concepts and for designing a networks. CCDA professionals perform basic functions required to design Cisco converged networks, including basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.While designing a network you should familiar with different Cisco Network Devices, like router, Switch, hub ATM etc.
CCDA Course Outline
Module 1: Applying a Methodology to Network Design
- Network Design Methodology
- How to design network
- Cisco PPDIOO
- Cisco 3 layer Hierarchical Network Model
- Cisco IIN Intelligent Information Network
- Service Oriented Network Architecture | Cisco SONA
- Content Networking or CND-Content Delivery Network
Module 2: Structuring and Modularizing the Network
- Network Design Fundamentals and Principles
Module 3: Designing Basic Campus and Data Center Networks
- Modular Network design and network architecture | CCDA
- How to Design Switch Network
- Cisco Enterprise Composite Network Model | CCDA
- Network Traffic Management | CCDA
- Designing the Building Cisco Access layer, Best Practices
- Designing the distribution layer | CCDA
- Choosing the Best Routing Protocol
- When to use RIP?
- When to use EIGRP?
- When to use OSPF?
- When to use IS-IS?
- When to use BGP?
Module 4: Designing Remote Connectivity
- What is VPN, Types and Advantages of Virtual Private Network
- WAN Design and Wide area Network Optimization | CCDA
- Choosing Best WAN Solution & Internet Backup Solutions with WAN Technologies
- Remote-Access Network Design | Access Network solutions for a Home worker
Module 5: Designing IP Addressing and Selecting Routing Protocols
- What is IP address? IPv4 Addressing, IP classes, IPv4 Types
- IPv6 Vs IPv4 | IPv6 Comparison with IPv4
- Designing an IPv6 Network
- IPv6 Types and Allocations
- IPV6 Compression Rules and Representation
- IPv4 to Ipv6 Transition Strategies and Deployments
Module 6: Evaluating Security Solutions for the Network
- Network Security Design | CCDA security Management
- Network Security Policy and Process
Module 7: Identifying Voice Networking Considerations
- IP telephony design | Designing Voice Networks | CCDA
- Designing QoS for Voice Traansport/Network
Module 8: Identifying Wireless Networking Considerations
- Wireless Network design
- Wireless LAN Standards | 802.11a vs 802.11b vs 802.11g
- WLAN Security | The Best Practices
- Cisco Unified Wireless network | Cisco Wireless Design
Module 9: Implementing and Operating the Network Design
- Network management Design and Solution | CCDA