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Design Expert (CCDE) is for expert-level network design engineers, expert-level network leads of IT infrastructure teams, and expert-level network leads of architecture teams working in job roles that require designing campus, service provider and data center architectures. This boot camp will help candidates understand how to build and operate routing policies, security solutions, comparing and analyzing viable options for specific engagements. We’ll also go over migration scenarios; as greenfield networks are rarity today.
There are no formal prerequisites for CCDE but a CCNP level knowledge recommended.
CCDE, CCDA, and CCDP
Cisco created the CCDE program to recognize senior-level network designers and architects. The program also gives senior operations and support network engineers a validated professional development path for moving into a network architecture role that participates in business strategy.
The CCDE certification is intended for candidates who have day-to-day responsibilities for designing an IP network.
Who Should Attend:
This certification is intended for candidates who have day-to-day responsibilities for designing an IP network. It recognizes senior-level infrastructure design and architecture expertise in the marketplace and gives senior operations and support network engineers a validated professional development path for moving into a network architecture role that participates in business strategy.
The CCDE Advanced Design Workshop will prepare candidates for the practical lab exam, which must be passed in order to achieve full CCDE certification.
- How to prepare to an exam? How exam differs from a real life design?
- Design Principles. 10 design rules, what is important in a network design, is the latency, convergence, scalability, security important? Design process and methodology, the worst design enemy.
- ENT/SP – BULB scenario, EIGRP, OSPF – A scenario for a large enterprise company where students find design traps with EIGRP topology. This scenario is related to a convergence, performance and scalability of EIGRP and OSPF. How to migrate between protocols? How to plan large migration?
- SP – X-Telecom Scenario – A Service Provider with OSPF offering new services. Migration to new protocol, scalability and fast convergence challenges.
- ENT/SP – Fast Convergence – What is Fast Convergence? A role and optimization of a failure detection, control-plane, data-plane. How to speed up convergence and the traffic switchover? How big IGP areas can we build without a severe impact? Techniques like IP LFA, Remote IP LFA, BGP PIC. What are microloops? Tips and tricks.
- SP – internet adjacency inc. – MPLS/VPLS usage for typical scenarios, including migrations from pure IP to MPLS, mergers of different MPLS clouds, providing different logical topologies like hub & spoke (RD/RT imports/exports), and separation of customer services in own network for the sake of security. BGP attributes, best-path algorithm, traffic-engineering
- SP – SR, MPLS-TE, Path Diversity in BGP – MPLS-TE recommendations and best practices for SPs and Enterprises. BGP path diversity options for typical ISP and DC/Enterprise deployments. New trends in virtualization and service chaining – Segment Routing (SR) and Network Service Headers (NSH).
- Introduction to Evolving Technologies. XaaS, NFV, VNF, SD-WAN, SD-Access, network programmability, IoT.
- ENT – Store&Forward – This scenario describes the security design process for a big retailer. It involves technologies like DMVPN, GETVPN, FlexVPN, 802.1x to secure WAN and campus. More about specific VPN designs for global WAN. Traffic separation and engineering together with proper QoS is the key factor here.
- ENT – TCAM Bank scenario – This is about implementing security in the Data Center environments with focus on both physical and virtual devices. Technologies included are firewalling, intrusion prevention, traffic separation, virtualization, data security, etc. The security architecture and design principles based on the latest Cisco SAFE. This will cover different network areas (Edge, Campus, WAN, etc.) when security should be implemented and maps technologies/products (firewall, IPS, dot1x, VPN) to the respective places. For those students that are struggling with being compliant with industry standards like PCI, SOX or HIPAA – we’re going to describe basic requirements and approach to a proper security design in such environments.
- SP – Carrier Ethernet Scenario – Carrier Ethernet scenario, how to build a loop free L2 network using xSTP, Open Loop Protocols, L2VPN, MPLS, how to design large scale L2 topologies, solving design concerns, important step to DCI.
- ENT – Multicast Scenario – A multicast scenario based on the stock market company case. Student are to design multicast distribution and decide which protocols to use. PIM SM, SSM, mVPN, L2VPN may be involved.
- SP – CSC & Inter-AS Scenario – A company without a global or national coverage is planning to run data services across North America. A scenario’s task is to design interconnections between SPs, provide VPNs, avoid issues like routing loops or traffic leaking.
- SP – internet adjacency inc. Scenario – We’re going to go through BGP best practices design overview, including Conferederations and Route Reflectors for scalability (and trends, like software virtualization for BGP RR deployments), options to speed up convergence (with BFD, next-hop tracking and optimization, BGP PIC and hierarchical FIBs), provide multipathing (BGP AddPath and ECMP load-balancing) and BGP traffic engineering at AS and inter-AS scale (with use of BGP attributes like AS_PATH, LOCALPREF, MED, but also with prefix aggregation and spliting).
- SP – Green Fiber Services (GFS) Scenario – GFS is currently based as a mix & match of different xWDM systems, mainly built by Nortel, Alcatel Lucent, Huawei and Ericsson. Speeds offered by the rings vary from sub 1GE handoffs to 100GEs. For the VIP customers GFS is able to reserve whole lambdas to freely use the spectrum. Typical system capability is to directly attach Ethernet interfaces from other devices and create VLANs, mapping them to underlay OTN. Scenario to plan migrations and new services deployments.
- Data Center Scenario 1 – Data Center L2 and L3 topologies, how to choose the right topology? Where to place the L2/L3 border? Where to place a default gateway – on a switch, router or firewall? Data Center architectures evolution, a role of xSTP and why we should restrict failure domain. Why and how to replace xSTP? Leaf and spine topology, overlay architectures. Comparison of Fabric Path/Trill, VPLS, OTV, EVPN, STT/VXLAN/NVGRE. What are the best practices to connect two, three or more Data Centers? What are DC Interconnect options? Real-life examples and scenarios.
- Data Center Scenario 2 – How to build active/active Data Centers? Do we really need a/a DC? What are the challenges of building a/a DC? How to steer egress and ingress traffic? HSRP localization and ingress optimization. Scenarios around designing multiple Data Centers and migration procedures. Security of North-South and East-West. How to avoid or deal with an asymmetric routing? How virtualization changes DC architecture, security, scalability, performance, availability? Data Center design including networking and security services like firewalls, IPS, AV, load-balancer, NAT, DNS, SSL offload.
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Students can retake the class based upon seat availability. Free retake applies to the same version only. Retake students must have access to their own pod of hardware. This hardware can be rented from Micronics or a vendor of their choice.
There are no refunds. You will be issued a credit. There is no expiration for the credit. You can take the class at a different date or location at no additional cost. We need a minimum of two weeks notice for postponing the class.