CCDP: Cisco Internetwork Design Exam Notes


CCDP Exam Notes: Cisco Internetwork Design provides the quick way to review your knowledge and make sure you grasp the material. Objective-by-objective treatment covers all the material you need to know for the exam, singling out critical information, outlining necessary procedures, identifying exam essentials, explaining key terms and concepts, and providing sample questions. It's the perfect companion book to the CCDP: Cisco Internetwork Design Study Guide.
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CCDP Exam Notes: Cisco Internetwork Design provides the quick way to review your knowledge and make sure you grasp the material. Objective-by-objective treatment covers all the material you need to know for the exam, singling out critical information, outlining necessary procedures, identifying exam essentials, explaining key terms and concepts, and providing sample questions. It's the perfect companion book to the CCDP: Cisco Internetwork Design Study Guide.
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Fast, handy, concise review for Cisco's CCDP internetwork design exam! In just 280 pages, a team of Cisco experts cover every exam objective, hitting all the highlights, walking you step-by-step through the most important procedures and explaining every concept and definition you'll need to know. The perfect complement to whatever CCDP training tools, courses, or "life experience" you're already involved with.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780782126402
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2000
  • Series: Ccdp Exam Notes Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.22 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Ciccarelli, CCDP, CCNP, and MCSE, is the founder and CEO of Nethos, Inc., a San Francisco-based network management services consulting company.

Robert Padjen's eight years of industry experience includes network design, data security, and business/technology modeling, as well as the development and presentation of network training programs.

Todd Lammle has over fifteen years experience with LANs and WANs. He is president of GlobalNet Systems, a network integration firm based in Colorado.

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Objective 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the steps for designing internetwork solutions.

One of the key skills CCDP: Cisco Internetwork Design (CID) assesses is your ability to solve an internetworking design problem by following a clear, logical set of steps. You may need to apply these steps as part of an overall solution or case study. Or, you may be asked to identify a problem as it pertains to a particular step in the design process.

Critical Information

Cisco recognizes and expects you to follow several steps in internetworking design. Each step is part of a methodology for building and maintaining a network that will support a business as far into the future as is feasible.

Figure 1.1 shows the flow of the six basic steps of Cisco's design methodology. Although the design methodology does not include all the steps or tasks involved in a real-world implementation, Cisco will expect you to apply this model to scenarios presented to you in the CID exam.

Step 1: Analyze the Network Requirements

The process of analyzing requirements should include a review of the technical components (both technological and administrative), along with an assessment of the business needs.

Step 2: Develop an Internetwork Structure

During this second step in the design process, you apply the Cisco threetier hierarchical model to building your internetwork. The three-tier model, shown in Figure 1.2, includes the core, distribution, and access layers. The core layer is the backbone of your network, while the distribution layer provides the intermediate access points for different sites. The access layer is the point where end devices gain access to the network at each site.

Step 3: Configure the Standards

The third step of the design process involves standardizing the addressing scheme and naming conventions. Standardizing the addressing scheme requires that you logically organize groups of addresses, like IP subnets, and assign them to the appropriate networks. If the internetwork supports variable-length subnet masks, it is possible to create a hierarchical addressing scheme that will simplify address management as the network grows. The naming convention you select should be hierarchical and intuitive, and it should make managing and growing the network easier. Incorporate a naming syntax that identifies the organization, group, and user that the device belongs to, for exampleserver

Step 4: Select and Configure Components

This step includes identifying and selecting the appropriate hardware from different vendors. Hardware includes cabling infrastructure, routers, switches, remote access services, ISPs, and telecommunication providers.

Step 5: Add New Features

In the fifth step, any additional services like a new protocol, management support, or security are added to the network.

Step 6: Implement, Monitor, and Maintain the Network

The final step is to review the initial design requirements, assess the health of both the existing network and the new one once it is in place, and provide for management of the network. Cisco recommends that designs be prototyped for the client and that the network be implemented in phases to reduce the impact to users.

Exam Essentials

As you will learn in later objectives, the CID exam emphasizes the application of design methodology to a real-life example. That means you will be given a specific scenario where you will have to identify the critical criteria and determine the appropriate design step.

Understand the six-step network design methodology. The six steps to follow in order are: analyze the requirements for the network; develop the internetwork structure; configure the standards, including addresses, names, and equipment types; configure the components; add new features; and implement, monitor, and maintain the network. Each step is considered critical and should not be overlooked.

Be able to describe the details of each step of network design methodology. You need to be able to describe each step in the proper sequence and apply each step to the context of network design.

Key Terms and Concepts

Hierarchical model: A series of tiers, each with distinct features, that are dependent on one another.

Methodology: A set of steps used to systematically design, construct, or solve a problem.

Standards: A set of rules or criteria that outline the operation of a task or process....

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Table of Contents

Objective 1: Demonstrate an understanding of the steps for designing internetwork solutions
Objective 2: Analyze a client's business and technical requirements and select appropriate internetwork technologies and topologies
Objective 3: Construct an internetwork design that meets a client's objectives for internetwork performance, functionality, and cost
Objective 4: Define the goals of internetwork design
Objective 5: Define the issues facing designers
Objective 6: List resources for further information
Objective 7: Identify the origin of design models used in the course
Objective 8: Define the hierarchical model
Objective 9: List common reasons that customers invest in a campus LAN design project
Objective 10: Examine statements made by a client and distinguish the relevant issues that will affect the choice of campus LAN design solutions
Objective 11: Define switches, virtual LANs, and LAN emulation
Objective 12: Examine a client's requirements and construct an appropriate switched campus LAN solution
Objective 13: Define routing functions and benefits
Objective 14: Examine a client's requirements and construct an appropriate campus LAN design solution that includes switches and routers
Objective 15: Examine a client's requirements and construct an appropriate ATM design solution
Objective 16: Construct designs using ATM technology for high—performance workgroups and high—performance backbones
Objective 17: Upgrade internetwork designs as the role of ATM evolves
Objective 18: Choose the appropriate IP addressing scheme based on technical requirements
Objective 19: Identify IP addressing issues and how to work around them
Objective 20: Choose the appropriate IP routing protocol and features based on convergence, overhead, and topology
Objective 21: Identify IP routing pathologies and issues and how to avoid them
Objective 22: Use modular design and summarization features to design scalable Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) internetworks
Objective 23: Allocate IP addresses in contiguous blocks so that OSPF summarization can be used
Objective 24: Determine IGRP convergence time for various internetwork configurations
Objective 25: Use IGRP for path determination in IP internetworks
Objective 26: Use Enhanced IGRP for path determination in internetworks that support IP, IPX, and AppleTalk
Objective 27: Examine a client's requirements and construct an appropriate AppleTalk design solution
Objective 28: Choose addressing and naming conventions to build manageable and scalable AppleTalk internetworks
Objective 29: Use Cisco IOS TM features to design scalable AppleTalk internetworks
Objective 30: Examine a client's requirements and construct an appropriate IPX design solution
Objective 31: Choose the appropriate routing protocol for an IPX internetwork
Objective 32: Design scalable and manageable IPX internetworks by controlling RIP and SAP traffic
Objective 33: Examine a client's requirements and construct an appropriate NetBIOS design solution
Objective 34: Design a source—route—bridged internetwork that provides connectivity for NetBIOS applications and controls NetBIOS explorer traffic
Objective 35: List common concerns that customers have about WAN designs
Objective 36: Examine statements made by a customer and distinguish issues that affect the choice of WAN designs
Objective 37: Design core WAN connectivity to maximize availability and optimize utilization of resources
Objective 38: Design a full or partial mesh Frame Relay non—broadcast multi—access (NBMA) core for full or partial connectivity
Objective 39: Choose a scalable topology for NBMA Frame Relay
Objective 40: Use subinterface Frame Relay configurations to design robust core WANs
Objective 41: Design scalable internetwork WAN non—broadcast multi—access X.25
Objective 42: Design scalable, robust internetwork WANs with an X.25 subinterface configuration
Objective 43: Use X.25 switching to provide X.25 service over an integrated IP backbone
Objective 44: Explain ISDN services
Objective 45: Examine a customer's requirements and recommend appropriate ISDN solutions
Objective 46: Construct an ISDN design that conserves bandwidth and is cost—effective
Objective 47: Examine a client's requirements and recommend appropriate point—to—point and asynchronous WAN solutions
Objective 48: Choose appropriate link encapsulation for point—to—point circuits
Objective 49: Discuss the hierarchical and connection—oriented nature of SNA
Objective 50: Describe the use of gateways to attach Token Ring devices to an SNA network
Objective 51: Explain how LLC2 and SDLC sessions are established
Objective 52: Describe reasons for integrating SNA technology with internetworking technology
Objective 53: Examine a client's requirements and recommend SNA internetworking solutions
Objective 54: Construct SNA designs that replace legacy communications equipment with multiprotocol routers
Objective 55: Build redundancy into SNA internetworks
Objective 56: Design remote source—route bridged SNA internetworks in full and partial mesh configurations
Objective 57: Choose the appropriate place to do priority queuing or custom queuing for SNA
Objective 58: Examine a client's security requirements and recommend firewalls and gateways
Objective 59: Design a firewall system using packet—filtered routers and bastion hosts
Objective 60: Choose protocols to be filtered on routers in the firewall
Objective 61: Summarize the major concepts covered in this class
Objective 62: Recall the steps for internetwork design
Objective 63: Describe methods for monitoring your internetwork design
Objective 64: Return to your environment with fresh ideas and plans for internetwork designs
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