Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) Enterprise environments require networks designed for performance, availability, and scalability with the flexibility to meet rapidly evolving demands. To meet these challenges head on, skilled IT professionals are needed with up-to-date, fundamental network design skills. For network design engineers, system engineers, and sales engineers and individuals looking to build and validate Cisco network design fundamental knowledge the Cisco CCDA certification program focuses on design methodologies and objectives, addressing and routing protocols, and network expansion considerations within basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks.
This course presents a structured and modular approach to designing networks that are scalable, resilient, and have well-defined failure domains. Course discusses routing and switching design of Campus and Enterprise networks in detail. Data center, wireless networking, and real-time traffic infrastructure are introduced and their effects on the core network are discussed from the design perspective.
This exam requires a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for Cisco enterprise network architectures. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN/WAN technologies for SMB or basic enterprise campus and branch networks.
A valid CCENT or a valid CCNA Routing and Switching or any CCIE certification can act as a prerequisite.
200-310 DESGN -Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN)
Duration: 75 minutes (55 – 65 questions)
Available Languages: English
Register: Pearson VUE
CCDA certifications are valid for three years. To re-certify, either pass any current Associate-level exam except for ICND1 exam, or pass any 300-XXX professional level or Cisco Specialist exam (excluding Sales Specialist exams), or pass a current CCIE written exam.
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.
1.0 Design Methodologies 15%
2.0 Design Objectives 20%
3.0 Addressing and Routing Protocols in an Existing Network 20%
4.0 Enterprise Network Design 20%
5.0 Considerations for Expanding an Existing Network 25%