Nov
28

Just as with the CCDP, Cisco has delayed the release of the new DESGN exam. The DESGN exam (640-864) is expected to be available on December 16, 2010.

Here are the topics promised fro the new exam:

Describe the Methodology used to design a network
Describe developing business trends
Identify Network Requirements to Support the Organization
Describe the tools/process to characterize an existing network
Describe the top down approach to network design
Describe Network Management Protocols and Features
Describe network structure and modularity
Describe the Network Hierarchy
Describe the Modular Approach in Network Design
Describe network architecture for the enterprise
Design Basic Enterprise Campus Networks
Describe Campus Design considerations
Design the Enterprise Campus Network
Design the enterprise data center
Describe enterprise network virtualization tools
Design Enterprise Edge and Remote Network Modules
Describe the Enterprise Edge, branch, and Teleworker design characteristics
Describe physical and logical WAN connectivity
Design the branch office WAN solutions
Describe Access Network solutions for a remote worker
Design the WAN to support selected redundancy methodologies
Identify Design Considerations for a Remote Data Center
Design IP Addressing and Routing Protocols
Describe IPv4 Addressing
Describe IPv6 Addressing
Identify Routing Protocol Considerations in an Enterprise Network
Design a Routing Protocol Deployment
Design network services
Describe the security lifecycle
Identify Cisco technologies to mitigate security vulnerabilities
Select appropriate Cisco security solutions and deployment placement
Describe high level voice and video architectures
Identify the design considerations for voice/video services
Describe Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architectures and Features
Design wireless network using controllers

Describe the Methodology used to design a network

  • Describe developing business trends
  • Identify Network Requirements to Support the Organization
  • Describe the tools/process to characterize an existing network
  • Describe the top down approach to network design
  • Describe Network Management Protocols and Features

Describe network structure and modularity

  • Describe the Network Hierarchy
  • Describe the Modular Approach in Network Design
  • Describe network architecture for the enterprise

Design Basic Enterprise Campus Networks

  • Describe Campus Design considerations
  • Design the Enterprise Campus Network
  • Design the enterprise data center
  • Describe enterprise network virtualization tools

Design Enterprise Edge and Remote Network Modules

  • Describe the Enterprise Edge, branch, and Teleworker design characteristics
  • Describe physical and logical WAN connectivity
  • Design the branch office WAN solutions
  • Describe Access Network solutions for a remote worker
  • Design the WAN to support selected redundancy methodologies
  • Identify Design Considerations for a Remote Data Center

Design IP Addressing and Routing Protocols

  • Describe IPv4 Addressing
  • Describe IPv6 Addressing
  • Identify Routing Protocol Considerations in an Enterprise Network
  • Design a Routing Protocol Deployment

Design network services

  • Describe the security lifecycle
  • Identify Cisco technologies to mitigate security vulnerabilities
  • Select appropriate Cisco security solutions and deployment placement
  • Describe high level voice and video architectures
  • Identify the design considerations for voice/video services
  • Describe Cisco Unified Wireless Network Architectures and Features
  • Design wireless network using controllers

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