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ENSLD – Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks


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  • 5 Days Course
    Routing & Switching

    Classroom + Online

    Course Details


    The Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks (ENSLD) v1.0 course gives you the knowledge and skills you need to design an enterprise network. This course serves as a deep dive into enterprise network design and expands on the topics covered in the Implementing and Operating Cisco® Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR) v1.0 course.

    This course also helps you prepare to take the exam, Designing Cisco Enterprise Networks v1.0 (ENSLD 300-420), which is part of the CCNP® Enterprise and Cisco Certified Specialist – Enterprise Design certifications.


    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Design Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) internal routing for the enterprise network
    • Design Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) internal routing for the enterprise network
    • Design Intermediate System to Intermediate System (IS-IS) internal routing for the enterprise network
    • Design a network based on customer requirements
    • Design Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing for the enterprise network
    • Describe the different types and uses of Multiprotocol BGP (MP-BGP) address families
    • Describe BGP load sharing
    • Design a BGP network based on customer requirements
    • Decide where the L2/L3 boundary will be in your Campus network and make design decisions
    • Describe Layer 2 design considerations for Enterprise Campus networks
    • Design a LAN network based on customer requirements
    • Describe Layer 3 design considerations in an Enterprise Campus network
    • Examine Cisco SD-Access fundamental concepts
    • Describe Cisco SD-Access Fabric Design
    • Design an Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) Campus Fabric based on customer requirements
    • Design service provider-managed VPNs
    • Design enterprise-managed VPNs
    • Design a resilient WAN
    • Design a resilient WAN network based on customer requirements
    • Examine the Cisco SD-WAN architecture
    • Describe Cisco SD-WAN deployment options
    • Design Cisco SD-WAN redundancy
    • Explain the basic principles of QoS
    • Design Quality of Service (QoS) for the WAN
    • Design QoS for enterprise network based on customer requirements
    • Explain the basic principles of multicast
    • Designing rendezvous point distribution solutions
    • Describe high-level considerations when doing IP addressing design
    • Create an IPv6 addressing plan
    • Plan an IPv6 deployment in an existing enterprise IPv4 network
    • Describe the challenges that you might encounter when transitioning to IPv6
    • Design an IPv6 addressing plan based on customer requirements
    • Describe Network APIs and protocols
    • Describe Yet Another Next Generation (YANG), Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF), and Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol (RESTCONF)


    • Designing EIGRP Routing
    • Designing OSPF Routing
    • Designing IS-IS Routing
    • Designing BGP Routing and Redundancy
    • Understanding BGP Address Families
    • Designing the Enterprise Campus LAN
    • Designing the Layer 2 Campus
    • Designing the Layer 3 Campus
    • Discovering the Cisco SD-Access Architecture
    • Exploring Cisco SD-Access Fabric Design
    • Designing Service Provider-Managed VPNs
    • Designing Enterprise-Managed VPNs
    • Designing WAN Resiliency
    • Examining Cisco SD-WAN Architectures
    • Cisco SD-WAN Deployment Design Considerations
    • Designing Cisco SD-WAN Routing and High Availability
    • Understanding QoS
    • Designing LAN and WAN QoS
    • Exploring Multicast with Protocol-Independent Multicast-Sparse Mode
    • Designing Rendezvous Point Distribution Solutions
    • Designing an IPv4 Address Plan
    • Exploring IPv6
    • Deploying IPv6
    • Introducing Network APIs and Protocols
    • Exploring YANG, NETCONF, RESTCONF, and Model-Driven Telemetry

    Lab outline

    • Designing Enterprise Connectivity
    • Designing an Enterprise Network with BGP Internet Connectivity
    • Designing an Enterprise Campus LAN
    • Designing Resilient Enterprise WAN
    • Designing QoS in an Enterprise Network
    • Designing an Enterprise IPv6 Network

    Target Audience

    • Network design engineers
    • Network engineers
    • System administrators


    Before taking this course, you should have earned CCNA® certification or be familiar with:

    • Basic network fundamentals and building simple LANs
    • Basic IP addressing and subnets
    • Routing and switching fundamentals
    • Basic wireless networking concepts and terminology