Designing for Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) Foundation Learning Guide: CCDP ARCH 300-320 eBook, 4th Edition

Al-shawi, Marwan & Laurent, Andre

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Designing for Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) Foundation Learning Guide: CCDP ARCH 300-320 eBook, 4th Edition

By Al-shawi, Marwan & Laurent, Andre
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Designing for Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition, is a Cisco-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCDP foundation learning. This book provides you with the knowledge needed to perform the conceptual, intermediate, and detailed design of a network infrastructure that supports desired network solutions over intelligent network services to achieve effective performance, scalability, and availability.

This book presents concepts and examples necessary to design converged enterprise networks. You learn additional aspects of modular campus design, advanced routing designs, WAN service designs, enterprise data center design, IP multicast design, and security design. Advanced and modern network infrastructure solutions, such as virtual private networks (VPN), Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN), and Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI), are also covered.


Marwan Al-shawi, CCDE No. 20130066, is a Cisco Press author whose titles include the top Cisco certification design books CCDE Study Guide and Designing for Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) Foundation Learning Guide, Fourth Edition. He also is an experienced technical architect. Marwan has been in the networking industry for more than 12 years and has been involved in architecting, designing, and implementing various large-scale networks, some of which are global service provider—grade networks. Marwan holds a Master of Science degree in internetworking from the University of Technology, Sydney. He enjoys helping and assessing network designs and architectures; therefore, he was selected as a Cisco Designated VIP by the Cisco Support Community (CSC) (official Cisco Systems forums) in 2012 and by the Solutions and Architectures subcommunity in 2014. In addition, Marwan was selected as a member of the Cisco Champions program in 2015 and 2016. In his spare time, Marwan provides CCDP- and CCDE-related training and blogs at

André Laurent, 3xCCIE No. 21840, CCDE No. 20120024, is the worldwide director of engineering for enterprise networking sales at Cisco Systems and a Cisco Press author. Outside his own personal development, André has an equal passion for helping others develop their systems and assisting them with the certification process. André is recognized in the industry as a subject matter expert in the areas of routing, switching, security, and design. Although he wears a Cisco badge, André takes a neutral approach in helping clients establish a long-term business and technology vision covering necessary strategy, execution, and metrics for measuring impact.

  • All-new content throughout, developed with the Cisco certification team, creators of the newest CCDP exams and courses
  • Brings together in-depth coverage of all new exam objectives
  • Covers IGP and BGP connectivity, WAN design, enterprise network-to-data-center integration, security, QoS, IPv6, IP multicast, enterprise SDNs, and more
  • Includes self-assessment review questions and a running case study
Table of contents
  • Introduction
  • Part I Designing Reliable and Resilient Enterprise Layer 2 and Layer 3 Networks
  • Chapter 1 Optimal Enterprise Campus Design
  • Chapter 2 EIGRP Design
  • Chapter 3 OSPF Design
  • Chapter 4 IS-IS Design
  • Chapter 5 Border Gateway Protocol Design
  • Part II Enterprise IPv6 Design Considerations and Challenges
  • Chapter 6 IPv6 Design Considerations in the Enterprise
  • Chapter 7 Challenges of the Transition to IPv6
  • Part III Modern Enterprise Wide-Area Networks Design
  • Chapter 8 Service Provider—Managed VPNs
  • Chapter 9 Enterprise-Managed WANs
  • Chapter 10 Enterprise WAN Resiliency Design
  • Part IV Enterprise Data Center Designs
  • Chapter 11 Multitier Enterprise Data Center Designs
  • Chapter 12 New Trends and Techniques to Design Modern Data Centers
  • Chapter 13 Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure
  • Chapter 14 Data Center Connections
  • Part V Design QoS for Optimized User Experience
  • Chapter 15 QoS Overview
  • Chapter 16 QoS Design Principles and Best Practices
  • Chapter 17 Campus, WAN, and Data Center QoS Design
  • Chapter 18 MPLS VPN QoS Design
  • Chapter 19 IPsec VPN QoS Design
  • Part VI IP Multicast Design
  • Chapter 20 Enterprise IP Multicast Design
  • Chapter 21 Rendezvous Point Distribution Solutions
  • Part VII Designing Optimum Enterprise Network Security
  • Chapter 22 Designing Security Services and Infrastructure Protection
  • Chapter 23 Designing Firewall and IPS Solutions
  • Chapter 24 IP Multicast Security
  • Chapter 25 Designing Network Access Control Solutions
  • Part VIII Design Scenarios
  • Chapter 26 Design Case Studies
  • Appendix A Answers to Review Questions
  • Appendix B References