Authorized Self-Study Guide
Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)
Foundation learning for ARCH exam 642-873
Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH), Second Edition, is a Cisco®-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCDP® foundation learning. This book provides you with knowledge of the latest developments in network design and technologies, including network infrastructure, intelligent network services, and converged network solutions. By reading this book, you will gain a thorough understanding of issues and considerations for fundamental infrastructure services, including security, network management, QoS, high availability, bandwidth use optimization through IP multicasting, and design architectures for network solutions such as voice over WLAN and e-commerce.
Whether you are preparing for CCDP certification or simply want to gain a better understanding of modular campus and edge network design and strategic solutions for enterprise networks such as storage area networking, virtual private networking, advanced addressing and routing, and data centers, you will benefit from the foundation information presented in this book.
Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH), Second Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit www.cisco.com/go/authorizedtraining.
Keith Hutton is a lead architect for Bell Canada in the enterprise customer space. Keith still retains his certified Cisco instructor accreditation, as well as the CCDP, CCNP®, and CCIP® certifications.
Mark Schofield has been a network architect at Bell Canada for the past six years. During the past five years, he has been involved in the design, implementation, and planning of large national networks for Bell Canada's federal government customers.
Diane Teare is a professional in the networking, training, project management, and e-learning fields. She has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting network hardware and software, and has been involved in teaching, course design, and project management.
- Learn about the Cisco SONA framework, enterprise campus architecture, and PPDIOO network life-cycle approach
- Review high availability designs and implement optimal redundancy
- Plan scalable EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP designs
- Implement advanced WAN services
- Evaluate design considerations in the data center core, aggregation, and access layers
- Design storage area networks (SANs) and extend the SAN with various protocols
- Design and tune an integrated e-commerce architecture
- Integrate firewall, NAC, and intrusion detection/prevention into your network design
- Design IPsec and SSL remote access VPNs
- Deploy IP multicast and multicast routing
- Incorporate voice over WLAN in the enterprise network
- Utilize the network management capabilities inherent in Cisco IOS® software
This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed self-study solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.
Category: Network Design
Covers: ARCH exam 642-873
About the Author
Keith Hutton is an information technology professional with close to 20 years of experience in the industry. Over the course of his career, Keith has worked as a professional services engineer, presales engineer, third-line operational support engineer, engineering team lead, instructor, and author. Keith currently works as a professional services engineer for Bell Canada, responsible for the design and configuration of network security infrastructures. Keith has a B.A. honors degree from Queen’s University, and is a certified Cisco instructor, Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), and Cisco Certified Internetworking Professional (CCIP).
Mark Schofield has been a network architect at Bell Canada for the past six years. Working for the largest service provider in Canada, he has designed Multiprotocol Layer Switching (MPLS) virtual private networks (VPNs) with IP quality of service (QoS) for large enterprise customers. During the past five years at Bell, he has been involved in the design, implementation, and planning of large national networks for Bell Canada’s federal government customers. As part of a cross-company team, he developed Bell Canada’s premier MPLS VPN product. Mark has a MLIS from the University of Western Ontario and a B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of Guelph. Industry certifications include the Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCIP), Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Citrix Certified Enterprise Administrator (CCEA), and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).
Diane Teare is a professional in the networking, training, project management, and elearning fields. She has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting network hardware and software, and has been involved in teaching, course design, and project management. She has extensive knowledge of network design and routing technologies, and is an instructor with one of the largest authorized Cisco Learning Partners. She was recently the director of e-learning for the same company, where she was responsible for planning and supporting all the company’s e-learning offerings in Canada, including Cisco courses. Diane has a bachelor’s degree in applied science in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in applied science in management science. She is a certified Cisco instructor and currently holds her Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP), and Project Management Professional (PMP) certifications. She coauthored the Cisco Press titles Campus Network Design Fundamentals, the three editions of Authorized Self-Study Guide Building Scalable Cisco Internetworks (BSCI), and Building Scalable Cisco Networks; and edited the two editions of the Authorized Self-Study Guide Designing
for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) and Designing Cisco Networks.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: Cisco SONA and the Cisco Enterprise Architecture
Chapter 2: Enterprise Campus Network Design
Chapter 3: Developing an Optimum Design for Layer 3
Chapter 4: Advanced WAN Services Design Considerations
Chapter 5: Enterprise Data Center Design
Chapter 6: SAN Design Considerations
Chapter 7: E-Commerce Module Design
Chapter 8: Security Services Design
Chapter 9: IPsec and SSL VPN Design
Chapter 10: IP Multicast Design
Chapter 11: VoWLAN Design
Chapter 12: Network Management Capabilities with Cisco IOS Software
Appendix A: Answer to review questions
Appendix B: Glossary