Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures v2.1 (ARCH) — A 5 day course

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The Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH) v2.1 course is designed to enable students to perform the conceptual, intermediate, and detailed design of a network infrastructure that supports desired networks solutions over intelligent network services, to achieve effective performance, scalability, and availability.

The ARCH course enables learners applying solid Cisco network solution models and recommended design practices to provide viable, stable enterprise internetworking solutions.

The course presents concepts and examples necessary to design converged enterprise networks. Advanced network infrastructure technologies, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and wireless communications are also covered.

Version 2.1 of the ARCH course includes the following new features:


After you complete this course delegates will be able to:


Cisco SONA and the Cisco Enterprise Architecture

Enterprise Campus Network Design

Advanced Addressing and Routing Design

Advanced WAN Services Design Considerations

Enterprise Data Centre Design

Storage Area Network (SAN)Design Considerations

E-Commerce Module Design

Security Services Design

IPSec and SSL VPN Design

IP Multicast Design

Voice Over WLAN (VoWAN) Design

Network Management Capabilities with Cisco IOS Software

Case Studies

Publicly scheduled dates, locations, and prices

A schedule of dates for this subject is not currently available. Please call 0333 210 0140 or use our contact form to enquire about places and availability.

Suitable For

This course is intended for individuals seeking the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) Certification and for those individuals aiming for the CCDE (Cisco Certified Design Expert) Certification.


Before taking the ARCH course, learners should be familiar with internetworking technologies, Cisco products, and Cisco IOS features. To gain the prerequisite skills and knowledge, Cisco strongly recommends knowledge of CCNA, CCDA, ROUTE and SWITCH content:




Recommended preparation for exam:

This course is part of the Cisco Certified Design Professional Certification (CCDP) track.