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Cisco Certified Design Associate 640-864

If you’re a CCDA certified professional or someone with foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design, this course is perfect for you. You will learn how to design routed and switched infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, wireless, and broadband access for businesses and organizations – all based on Cisco’s borderless network architecture.

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Cisco Certified Design Associate 640-864
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Cisco 640-864 – Cisco Certified Design Associate

Note: Although the Cisco 640-864 exam has been retired, its value as an educational resource still stands.

In order for Cisco Service in enterprise environments to function properly and meet the ever-changing demands of customers, networks must be optimally configured for performance, availability and scalability. To ensure that these business goals are met, it is essential to have IT professionals with foundational knowledge and essential skills in network design. If you’re a network design engineer, or system engineer looking to efficiently build and certify your fundamental knowledge of Cisco networking design, the Cisco 640-864 CCDA certification program is for you! It dives into design methodologies and objectives, routing protocols, addressing considerations within campus networks such as data center security voice and wireless systems.

The Cisco 640-864 exam requires a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for the Cisco converged networks based on borderless network architecture. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN, wireless, and broadband access for businesses and organizations.

Topics covered in our Cisco 640-864 course training

  • Route filtering
  • Route summarization
  • Cisco Service
  • Cisco IP Routing
  • CCNA Routing and Switching
  • Advanced Routing & Switching Specialist
  • Network switching
  • and so much more…

Learn more about the Cisco CCDA 640-864 exam by visiting Cisco’s website.

Key Term Knowledge Base: Key Terms Related to Cisco Certified Design Associate 640-864

Understanding the key terms in Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) 640-864 is vital for anyone pursuing this certification or working in network design. This knowledge base will help you grasp the core concepts and terminology, essential for excelling in network design and addressing the various challenges you may face in this field.

Key Terms and Definitions

CCDA (Cisco Certified Design Associate)A Cisco certification focusing on network design principles, especially for Cisco networks.
Route FilteringA process in networking to control which routes are accepted or advertised by a router.
Route SummarizationThe method of combining a set of IP routes into a smaller set of routes to simplify routing tables.
Cisco ServiceVarious services offered by Cisco, including cloud, security, and network services.
Cisco IP RoutingRefers to the methods and protocols used by Cisco devices for routing IP traffic.
CCNA Routing and SwitchingA certification that covers basics of networking, including routing and switching technologies.
Advanced Routing & Switching SpecialistA specialist level in Cisco’s career certification tracks, focusing on advanced skills in routing and switching.
Network SwitchingThe technology that connects devices on a network by using hardware called network switches.
PPDIOO (Prepare, Plan, Design, Implement, Operate, Optimize)A Cisco network lifecycle model for network design and deployment.
3 Layer Campus DesignA model for network design in a campus environment, typically comprising core, distribution, and access layers.
Modular Network DesignA method of designing networks in modular components to improve scalability and manageability.
Cisco Eight Step Design MethodologyA specific approach outlined by Cisco for effective network design.
Cisco IIN (Intelligent Information Network)Cisco’s architecture for integrating advanced technologies into the network.
WAN Technologies and VPNWide Area Network technologies and Virtual Private Networks used for creating large scale and secure networks.
EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol)A Cisco proprietary advanced distance-vector routing protocol.
Inter VLAN RoutingThe process of forwarding network traffic from one VLAN to another using a router or a layer 3 switch.
Multilayer SwitchA network switch that operates at both the data link layer and the network layer.
VSS (Virtual Switching System)A technology that pools multiple Cisco switches into one virtual switch to improve redundancy and increase bandwidth.
Private VLANsVLANs configured to provide isolation between ports within the same VLAN.
EtherchannelA technology that allows grouping multiple physical Ethernet links to create a single logical link for redundancy and increased bandwidth.
IPv4 and IPv6The fourth and sixth versions of the Internet Protocol, used for assigning unique addresses to devices on a network.
SubnettingDividing a network into smaller network segments or subnetworks.
GLBP (Gateway Load Balancing Protocol)A Cisco protocol used to provide automatic backup and load balancing among multiple gateways.
Access PointsDevices in a wireless LAN that allows wireless devices to connect to a wired network.
Radio FrequenciesThe frequencies used for wireless communication.
Wireless LAN to VLAN MappingAssociating wireless LANs with specific VLANs for network management and segmentation.
Enterprise Campus DesignDesigning network architectures for campus environments, including buildings and facilities.
Design Methods and MethodologiesThe various approaches and techniques used in network design.
Campus Design ConsiderationsFactors to consider when designing a network for a campus setting, such as scalability, security, and redundancy.
VPN TechnologiesTechnologies used to create secure network connections over public networks.
Routing Protocol Operation and DesignHow routing protocols function and their design principles in network routing.
Enterprise SwitchingSwitching technologies and methodologies used in an enterprise network environment.
Best PracticesRecommended methods and techniques for optimal network design and operation.
Switch Macros and Smart PortsFeatures in network switches for automating certain configurations and managing port settings.

This list covers the fundamental terms and concepts you will encounter in the Cisco Certified Design Associate 640-864 course, providing a solid foundation for understanding network design principles, especially in Cisco environments.

Frequently Asked Questions AboutCisco Certified Design Associate 640-864

What is the Cisco 640-864 Exam?

The Cisco 640-864 exam, also known as the Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) exam, is part of the certification process for the Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA). This exam tests a candidate’s knowledge of network design for Cisco converged networks based on Borderless Network Architecture.

What Topics are Covered in the 640-864 Exam?

The 640-864 exam covers various topics including the design of basic campus, data center, security, voice, and wireless networks. It also includes aspects of network design methodologies and objectives, addressing and routing protocols, network expansion considerations, and basic enterprise campus and data center design principles.

Who Should Take the 640-864 Exam?

The exam is intended for network design engineers, system engineers, and sales engineers who are looking to demonstrate their skills in Cisco network design. Candidates typically have a foundational knowledge of network design for the Cisco converged networks and are looking to further their career in this field.

Are There Any Prerequisites for the CCDA Certification?

While there are no formal prerequisites for the CCDA certification, it is recommended that candidates have a good understanding of the exam topics. Cisco suggests that candidates have practical experience with deploying and operating networks based on Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software, as well as a basic knowledge of network fundamentals.

How Can I Prepare for the 640-864 Exam?

Preparation for the 640-864 exam can be done through self-study using Cisco’s official literature and network simulation tools, enrolling in Cisco’s authorized training courses, and practicing with network design scenarios. Additionally, utilizing practice exams and study groups can be beneficial for reinforcing knowledge and identifying areas that require further study.

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Cisco 640-864: CCDA Cisco Certified Design Associate Course Content

Module 1: Methodologies Used To Design A Network

  •    Introduction
  •    Developing Business Trends
  •    P P D I O O- Part 1
  •    P P D I O O- Part 2
  •    3 Layer Campus Design
  •    Modular Network Design
  •    Cisco Eight Step Design Methodology
  •    Cisco I I N

Module 2: Network Structure And Modularity

  •    Network Design Fundamentals
  •    Design Methods And Methodologies- Part 1
  •    Design Methods And Methodologies- Part 2
  •    Enterprise Campus Design- Part 1
  •    Enterprise Campus Design- Part 2

Module 3: Basic Enterprise Campus Networks

  •    Campus Design Considerations- Part 1
  •    Campus Design Considerations- Part 2
  •    Cisco S O N A

Module 4: Enterprise Edge And Remote Network Modules

  •    WAN Technologies And VPN- Part 1
  •    WAN Technologies And VPN- Part 2
  •    WAN Technologies- Part 1
  •    WAN Technologies- Part 2
  •    VPN Technologies- Part 1
  •    VPN Technologies- Part 2
  •    VPN Technologies- Part 3

Module 5: IP Addressing And Routing Protocols

  •    Routing Protocol Operation And Design- Part 1
  •    Routing Protocol Operation And Design- Part 2
  •    Routing Protocol Operation And Design- Part 3
  •    Routing Protocol Operation And Design- Part 4
  •    EIGRP - Part 1
  •    EIGRP - Part 2

Module 6: Enterprise Switching I

  •    Enterprise Switching
  •    Inter VLAN Routing
  •    Multilayer Switch
  •    Enterprise Switch Features And Design
  •    VSS
  •    Best Practices

Module 7: Enterprise Switching II

  •    Switch Macros And Smart Ports
  •    Private VLANs
  •    Etherchannel

Module 8: Subnetting

  •    IP v4
  •    Subnetting- Part 1
  •    Subnetting- Part 2
  •    Subnetting- Part 3
  •    Subnetting- Part 4
  •    IP v6

Module 9: Designing Advanced Services

  •    Designing Advanced Services
  •    GLBP
  •    Access Points
  •    Radio Frequencies
  •    Wireless Signals
  •    Wireless LAN To VLAN Mapping
  •    Conclusion
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Chris Avants

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Chris is a Sr. Cisco Instructor and leading consultant for clients throughout the U.S. Chris has over 15 years’ experience as a network engineer and 5 additional years as an instructor. Chris has worked at the service provider/partner level throughout his career, working with national and global clients to solve complex business problems through the use of technology and IT training solutions. Working with Chris, you will see a true industry expert with experience, drive, and patience unparalleled in the industry.

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