Course: Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures - ARCH (exam 300-320)

$398.09 incl. vat

duration: 20 hours |

Language: English (US) |

access duration: 180 days

In this Cisco course you will learn the knowledge of network design and technologies, including L2 and L3 infrastructure for enterprise, WAN technologies, data center integration, network security and network services. You will learn to implement network systems the right way, from the beginning. You also learn to bring a system that is slightly off kilter back into a good design.

Among subjects that covered are IPv6 Address Planning, OSPF Design Principles, IPS Design, Network Management NBAR and AutoQoS, SDN and far more.


After completing this course you are familiar with L2 and L3 infrastructure for enterprise, WAN technologies, data center integration, network security and network services. You are also prepared for the official Cisco exam Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures - ARCH(exam 300-320). This exam is a part of the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certification.


You have completed a CCNA certification or comparable experience. We recommend following the training courses Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching 300-101 ROUTE or Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching 300-115 SWITCH.

Target audience

Network Administrator

Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures - ARCH (exam 300-320)

20 hours

Cisco CCDP 300-320 ARCH

  • Welcome to ARCH
  • Welcome to the ARCH 3.0 Update Pack
  • Models: Understanding the Cisco Hierarchical Network Model
  • Models: The ECN Modular Network Design
  • Models: Describing a Network Lifecycle with PPDIOO
  • Campus: High Availability Design
  • Campus: Spanning Tree Protocol Review
  • Campus: Spanning Tree Protocol Best Design Practices
  • Campus: Etherchannel and UDLD Design
  • Campus: Access to Distribution Block Designs
  • Campus: Managing Bandwidth and Oversubscription
  • Campus: Optimizing Routing and FHRPs
  • Campus: IP Telephony Design Considerations
  • Campus: IPv4 Address Planning
  • Campus: IPv6 Address Planning
  • Routing Protocols: EIGRP Design Principles
  • Routing Protocols: OSPF Design Principles
  • Routing Protocols: BGP Design Principles
  • Routing Protocols: Summarization, Redistribution, and Filtering
  • WAN Services: Fiber Optic Connections (SONET / SDH)
  • WAN Services: Metro Ethernet
  • WAN Services: The VLAN Private Line Service (VPLS)
  • WAN Services: MPLS
  • WAN Services: Choosing and Monitoring the Service Provider
  • Data Center: Core Design Models
  • Data Center: Aggregation Layer Design
  • Data Center: Access Layer Design
  • Data Center: Blade Server Design
  • Data Center: Scaling Your Architecture
  • Data Center: Using Bandwidth Effectively
  • Data Center: STP in the Data Center
  • Data Center: High Availability
  • SAN Technology: Understanding the Bits and Pieces
  • SAN Technology: Protocols and Standards
  • SAN Technology: SAN Design
  • E-Commerce: The Design that Must Stay Up
  • E-Commerce: Internet Connections
  • E-Commerce: Deep Dive
  • Security: Firewall Design
  • Security: IPS Design
  • VPN: Remote Access VPN Design
  • VPN: Site-to-Site VPN Design
  • VPN: Variations
  • VPN: Scalability
  • Multicast: Concept Review
  • Multicast: Multicast Routing with PIM
  • Wireless: Design Principles
  • Network Management: Tools at Your Disposal
  • Network Management: Netflow
  • Network Management: NBAR and AutoQoS
  • Network Management: IP SLA
  • ARCH 3.0: IS-IS Routing Design, IS-IS Overview
  • ARCH 3.0: IS-IS Neighbors and Area Design
  • ARCH 3.0: The Keys to IS-IS Addressing
  • ARCH 3.0: Inside the Simple Routing Mind of IS-IS
  • ARCH 3.0: IS-IS Design Principles
  • ARCH 3.0: Data Center - Virtual Port Channel, Multichassis Etherchannel, and Fabric Extenders
  • ARCH 3.0: Cisco's TRILL Solution: FabricPath
  • ARCH 3.0: What is SDN?
  • ARCH 3.0: How SDN Works
  • ARCH 3.0: Data Center Interconnects (DCI)
  • ARCH 3.0: QoS Overview and Models
  • ARCH 3.0: QoS — Tools of the Trade
  • ARCH 3.0: QoS — Understanding the Two Models
  • ARCH 3.0: QoS — Deploying QoS
  • ARCH 3.0: QoS — Big Picture Design
  • ARCH 3.0: IPv6 Addressing and Subnetting Review
  • ARCH 3.0: How to Get Started with IPv6
  • ARCH 3.0: IPv6 — Transition Mechanisms

We offer several optional training products to enhance your learning experience. If you are planning to use our training course in preperation for an official exam then whe highly recommend using these optional training products to ensure an optimal learning experience. Sometimes there is only a practice exam or/and practice lab available.

Optional practice exam (trial exam)

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice exam. This practice exam comprises a number of trial exams which are very similar to the real exam, both in terms of form and content. This is the ultimate way to test whether you are ready for the exam. 

Optional practice lab

To supplement this training course you may add a special practice lab. You perform the tasks on real hardware and/or software applicable to your Lab. The labs are fully hosted in our cloud. The only thing you need to use our practice labs is a web browser. In the LiveLab environment you will find exercises which you can start immediatelyThe lab enviromentconsist of complete networks containing for example, clients, servers,etc. This is the ultimate way to gain extensive hands-on experience. 


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Duration 20 hours
Language English (US)
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Online access 180 days
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