ARCH – Designing Cisco Network Services Architectures (ARCH) 2.1

(Course eligible for SATVs)


This is a Professional-level self-study technical course in the curriculum for the CCDP Design certification. It is designed for individuals who are involved in 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 course is intended for individuals seeking the Cisco CCDP certification and those working toward the Cisco CCDE certification.
  • Presales and postsales network engineers that are involved in network design, planning, and implementation.
  • Network administrators and designers that are responsible for designing and implementing the enterprise network.


Before taking the ARCH course, learners should be familiar with:

  • Internetworking technologies, Cisco products, and Cisco IOS features
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA®) level-of-knowledge
  • Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN) level-of-knowledge
  • Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH) level-of-knowledge
  • Implementing Cisco IP Routing (ROUTE) level-of-knowledge


Upon completing this course, you will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Design internal routing for enterprise network
  • Design BGP routing for enterprise network
  • Design enterprise WAN connectivity
  • Design enterprise data center integration
  • Design security services in an enterprise network
  • Design QoS for optimized user experience
  • Design enterprise transition to IPv6
  • Design enterprise multicast network
This course is available On-Demand. With On-Demand you get access to:
  • 365 days of unlimited access to interactive, Cisco authorized training
  • Hands-on practice labs delivered through Discovery Labs
  • Course content that is equivalent to classroom training
  • Graded assessments at the end of every section to provide students with vital feedback
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