CiscoPress CCDP ARCH 4th – Outline

We know that many of you have been waiting for this Cisco Press book to be released for different study goals such as studying for CCDP certification, CCDE certification or for advancing your general network design knowledge.

The good news is that only few weeks left for the Cisco Press CCDP ARCH 4th Edition publication release day.

We have put an enormous amount of efforts to complete the writing, reviews and editing of this special network design book this year, which covers a wide range of screen-shot-2016-11-30-at-9-09-38-amdesign topics. At the same time it was an interesting and enjoyable journey with the publication team, technical reviewers and the co-author Andre Laurent.

This book is organized into eight distinct sections.

Part I of the book explains briefly the various design approaches, requirements, and principles required to design an optimum enterprise campus network. Also, it focuses on enterprise routing design, covering the different design options, considerations, and design implications with regard to business and other design requirements.

Chapter 1, “Optimal Enterprise Campus Design”

This chapter discusses how to design a scalable and reliable enterprise campus taking into account applications and business requirements.

Chapter 2, “EIGRP Design”

This chapter highlights, analyzes, and discusses different design options and considerations of EIGRP that any network designer must be aware of.

Chapter 3, “OSPF Design”

This chapter looks at the different design options and considerations of OSPF that any network designer must be aware of, such as OSPF area design.

Chapter 4, “Intermediate System- Intermediate System Design”

This chapter discusses Intermediate System- Intermediate System level design. It also compares the key functionalities of Intermediate System- Intermediate System and OSPF as link-state routing protocols.

Chapter 5, “Border Gateway Protocol Design”

This chapter highlights, analyzes, and discusses different design options and considerations of BGP that any network designer must be aware of. It also provides some advanced BGP design approaches to address enterprise design needs.

Part II of the book focuses on IPv6 and how to plan and migrate your network to be IPv6 enabled along with the different design considerations and implications.

Chapter 6, “IPv6 Design Considerations in the Enterprise”

This chapter highlights and explains the different design considerations and approaches of migrating IPv4 networks to IPV6.

Chapter 7, “Challenges of the Transition to IPv6”

This chapter discusses the different challenges associated with migration to IPv6 that you need to take into account.

Part III of the book focuses on the different models of modern enterprise wide-area network design.

Chapter 8, “Service Provider Managed VPNs”

This chapter highlights and discusses the MPLS Layer 3 and Layer 2 VPN-based WAN modes along with the different design considerations and aspects that you need to be aware of.

Chapter 9, “Enterprise Managed WAN”

This chapter discusses the different enterprise-controlled VPN-based WAN models that can be used in today’s enterprise networks.

Chapter 10, “Enterprise WAN Resiliency Design”

This chapter explains how to optimize the enterprise managed WAN model to design a resilient overlay WAN model.

Part IV of the book focuses on the design options and technologies required to design an enterprise data center network.

Chapter 11, “Multitier Enterprise Data Center Designs”

This chapter analyzes, explains, and compares the different data center design options and where each should be used.

Chapter 12, “New Trends and Techniques to Design the Modern Data Center”

This chapter analyzes, explains, and compares the different modern data center design options and technologies and the drivers of each. It also introduces you to the data center overlay and SDN concepts.

Chapter 13, “Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure”

This chapter analyzes and explains the foundations of the Cisco ACI and the design concepts and terms that are ACI-specific, along with the different migration options from a traditional data center network to an ACI-based data center network.

Chapter 14, “Data Center Interconnections”

This chapter analyzes, explains, and compares the different data center interconnect design options and considerations.

Part V of the book focuses on designing quality of service (QoS) for an optimized user experience and dives deeper, discussing QoS design for the different places in the network.

Chapter 15, “QoS Overview”

This chapter explains the different QoS design concepts, techniques, and tools that any design engineer needs to be fully aware of its foundations.

Chapter 16, “QoS Design Principles and Best Practices”

This chapter explains the different QoS design principles and strategies required to design a reliable QoS-enabled network.

Chapter 17, “Campus, WAN, Data Center QoS Design”

This chapter explains the best-practice design principles for enabling QoS in campus, WAN, and data center networks.

Chapter 18, “MPLS VPN QoS Design”

This chapter covers the basics of designing QoS for MPLS VPN networks.

Chapter 19, “IPsec VPN QoS Design”

This chapter reviews QoS-related considerations for IPsec VPNs.

Part VI of the book is an entry point to IP multicast services. It presents the functional model of IP multicast and gives an overview of technologies that are present in IP multicasting. The part is composed of an introduction to IP multicast concepts as well as a discussion of distribution trees and protocols.

Chapter 20, “Enterprise IP Multicast Design”

This chapter reviews the foundations of IP multicast and how a multicast-enabled network delivers traffic from a source to a receiver. Also, it explains the most current scalable IP multicast routing protocol.

Chapter 21, “Rendezvous Point Distribution Solutions”

This chapter offers an overview of RP distribution solutions. It explains the drawbacks of manual RP configuration and describes the Auto-RP and the BSR mechanisms. The chapter also introduces the concept of Anycast RP, which works in combination with the MSDP.

Part VII of the book focuses on how to design security services and what solutions are available today to implement network-level security.

Chapter 22, “Designing Enterprise Infrastructure Security”

This chapter explains how to secure the network infrastracture as it is a critical business asset.

Chapter 23, “Designing Firewall and IPS Solutions”

This chapter explains the common firewall and IPS architectures, high-availability modes, and firewall virtualization along with design recommendations.

Chapter 24, “IP Multicast Security”

This chapter describes the challenges with IP multicast security along with recommendations of how to secure a multicast network edge, Auto-RP, BSR, and MSDP.

Chapter 25, “Designing Network Access Control Solutions”

This chapter discusses the different access control design approaches, including IEEE 802.1X[nd]based access control and Cisco TrustSec technology.

Part VIII of the book offers some design scenarios that help you, as design engineer, practice designing technology solutions based on business and technical requirements.

Chapter 26, “Design Case Studies”

This chapter provides different design scenarios that cover the design of IGP, BGP, WAN, data center network, security, IPv6, and QoS.

Last but not least, we wish you happy reading, happy holidays and happy new year!


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Marwan Al-shawi – CCDE No. 20130066, Google Cloud Certified Architect, AWS Certified Solutions Architect, Cisco Press author (author of the Top Cisco Certifications’ Design Books “CCDE Study Guide and the upcoming CCDP Arch 4th Edition”). He is Experienced Technical Architect. Marwan has been in the networking industry for more than 12 years and has been involved in architecting, designing, and implementing various large-scale networks, some of which are global service provider-grade networks. Marwan holds a Master of Science degree in internetworking from the University of Technology, Sydney. Marwan enjoys helping and assessing others, Therefore, he was selected as a Cisco Designated VIP by the Cisco Support Community (CSC) (official Cisco Systems forums) in 2012, and by the Solutions and Architectures subcommunity in 2014. In addition, Marwan was selected as a member of the Cisco Champions program in 2015 and 2016.

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