The CCDP certification indicates advanced or journeyman knowledge of network design. The Cisco Certified Design Professional can design routed and switched networks involving LAN, WAN, and dial access services, applying modular design practices and making sure the whole solution responds optimally to the business and technical needs, and is designed to be highly available. Content and storage application networking, voice/video applications, critical modern infrastructure services such as wireless access, and network services such as security and management, QoS, and multicast are also included. Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH), the primary training for the CCDP exam, addresses mainly network services and solutions, building upon Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN), the CCDA course. The case studies shown by the instructor and worked out by the students throughout the courses complemented by OPNET simulation exercises are a very powerful way to reinforce the theory and best practices taught.
Valid CCNA and CCDA certifications.
Recommended courses include the curricula for CCNA and CCDA recommended training plus: