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CCNA Discovery

:
Designing and
Supporting Computer
Networks

Overview of Case Studies

Karen Alderson
kalderso@cisco.com

BRK-130T
Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 1

CCNA Discovery Course Sequence

CCNA Discovery

Networking for Home and Small Businesses

Working at a Small-to-Medium Business or ISP

Introducing Routing and Switching in the Enterprise

Designing and Supporting Computer Networks

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Courses/Jobs/Certifications
Course Jobs Certification

Discovery 1 -
ƒ Home Network Installer
Networking for Home
ƒ Small Business Installer
and Small Businesses

Discovery 2 - ƒ Entry-Level Network Technician
Networking at a ƒ Entry-Level Computer Technician
CCENT
Small-to-Medium-Sized (with ITE PC)
Business or an ISP ƒ Entry-Level Help Desk Technician
ƒ Network Technician
Discovery 3 -
ƒ Desktop Support Technician
Introducing Routing and
ƒ Help Desk Technician
Switching in the Enterprise
ƒ Computer Technician (with ITE PC)

Discovery 4 -
ƒ Entry-Level Presales Support
Designing and Supporting CCNA
ƒ Entry-Level Network Design
Computer Networks

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CCNA
Discovery:
Designing and
Supporting
Computer
Networks

Subtitle

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Designing and Supporting Computer Networks Course Objectives: ƒ Gather customer requirements ƒ Design a simple Internetwork using Cisco technology ƒ Design an IP addressing scheme to meet LAN requirements ƒ Create an equipment list to meet LAN design requirements ƒ Create and present a proposal to a customer ƒ Install and configure a prototype Internetwork ƒ Obtain and upgrade Cisco IOS® software in Cisco devices BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. Cisco Public 5 . All rights reserved.

Designing and Supporting Computer Networks This course provides the foundations for good network design ƒ Labs and activities are based on network scenarios ƒ Special focus is placed on entrepreneurial skills ƒ Packet Tracer and hands-on activities support the content throughout this course ƒ Each scenario includes identifying risks and weaknesses and a troubleshooting activity to fix or redesign a problem network BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. Cisco Public 6 . All rights reserved.

Cisco Public 7 . All rights reserved. Inc. and more Critical T hinking Games Simulations PT Activities Paper-based Labs Equipment-based Labs Ch 1 Ch 2 Ch 3 Ch 4 Ch 5 Ch 6 Ch 7 Ch 8 Ch 9 Ch 10 BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. 111 Labs. Activities.

Cisco Public 8 . The Challenging Topic: Network Design ƒ The Challenge: Engage younger learners in a course that introduces concepts that at first may seem very theoretical and paper-based without enough action ƒ The Solution: A theme that is relevant and engaging globally Something everyone can relate to Something common but can generate excitement ƒ The approach is “different” but very cool! BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. All rights reserved.

Something … Like Sports! BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. Cisco Public 9 . All rights reserved.

Cisco Public 10 . All rights reserved. StadiumCompany Case Study … A Network Upgrade Design Project BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc.

All rights reserved. Inc. … Developed Throughout the Course … BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Cisco Public 11 .

All rights reserved. Discussed and Designed … … The Ultimate Networked Sports Stadium BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. Cisco Public 12 .

The StadiumCompany Case Study A Packet Tracer Case Study that explores: ƒ 3 Layer Design Model (Access. Video) ƒ Data Center ƒ LAN Technologies ƒ WAN Technologies ƒ Network Security ƒ Wireless and Mobile Networks ƒ VPN and Remote Access ƒ … in a design and customer focused context BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. Cisco Public 13 . All rights reserved. Distribution. Transactions. Core) ƒ Range of IP services (Voice.

Cisco Public 14 . Issue a contract for installation and implementation of the network upgrade ƒ In general. All rights reserved. Issue a contract for the detailed network design 3. media and PT activities BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Upgrading StadiumCompany Network StadiumCompany Management outlines a three-phase project 1. Contract NetworkingCompany to prepare a network design requirements document. the StadiumCompany design project is used in the main text. Inc. 2.

FilmCompany Provides Video Services StadiumCompany is also in the process of negotiating a contract with FilmCompany ƒ FilmCompany is a film production company located in the nearby major city ƒ FilmCompany will be responsible for producing. filming and delivering high quality video for download from the stadium website ƒ StadiumCompany management is also requiring FilmCompany to produce live video displays during the sporting events and concerts held at the stadium BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 15 .

Cisco Public 16 . Inc. All rights reserved. The FilmCompany Case Study ƒ A hands-on lab case study ƒ Applies the design requirements of the StadiumCompany case study on a much smaller scale Examination of an existing network topology Development of a Project Proposal to upgrade the network Design and prototyping of the network design Presentation of the Project Proposal for customer approval BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems.

Job Shadow at the NetworkingCompany ƒ The students will learn the skills needed to plan and design the StadiumCompany network upgrades ƒ The students’ new design skills enable them to support the NetworkingCompany team in planning and designing similar upgrades for the smaller FilmCompany network ƒ The network design portfolio they create throughout this course will enable them to develop and present their network upgrade proposal to the FilmCompany management team BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Cisco Public 17 . Inc. All rights reserved.

Introduction of Case Studies BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 18 .

Inc. FilmCompany Story Subtitle BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Cisco Public 19 . All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. FilmCompany Story Internet FilmCompany Network Building F ƒ FilmCompany will produce. film and deliver high quality video for download from the stadium website for the StadiumCompany BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. Cisco Public 20 .

Cisco Public 21 . FilmCompany Purchases AnyCompany Internet Internet DSL AnyCompany FilmCompany Network Network Building F Building A ƒ FilmCompany purchased AnyCompany. Inc. All rights reserved. a smaller video firm with production expertise in sports videos BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems.

A LAN Connects the Buildings Internet Internet DSL Previous AnyCompany FilmCompany Network Network Building F Building A ƒ FilmCompany purchased AnyCompany. All rights reserved. a smaller video firm with production expertise in sports videos BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Cisco Public 22 . Inc.

Cisco Public 23 . All rights reserved. Inc. Redesign the FilmCompany Network Internet DSL AC-AP AC-2 FC-CPE-1 AC-1 Servers FC-ASW-1 ProductionSW Servers Building F Building A BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems.

All rights reserved. Read FilmCompany Story ƒ What are the FilmCompany’s concerns? ƒ What are the FilmCompany’s business goals? ƒ What is the staff and personnel situation of the FilmCompany? ƒ What are the FilmCompany’s constraints and requirements? ƒ How will the FilmCompany measure customer satisfaction? BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc. Cisco Public 24 .

Inc. Discuss FilmCompany Story BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Cisco Public 25 . All rights reserved.

must be a fast and reliable connection 3. Possibly consider connecting directly to the StadiumCo network. Cisco Public 26 . Wireless network access at the stadium and at Building A and Building F 5. Discuss FilmCompany Story 1. Inc. High network availability with redundant links and technology 4. High network reliability with network monitoring and security Block all unauthorized network intrusions BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Data traffic expected to increase by 80% 2. All rights reserved. QoS to support video applications 6.

Inc. All rights reserved. FilmCompany Labs Subtitle BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Cisco Public 27 .

perform a site and operations assessment of the FilmCompany Network ƒ From the assessment the Project Plan checklist is created and it becomes part of the FilmCompany portfolio ƒ The details of the project and its implementation will be developed in forthcoming labs BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. All rights reserved. Inc. Cisco Public 28 .1. Lab 2.3 Creating a Project Plan ƒ Lab objectives: Describe the Plan Phase of the network lifecycle Create a checklist with outcomes for the Plan Phase of the network lifecycle ƒ Acting as the network designers. students are to begin to develop a network project plan ƒ For the Plan Phase.

Results of Labs Between 2.3 and 5.2. Cisco Public 29 . All rights reserved.1.4 ƒ Project plan checklist ƒ Site visit plan ƒ Network user structure ƒ Design requirements ƒ Network organization diagram document ƒ Project prioritized business ƒ Current network document goals checklist ƒ Priority queue requirements for ƒ Project prioritized technical FilmCompany network requirements checklist ƒ Projected applications ƒ Project constraints checklist document for FilmCompany network ƒ Network device tables ƒ Diagram traffic flows ƒ Network topology diagram ƒ FilmCompany RFP response ƒ Router features and document expansion options ƒ Core layer diagram BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc.

create the new LAN design based on the elements listed ƒ Packet Tracer is well-suited for this lab BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Lab 5. Cisco Public 30 .2. Inc. Design requirements Existing equipment and their possible upgrades Selected LAN devices Redundancy plan ƒ Using a graphic program. All rights reserved. detail the following.4 Creating a Diagram ƒ Lab objective: Design and diagram the new FilmCompany LAN ƒ Using word processing software.

FilmCompany Branch Layout Internet DSL AC-AP AC-2 FC-CPE-1 AC-1 Servers FC-ASW-1 ProductionSW Servers Building F Building A BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 31 . Inc.

Cisco Public 32 . All rights reserved. Proposed FilmCompany Physical Layout Stadium FilmCompany Network Enterprise Network Edge2 Internet Frame Relay DSL FC-CPE-1 ISP4 BR4 FC-ASW-1 FC-ASW-2 Servers Servers ProductionSW Building F BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Inc.

Inc. Results of Labs Between 5.2. Cisco Public 33 .2.4 and 6.5 ƒ WLAN diagram ƒ Firewall rule set BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. All rights reserved.

2. Cisco Public 34 . Creating an Address Allocation Spreadsheet (Lab 6. All rights reserved. Inc. students will create an Address Allocation table using a spreadsheet program BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems.2.2.1) 2. Determining an IP Addressing Scheme (Lab 6.5) ƒ In this lab.2.2) 3. Determining the Number of IP Networks (Lab 6. Lab 6.5 Creating Addressing Plan ƒ Lab objective: Document the address assignment within the FilmCompany network ƒ One of a series of labs in which students design the IP addressing scheme for the new FilmCompany network 1.

3.2.3.168.168.3.168.168.168.3.224 /28 192. All rights reserved.62 192.254 192.168.168.126 192.127 Peripherals 192.2.168.126 192.3.168.2.1 192.168.222 192.65 192.168.128 /25 192.2.168. Cisco Public 35 .168.168.168.241 192.168.168.1.168.168.3.206 192.240 /28 192.3.168.3.129 192.3.3.225 192.3.254 192.3.3.238 192.255 BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems.168.168.3.0.2.254 192.3.192 /28 192.128 /25 192.168.129 192.191 Web_access 192.3.168. Network Network Lowest Host Highest Host Broadcast Names Address Address Address Address Voice 192.126 192.3.1 192.1.190 192.0 /24 192.1.168.207 Default 192.168.3.2.254 192.168.255 Administrative 192.2.1 192.3.1 192.168.3.3.168.0.127 Production 192.1.239 net_admin 192.255 Support 192.168.168.168.168.168.208 /28 192.168.168.168.168.3.0 /25 192.1.129 192.128 /26 192.3.63 Mobile 192.3.1.1.209 192.223 Management 192.168.168.3.168.168.255 Future 192.168.1.168.1.0 /26 192.193 192.2.127 Null 192.168.0 /25 192.3.64 /26 192.1.168.168.3.168. Inc.3.

All rights reserved.2 Creating a Test Plan for the Campus Network Create a test plan to verify the FilmCompany network design ƒ Lab 7. network designer. LAN Design Test Plan and Labs ƒ Lab 7. systems engineers. Inc.2. this type of activity is done by a team of people.6 Analyzing Results of Prototype Test Analyze the results of the testing ƒ A LAN Design Test Plan document is provided as a template to use in completing this series of labs ƒ In most organizations.5 Testing the FilmCompany Network Execute the test plan ƒ Lab 7. and field engineers BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. consisting of the account manager. Cisco Public 36 .2.2.

you should consider your classes and various ways you will teach this material ƒ Are there potential challenges and obstacles to be mindful of when using these labs? ƒ What additional support and/or explanation would be helpful to include? BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. Consider This ƒ The purpose of the practice portion of this session is to provide the instructor with the experience of working through some of the FilmCompany Case Study ƒ While working through this practice. All rights reserved. Inc. Cisco Public 37 .

Inc.4 The IP address spreadsheet created in Lab 6.5 Testing the FilmCompany Network Lab 7.5 ƒ Work through: Lab 7.2.2.6 Analyzing Results of Prototype Test BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems.2.2. Cisco Public 38 . Assignment ƒ Using the following resources: LAN Design Test Plan document The topology diagram created in Lab 5.2 Creating a Test Plan for the Campus Network Be sure to create all three test plans Lab 7. All rights reserved.2.

Discussion BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems. All rights reserved. Cisco Public 39 . Inc.

Inc. Cisco Public 40 . All rights reserved. Discussion Now that you have experienced some of the FilmCompany Case Study Labs: ƒ What retooling training should be offered to existing CCNA instructors? ƒ How does the flow of this course impact student instruction? ƒ Are there potential challenges and obstacles to be mindful of when using these labs in instructor training? ƒ What additional support and/or explanation would be helpful to include? ƒ What additional resources would you require? BRK-130T Case Studies Discovery 4 © 2008 Cisco Systems.

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