Authorized Self-Study Guide Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH), Second Edition

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Authorized Self-Study Guide

Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH)

Second Edition

Foundation learning for ARCH exam 642-873

Keith Hutton

Mark Schofield

Diane Teare

Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH), Second Edition, is a Cisco®-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCDP® foundation learning. This book provides you with knowledge of the latest developments in network design and technologies, including network infrastructure, intelligent network services, and converged network solutions. By reading this book, you will gain a thorough understanding of issues and considerations for fundamental infrastructure services, including security, network management, QoS, high availability, bandwidth use optimization through IP multicasting, and design architectures for network solutions such as voice over WLAN and e-commerce.

Whether you are preparing for CCDP certification or simply want to gain a better understanding of modular campus and edge network design and strategic solutions for enterprise networks such as storage area networking, virtual private networking, advanced addressing and routing, and data centers, you will benefit from the foundation information presented in this book.

Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH), Second Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit

Keith Hutton is a lead architect for Bell Canada in the enterprise customer space. Keith still retains his certified Cisco instructor accreditation, as well as the CCDP, CCNP®, and CCIP® certifications.

Mark Schofield has been a network architect at Bell Canada for the past six years. During the past five years, he has been involved in the design, implementation, and planning of large national networks for Bell Canada's federal government customers.

Diane Teare is a professional in the networking, training, project management, and e-learning fields. She has more than 20 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting network hardware and software, and has been involved in teaching, course design, and project management.

  • Learn about the Cisco SONA framework, enterprise campus architecture, and PPDIOO network life-cycle approach

  • Review high availability designs and implement optimal redundancy

  • Plan scalable EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP designs

  • Implement advanced WAN services

  • Evaluate design considerations in the data center core, aggregation, and access layers

  • Design storage area networks (SANs) and extend the SAN with various protocols

  • Design and tune an integrated e-commerce architecture

  • Integrate firewall, NAC, and intrusion detection/prevention into your network design

  • Design IPsec and SSL remote access VPNs

  • Deploy IP multicast and multicast routing

  • Incorporate voice over WLAN in the enterprise network

  • Utilize the network management capabilities inherent in Cisco IOS® software

  • This volume is in the Certification Self-Study Series offered by Cisco Press®. Books in this series provide officially developed self-study solutions to help networking professionals understand technology implementations and prepare for the Cisco Career Certifications examinations.

    Category: Network Design

    Covers: ARCH exam 642-873

    Product information

    • Title: Authorized Self-Study Guide Designing Cisco Network Service Architectures (ARCH), Second Edition
    • Author(s): Keith Hutton, Mark Schofield, Diane Teare
    • Release date: December 2008
    • Publisher(s): Cisco Press
    • ISBN: 9781587058431