Chapter 1. The Cisco Enterprise Architecture

Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to

• Explain the Cisco enterprise architecture

• Describe how the Cisco enterprise architecture is used to design enterprise networks

• Explain the Cisco six-phase network lifecycle methodology: prepare, plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize

The Cisco enterprise architecture is a methodology configured for network engineers to design scalable robust infrastructures to support today’s complicated business applications. When implemented correctly, the design methodology provides a foundation that is easily scalable with both tactical and strategic support for business applications. This architecture includes not only design and implementation guidelines ...

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