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Exam 200-310 : Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions (DESGN)

This program focuses on the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for professionals entering the specialization of network design or working as an apprentice to a more experienced network design engineer.

This exam indicates a foundation or apprentice knowledge of network design for the Cisco converged networks based on Borderless Network Architecture. CCDA certified professionals can design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN/WAN technologies for SMB or basic enterprise campus and branch networks.


The student must have cleared Exam 100-105 : Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (ICND1) v3.0.  This is the minimum of requirements.

But it is strongly recommended that learners have the following skills before attending the DESGN program:
  • Cisco CCNA level knowledge
  • Practical experience deploying and operating networks built with Cisco network devices and Cisco IOS software

At Program Completion

After completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe and apply network design methodologies
  • Describe and apply network design concepts of modularity and hierarchy
  • Design a resilient and scalable Campus network
  • Design a resilient and scalable connectivity between parts of your Enterprise network
  • Design connectivity to the Internet and internal routing for your network
  • Integrate collaboration and wireless infrastructure into your core network
  • Create scalable IPv4 and IPv6 addressing
  • Describe what software defined networks are and describe example solutions

Skills Measured

The following information provides general guidelines for the content likely to be included on the exam. 

  • Exam 200-310 Topics PDFDesign Methodologies [15%]
  • Design Objectives [20%]
  • Addressing and Routing Protocols in an Existing Network [20%]
  • Enterprise Network Design [20%]
  • Considerations for Expanding an Existing Network [25%]

However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes the guidelines below may change at any time without notice.  You are advised to consult here for information about latest CCDA Exam Topics.

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