The course, Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2 (ECMS2) v1.0 elevates your knowledge of Cisco© Meraki technology. In this advanced technical training course, you’ll learn how to plan for network deployments and integrations using the Cisco Meraki platform. Through practical hands-on instruction and experiences, you will learn how to operate Meraki networks and troubleshoot complex network incidents using the Meraki Dashboard and analytics. You will also learn how to design Meraki architectures for redundancy, high-density, and scalability by implementing comprehensive Meraki product features to meet design objectives. This course is the second of two courses that prepares you for the Cisco Meraki certification.
This course will help you:
Acquire the advanced skills and techniques to plan, design, implement, and operate the complex Cisco Meraki platform for cloud-based network management.
Prepare you to take the upcoming Meraki certification(s)
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Before enrolling in the ECMS2 course, it is highly recommended that you have already attended and completed the ECMS1 course before attending this training. You should also have general networking understanding, Meraki-specific proficiency, and knowledge in the following areas:
Be actively engaged in the design, deployment, scaling, and management of enterprise networks
Strong fundamental knowledge of IP addressing and subnetting schemas necessary to build local area networks
Strong fundamental knowledge of dynamic routing protocols (focus/emphasis on Open Shortest Path First [OSPF] and Border Gateway Protocol [BGP])
A foundational understanding of wired and wireless Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms, packet queue operations, and practical implementations
Be experienced with the design and configuration of IPsec and associated Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies
A foundational understanding of network security controls/protocols, network management best practices, and data security
A foundational understanding of best practice Radiofrequency (RF) design principles and practical implementations
Foundational knowledge of wireless security best practices centered around access control (802.1x) and spectrum security through Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS) and Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS)
A foundational command of standard logging/monitoring protocols (focus/emphasis on Simple Network Management Protocol [SNMP], Syslog, and webhooks) and related implementation components or tools
Fundamental understanding of Dashboard’s organizational structure, delineation of privileges, and overarching administrative processes
Be able to outline the key components of Meraki licensing (co-termination model and expiration grace period)
Have the knowledge and ability to deploy advanced security features on MX security appliances (intrusion detection/prevention, Advanced Malware Protection [AMP], Layer 3 & 7 firewall rules)
Fundamental understanding of Auto VPN and its purpose when utilized in a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) deployment
Be able to describe the concepts behind a cloud-based WLAN solution and the features that can be delivered including Layer 7 traffic shaping and various guest access authentication methods
Fundamental understanding of device profile containerization and remote management capabilities as managed through the Systems Manager platform
Fundamental understanding of the edge architecture as implemented by Meraki MV security cameras and its implications on video retention through various configurable options
Detailed Class Syllabus
Planning new Meraki architectures and expanding existing deployments
Designing for scalable management and high availability
Automating and scaling Meraki deployments
Routing design and practices on the Meraki platform
Implementing Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic shaping design
Architecting VPN and WAN topologies
Securing, expanding, and shaping the network
Switched network concepts and practices
Understand wireless configuration practices and concepts
Understand Endpoint management concepts and practices
Implement physical security concepts and practices
Gaining additional network insight through application monitoring
Preparing monitoring, logging, and alerting services
Setting up Dashboard reporting and auditing capabilities
Gaining visibility and resolving issues using Meraki features and built-in troubleshooting tools