Exam 640-861 has been retired by Cisco and is no longer available for testing.
If you're still using equipment covered by the retired 640-861 exam, however, this training continues to hold significant on-the-job reference value.
There's an old saying that goes "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." Designing for Cisco Internetwork Solutions helps you learn how to plan a LAN/WAN infrastructure using analysis and modeling techniques to design a network using Cisco components.
This CCDA training is cutting edge and focuses on the newest Cisco PDIOO (Plan, Design, Implement, Operate, Optimize) analysis and methodology as well as teaching Cisco Enterprise Composite Network Modeling as the next generation beyond the Cisco 3-layer Design (Access/Distribution/Core). You'll learn modular analysis and modeling along with the newest multilayer switching technology, routing essentials, IP telephony, IP addressing with NAT and IPv6, Management and more.
Instructor Michael Shannon has broken the topics down into easy to understand segments filled with information that you can readily put to use on the job. If you are already certified as a CCNA, this training will give you a lot of background and theory on network design to make you a more knowledgeable and effective IT professional.
A basic understanding of Cisco networking such as a CCNA certification or equivalent knowledge is recommended before viewing these videos.