CCDA | Cisco Certified Design Associate


If you're interested in learning the fundamental and advanced techniques for designing a scalable and robust Cisco internetwork, then the Cisco Certified Design Associate - CCDA - certification is for you.

  • 1

    Globally recognised validation of your ability

    A network professional has the skills required to design routed and switched network infrastructures and services involving LAN, WAN and broadband access for businesses and organisations.

  • 2

    Great earnings

    Someone with this certification can earn on average £50,000 a year, which increases with experience.

  • 3

    Practise and prepare

    The CCDA curriculum includes designing basic campus, data centre, security, voice and wireless networks.

Your quick course guide

Certification: CCDA

Study time: Full time - six to nine days | Part time - two months

Vendor: Cisco

Provider: Skillsoft

Student support: StudentCare™

Prerequisites: CCENT or CCNA +  familiarity with basic internetworking technologies such as LAN, WAN, bridging, switching protocols and network management

Assessment: Exam based - CCDA  200-310 DESGN

Resources: Internet access and email

Ideal for:  Junior network engineer, entry level support technician, telecoms support engineer, network designer or technical consultant

Included in your modules

200-310: DESGN 3.0

  • Applying a methodology to network design
  • Structuring and modularising the network
  • Designing basic campus switched networks
  • Designing an enterprise WAN
  • Designing IP addressing for the network
  • Selecting routing protocols for a network
  • Evaluating security solutions for the network
  • Designing networks for voice transport
  • Applying basic network management design concepts

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  • 12 months unlimited access
  • Global community of peers
  • Test prep practice exam
  • Content approved by Cisco
  • Award winning training used globally by leading corporate clients

Average salary

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  • Expert career advice
  • Progress reports
  • Exam booking support
  • All UK students receive an NUS student discount card
  • Your success is our success

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