CCDE Practice Design Scenarios
CCDE Practice Design Scenarios
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CCDE Practice Design Scenarios

Last updated on 2018-10-26

About the Book

As we all know, the CCDE is not a greenfield design exam where you can always apply best practices that you read in many books and white papers. Instead you will deal with large scale networks and you are expected to redesign, optimize and integrate large scale networks to meet customers’ business needs to support certain design and business objectives.

This CCDE Practical Exam, Practice Scenarios Book leverages one of the best and most proven ways to prepare your mindset, design approach and logic. The practice scenarios (Three full scenarios 'over 150 pages' and more to come) designed specifically to help CCDE candidates to practice their abilities to:

  • Identify business, application and technical requirements
  • Identify missing information and requirements
  • Make design decisions by, selecting optimal and sub-optimal design options
  • Identify design issues, design constrains and then recommend design optimization options
  • Build business driven detailed designs
  • Identify your study and knowledge gaps
  • Deal with different information analysis and question answering techniques.
  • Deal with merger, acquisition and migration design use cases

The ultimate goal of this book is to practice the aforementioned points, and ensure the CCDE candidate is prepared with the expected designer mindset and approach. As well as, to be familiar, with design scenarios in a CCDE style (without breaching the exam NDA)

Last but not least, special 'Thanks' to Daniel Dib (CCIE, CCDE), Mohammed Haddad (3x CCIE, CCDE) & Diptanshu Singh (3x CCIE, CCDE) for providing their expert technical knowledge and Real Design Expertise as the technical reviewers of this book content. Also Thanks to Jason Gooley, for the Reader Testimonial provided below.

About the Author

Marwan Alshawi
Marwan Alshawi

CCDE No. 20130066 – CiscoPress author (author of the Top Cisco Certifications’ Design Books “CCDE Study Guide & the upcoming CCDP Arch 4th Edition”). He is Experienced Technical Networking, Cloud and Business Architect. Marwan has been in the networking industry for more than 12 years and has been involved in architecting, designing, and implementing various large-scale networks, some of which are global service provider-grade networks. Marwan holds a Master of Science degree in internetworking from the University of Technology, Sydney. Marwan enjoys helping and assessing others, Therefore, he was selected as a Cisco Designated VIP by the Cisco Support Community (CSC) (official Cisco Systems forums) in 2012, and by the Solutions and Architectures subcommunity in 2014. In addition, Marwan was selected as a member of the Cisco Champions program in 2015 and 2016. Also, he holds other industry certifications such as Google Cloud Architect and AWS solutions architect.

Reader Testimonials

Jason Gooley
Jason Gooley

Technical Solutions Architect - WW Enterprise Networking Sales at Cisco - CCIEx2

Awesome book! The scenarios are really well constructed and the diagrams are very detailed. The book targets the proper level of complexity for CCDE! What a great resource to help you practice your design skills!

Daniel Dib
Daniel Dib

Sr. Network Architect at Conscia Netsafe | CCIE & CCDE

Book reviewer: This will be a good read for all CCDE candidates or for anyone interested in design and architecture.

Andre Laurent, 3xCCIE/CCDE
Andre Laurent, 3xCCIE/CCDE

WW Director of Engineering for Enterprise Networking Sales at Cisco

Absolutely recommend investing in any content that Marwan develops. I can tell you that he has been working on various aspects of this project for the last several years

M. Haddad
M. Haddad

Systems Engineer @ Cisco 3x CCIE CCDE

Book reviewer: Great scenarios that provide real feeling of the exam workflow. I enjoyed reviewing it and I am happy to see that is now available online!

Table of Contents

  • Scenario 1 - Global Enterprise Network Design
  • Scenario 2 - Complex Global Enterprise Network Design
  • Scenario 3 - Global Service Provider Network Design

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