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Cisco Networking Academy Connecting Networks Companion Guide: Hierarchical Network Design

Chapter Description

This chapter introduces network design concepts, principles, models, and architectures. It covers the benefits that are obtained by using a systematic design approach.

Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the glossary.

  • small network page 3
  • medium-size network page 3
  • large network page 3
  • access layer page 6
  • distribution layer page 7
  • core layer page 9
  • three-tier hierarchical design page 10
  • two-tier hierarchical design page 10
  • collapsed core page 10
  • modular network design page 11
  • Cisco Enterprise Architecture model page 14
  • enterprise campus module page 15
  • enterprise edge module page 17
  • SP edge module page 18
  • enterprise branch module page 21
  • enterprise teleworker module page 22
  • enterprise data center module page 22
  • Cisco Borderless Network Architecture page 24
  • Cisco Collaboration Architecture page 25
  • Cisco Data Center/Virtualization Architecture page 26
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