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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Scaling Networks

Chapter Description

This chapter introduces strategies that can be used to systematically design a highly functional network, such as the hierarchical network design model, the Cisco Enterprise Architecture, and appropriate device selections.

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The following activities provide practice with the topics introduced in this chapter. The Labs and Class Activities are available in the companion Introduction to Scaling Networks Lab Manual (ISBN 978-1-58713-325-1). The Packet Tracer Activities PKA files are found in the online course.

Class Activities

  • Class Activity Network by Design
  • Class Activity Layered Network Design Simulation


  • Lab Selecting Switching Hardware

Packet Tracer Activities

  • Packet Tracer Comparing 2960 and 3560 Switches
  • Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge
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