Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2

The course, Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2 (ECMS2) v2.1 elevates your knowledge of Cisco® Meraki™ technology suite. In this advanced technical training course, you’ll learn how to plan for network deployments and integrations using the Cisco Meraki platform. Through practical hands-on instruction and experiences, you will learn how to operate Meraki networks and troubleshoot complex network incidents using the Meraki Dashboard and analytics. You will also learn how to design Meraki architectures for redundancy, high-density, and scalability by implementing comprehensive Meraki product features to meet design objectives. This course is the second of two courses that prepares you for Cisco Meraki certification.

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This course will help you:

Acquire the advanced skills and techniques to plan, design, implement, and operate the complex Cisco Meraki platform for cloud-based network management.
Prepare you for the upcoming Meraki certification(s)
Who should attend
This course is ideal for those who regularly deploy or manage Meraki networks and want to deepen their technical expertise and understanding of the full Meraki product suite and features. This may include professionals with job titles or in roles such as:

Consulting Systems Engineer
Deployment Engineer
Network Administrator
Network Manager
Network Engineer
Site Reliability Engineer
Systems Engineer
Technical Solutions Architect
Wireless Design Engineer
Wireless Engineer
Before enrolling in the ECMS2 course, it is highly recommended that you have already attended and completed the ECMS1 course before attending this training. You should also have general networking understanding, Meraki-specific proficiency, and knowledge in the following areas:

General network:

Be actively engaged in the design, deployment, scaling, and management of enterprise networks
Strong fundamental knowledge of IP addressing and subnetting schemas necessary to build local area networks
Strong fundamental knowledge of dynamic routing protocols (focus/emphasis on Open Shortest Path First [OSPF] and Border Gateway Protocol [BGP])
A foundational understanding of wired and wireless Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms, packet queue operations, and practical implementations
Be experienced with the design and configuration of IPsec and associated Virtual Private Network (VPN) technologies
A foundational understanding of network security controls/protocols, network management best practices, and data security
A foundational understanding of best practice Radio Frequency (RF) design principles and practical implementations
A foundational knowledge of wireless security best practices centered around access control (802.1x) and spectrum security through Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS) and Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS)
A foundational command of standard logging/monitoring protocols (focus/emphasis on Simple Network Management Protocol [SNMP], syslog, and webhooks) and related implementation components or tools
Be familiar with and have basic knowledge of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and related languages/formats (REST, JavaScript Object Notation [JSON])
Meraki knowledge:

Be able to describe the security, reliability, and scalability of the Cisco Meraki dashboard cloud architecture and its out-of-band control plane
Fundamental understanding of Dashboard’s organizational structure, delineation of privileges, and overarching administrative processes
Be able to outline the key components of Meraki licensing (co-termination model and expiration grace period)
Have the knowledge and ability to deploy advanced security features on MX security appliances (intrusion detection/prevention, Advanced Malware Protection [AMP], Layer 3 & 7 firewall rules)
Fundamental understanding of Auto VPN and its purpose when utilized in a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) deployment
Be able to describe the concepts behind a cloud-based WLAN solution and the features that can be delivered including Layer 7 traffic shaping and various guest access authentication methods
Fundamental understanding of device profile containerization and remote management capabilities as managed through the Systems Manager platform
Fundamental understanding of the edge architecture as implemented by Meraki MV security cameras and its implications on video retention through various configurable options
The following are the recommended Cisco offerings that may help you meet these prerequisites:

Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)
Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 1 (ECMS1)
Course Objectives
After completing the course, you should be able to:

Plan new Cisco Meraki architectures and expand existing deployments
Design the network for scalable management and high availability
Describe how to automate and scale Meraki deployments with dashboard tools
Use dynamic routing protocols to expand networks and improve WAN performance
Describe proper QoS, policy and performance-based routing configurations across a Cisco Meraki network and WAN optimization through traffic shaping
Describe Virtual Private Network (VPN) and Wide Area Network (WAN) topologies and how to integrate them
Secure, expand, and shape the network
Implement switched network concepts and practices, and configure guests networks
Implement wireless configurations concepts and practices
Describe endpoint management concepts and practices using Cisco Meraki Systems Manager
Describe physical security concepts and practices
Gain network insight by monitoring applications
Describe how to prepare monitoring, logging, and alerting services
Set up reporting and auditing capabilities in the Cisco Meraki dashboard
Monitor and troubleshoot issues using Cisco Meraki tools
Outline: Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2 (ECMS2)
Planning new Cisco Meraki architectures and expanding existing deployments
Designing for scalable management and high availability
Automating and scaling Meraki deployments
Designing routing and practices on the Meraki platform
Describing Quality of Service (QoS) and traffic shaping design
Building VPN and WAN topologies
Securing, expanding, and shaping the network
Describing network concepts and practices
Implementing wireless configuration practices and concepts
Describing Endpoint management concepts and practices
Describing physical security concepts and practices
Gaining network insight through monitoring applications
Preparing monitoring, logging, and alerting services
Setting up reporting and auditing capabilities in the Cisco Meraki Dashboard
Gaining visibility and resolving issues using Meraki features and built-in troubleshooting tools