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5 Days
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This course familiarizes individuals with networking concepts and demonstrates how to effectively use Meraki products to build a comprehensive network.

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Course Objectives

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Course Outline

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  • Describe Cisco ISE architecture, installation, and distributed deployment options
  • Configure Network Access Devices (NADs), policy components, and basic authentication and authorization policies in Cisco ISE
  • Implement Cisco ISE web authentication and guest services
  • Deploy Cisco ISE profiling, posture and client provisioning services
  • Describe administration, monitoring, troubleshooting, and TrustSec SGA security
  • Configure device administration using TACACS+ in Cisco ISE

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • IT Staff and Managers
  • Network and systems personnel and engineers
  • Small to mid-sized organizations that require fundamental knowledge on networking terms/concepts and configuration guidance for Meraki equipment.
  • This also includes organizations looking to implement remote sites, provide a guest wireless solution, and collect user analytics.

None required

Course Overview

  •  Agenda
  • Introductions
  • Objectives

Cisco/Meraki Product Line Introduction

• Switching
• Wireless LAN
• Security
• Camera

Cisco/Meraki Cloud Management

• Introduction to cloud management
• What traffic is sent to the cloud?
• What happens if we lose connectivity to the cloud?
• The dashboard and navigation
• Organizations & Networks – what is the difference and how to use them
• System-wide parameters (organization parameters)
• Basic Monitoring
• Basic Configuration
• Inventory and Licensing
Lab Exercise 2
• Create an Organization and give student login IDs permission – Instructor Only
• Explore the Dashboard
• Add items to inventory
• Create Networks and add items to the network

Cisco/Meraki Switching

• Review switching basics
• How a switch works (MAC addresses / Frames, etc.)
• Port Speeds and Port Types (speed/duplex, uplinks, copper, fiber, etc.)
• Trunking (802.1q)
• Review Meraki L2 Switch Models
• Configuring Meraki Switches
• Port
• Trunk?
• Labels?
• Tags?
• Reviewing dashboard statistics
• Troubleshooting / Diagnostics
Lab Exercise 3
• Basic Switch Configuration (switching)
• Basic Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
 Locate client/MAC address
 Review node utilization/behavior
 Review the event log
 Tools

Cisco/Meraki Routing

• Review routing basic (IP Addresses, Networks and Masks, OSPF, etc.)
• Review Meraki L3 switch Models
• Configuring Meraki Switches for Routing
• Inter VLAN routing
• OSPF routing (to shared router resource)
• Reviewing dashboard statistics
• Lab Exercise 4
• Basic Switch Configuration (routing)
 Inter VLAN routing
 OSPF routing

Cisco/Meraki Firewalls/Security

• Review firewall basics
• How a firewall works
• Block everything? Block only bad thing?
• Etc.
• Meraki Firewall Model Review
• Configuring a Meraki Firewall
• First time configuration / Manual configuration to Internet
• DHCP for clients
• Internet Access – NAT/PAT
• Addressing and VLANs
• Firewall
• VPN (site-to-site, client)
• Active directory integration and identity group policies
• Traffic shaping
• AMP and IPS
• Content Filtering
• Access Control / Splash Page
• Wireless Concentrator
• AWS Connectivity
• Reviewing dashboard statistics
Lab Exercise 5
• Basic Firewall Configuration
 Initial IP addressing
 Name/location
• Threat Protection
 Turn on AMP and IPS
 Modify rule sets and show some behaviors/alerts
• Content Filtering and Traffic Shaping
 Block/allow certain web sites
 Block/allow certain categories of sites
 Restrict b/w for certain types of applications
• Access Control / Splash Page
 Turn on access control and show a splash page to gain access
• Site-to-Site VPN
 Create a full mesh of the pods using VPN configuration
• User VPN
 Configure a user VPN and connect into the network via the dynamic URL

Cisco/Meraki Wireless

• Review Wireless Basics
• 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
• Frequency
• Signal propagation and interference issues
• Guest vs. Trusted users
• Air Marshall
• Meraki Wireless Product Review
• Configuring Access Points
 b/w limit
 client IP assignment
 access control
 etc.
• access control
• Radio settings
• Reviewing dashboard statistics
Lab Exercise 6
• Basic AP configuration
 Name
 Place on a map
 Set it up for auto RRM (technically not the term Meraki uses)
 Create trusted SSID
• Configure AP for Guest use
 Splash page
 Access control
 Limited hours
 Traffic shaping
• Using the heat map and locating devices

Cisco/Meraki Dashboard Administration

• Creating and implementing maps
• Summary Report and Auto Generation Reports
• Adding administrators and tweaking security levels
• Using Tags and Configuring Alerting (SNMP, email)
• Adding admins, configuring reports, and alerts
• Firmware Management
• Configuring Authentication
• AD
• Google
• Facebook
• Okta
Lab Exercise 7
• Configuring external authentication
 Switching
• Access policies
• Port scheduling
• IPv4 ACLs
• Configuring Group Policies
 configuring group policies and switching restrictions
 Using Configuration Templates
• Device Replacement
• Location Analytics
• Other advanced analytics
• Packet Capture

IP Cameras
• MV21 vs MV71
• Installing Cameras
• Adding Cameras to the Dashboard
• Managing MV Cameras
o Focusing Cameras
o Motion-based Retention
o Troubleshooting IR Reflection
o HTTP Live Streaming
o Video Retention
o Scheduled Recording
• Troubleshooting Cameras

Lab Exercise 8
• Configuring MV Camera
• Setup Streaming
• Manage Recording

Meraki Communications

o QoS at the Switch Level
o QoS on the MX Security Appliance
o QoS on the ISR
• Voice Security
o Access Control MS
o Content Control MX
• Deploying Meraki MC74  Phones
• Deploying Cisco IP Phones to CUCM
• Deploying Voice Features
o Programming Features
o Setting up Voice Mail
o Creating an IVR
o Call Parking
o Broadcast Announcement Groups
o Conference Rooms
o Call Groups (Hunt Groups)
o Call Forwarding
o Music on Hold
o E911
o Headsets
• End User
o Configuring and Using the Phone Portal
o Managing personal Voicemail Greetings
o Ad-hoc Conferences
o Adding Phone Favorites
o Sending Voicemails to Email
o Managing personal Voicemail Greetings
o Locking Phones with a Passcode
o Using the Meraki Click-to-Call Browser Extension

Lab Exercise 9
• Configuring Voice Communications
• Configuring Voice Features

Meraki SDWAN
• What is SD-WAN?
• Concentrator Mode
o One-Armed Concentrator
o NAT Mode Concentrator
• VPN Topology
o Split Tunnel
o Full Tunnel
o Hub and Spoke
o VPN Mesh
o Datacenter Redundancy (DC-DC Failover)
• Warm Spare (High Availability) for VPN concentrators
• Connection Monitor
• SD-WAN Technologies
o Dual-Active VPN uplinks
o Policy-based Routing
o Dynamic Path Selection
 Performance Probes
• High-level architecture
o SD-WAN Objectives
o Example Topology
o High Level Traffic Flow
• Failover Times
• Datacenter Deployment
o Deploying a one-armed concentrator
o Dashboard Configuration
 NAT traversal
 Adding warm spare
• Topology
• Behavior
• Dashboard Configuration
 Configuring OSPF Route Advertisement
• Behavior
• Dashboard Configuration
o Other Datacenter Configuration
 MX IP Assignment
 Upstream Considerations
• Routing
• Firewall considerations
o Datacenter Redundancy (DC-DC Failover)
• Branch Deployment
o Configuring AutoVPN at the branch
 Prerequisites
• WAN Interface Configuration
• Subnet Configuration
 Configuring AutoVPN
• Configuring Hub and Spoke VPN
• Configuring Allowed Networks
• NAT Traversal
o Adding performance and policy rules
 Best for VoIP
 Load Balance Video
 PbR with Performance Failover for Web traffic
 Layer 7 Classification
• Best for VoIP

Meraki Support

• Getting support for Meraki
• Finding the Right Documentation
• Posting in the Community
• Troubleshooting Meraki Connectivity Issues
• Resetting Devices


Implementing and Configuring Meraki Technologies (ICMT-CT)