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This 3-day Cisco course provide students with the skills to configure, optimize, and troubleshoot a Cisco Meraki solution. Students will learn how to install and optimize Meraki MX Firewalls,. Students will also learn how to configure the Meraki Dashboard Students will troubleshoot and configure the Meraki environment and learn how to diagnose and resolve user and Network issues that may arise.

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Following completion of this course, students will understand, Install, Configure, Monitor, and Troubleshoot the following:

  • Navigate and Configure the dashboard
  • Add MX/MR/MS/MV devices to the Dashboard
  • Understand and Configure Configuration Templates
  • Understand and Configure Group Policies
  • Manage/Configure/Integrate Users and Radius Policies
  • Configure, Monitor, and Troubleshoot MX Firewalls
  • Troubleshoot devices and Connectivity

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 equipmen
  • This also includes organizations looking to implement remote sites, provide a guest wireless solution, and collect user analytics

None required

Course Overview

Module 1: Introduction to Meraki

  • The Meraki Mission
  • Cisco Meraki: Bringing the Cloud to Enterprise Networks
  • Cloud-Managed Networking Architecture
  • Benefits of a Cloud-Based Solution
  • The Meraki Full Stack: New and Unique Value Proposition
  • Meraki Deployment – How it works
  • Why Customers Choose Meraki
  • Meraki MS Switches Overview
  • Meraki MX Security Appliances Overview
  • Meraki SD-WAN Overview
  • Meraki MR Wireless Access Points Overview
  • Cisco Meraki Systems Manager Overview
  • Cisco Meraki MV Vision Security Cameras Overview
  • Meraki API Overview
  • Meraki Licensing
  • Enterprise Support
  • Cisco Meraki Documentation

Module 2: Cloud Management with the Meraki Dashboard

  • The Cisco Meraki Dashboard
  • Dashboard: Organizational Structure
  • Out-of-band Cloud Management
  • Loss of Connectivity to the Cisco Meraki Cloud
  • Meraki Dashboard Logins
  • Create Dashboard Accounts and Organization
  • MSP Logins – Manage Multiple Organizations
  • Modify an Organization
  • View Organizations Health
  • Meraki Dashboard Best Practices
  • Dashboard Search
  • Meraki Help
  • Organizational Wide Settings
    •  Configure
      • Configuring Organizational Wide Settings
      • Using Configuration Sync to View and Copy Settings
      • Administrators
      • Configuring and Monitoring Licensing
      • Creating Bulk Networks
      • Creating and Managing Networks (sites)
      • Managing the Meraki Inventory
    •  Monitor
      • Overview
      • Monitoring the Change log
      • Monitoring Login Attempts
      • Monitoring the Security Center
      • Using Location Analytics
      • Monitoring VPN Status
      • Scheduling and Managing Firmware
      • Using the Summary Report
    • Create and Manage Configuration Templates
      • Understand Configuration Templates
      • VLAN Templates
      • Attach Network to Configuration Templates
  • Network Wide Settings
    •  Configure
      • Configuring Network Wide General Settings
        • Traffic Analysis
        • Location and Scanning
        • Configuring CloudShark for Capturing Traffic
        • Manage the Local Status Page
        • Manage Syslog, SNMP, Location, and NetFlow Services
        • Managing Network Admins and Guest Ambassadors
        • Managing Network Users
        • Managing Port Management Privileges
        • Configuring Group Policies
        • Adding Devices to the Network
      • Monitoring Networks
        • Monitoring Clients
        • Monitoring Traffic Analytics
        • Displaying and Exploring the Meraki Topology
        • Performing Packet Captures
        • Using the event Log to Perform Troubleshooting

Module 3: Meraki MX Security

  • Benefits of a Cloud Managed Solution
  • Threat Management Solution
  • Advanced Security Licenses
  • Reliable, Cost Effective Connectivity with Meraki SD-WAN
  • Site-to-Site VPN (Auto VPN)
  • High Availability and Path Redundancy
  • Application-Aware Intelligent Path Control
  • Traffic Monitoring and Analytics
  • Integrating Active Directory
  • Cisco Meraki MX Models and Features
    • MX 64/65/84/100/200/250/400/600 Models
    • Virtual MX for Amazon Web Services & Microsoft Azure
    • Teleworker Z1/Z3
  • Configuring the Local Status Page
  • Adding Appliance to Network
  • Device Configuration
  • Configuring the Warm Spare Feature
  • Device Tags & Notes
  • Configuring Addressing & VLANs
    • Pass-Through or VPN Concentrator Mode vs NAT Mode
    • Creating VLANs
    • Creating Layer 3 Interfaces
    • Creating Static Routes
    • Using Dynamic Routing Protocols
      • OSPF and BGP
  • DHCP Server Configuration and Options
  • Meraki Firewall Configuration
    • Firewall Basics
    • Layer 3 vs Layer 7 Firewall
    • Firewall Outbound Rules
    • Cellular Firewall Failover Rules
    • Security Appliance Services
    • Layer 7 Firewall Rules
    • Content Filtering
      • Adult Content Filtering
      • Gaming Content Filtering
      • Social Site Content Filtering
    • Geo-IP Based Firewalling
    • Nat Configuration
    • Bonjour Forwarding
  • Meraki Site-to-Site VPN
    • What is VPN
    • Site-to-Site Hub Configuration
      • Hub Configuration
        • Hub Configuration with an Exit Hub
      • Spoke Configuration
        • Split Tunnel vs Full Tunnel
      • Non-Meraki VPN Peers
      • VPN Firewall Rules
      • Monitor VPN Status
  • One Arm VPN Concentrator Configuration
    • OSPF Configuration
    • BGP Configuratio
  • Meraki Client VPN
    • Enable Client VPN
    • Configure Client VPN
    • Client VPN Authentication Methods
    • VPN Clients
  • Meraki Active Directory Integration
    • Active Directory Authentication
    • Active Directory integration with Group Policy
  • Meraki Access Control
    • Radius (2)
    • Facebook
    • Third Party (Google)
  • Meraki Splash Page Configuration
  • Configuring Access Policies
  • Teleworker VPN / L3 Roaming


Lab 1: Configuring the Organization

  • Configure Organizational Settings
  • Add All Devices to Organization
  • Create Networks
  • Manage Network-Wide Settings
  • Create group Policies
  • Manage Firmware Upgrades
  • Create Templates
  • Manage VLAN Templates
  • Bind Templates to Networks

Lab 2: Configuring MX Appliances and Z3 Teleworker Devices

  • Configure MX Appliance and Configure Z3 Appliance
    • Setup VLANs and Layer 3 Interfaces
    • Setup a VPN Concentrator
    • Setup and Manage DHCP Settings
    • Configure Layer 3 Firewall Settings
    • Configure Layer 7 Firewall Settings
    • Configure Content Filtering
    • Configure Traffic Shaping
    • Configure SDWAN Feature and traffic Distribution
    • Configure Site-to-site VPN
    • Configure Client VPN
    • Integrate Active Directory with Group Policy Settings
    • Create Traffic Shaping Policies
    • Configure Access control with Radius and ISE
    • Create and Configure Splash Pages
  • MX Appliances and Z3 Verification and Troubleshooting
    • Verify and Trouble Shoot Appliance Status
    • Verify and Trouble Shoot Site to Site VPN
    • Verify and Trouble Shoot Firewall Settings
    • Check the Routing Table
    • Use the Tools
    • Trouble shooting with Packet Capture

Installing and Configuring Meraki MX Security Appliances (ICM-MXSA-CT)