New Training: Explain The Hierarchical Network Model
In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish teaches you about the hierarchical network model. Gain an understanding of the campus architecture, the access, distribution, and core layers, and more. Watch this new Cisco training.
Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Enterprise Core
This training includes:
- 8 videos
- 41 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- The Hierarchical Network Model
- The Enterprise Campus Architecture
- The Access Layer
- The Distribution Layer
- The Core Layer
- The Modular Network
- Review and Quiz
The Three Layers Of The Hierarchical Network Model
The Hierarchical Network Model is a roadmap for planning network deployment developed by Cisco. It's a network model that has been around for many years and is in widespread use. The Hierarchical Network Model is designed to implement deterministic networks that are reliable, scalable, and cost-efficient. Let's take a look at it.
This networking model generally consists of three layers:
The access layer is the edge of the network that is responsible for connecting host devices like smartphones and laptops. This layer requires the most attention and includes things like network discovery, security, application control like QoS, and the physical infrastructure like POE.
The distribution layer is like the highway of the network. It's responsible for moving traffic from point A to point B.
The core layer is the backbone of the network. It connects the various pieces of the distribution layers. This layer needs to be fast and reliable. It's the keystone of the network.
The complexity of each of these layers will depend on the size of the network.