Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2(ECMS2)

Duration: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2(ECMS2) Course Overview:

The Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2 (ECMS2) v2.1 course builds upon your existing knowledge of the Cisco Meraki technology suite and takes your understanding to an advanced level. This course provides comprehensive technical training on planning network deployments and integrations using the Cisco Meraki platform.

Through practical hands-on instruction and experiences, you will gain the skills necessary to operate Meraki networks and troubleshoot complex network incidents using the Meraki Dashboard and analytics. The course also focuses on designing Meraki architectures for redundancy, high-density, and scalability. You will learn how to leverage the full range of Meraki product features to meet design objectives and create robust network solutions.

It is important to note that this course is the second of two courses designed to prepare you for Cisco Meraki certification. By completing both courses, you will have elevated your knowledge and skills in Cisco Meraki technology and be well-prepared for the certification exam.

How you’ll benefit
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 enroll
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

Technology areas
● Networking


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

● 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

● Configure Tags, Link Aggregation, Port Mirroring, and High-Density SSIDs
● Configure routing on the Cisco Meraki Platform
● Configure QoS, Traffic Shaping, and Load Balancing
● Configure Network Security
● Configure Access Policies and Wireless Guest Access
● Configure SSIDSs, RF Profiles and Air Marshal
● Implement Endpoint Management
● Deploy and Configure Physical Security Devices
● Enable Alerts and Configure Monitoring and Reporting
● Enable Reporting and Auditing, and Manage Firmware
● Troubleshoot a Cisco Meraki Network

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, Merakispecific 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
● 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)
● 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
● 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
● 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)

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