Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2 (CPLL-ECMS2-V2)

The Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2 (ECMS2) v2.0 course elevates your knowledge of the 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.

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 help prepare you for the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist certification exam.

Associated Certification: Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist

Associated Exam: 500-220 ECMS

Course Objectives

After taking this 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 VPN and WAN topologies and how to integrate them
  • Secure, expand, and shape the network
  • Implement switched network concepts and practices, and configure guest 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

Target Audience

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 engineer, site reliability engineer, systems engineer, and wireless and wireless design engineer
  • Network administrator and manager
  • Technical solutions architect

Course Prerequisites

It is highly recommended that you have already completed the ECMS1 course prior to this training. You should also have 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 OSPF and BGP)
    • A foundational understanding of wired and wireless QoS mechanisms, packet queue operations, and practical implementations
  • 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)

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)