Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions (ECMS) v1.0

Access Duration: 180 days

Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist

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Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions (ECMS) v1.0

Continuing Education Credits: 24

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Self-Paced Training

Access Duration: 180 days



The Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions training helps prepare you for roles focused on implementing, securing, and managing Cisco Meraki based networks from a centralized dashboard.

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Topics covered include Cisco Meraki’s cloud-based solutions, understanding of network security protocols, design of scalable architectures, and application of troubleshooting strategies.

This training prepares you for the 500-220 ECMS v1.0 exam. If passed, you earn the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist certification.

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Course Objectives

  • Describe the process of planning new Cisco Meraki architectures and expanding existing deployments
  • Design networks for scalable management and high availability
  • Implement dynamic routing protocols to expand networks and improve Wide-Area Network (WAN) performance
  • Configure Quality of Service (QoS), policy, and performance-based routing configurations across a Cisco Meraki network
  • Optimize WAN performance through traffic shaping and WAN optimization techniques
  • Deploy secure multi-cloud solutions using the Cisco Meraki platform
  • Implement network security protocols and access control measures
  • Configure and troubleshoot wireless networks using Cisco Meraki wireless solutions Utilize Cisco Meraki Dashboard tools to monitor and troubleshoot network behavior
  • Design and implement Virtual Private Network (VPN) and WAN topologies using Cisco Meraki solutions
  • Automate and scale Cisco Meraki deployments with dashboard tools
  • Describe best practices for network monitoring, logging, and alerting in a Cisco Meraki environment
  • Implement physical security measures and devices using Cisco Meraki solutions
  • Describe endpoint management concepts and practices within a Cisco Meraki network
  • Customize dashboards and alerts for effective network management
  • Generate comprehensive reports on network performance and security
  • Apply troubleshooting techniques to find and resolve network issues promptly

Target Audience

This training is designed for anyone seeking the Cisco Meraki Solution Specialist certification. The training provides foundational knowledge and skills to engineer Cisco Meraki solutions, including cloud management, design, implementation, monitoring, troubleshooting, and the comprehensive features of the Cisco Meraki product suite.

The job roles best suited to the material in this training are:

  • Consulting Systems Engineers
  • Deployment Engineers
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Engineers
  • Network Managers
  • Site Reliability Engineers
  • Systems Engineers
  • Technical Solutions Architects
  • Wireless Design Engineers
  • Wireless Engineers

Course Prerequisites

Before taking this offering, you should have earned a Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) certification or be familiar with:

  • Basic network fundamentals and building simple Local Area Networks (LANs)
  • Basic network fundamentals, including building simple LANs, Internet Protocol (IP) addressing, and subnetting
  • Routing and switching fundamentals
  • Basic wireless networking concepts and terminology
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of IP addressing, subnetting, and dynamic routing protocols (Open Shortest Path First [OSPF] and Border Gateway Protocol [BGP])
  • Understanding of wired and wireless QoS mechanisms, IPsec VPN technologies, and network security controls
  • Familiarity with Radio Frequency (RF) design principles, wireless security best practices, and standard logging/monitoring protocols (Simple Network Management Protocol [SNMP], syslog, webhooks)
  • Basic knowledge of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and related languages/formats (Representational State Transfer [REST], JavaScript Object Notation [JSON])

The following recommended Cisco offerings may help you meet these prerequisites:

  • Implementing and Administering Cisco Solutions (CCNA)
  • Implementing and Operating Cisco Enterprise Network Core Technologies (ENCOR)


Associated Certification: Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist

Associated Exam: 500-220 ECMS

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