Description

The Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 1 (ECMS1) v1.1 course equips you with the knowledge and skills to confidently operate Cisco Meraki solutions as a unified management system of an entire network from a centralized dashboard.

Through a full day of instruction including live demos and guided lab practice, you will learn how to implement core configurations for a full stack solution in the Meraki Dashboard and leverage essential Meraki Dashboard tools to enforce device security policies, deploy software and apps, and perform remote, live troubleshooting on managed devices. This is the first of two courses that prepare you to take the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist certification exam.

Objectives

This course will help you:
  • Learn the skills, technologies, and best practices you need to deploy Cisco Meraki solutions and operate the Meraki platform
  • Validate your knowledge and prepare to take the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist certification exam

After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Implement core configurations for a full stack solution in the Meraki Dashboard
  • Deploy foundational Meraki product features to meet basic IT requirements
  • Understand and leverage essential Meraki Dashboard tools for troubleshooting

Outline

The course contains these components:
Cloud and Dashboard
  • Describe the out-of-band control plane
  • Describe cloud-based solution benefits
  • Describe the Dashboard organizational structure
  • Design proper Dashboard segmentation and permissions
  • Describe licensing and co-termination
  • Describe and design a basic Meraki network deployment workflow

Products and Administration
  • Security appliance platform (MX)
    • Design and configure Auto-VPN
    • Design and configure traffic shaping and SD-WAN policies
    • Configure content filtering rules
    • Configure AMP and IDS/IPS
  • Switching platform (MS)
    • Configure switch ports using virtual stacking
    • Configure L3 routing using OSPF
  • WLAN platform (MR)
    • Configure SSIDs and access control settings
    • Configure and secure guest Wi-Fi
    • Design and configure traffic shaping
  • Endpoint management platform (SM)
    • Configure device configuration profiles
    • Describe the device live tools

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have earned CCNA certification or be familiar with:
  • Basic network fundamentals and building simple LANs
  • Basic IP addressing and subnets
  • Routing and switching fundamentals
  • Basic wireless networking concepts and terminology