Duration: 3 days
Version: 2.2

Continuing Education credits: 24 points

Schedule of CLC-eligible Courses: here
Price in Cisco Learning Credits (CLCs): 28
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The Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2 (ECMS2) is an instructor-led or virtual-instructor led course, that helps prepare you for roles focused on implementing, securing, and managing Cisco Meraki based networks from a centralized dashboard. 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 earns you 24 Continuing Education (CE) credits towards recertification.

This course helps prepare you to take the 500-220 ECMS Exam: Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist.

This course will help you:
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Cisco Meraki platform,
  • Develop expertise in designing, implementing, and securing Cisco Meraki networks,
  • Operate and manage networks using Cisco Meraki’s cloud-based tools and features,
  • Apply advanced monitoring and troubleshooting techniques


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • 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 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 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.


Course Outline:
● 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
  • Lab outline:
  • Configuring the Cisco Meraki Dashboard
  • Enable advanced features and optimize networking
  • Troubleshooting the network using the Cisco Meraki Dashboard
  • Configure tags, links 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 SSIDs, 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

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before taking this training, you should have earned a CCNA certification or be familiar with:
  • Basic network fundamentals and building simple LANs
  • Basic network fundamentals, including building simple LANs, 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 (OSPF and BGP)
  • Understanding of wired and wireless Quality of Service (QoS) mechanisms, IPsec VPN technologies, and network security controls
  • Familiarity with RF design principles, wireless security best practices, and standard logging/monitoring protocols (SNMP, syslog, webhooks)
  • Basic knowledge of APIs and related languages/formats (REST, JSON)

The following recommended Cisco offerings may help you meet these prerequisites:
This course 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 Engineer
  • Deployment Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Engineer
  • Network Manager
  • Site Reliability Engineer
  • Systems Engineer
  • Technical Solutions Architect
  • Wireless Design Engineer
  • Wireless Engineer

Associated certifications