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Implementing and Configuring Meraki Technologies v1.0 (ICMT-CT)

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Course Content

This course familiarizes individuals with networking concepts and demonstrates how to effectively use Meraki products to build a comprehensive network.

Course is also available for purchase with CLCs: 43.

Who should attend

  • IT Staff and Managers
  • Network and systems personnel and engineers
  • Small to mid-sized organizations that require fundamental knowledge on networking terms/concepts and configuration guidance for Meraki equipment.

This also includes organizations looking to implement remote sites, provide a guest wireless solution, and collect user analytics

Course Objectives

  • Deploy and Manage a Meraki Network using the Meraki Dashboard
  • Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Troubleshoot Meraki MS Switches
  • Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Troubleshoot Meraki MR Wireless Access Points
  • Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Troubleshoot Meraki MX Firewall Appliances
  • Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Troubleshoot Meraki MV IP Video Cameras
  • Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Troubleshoot Meraki MC Phones
  • Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Troubleshoot Meraki Systems Manager
  • Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Troubleshoot Meraki SDWAN ICMT

Outline: Implementing and Configuring Meraki Technologies v1.0 (ICMT-CT)

Module 1: Cisco/Meraki Product Line Introduction

  • MS - Switching
  • MR - Wireless LAN
  • MX - Security
  • MV – Camera
  • MC - Voice
  • SD-WAN

Module 2: Cisco/Meraki Cloud Management

  • Introduction to cloud management
    • What traffic is sent to the cloud?
    • What happens if we lose connectivity to the cloud?
  • The dashboard and navigation
  • Organizations & Networks – what is the difference and how to use them
  • System-wide parameters (organization parameters)
    • Basic Monitoring
    • Basic Configuration
    • Inventory and Licensing

Module 3 Cisco/Meraki Dashboard Administration

  • Creating and implementing maps
  • Summary Report and Auto Generation Reports
  • Adding administrators and tweaking security levels
  • Using Tags and Configuring Alerting (SNMP, email)
  • Adding admins, configuring reports, and alerts
  • Firmware Management
  • Configuring Authentication
    • AD
    • Google
    • Facebook
    • RADIUS
  • Lab 1
    • Create an Organization and give student login IDs permission – Instructor Only
    • Explore the Dashboard
    • Add items to inventory
    • Create Networks and add items to the network
  • Lab 2
    • Configuring external authentication
      • Switching
        • Access policies
        • Port scheduling
        • IPv4 ACLs
    • Configuring Group Policies
      • Configuring group policies and switching restrictions
      • Using Configuration Templates
    • Device Replacement
    • Location Analytics
    • Other advanced analytics

Module 4: Cisco/Meraki Switching

  • Review switching basics
    • How a switch works (MAC addresses / Frames, etc.)
    • Port Speeds and Port Types (speed/duplex, uplinks, copper, fiber, etc.)
    • Trunking (802.1q)
  • Review Meraki L2 Switch Models
  • Configuring Meraki Switches
    • Port
    • Trunk?
    • Labels?
    • Tags?
    • Reviewing dashboard statistics
  • Troubleshooting / Diagnostics
  • Lab 3
    • Basic Switch Configuration (switching)
    • Basic Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
      • Locate client/MAC address
      • Review node utilization/behavior
      • Review the event log
      • Tools
      • Packet Capture?

Module 5: Cisco/Meraki Routing

  • Review routing basic (IP Addresses, Networks and Masks, OSPF, etc.)
  • Review Meraki L3 switch Models
  • Configuring Meraki Switches for Routing
    • Inter VLAN routing
    • OSPF routing (to shared router resource)
    • Reviewing dashboard statistics
  • Lab 4
    • Switch Configuration (routing)
      • VLAN
      • Trunking
      • Inter VLAN routing
      • OSPF routing?

Module 6: Cisco/Meraki Wireless

  • Review Wireless Basics
    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    • MIMO
    • Frequency
    • Signal propagation and interference issues
    • Guest vs. Trusted users
    • SSIDs
    • Air Marshall
  • Meraki Wireless Product Review
  • Performing a Site Survey
  • Configuring Access Points
    • SSIDs
      • b/w limit
      • client IP assignment
      • access control
      • etc.
    • access control
    • Radio settings
    • Reviewing dashboard statistics
  • Lab 5
    • Basic AP configuration
      • Name
      • Place on a map
      • Set it up for auto RRM (technically not the term Meraki uses)
      • Create trusted SSID
    • Configure AP for Guest use
      • Splash page
      • Access control
      • Limited hours
      • Traffic shaping
    • Using the heatmap and locating devices?

Module 7: Cisco/Meraki Firewalls/Security

  • Review firewall basics
    • How a firewall works
    • Block everything? Block only bad thing?
    • NAT/PAT
    • Etc.
  • Meraki Firewall Model Review
  • Configuring a Meraki Firewall
    • First time configuration / Manual configuration to Internet
    • DHCP for clients
    • Internet Access – NAT/PAT
    • Addressing and VLANs
    • Firewall
    • VPN (site-to-site, client)
    • Active directory integration and identity group policies
    • Traffic shaping
    • AMP and IPS
    • Content Filtering
    • Access Control / Splash Page
    • Wireless Concentrator
    • AWS Connectivity
    • Reviewing dashboard statistics
  • Lab 6
    • Basic Firewall Configuration
      • Initial IP addressing
      • Name/location
      • NAT/PAT
      • DHCP
    • Threat Protection
      • Turn on AMP and IPS
      • Modify rulesets and show some behaviors/alerts
    • Content Filtering and Traffic Shaping
      • Block/allow certain web sites
      • Block/allow certain categories of sites
      • Restrict b/w for certain types of applications
    • Access Control / Splash Page
      • Turn on access control and show a splash page to gain access
    • Site-to-Site VPN
      • Create a full mesh of the pods using VPN configuration
    • User VPN
      • Configure a user VPN and connect into the network via the dynamic URL?

Module 8: IP Cameras

  • MV21 vs MV71
  • Installing Cameras
  • Adding Cameras to the Dashboard
  • Managing MV Cameras
    • Focusing Cameras
    • Motion-based Retention
    • Troubleshooting IR Reflection
    • HTTP Live Streaming
    • Video Retention
    • Scheduled Recording
  • Troubleshooting Cameras
  • Lab 7
    • Configuring MV Camera
    • Setup Streaming
    • Manage Recording?

Module 9: Meraki Communications

  • QOS
    • QoS at the Switch Level
    • QoS on the MX Security Appliance
    • QoS on the ISR
  • Voice Security
    • Access Control MS
    • Content Control MX
  • Deploying Meraki MC74 Phones
  • Deploying Cisco IP Phones to CUCM
  • Deploying Voice Features
    • Programming Features
    • Setting up Voice Mail
    • Creating an IVR
    • Call Parking
    • Broadcast Announcement Groups
    • Conference Rooms
    • Call Groups (Hunt Groups)
    • Call Forwarding
    • Music on Hold
    • E911
    • Headsets
  • End User
    • Configuring and Using the Phone Portal
    • Managing personal Voicemail Greetings
    • Ad-hoc Conferences
    • Adding Phone Favorites
    • Sending Voicemails to Email
    • Managing personal Voicemail Greetings
    • Locking Phones with a Passcode
    • Using the Meraki Click-to-Call Browser Extension
  • Lab 8
    • Configuring Voice Communications
    • Configuring Voice Features

Module 10: Meraki Systems Manager

  • Controlling Wireless Device Policies
  • Enrolling Devices
  • Apps
  • Profiles
  • Tags
  • Security Policies
  • Geofencing Policies
  • Lab 9
  • Creating a Wireless Policy for apple and android devices

Module 11: Meraki SDWAN

  • What is SD-WAN?
  • Concentrator Mode
    • One-Armed Concentrator
    • NAT Mode Concentrator
  • VPN Topology
  • Split Tunnel
  • Full Tunnel
  • Hub and Spoke
  • VPN Mesh
  • Datacenter Redundancy (DC-DC Failover)
  • Warm Spare (High Availability) for VPN concentrators
  • Connection Monitor
  • Dual-Active VPN uplinks
  • Policy-based Routing
  • Dynamic Path Selection
    • Performance Probes
  • SD-WAN Objectives
  • Example Topology
  • High Level Traffic Flow
  • SD-WAN Technologies
  • Deploying a one-armed concentrator
  • Dashboard Configuration
    • NAT traversal
    • Adding warm spare
      • Topology
      • Behavior
      • Dashboard Configuration
    • Configuring OSPF Route Advertisement
    • Behavior
    • Dashboard Configuration
  • Other Datacenter Configuration
  • MX IP Assignment
  • Upstream Considerations
    • Routing
    • Firewall considerations
  • Datacenter Redundancy (DC-DC Failover)
  • High-level architecture
  • Failover Times
  • Datacenter Deployment
  • Branch Deployment
    • Configuring AutoVPN at the branch
      • Prerequisites
        • WAN Interface Configuration
        • Subnet Configuration
      • Configuring AutoVPN
      • Configuring Hub and Spoke VPN
      • Configuring Allowed Networks
      • NAT Traversal
    • Adding performance and policy rules
    • Best for VoIP
    • Load Balance Video
    • PbR with Performance Failover for Web traffic
    • Layer 7 Classification
      • Best for VoIP
  • Lab 10
    • Configure SDWAN Between MX Routers
    • Setup Streaming
    • Manage Recording

Module 12: Meraki Support

  • Getting support for Meraki
  • Finding the Right Documentation
  • Posting in the Community
  • Troubleshooting Meraki Connectivity Issues
  • Resetting Devices
Classroom Training
Modality: G

Duration 5 days

Price
  • United States: US$ 4,295
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