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Training and Exam Topics

Meraki Employee

The following topics are general guidelines for the content likely to be covered during the course and exam. However, other related topics may also appear as part of the course or on any specific delivery of the exam. We encourage you to use the following information as a way to gauge whether this course will be a good fit for your needs.



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1.0 Cloud Architecture


1.1 Describe out-of-band control plane

  • 1.1.a M-tunnel, management/control plane

1.2 Describe cloud-based solution benefits

  • 1.2.a Security, scalability, reliability, future proofing
  • 1.2.b Common question, objections


2.0 Administration


2.1 Describe the Dashboard organizational structure

  • 2.1.a Account, organization, networks, licensing/inventory administration

2.2 Design proper Dashboard segmentation and permissions

  • 2.2.a Leveraging tags to manage and separate deployments
  • 2.2.b MSP portal

2.3 Describe licensing and co-termination

  • 2.3.a What a license includes, interacting with Meraki Support, warranty
  • 2.3.b Co-termination calculations, grace period

2.4 Describe and design a full Meraki network deployment workflow

  • 2.4.a Dashboard layout, navigation
  • 2.4.b Setting up organization and network dependencies
  • 2.4.c Claiming devices, claiming licenses, building configurations, managing devices


3.0 Product Features and Services


3.1 Security appliance platform (MX)

  • 3.1.a Configure Auto-VPN
  • 3.1.b Design and configure traffic shaping
  • 3.1.c Design and configure SD-WAN
  • 3.1.d Configure content filtering rules
  • 3.1.e Configure AMP and ISP/IPS

3.2 Switching platform (MS)

  • 3.2.a Configure MS switches using virtual stacking and flex tables
  • 3.2.b Configure L3 routing using OSPF

3.3 WLAN platform (MR)

  • 3.3.a Design and configure traffic shaping
  • 3.3.b Configure multiple SSIDs
  • 3.3.c Configure and securing guest wireless networks

3.5 Endpoint management platform (SM)

  • 3.5.a Configuring management profiles
  • 3.5.b Describe the various MDM live tools

3.6 Security cameras platform (MV)

  • 3.6.a Configure recording retention/storage
  • 3.6.b Configure video wall


4.0 Operation and Troubleshooting


4.1 Describe and troubleshoot using visibility and monitoring tools

  • 4.1.a Topology
  • 4.1.b Local status page
  • 4.1.c Status indicators (LEDs, Dashboard UI elements)
  • 4.1.d Event logs, change logs
  • 4.1.e Summary reports

4.2 Configure firmware upgrades

  • 4.2.a Managing and auditing

4.3 Describe and configure a scalable network using automation tools

  • 4.3.a Meraki APIs
  • 4.3.b Managing large deployments with templates

4.4 Configure and troubleshoot networks using live troubleshooting tools

  • 4.4.a Cloud configuration to device sync
  • 4.4.b Real-time tools including packet capture, cable test, cycle port, ping
  • 4.4.c Troubleshoot application performance issues using Meraki Insight

4.5 Describe and troubleshoot through engaging Meraki Support

  • 4.5.a Best practices