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ECMS Exam Self-study Guide

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Introduction

This self-study guide is intended to help prepare exam candidates with a detailed breakdown of the main topics that the ECMS exam is comprised of. The guide below outlines sub-categories within the main topics that include features, technologies, concepts, architectures, and techniques. Candidates should review the list of study materials — comprised of knowledge base articles and instructional videos — prior to taking the exam.

 

For guidance around preparing a lab environment for practical self-study, click here.

 

Exam Topics

15% 1.0 Cisco Meraki Cloud Management
30% 2.0 Design
25% 3.0 Implementation
30% 4.0 Monitoring and Troubleshooting

 

1.0 Cisco Meraki Cloud Management

Exam Topics

  • 1.1 Explain Cisco Meraki cloud architecture
  • 1.2 Explain access methods to dashboard and devices
  • 1.3 Explain organizational structure, segmentation and permissions
  • 1.4 Explain licensing, co-termination, and renewals
  • 1.5 Compare deployment workflows

 

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2.0 Design

Exam Topics

  • 2.1 Design scalable Meraki Auto VPN architectures
  • 2.2 Explain deployments consideration for the vMX
  • 2.3 Design dynamic path selection policies
  • 2.4 Design stable, secure, and scalable routing deployments
  • 2.5 Design Enterprise network services
    • 2.5a Redundant networks and high availability
    • 2.5b QOS strategy for voice and video
    • 2.5c Applying security at layer 2
    • 2.5d Firewall rules on MX and MR
    • 2.5e Network access control solutions
  • 2.6 Design Enterprise wireless services
    • 2.6a High density wireless deployments
    • 2.6b MR wireless networks for enterprise
    • 2.6c MR wireless networks for guest access
  • 2.7 Compare endpoint devices and application management methods
    • 2.7a Device enrollment such as supervised and device owner
    • 2.7b Application deployment

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3.0 Implementation

Exam Topics

  • 3.1 Configuring MX security appliances
    • 3.1a SVI, dynamic routing and static routes
    • 3.1b Auto VPN
    • 3.1c Traffic shaping and SD-WAN
    • 3.1d Threat protection and content filtering rules
    • 3.1e Access policies and 802.1x
  • 3.2 Configuring MS switches
    • 3.2a SVI, dynamic routing and static routes
    • 3.2b QoS using Meraki switching networks
    • 3.2c Access policies and 802.1x
    • 3.2d Replicate a switch configuration
  • 3.3 Configuring MR wireless access points
    • 3.3a SSIDs for Enterprise and BYOD deployments
    • 33.3b Traffic shaping
    • 33.3c RF profiles
    • 33.3d Air Marshal
  • 3.4 Configuring SM endpoint management
    • 3.4a Configuration profiles
    • 3.4b Security policies
    • 3.4c Sentry for Meraki managed deployments
  • 3.5 Configuring MV security cameras
    • 3.5a Camera video and alerting
    • 3.5b Retention settings
  • 3.6 Configuring MI application assurance
    • 3.6a Standard applications
    • 3.6b Application thresholds

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4.0 Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Exam Topics

  • 4.1 Interpret information from monitoring and reporting tools
    • 4.1a Alerts with Dashboard, SNMP, Syslog and Netflow in Dashboard
    • 4.1b Logging and reporting in Dashboard
  • 4.2 Describe how to use the dashboard API to monitor and maintain networks
  • 4.3 Explain firmware upgrades
  • 4.4 Troubleshooting Enterprise networks
    • 4.4a Layer 2 technologies using Dashboard
    • 4.4b Layer 3 technologies using Dashboard
    • 4.4c Wireless client connectivity issues using Dashboard
    • 4.4d Device local status pages
    • 4.4e Security threats using Security Center
    • 4.4f Application performance issues using Meraki Insight

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