Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions 2 (ECMS2)

Course Description

ECMS2 - Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions 2

The course, Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2 (ECMS2) v2.1 elevates your knowledge of Cisco Meraki technology suite. In this advanced technical training course, you’ll learn how to plan for network deployments and integrations using the Cisco Meraki platform.

Through practical hands-on instruction and experiences, you will learn how to operate Meraki networks and troubleshoot complex network incidents using the Meraki Dashboard and analytics. You will also learn how to design Meraki architectures for redundancy, high-density, and scalability by implementing comprehensive Meraki product features to meet design objectives. This course is the second of two courses that prepares you for Cisco Meraki certification.

This course is the second of two courses that prepares you for Cisco Meraki certification. This course will help you:

  • Acquire the advanced skills and techniques to plan, design, implement, and operate the complex Cisco Meraki platform for cloud-based network management
  • Prepare you for the upcoming Meraki certification(s)

Learning Objectives

  • Plan new Cisco Meraki architectures and expand existing deployments
  • Design the network for scalable management and high availability
  • Describe how to automate and scale Meraki deployments with dashboard tools
  • Use dynamic routing protocols to expand networks and improve WAN performance
  • Describe proper Quality of Service (QoS), policy and performance-based routing configurations across a Cisco Meraki network and Wide Area Network (WAN) optimization through traffic shaping
  • Describe Virtual Private Network (VPN) and WAN topologies and how to integrate them
  • Secure, expand, and shape the network
  • Implement switched network concepts and practices, and configure guests networks
  • Implement wireless configurations concepts and practices
  • Describe endpoint management concepts and practices using Cisco Meraki Systems Manager
  • Describe physical security concepts and practices
  • Gain network insight by monitoring applications
  • Describe how to prepare monitoring, logging, and alerting services
  • Set up reporting and auditing capabilities in the Cisco Meraki dashboard
  • Monitor and troubleshoot issues using Cisco Meraki tools


  1. Configure Tags, Link Aggregation, Port Mirroring, and HighDensity SSIDs
  2. Establishing Auto VPN
  3. Configuring Virtual Interfaces and Routing on Cisco Meraki MS Switches
  4. Configuring Routes and Redistribution
  5. Configuring Quality of Service
  6. Configuring Traffic Shaping
  7. Configuring Load Balancing
  8. Defining Firewall Rules
  9. Enabling Advanced Malware Protection, Intrusion Detection, and Intrusion Prevention
  10. Enabling Content Filtering
  11. Configure and Apply Access Policies
  12. Configure Wireless Guest Access
  13. Configure Service Set Identifiers (SSIDs)
  14. Implementing RF Profiles
  15. Implement Air Marshal
  16. Create Cisco Meraki Systems Manager (SM) Configuration Profiles
  17. Define Security Policies
  18. Enforce End-to-End Security
  19. Set-up Motion Alerts
  20. Deploy Wireless Cameras
  21. Manage Video Retention
  22. Enable Alerts
  23. Add Monitoring and Reporting
  24. Generate and Analyze Summary Reports
  25. Manage Firmware
  26. Generate a Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) Compliance Report
  27. Troubleshoot an Offline Device
  28. Troubleshoot Content Filtering
  29. Troubleshooting Remote Site Connectivity


  • Associated Certification: Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist
  • Associated Exam: 500-220 ECMS


Before enrolling in the ECMS2 course, it is highly recommended that you have already attended and completed the ECMS1 course before attending this training. You should also have general networking understanding, Meraki-specific proficiency, and knowledge in the following areas:

General network

  • Be actively engaged in the design, deployment, scaling, and management of enterprise networks
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of IP addressing and subnetting schemas necessary to build local area networks
  • Strong fundamental knowledge of dynamic routing protocols (focus/emphasis on Open Shortest Path First [OSPF] and Border Gateway Protocol [BGP])
  • A foundational understanding of wired and wireless QoS mechanisms, packet queue operations, and practical implementations
  • Be experienced with the design and configuration of IPsec and associated VPN technologies
  • A foundational understanding of network security controls/protocols, network management best practices, and data security
  • A foundational understanding of best practice Radio Frequency (RF) design principles and practical implementations
  • A foundational knowledge of wireless security best practices centered around access control (802.1x) and spectrum security through Wireless Intrusion Detection Systems (WIDS) and Wireless Intrusion Prevention Systems (WIPS)
  • A foundational command of standard logging/monitoring protocols (focus/emphasis on Simple Network Management Protocol [SNMP], syslog, and webhooks) and related implementation components or tools
  • Be familiar with and have basic knowledge of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and related languages/formats (REST, JavaScript Object Notation [JSON])

Meraki knowledge

  • Be able to describe the security, reliability, and scalability of the Cisco Meraki dashboard cloud architecture and its out-of-band control plane
  • Fundamental understanding of Dashboard’s organizational structure, delineation of privileges, and overarching administrative processes
  • Be able to outline the key components of Meraki licensing (co-termination model and expiration grace period)
  • Have the knowledge and ability to deploy advanced security features on MX security appliances (intrusion detection/prevention, Advanced Malware Protection [AMP], Layer 3 & 7 firewall rules)
  • Fundamental understanding of Auto VPN and its purpose when utilized in a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) deployment
  • Be able to describe the concepts behind a cloud-based WLAN solution and the features that can be delivered including Layer 7 traffic shaping and various guest access authentication methods
  • Fundamental understanding of device profile containerization and remote management capabilities as managed through the Systems Manager platform
  • Fundamental understanding of the edge architecture as implemented by Meraki MV security cameras and its implications on video retention through various configurable options

Course Information

Length: 3 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16


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