ECMS1: Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions 1

Build your Cisco Meraki technical knowledge and skills with this full-day, virtual, instructor-led training. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to confidently operate Cisco Meraki solutions, the class includes a full-day of instruction, live demos, guided lab practice, and interactive Q&A. This is the first of two courses that will prepare you for the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist certification exam.


Meraki operators interested in introductory-level technical training or in preparing for the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist certification.


Attendees should be CCNA-certified or have an equivalent level of technical expertise.

Course objectives

After completing this course you should be able to:

  • Implement core configurations for a full stack solution in the Meraki Dashboard
  • Deploy foundational Meraki product features to meet basic IT requirements
  • Understand and leverage essential Meraki Dashboard tools for troubleshooting

Course content

The ECMS1 curriculum for our full-day instructor-led sessions is comprised of 3 lessons and supplemental lab exercises. Attendees will be familiar with the topics listed below after attending a session.

Cloud & Dashboard

Describe the out-of-band control plane
Describe cloud-based solution benefits
Describe the Dashboard organizational structure
Design proper Dashboard segmentation and permissions
Describe licensing and co-termination
Describe and design a basic Meraki network deployment workflow

Products & Administration

Security appliance platform (MX)
Design and configure Auto-VPN
Design and configure traffic shaping and SD-WAN policies
Configure content filtering rules
Configure AMP and IDS/IPS
Switching platform (MS)
Configure switch ports using virtual stacking
Configure L3 routing using OSPF
WLAN platform (MR)
Configure SSIDs and access control settings
Configure and secure guest Wi-Fi
Design and configure traffic shaping
Endpoint management platform (SM)
Configure device configuration profiles
Describe the device live tools
Security cameras platform (MV)
Configure video quality and retention settings
Configure video walls

Operating & Troubleshooting

Describe and troubleshoot using visibility and monitoring tools
Configure firmware upgrades
Describe and configure a scalable network using automation tools
Configure and troubleshoot networks using live troubleshooting tools
Describe and troubleshoot through engaging Meraki Support


This course (together with ECMS2: Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 2) will help you prepare for exam: 500-220 Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions (ECMS)

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