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Engineering Cisco Meraki Solutions Part 1 (ECMS1)

  • Length 1 day
  • Version 2.1
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Why study this course

This is an introductory course that equips you with the technical knowledge and skills to confidently operate Cisco Meraki solutions as a unified management system of an entire network from a centralised dashboard.

Through a full day of instruction including live demos and guided lab practice, you will learn how to implement core configurations for a full stack solution in the Meraki Dashboard and leverage essential Meraki Dashboard tools to enforce device security policies, deploy software and apps, and perform remote, live troubleshooting on managed devices. This is the first of two courses (ECMS1 and ECMS2) that prepare you for the Cisco Meraki Solutions Specialist certification exam. 

Please note: The exam is not included in the course fees.

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What you’ll learn

This course will help you:

  • Describe cloud architecture, administration, and licensing

  • Understand hardware and features of all product families

  • Implement best practices for troubleshooting and when to contact support

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DDLS is a Platinum Learning Partner and we are the largest provider of authorised Cisco training in Australia, offering a wider range of Cisco courses, run more often than any of our competitors. DDLS has won awards such as ANZ Learning Partner of the Year (twice!) and APJC Top Quality Learning Partner of the Year.

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Who is the course for?

This course is designed for:

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

  • Anyone who would like to gain experience in understanding, configuring, and troubleshooting Meraki networking environments with the Meraki Dashboard

*If you have already taken CMNO, we do not recommend that you enroll in the course as the content is the same.

The course is also ideal for those who hold the following titles:

  • Consulting Systems Engineer

  • Deployment Engineer

  • Network Administrator

  • Network Engineer

  • Network Manager

  • Site Reliability Engineer

  • Systems Engineer

  • Technical Solutions Architect

  • Wireless Design Engineer

  • Wireless Engineer

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups – saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please contact us via email on


Course subjects

  • Describing the Cloud and the Cisco Meraki Dashboard

    • Single Pane of Glass Management

    • Cisco Meraki Full Stack Capabilities

  • Describing Cisco Meraki Products and Administration

    • Cisco Meraki MX Security and SD-WAN Appliance

    • Cisco Meraki MS Switches

  • Describing Cisco Meraki Troubleshooting

    • Cisco Meraki Dashboard Sync and Real-Time Tools

    • Integration of Cisco Meraki Monitoring and Troubleshooting Tools in Existing Systems

Lab outline

  • Configure the Cisco Meraki Dashboard

    • Basic initial device setup

  • Enable Advanced Features and Optimise Networking

    • Enable advanced cisco Meraki dashboard features and optimise network

  • Troubleshoot the Network using the Cisco Meraki Dashboard

    • Troubleshoot and fine-tune the network and wireless configuration


Before taking this course, you should have earned a CCNA certification or be familiar with:

  • Basic network fundamentals and building simple LANs

  • Basic IP addressing and subnets

  • Routing and switching fundamentals

  • Basic wireless networking concepts and terminology

The following recommended Cisco offering may help you meet these prerequisites:

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The supply of this course by DDLS is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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