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Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH)

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Course Content

Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH) v2.0 is a five-day instructor-led training course, designed to help students prepare to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions for campus environments using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. These skills are validated in the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching certification, a professional-level certification specializing in the routing and switching field.

This course is a component of the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching curriculum. This course is designed to give students a firm understanding of how to manage switches in an enterprise campus environment. This training class reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

A network professional who will need to correctly implement switch-based solutions given a network design using Cisco IOS services and features. The typical job roles for this type of professional are network engineers, network operations center (NOC) technical support personnel, or help desk technicians.

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

Any individual involved in network operations and support

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Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this curriculum are as follows:

  • Describing network fundamentals
  • Establishing Internet and WAN connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Managing network device security
  • Operating a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree
  • Troubleshooting IP connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Configuring and troubleshooting EIGRP and OSPF (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Configuring devices for SNMP, syslog, and NetFlow access
  • Managing Cisco device configurations, Cisco IOS images, and licenses

It is highly recommended that this course be taken after the following Cisco courses:

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the hierarchical campus structure, basic switch operation, use of SDM templates, PoE, and LLDP
  • Implement VLANs and trunks, explain VTP, implement DHCP in IPv4 and IPv6 environments, and configure port aggregation
  • Implement and optimize the STP mechanism that best suits your network: PVST+, Rapid PVST+, or MST
  • Configure routing on a multilayer switch
  • Configure NTP, SNMP, IP SLA, and port mirroring, and verify StackWise and VSS operation
  • Implement first-hop redundancy in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Secure the campus network according to recommended practices

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Outline: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 (SWITCH)

Module 1: Basic Concepts and Network Design
  • Analyzing Campus Network Structure
  • Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches
  • Using Cisco SDM Templates
  • Implementing LLDP
  • Implementing PoE
Module 2: Campus Network Architecture
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Introducing VTP
  • Implementing DHCP
  • Implementing DHCP for IPv6
  • Configuring Layer 2 Port Aggregation
Module 3: Spanning Tree Implementation
  • Implementing RSTP
  • Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms
  • Implementing MST
Module 4: Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using a Router
  • Configuring a Switch to Route
Module 5: High-Availability Networks
  • Configuring Network Time Protocol
  • Implementing SNMP Version 3
  • Implementing the Cisco IOS IP SLA
  • Implementing Port Mirroring for Monitoring Support
  • Verifying Switch Virtualization
Module 6: First Hop Redundancy Protocol Implementation
  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP
  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with GLBP
  • Configuring First Hop Redundancy Protocol for IPv6
Module 7: Campus Network Security
  • Implementing Port Security
  • Implementing Storm Control
  • Implementing Access to External Authentication
  • Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
  • Securing VLAN Trunks
  • Configuring PVLANs
Labs
  • Investigating the CAM
  • Configuring VLANs and Trunks
  • VTP Operation
  • Exploring DHCP
  • Obtaining IPv6 Addresses Dynamically
  • EtherChannel Configuration and Load Balancing
  • Discovering and Modifying STP Behavior
  • Root Guard
  • Configuring MST
  • Routing with an External Router
  • Routing on a Multilayer Switch
  • NTP Configuration
  • IP SLA Echo Configuration
  • Configuring and Tuning HSRP
  • Configure VRRP and Spot the Differences from HSRP
  • Configure GLBP
  • Port Security
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Duration 5 days

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  • Canada: CAD 4,650
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 36 CLC
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  • Cisco Learning Credits: 36 CLC
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