About this Course

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. You will focus on Layer 2 and multilayer switch functions including VLANs, trunks, inter-VLAN routing, port aggregation, spanning tree, first hop redundancy, as well as network security and high availability features.

Audience Profile

  • Network engineers and technicians
  • Support engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Network analysts
  • Senior network administrators
  • Anyone involved in planning, implementing, verifying, and troubleshooting switch-based solutions in enterprise networks
  • At Course Completion

    Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

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

  • 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:

  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices v2.0, Part 1 (ICND1 v2.0) and Part 2 (ICND2 v2.0)
  • Length
    5 days
    Document received at the end of the course
    Certificate of Completion.
    Related exam and certification program

    300-115 SWITCH Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks


    Associated Certifications:

  • CCDP - Cisco Certified Design Professional
  • CCNP Routing and Switching
  • Course Details

    Course Outline
    1. Basic Concepts and Network Design
    • Analyzing Campus Network Structure
    • Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches
    • Using Cisco SDM Templates
    • Implementing LLDP
    • Implementing PoE
    1. Campus Network Architecture
    • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    • Introducing VTP
    • Implementing DHCP
    • Implementing DHCP for IPv6
    • Configuring Layer 2 Port Aggregation
    1. Spanning Tree Implementation
    • Implementing RSTP
    • Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms
    • Implementing Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
    1. Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing
    • Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using a Router
    • Configuring a Switch to Route
    1. Implementing High Availability Networks
    • Configuring Network Time Protocol
    • Implementing SNMP Version 3
    • Implementing IP SLA
    • Implementing Port Mirroring for Monitoring Support
    • Verifying Switch Virtualization
    1. First Hop Redundancy Implementation
    • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
    • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP
    • Configure VRRP With Load Balancing
    • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with GLBP
    • Configuring First Hop Redundancy for IPv6
    1. Campus Network Security
    • Implementing Port Security
    • Implementing Storm Control
    • Implementing Access to External Authentication
    • Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
    • Securing VLAN Trunks
    • Configuring Private VLANs

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