Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH) v2.0

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Overview

SWITCH v2.0, 5 day ILT, includes major updates and follows an updated blueprint. However, note that this course does not cover all items listed on the blueprint. Some older topics have been removed or simplified, while several new IPv6 routing topics have been added. Course content has been adapted to Cisco IOS Software Release 15 and technically updated. Course also introduces new type of labs, called discovery labs. Discovery labs are instructor guided lab through which student explores new topics in an interactive way. All labs are developed only as virtual labs.

To get the full course experience, you should cover everything, including Introduction, Discovery labs, Summary, and Module Self-Check.

This course is a component of the CCNP curriculum, see our training bundle here.

Digital courseware: Cisco now provide students with electronic courseware for this course. Students who have a confirmed booking will be sent an email prior to the course start date, with a link to create an account via learningspace.cisco.com before they attend their first day of class.  Please note that any electronic courseware or labs will not be available (visible) until the first day of the class.

Objectives

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

  • Components of the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture including the operation of Layer 2 and multilayer switches
  • Switching Database Manager (SDM) templates and how they are used
  • Implementing device features including LLDP and PoE
  • VLANs and trunks and how VTP works
  • Configuring a device to be a DHCP server and relay agent, for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Configuring Layer 2 and Layer 3 port aggregation
  • Different types of spanning tree protocols and mechanisms, including STP, RSTP, and MST
  • Implementing inter-VLAN routing on both a router and a multilayer switch
  • Network high availability including NTP, SNMPv3, IP SLA, port mirroring, and switch virtualization
  • First hop redundancy protocols for IPv4 and IPv6 including HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
  • Implementing network security features including port security, storm control, DHCP snooping, IP source guard, dynamic ARP inspection, VLAN ACLs, and private VLANs
  • Using an external authentication server in your network, including implementing IEEE 802.1x

Audience

  • Channel Partner / Reseller
  • Customer
  • Employee

We can also deliver and customise this training course for larger groups saving your organisation time, money and resources. For more information, please make a note when you enquire.

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:

Syllabus

1. Basic Concepts and Network Design

  • Analyzing Campus Network Structure
  • Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches
  • Using Cisco SDM Templates
  • Implementing LLDP
  • Implementing PoE

2. Campus Network Architecture

  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks
  • Introducing VTP
  • Implementing DHCP
  • Implementing DHCP for IPv6
  • Configuring Layer 2 Port Aggregation

3. Spanning Tree Implementation

  • Implementing RSTP
  • Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms
  • Implementing Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol

4. Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing

  • Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using a Router
  • Configuring a Switch to Route

5. Implementing High Availability Networks

  • Configuring Network Time Protocol
  • Implementing SNMP Version 3
  • Implementing IP SLA
  • Implementing Port Mirroring for Monitoring Support
  • Verifying Switch Virtualization

6. 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

7. Campus Network Security

  • Implementing Port Security
  • Implementing Storm Control
  • Implementing Access to External Authentication
  • Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
  • Securing VLAN Trunks
  • Configuring Private VLANs

Labs
The following discovery labs are included in this course:

Discovery 1: Investigating the CAM

Discovery 2: Configuring VLANs and Trunks

Discovery 3: VTP Operation

Discovery 4: Exploring DHCP

Discovery 5: Obtaining IPv6 Address Dynamically

Discovery 6: EtherChannel Configuration and Load Balancing

Discovery 7: Discovering and Modifying STP Behavior

Discovery 8: RootGuard

Discovery 9: Configuring MST

Discovery 10: Routing with an External Router

Discovery 11: Routing on a Multilayer Switch

Discovery 12: NTP Configuration

Discovery 13: IP SLA Echo Configuration

Discovery 14: Configuring and Tuning HSRP

Discovery 15: Configure VRRP and Spot the Differences from HSRP

Discovery 16: Configure GLBP

Discovery 17: Port Security

The following challenge labs are included in this course:

Challenge 1: Network Discovery

Challenge 2: Configure DHCP

Challenge 3: Configure DHCPv6

Challenge 4: Configure EtherChannel

Challenge 5: Implementing Rapid Spanning-Tree

Challenge 6: Improving STP Configuration

Challenge 7: Configure MST

Challenge 8: Configure Routing Between VLANs Using a Router

Challenge 9: Configure Routing on a Multilayer Switch

Challenge 10: Configure NTP

Challenge 11: Configure Network Monitoring Using IP SLA

Challenge 12: Configure HSRP With Load Balancing

Challenge 13: Configure VRRP With Load Balancing

Challenge 14: Implement GLBP

Challenge 15: Configure HSRP for IPv6

Challenge 16: Controlling Network Access Using Port Security

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Teaching mode: Classroom - Instructor Led
Duration: 5 days
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