SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)

Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH) v2.0 is a five-day instructor-led training course developed to help students prepare for Cisco CCNP©_ certification. The ROUTE course is a component of the CCNP Routing and Switching curriculum.

This course is designed to help learners create an efficient and expandable enterprise network by installing, configuring, and verifying network infrastructure equipment according to the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. Some older topics from Version 1 have been removed or simplified, while several new IPv6 routing topics have been added. The course content has been adapted to Cisco IOS Software Release 15 and technically updated.

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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:
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices v2.0, Part 1 (ICND1 v2.0) and Part 2 (ICND2 v2.0), or
  • Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated version 2.0 (CCNAX v2.0)

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Basic Concepts and Network Design

Lesson 1: Analyzing Campus Network Structure
Lesson 2: Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches
Lesson 3: Using Cisco SDM Templates
Lesson 4: Implementing LLDP
Lesson 5: Implementing PoE

Module 2: Campus Network Architecture

Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
Lesson 2: Introducing VTP
Lesson 3: Implementing DHCP
Lesson 4: Implementing DHCP for IPv6
Lesson 5: Configuring Layer 2 Port Aggregation

Module 3: Spanning Tree Implementation

Lesson 1: Implementing RSTP
Lesson 2: Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms
Lesson 3: Implementing MST

Module 4: Inter-VLAN Routing

Lesson 1: Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using a Router
Lesson 2: Configuring a Switch to Route

Module 5: High-Availability Networks

Lesson 1: Configuring Network Time Protocol
Lesson 2: Implementing SNMP Version 3
Lesson 3: Implementing the Cisco IOS IP SLA
Lesson 4: Implementing Port Mirroring for Monitoring Support
Lesson 5: Verifying Switch Virtualization

Module 6: First Hop Redundancy Protocol Implementation

Lesson 1: Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
Lesson 2: Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP
Lesson 3: Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with GLBP
Lesson 4: Configuring First Hop Redundancy Protocol for IPv6

Module 7: Campus Network Security

Lesson 1: Implementing Port Security
Lesson 2: Implementing Storm Control
Lesson 3: Implementing Access to External Authentication
Lesson 4: Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
Lesson 5: Securing VLAN Trunks
Lesson 6: Configuring PVLANs
Lesson 7: Module Summary