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SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v1.0 On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v1.0

Course Description/Agenda

This course includes extensive hands-on labs to help you learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions for campus environments using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. In order to gain a firm understanding of how to manage switches in an enterprise campus environment, you'll cover:

  • VLANs and WLANs
  • Spanning tree
  • Inter-VLAN routing
  • Security features

Bonus Lab Credits Included

Only at Global Knowledge, you'll receive extra SWITCH lab credits. Redeem them within 30 days to review a topic after class, refine your skills, or get in extra practice-whatever lab activities complete your training.

What You'll Learn

  • Analyze campus network designs
  • Implement VLANs in a network campus
  • Implement spanning tree
  • Implement inter-VLAN routing in a campus network
  • Implement high-availability technologies and techniques using multilayer switches in a campus environment
  • Implement security features in a switched network
  • Integrate WLANs into a campus network
  • Accommodate voice and video in campus networks

Who Should Attend

  • Network engineers with at least one year of professional work experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions
  • Network engineers, technical support personnel, or help desk technicians who will need to correctly implement and/or support switch-based solutions

Course Prerequisites

  • CCNA certification


  • Familiarity with internetworking technologies; the ability to perform basic router configuration; experience installing, operating, and maintaining routers and switches in an enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of IP, including the ability to perform IP subnetting on non-octal boundaries, configure IP standard and extended access lists, operate and configure distance vector routing protocol, configure serial interface, and interpret a routing table

Course Outline

1. Analyzing Campus Network Designs

  • Enterprise Campus Architecture
    • Cisco SONA
    • Benefits of the enterprise campus architecture
    • Function of the core layer
    • Impact of traffic types on the network infrastructure
  • Cisco Lifecycle Services and Network Implementation
    • PPDIOO lifecycle approach
    • PPDIOO implementation planning

2. Implementing VLANs in Campus Networks

  • Best Practices for VLAN Topologies
    • VLAN segmentation models
    • Creating an implementation plan
    • Implementation choices and their consequences
    • Implementation and verification plans for a VLAN network with end-to-end VLANs and trunks and VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
  • Configuring Private VLANs (PVLANs)
    • Configure isolated and community PVLANs
    • Implementation and verification plans for a VLAN network design that contains PVLANs
    • Configure PVLANs across multiple switches
  • Configuring Link Aggregation with EtherChannel
    • Benefits of EtherChannel
    • Compare the PAgP and the LACP
    • Create and execute an implementation and verification plan in a VLAN network with Layer 2 EtherChannel links and load balancing among the ports included in an EtherChannel

3. Implementing Spanning Tree

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Enhancements
    • STP standards and operations
    • Implement and configure PVRST+ and MSTP
    • RSTP port roles
    • Verify RSTP configurations
  • STP Stability Mechanisms
    • Protect and optimize the operation of STP
    • Configure BPDUGuard, BPDUFilter, RootGuard, and LoopGuard
    • Configure UDLD to detect and shut down unidirectional links

4. Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing

  • Routing Between VLANs
    • Configure and verify inter-VLAN routing in a Layer 2 topology using an external router, a switch SVI, or a switch-routed interface
    • Configure both a switch and router to accommodate inter-VLAN packet transfer using an external router
    • Layer 3 SVI
    • Commands used to configure an SVI
    • A routed port on a multilayer switch
    • Commands used to configure a routed port on a multilayer switch
    • Configure Layer 3 EtherChannel links
    • Configure inter-VLAN routing on a multilayer switch
    • Configure DHCP services on a Layer 3 switch
  • Deploying Multilayer Switching with Cisco Express Forwarding
    • Configure and verify inter-VLAN routing in a Layer 2 topology using multilayer switching with Cisco Express Forwarding
    • Multilayer switching and how it differs when you are performing Layer 2 vs. Layer 3 switching
    • Packet and frame header rewriting performed by a multilayer switch
    • Layer 3 switch processing
    • Switching methods available on a Cisco switch
    • Configure Cisco Express Forwarding on a Cisco switch

5. Implementing a Highly Available Network

  • High Availability
    • Uses, requirements, benefits, and performance expectations
    • Resiliency for high availability
    • Design the network for optimal redundancy
  • Implementing High Availability
    • Use Cisco StackWise technology on access switches
    • Evaluate the impact of too little redundancy
    • Assess the impact of uplink failure
  • Implementing Network Monitoring
    • Configure IP SLA technology

6. Implementing Layer 3 High Availability

  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
    • Routing issues
    • Router redundancy process
    • Configure HSRP operations
    • Fine-tune and troubleshoot HSRP
  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP and GLBP
    • VRRP operations process
    • Configure VRRP
    • GLBP operations process
    • Configure GLBP

7. Minimizing Service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network

  • Switch Security Issues
    • Switch and Layer 2 security as a subset of an overall network security plan
    • How a rogue device gains unauthorized access to a network
    • Categorize switch attack types and list mitigation options
    • How a MAC flooding attack overflows a CAM Campus Backbone Layer table
    • How port security is used to block input from devices based on Layer 2 restrictions
    • Configure port security on a switch
    • Authentication methods using AAA
    • Port-based authentication using 802.1X
  • Protecting Against VLAN Attacks
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