Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH) v2.0 is a five-day instructor-led training course, designed to help delegates 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. Labs are an important feature of this course with 2 different types of labs being used to aid learning, discovery labs are instructor guided labs through which delegates explore new topics in an interactive way, the challenge Labs are designed to test delegates understanding of the topics being taught and to provide vital hands-on practice.
The primary audience for this course is:
- 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:
- Any individual involved in network operations and support
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- 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 MST
- 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
- Knowledge and experience equivalent to having attended the Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 Version 2.0 and Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 2 Version 2.0 courses.
In addition, practical experience in installing, operating and maintaining Cisco routers & switches in an enterprise environment is recommended.
Basic Concepts and Network Design
- Analyzing Campus Network Structure
- Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches
- Using Cisco SDM Templates
- Implementing LLDP
- Implementing PoE
Campus Network Architecture
- Implementing VLANs and Trunks
- Introducing VTP
- Implementing DHCP
- Implementing DHCP for IPv6
- Configuring Layer 2 Port Aggregation
Spanning Tree Implementation
- Implementing RSTP
- Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms
- Implementing Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing
- Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using a Router
- Configuring a Switch to Route
Implementing High Availability Networks
- Configuring Network Time Protocol
- Implementing SNMP Version 3
- Implementing IP SLA
- Implementing Port Mirroring for Monitoring Support
- Verifying Switch Virtualization
First Hop Redundancy Implementation
- Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
- Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP
- Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with GLBP
- Configuring First Hop Redundancy for IPv6
Campus Network Security
- Implementing Port Security
- Implementing Storm Control
- Implementing Access to External Authentication
- Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
- Securing VLAN Trunks
- Configuring Private VLANs
- Lab 1: Network Discovery
- Lab 2: Configure DHCP
- Lab 3: Configure DHCPv6
- Lab 4: Configure EtherChannel
- Lab 5: Implementing Rapid Spanning Tree
- Lab 6: Improving STP Configuration
- Lab 7: Configure MST
- Lab 8: Configure Routing Between VLANs Using a Router
- Lab 9: Configure Routing on a Multilayer Switch
- Lab 10:Configure NTP
- Lab 11:Configure Network Monitoring Using IP SLA
- Lab 12: Configure HSRP With Load Balancing
- Lab 13: Configure VRRP With Load Balancing
- Lab 14: Implement GLBP
- Lab 15: Configure HSRP for IPv6
- Lab 16:Controlling Network Access Using Port Security
Attend From Anywhere
Extended Classroom: an innovative approach to learning
Our ‘Attend from Anywhere’ courses allow you to access award-winning classroom training without leaving your home or office. We use GoToMeeting video conferencing software by Citrix. Before you book you should:
- check to ensure you meet the GoToMeeting system requirements
- run a test meeting to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings (if this link doesn’t work you should adjust your settings or contact your IT department about permitting the website)
- make sure you have a compatible webcam if you are doing any ITIL or BCS Specialist exams, as visual ID checks will be required (click here to test if your hardware is compatible)
What will it be like?
- Just before the course begins you will be able to launch the software, dial-in to the classroom and familiarise yourself with the interface and how the virtual interactions work.
- The course will be split into multiple sessions, with short breaks in between so you can stay focussed and refreshed.
- Throughout the course the learning professional will use an electronic whiteboard, which will transmit all the notes directly to your screen.
- You can ask the learning professional a question at any time, either by simply speaking aloud through your microphone or by clicking the virtual ‘raise-a-hand’ button on the interface.
- Towards the end of the course there will be plenty of time for detailed Q&As with the learning professional, just as if you were physically in the classroom.
- Following the course you will be asked to complete a course evaluation form, which will allow you to give detailed feedback on your experience and help us to make future improvements.
- For four weeks after the course has finished you will have on-demand access to helpful videos on the subject matter, and we may send you useful emails reminding you of the ‘Key Learning Points’.
Frequently asked questions
You will need an internet-connected computer and a microphone to interact with the trainer. Two monitors are recommended; one to stream the video from the classroom and the other to display the interactive interface.
We use leading Citrix technology and our classrooms are specifically optimised to improve sound quality for remote attendees. We also send out the equipment you need in the post (headset and manuals) and contact you to test everything is working a week before the course starts.
Will the remote attendees feel excluded?
Our trainers are specially trained on how to interact with remote attendees and our technology allows them to take over remote PCs. Our remote labs ensure all participants can take part in hands-on class exercises wherever they are.
It is too expensive
Feedback we receive is that organisations and individuals actually save money by booking this type of course when they factor in the costs associated with in-person training such as travel costs and expenses such as hotels, food and childcare.
How do I take the exam remotely? You can take your exam via the Proctor U online exam body. You need to book it before the course begins and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID.
You can take your exam via the Proctor U online exam body. You need to book it before the course begins and switch on a webcam to enable invigilation and show photo ID.
The course prepares delegates for the following Cisco Exam: 300-115 SWITCH.
The exam is booked separately with Pearson Vue and taken at a local testing centre.
It is a qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP qualification.