Course Overview

SWITCH v2.0 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 labs 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.

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5 days
CCNP Routing and Switching, CCDP
300-115 SWITCH
Learning Credits: 
  • The course goal is to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network by installing, configuring, and verifying network infrastructure equipment according to the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.

    Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

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

    This training reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure that they thoroughly understand how to implement advanced routing within their networks.

  • 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
    • Discovery 17: Port Security
    • Discovery 16: Configure GLBP
    • Discovery 15: Configure VRRP and Spot the Differences from HSRP
    • Discovery 14: Configuring and Tuning HSRP
    • Discovery 13: IP SLA Echo Configuration
    • Discovery 12: NTP Configuration
    • Discovery 11: Routing on a Multilayer Switch
    • Discovery 10: Routing with an External Router
    • Discovery 9: Configuring MST
    • Discovery 8: Root Guard
    • Discovery 7: Discovering and Modifying STP Behavior
    • Discovery 6: EtherChannel Configuration and Load Balancing
    • Discovery 5: Obtaining IPv6 Addresses Dynamically
    • Discovery 4: Exploring DHCP
    • Discovery 3: VTP Operation
    • Discovery 2: Configuring VLANs and Trunks
    • Discovery 1: Investigating the CAM
    • Challenge 1: Network Discovery
    • Challenge 2: Configure DHCP
    • Challenge 3: Configure DHCPv6
    • Challenge 4: Configure EtherChannel
    • Challenge 5: Implement RSTP
    • Challenge 6: Improve STP Configuration
    • Challenge 7: Configure MST
    • Challenge 8: Configure Routing Between VLANs with a Router
    • Challenge 9: Configure Routing on a Multilayer Switch
    • Challenge 10: Configure NTP
    • Challenge 11: Configure Network Monitoring Using the Cisco IOS 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: Control Network Access with Port Security
    • 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)
  • Person with Cisco CCNA-level knowledge who aims to be a network professional.