Courses Details
Course Overview

This is an advanced course on Cisco switching planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. Students will gain the knowledge to configure and optimize a switched infrastructure using VLANs, STP, RSTP, MSTP, and HSRP. Additionally, students will be able to secure this switched infrastructure. 

A core element of this training is the ability to learn new concepts and reinforce understanding through a wide range of integrated lab scenarios. These labs utilize Cisco IOS Software with Layer 2 and Layer 3 features and a CLI supported on IOS version 15 releases.

Related Certification: CCNP Routing and Switching, CCDP

Associated Exam: 300-115 SWITCH

Course Schedule
Target Audience
  • System Engineers
  • Network Consultants
  • System Integrators
  • Cisco Channel Partners

Course Prerequisites

It is recommended, but not required, that students have the knowledge to:

•Establish Internet and WAN connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6) 

•Manage network device security 

•Operate a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree 

•Configure and troubleshoot IP connectivity EIGRP and OSPF (IPv4 and IPv6) 

•Configure devices for SNMP, Syslog, and NetFlow access 

•Manage 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) & Part 2 (ICND2) OR Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices: Accelerated version 2.0 (CCNAX)

Expected Accomplishments

Upon completing this course, students 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 MSTP
  • 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

Course Outline
  • Module 1: Basic Concepts and Network Design
  • Module 2: Campus Network Architecture
  • Module 3: Spanning Tree Implementation
  • Module 4: Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Module 5: Implementing High Availability Networks
  • Module 6: First Hop Redundancy Implementation
  • Module 7: Campus Network Security