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(SWITCH) - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.x


Duration: 5 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

​In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. You will focus on Layer 2 and multilayer switch functions including VLANs, trunks, inter-VLAN routing, port aggregation, spanning tree, first hop redundancy, as well as network security and high availability features.

Course Objectives

​At Course Completion:


  • Components of the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture including the operation of Layer 2 and multilayer switches
  • Switching Database Manager (SDM) templates and how they are used
  • Implementing device features including LLDP and PoE
  • VLANs and trunks and how VTP works
  • Configuring a device to be a DHCP server and relay agent, for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Configuring Layer 2 and Layer 3 port aggregation
  • Different types of spanning tree protocols and mechanisms, including STP, RSTP, and MST
  • Implementing inter-VLAN routing on both a router and a multilayer switch
  • Network high availability including NTP, SNMPv3, IP SLA, port mirroring, and switch virtualization
  • First hop redundancy protocols for IPv4 and IPv6 including HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
  • Implementing network security features including port security, storm control, DHCP snooping, IP source guard, dynamic ARP inspection, VLAN ACLs, and private VLANs
  • Using an external authentication server in your network, including implementing IEEE 802.1x


Course Audience

Potential audience are:


  • Network engineers and technicians
  • Support engineers
  • Systems engineers
  • Network analysts
  • Senior network administrators
  • Anyone involved in planning, implementing, verifying, and troubleshooting switch-based solutions in enterprise networks



Course Outline

Lesson 1: Basic Concepts and Network Design

Analyzing Campus Network Structure

Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches

Using Cisco SDM Templates

Implementing LLDP

Implementing PoE

Lesson 2: Campus Network Architecture

Implementing VLANs and Trunks

Introducing VTP

Implementing DHCP

Implementing DHCP for IPv6

Configuring Layer 2 Port Aggregation

Lesson 3: Spanning Tree Implementation

Implementing RSTP

Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms

Implementing Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol

Lesson 4: Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing

Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using a Router

Configuring a Switch to Route

Lesson 5: Implementing High Availability Networks

Configuring Network Time Protocol

Implementing SNMP Version 3

Implementing IP SLA

Implementing Port Mirroring for Monitoring Support

Verifying Switch Virtualization

Lesson 6: First Hop Redundancy Implementation

Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP

Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP

Configure VRRP With Load Balancing

Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with GLBP

Configuring First Hop Redundancy for IPv6

Lesson 7: Campus Network Security

Implementing Port Security

Implementing Storm Control

Implementing Access to External Authentication

Mitigating Spoofing Attacks

Securing VLAN Trunks

Configuring Private VLANs

Lab Outline

The following discovery labs are included in this course:

Discovery 1: Investigating the CAM

Discovery 2: Configuring VLANs and Trunks

Discovery 3: VTP Operation

Discovery 4: Exploring DHCP

Discovery 5: Obtaining IPv6 Address Dynamically

Discovery 6: EtherChannel Configuration and Load Balancing

Discovery 7: Discovering and Modifying STP Behavior

Discovery 8: RootGuard

Discovery 9: Configuring MST

Discovery 10: Routing with an External Router

Discovery 11: Routing on a Multilayer Switch

Discovery 12: NTP Configuration

Discovery 13: IP SLA Echo Configuration

Discovery 14: Configuring and Tuning HSRP

Discovery 15: Configure VRRP and Spot the Differences from HSRP

Discovery 16: Configure GLBP

Discovery 17: Port Security

The following challenge labs are included in this course:

Challenge 1: Network Discovery

Challenge 2: Configure DHCP

Challenge 3: Configure DHCPv6

Challenge 4: Configure EtherChannel

Challenge 5: Implementing Rapid Spanning-Tree

Challenge 6: Improving STP Configuration

Challenge 7: Configure MST

Challenge 8: Configure Routing Between VLANs Using a Router

Challenge 9: Configure Routing on a Multilayer Switch

Challenge 10: Configure NTP

Challenge 11: Configure Network Monitoring Using 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: Controlling Network Access Using Port Security

Course Prerequisites


  • Taking ICND1 v2.0 and ICND2 v2.0 (or CCNAX v2.0) is highly recommended
  • Know how to:
  • Configure network fundamentals, including the ability to establish Internet, LAN, and WAN connectivity using both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Operate and support a medium-sized LAN that has multiple switches, including VLANs, trunking, and spanning tree functionality
  • Troubleshoot IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity issues
  • Configure and troubleshoot EIGRP and OSPF, for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Configure devices for SNMP, Syslog, and NetFlow
  • Manage network device security, Cisco device configurations, Cisco IOS images, and licenses
  • ICND1 v2.0 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1
  • ICND2 v2.0 - Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2
  • CCNAX v2.0 - CCNA Routing and Switching Boot Camp



Course Schedule
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