Cisco On-Demand: SWITCH-Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks


Duration: 3 days

Version v2.0
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About This Course
The Online On-Demand training course includes expert lectures, PowerPoint visuals, demonstrations, labs and Official Cert Guide. You will be able to follow along and successfully complete the course by completing the quizzes and exams.

Course Overview
This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to implement Cisco IP switched networks.

This course takes 3 days to complete and includes 13h 15m of video presentation.

What’s included?

  • Authorized Courseware
  • Intensive Hands on Skills Development with an Experienced Subject Matter Expert
  • Hands-on practice on real Servers and extended lab support 1.800.482.3172
  • Examination Vouchers & Onsite Certification Testing- (excluding Adobe and PMP Boot Camps)
  • Academy Code of Honor: Test Pass Guarantee
  • Optional: Package for Hotel Accommodations, Lunch and Transportation

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Course Outline

Module 01 – Network Design
Cisco Hierarchical Model
Hierarchical Design (eNotes)
Access Layer
Distribution Layer
Core Layer
Collapsed Core Option
Collapsed Core (eNotes)
Types of Switches
Routed vs. Switched Architecture (eNotes)
Layer 2 Switching
Other Switching Tables
Multilayer Switching at the Access Layer
How the Frame is Re-written at L3
Cisco Distributed Hardware Model
Switching Methods
Switching Methods (eNotes)
Route Caching
Topology-based Switching
What is SDM
The New CDP
Turning on LLDP
Supplying Device Power
What Power Options You Have
What can be Powered?
PoE Standards
PoE (eNotes)
PoE Negotiation
Configuring PoE

Module 02 – CAN
VLAN Review
CAM/VLAN (eNotes)
Why VLANs?
Configuring a VLAN
Native VLAN
Trunk Connections
VLAN Deployment
Local VLANs
VLAN Types (eNotes)
Voice VLANs
Connecting the AP
VTP Modes (eNotes)
VTP Neighbors
VTP Versions
Using DHCP
DHCP Configuration Options
DHCP Commands
Other DHCP Configurations
DHCP Issues
DHCP and IPv6
SLAAC (eNotes)
DHCP Can Still Be Used
EtherChannel Protocols
EtherChannel Requirements
What Must Match
EtherChannel Load Balancing

Module 03 – Spanning Tree
Review STP
Types of STP
STP Operation (eNotes)
BPDU (eNotes)
Types of BPDUs
Electing the Root Bridge
Root Bridge (eNotes)
STP Transition States
Influencing the Root Bridge Election
Changing Cost and Priority (eNotes)
STP Path Manipulation
STP Convergence Time
RSTP Port States
Change of Port States
STP Toolkit
STP Security
UplinkFast (eNotes)
BackboneFast (eNotes)
PortFast and BPDU Guard (eNotes)
BPDU Filter
Root Guard
Unidirectional Problems (eNotes)
Loop Guard
Alternative to Loop Guard
Flex Links
Flex Links (eNotes)
What is MST
MST Design (eNotes)
Migrating to MST

Module 04 – Inter-VLAN Routing
Router on a Stick
Pros and Cons of an External Router
Using an MLS
SVI (eNotes)
Routed Switch Ports
L3 Switch Interface (eNotes)
Requirements for an SVI
EtherChannel on L3

Module 05 – Advanced Switch Configuration Options
First: Time Setting
NTP Modes
Hierarchy Options of NTP
NTP Versions
Overview of SNMP
Versions of SNMP
SNMP Best Practices
Steps to Configure SNMPv3
What is Cisco IP SLA?
GET IOS IP SLA Diagram (eNotes)
IP SLA Source/Responder
SLA (eNotes)
SLA Operation with Responder (eNotes)
Responder Time Stamps
Introducing SPAN
Remote SPAN
Simple Steps to Configure SPAN
Steps to Configure RSPAN
Benefits of a Virtual Switch Chassis
Introducing StackWise
StackWise (eNotes)
Benefits of StackWise
Switch Supervisors
Supervisor Redundancy Modes
Introducing VSS
VSS Benefits

Module 06 – L3 FHRP
The Need for FHRP (eNotes)
Example of FHRP (eNotes)
HSRP – Topology (eNotes)
Configuration of HSRP (eNotes)
Demo – Configuring HSRP
What is HSRP Pre-empt
HSRP State Transition
HSRP State Transitions
Can You Load Share?
Interface Tracking
Tracking Objects (eNotes)
Tracking Objectives
HSRP Timers
HSRP Versions
What is VRRP
VRRP (eNotes)
VRRP Settings
VRRP Authentication
VRRP Tracking
Introducing GLBP
GLBP Roles
GLBP Election
Overview of GLBP (eNotes)
GLBP Load Sharing

Module 07 – Security
Security Issues
Switch Security
Best Practice
Rogue Devices
Attacks on Switches
MAC Flooding (eNotes)
Port Security (eNotes)
Port Based ACL
Storm Control
AAA Framework
Types of Authentication
RADIUS and TACACS+ (eNotes)
Limitations of Both
Identity Based Networks
802.1X (eNotes)
Configuring 802.1X
DHCP Spoofing Attacks (eNotes)
Cisco DHCP Snooping (eNotes)
IP Source Guard
ARP Spoofing (eNotes)
Switch Spoofing
VLAN Hopping
Why PVLANs (eNotes)
PVLAN Port Types
Protected Ports