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SWITCH Implementing Cisco Switched Networks
Five Days - Instructor-led

This course is part of the official Cisco CCNP® curriculum and covers the skills that are required for CCNP certification. Students will learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. The course also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills.

Audience

The course is appropriate for enterprise network engineers with at least one year of job experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions. It is part of the official CCNP curriculum and covers the same skills that are validated in the CCNP certification exams.

Prerequisites

  • CCNA certification

OR

  • Familiarity with internetworking technologies; the ability to perform
    basic router configuration; experience installing, operating, and
    maintaining routers and switches in an enterprise environment
  • Knowledge of IP, including the ability to perform IP subnetting on
    non-octal boundaries, configure IP standard and extended access lists,
    operate and configure distance vector routing protocol, configure serial
    interface, and interpret a routing table

Certifications

This course is part of the following programs or tracks:

  • CCDP - Cisco Certified Design Professional
  • CCNP - Cisco Certified Network Professional

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Analyzing Campus Network Designs

  • Enterprise Campus Architecture
    • Cisco SONA
    • Benefits of the enterprise campus architecture
    • Function of the core layer
    • Impact of traffic types on the network infrastructure
  • Cisco Lifecycle Services and Network Implementation
    • PPDIOO lifecycle approach
    • PPDIOO implementation planning

Lesson 2: Implementing VLANs in Campus Networks

  • Best Practices for VLAN Topologies
    • VLAN segmentation models
    • Creating an implementation plan
    • Implementation choices and their consequences
    • Implementation and verification plans for a VLAN network with end-to-end VLANs
      and trunks and VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
  • Configuring Private VLANs (PVLANs)
    • Configure isolated and community PVLANs
    • Implementation and verification plans for a VLAN network design that contains
      PVLANs
    • Configure PVLANs across multiple switches
  • Configuring Link Aggregation with EtherChannel
    • Benefits of EtherChannel
    • Compare the PAgP and the LACP
    • Create and execute an implementation and verification plan in a VLAN network
      with Layer 2 EtherChannel links and load balancing among the ports included in
      an EtherChannel

Lesson 3: Implementing Spanning Tree

  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Enhancements
    • STP standards and operations
    • Implement and configure PVRST+ and MSTP
    • RSTP port roles
    • Verify RSTP configurations
  • STP Stability Mechanisms
    • Protect and optimize the operation of STP
    • Configure BPDUGuard, BPDUFilter, RootGuard, and LoopGuard
    • Configure UDLD to detect and shut down unidirectional links

Lesson 4: Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing

  • Routing Between VLANs
    • Configure and verify inter-VLAN routing in a Layer 2 topology using an external
      router, a switch SVI, or a switch-routed interface
    • Configure both a switch and router to accommodate inter-VLAN packet transfer
      using an external router
    • Layer 3 SVI
    • Commands used to configure an SVI
    • A routed port on a multilayer switch
    • Commands used to configure a routed port on a multilayer switch
    • Configure Layer 3 EtherChannel links
    • Configure inter-VLAN routing on a multilayer switch
    • Configure DHCP services on a Layer 3 switch
  • Deploying Multilayer Switching with Cisco Express Forwarding
    • Configure and verify inter-VLAN routing in a Layer 2 topology using multilayer
      switching with Cisco Express Forwarding
    • Multilayer switching and how it differs when you are performing Layer 2 vs.
      Layer 3 switching
    • Packet and frame header rewriting performed by a multilayer switch
    • Layer 3 switch processing
    • Switching methods available on a Cisco switch
    • Configure Cisco Express Forwarding on a Cisco switch

Lesson 5: Implementing a Highly Available Network

  • High Availability
    • Uses, requirements, benefits, and performance expectations
    • Resiliency for high availability
    • Design the network for optimal redundancy
  • Implementing High Availability
    • Use Cisco StackWise technology on access switches
    • Evaluate the impact of too little redundancy
    • Assess the impact of uplink failure
  • Implementing Network Monitoring
    • Configure IP SLA technology

Lesson 6: Implementing Layer 3 High Availability

  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
    • Routing issues
    • Router redundancy process
    • Configure HSRP operations
    • Fine-tune and troubleshoot HSRP
  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP and GLBP
    • VRRP operations process
    • Configure VRRP
    • GLBP operations process
    • Configure GLBP

Lesson 7: Minimizing Service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network

  • Switch Security Issues
    • Switch and Layer 2 security as a subset of an overall network security plan
    • How a rogue device gains unauthorized access to a network
    • Categorize switch attack types and list mitigation options
    • How a MAC flooding attack overflows a CAM Campus Backbone Layer table
    • How port security is used to block input from devices based on Layer 2
      restrictions
    • Configure port security on a switch
    • Authentication methods using AAA
    • Port-based authentication using 802.1X
  • Protecting Against VLAN Attacks
    • VLAN hopping
    • Configure a switch to mitigate VLAN hopping attacks
    • VACLs and their purpose as part of VLAN security
    • Configure VACLs
  • Protecting Against Spoofing Attacks
    • DHCP spoofing attacks
    • Configure DHCP snooping
    • ARP poisoning
    • Protect against ARP spoofing attacks with DAI
  • Securing Network Services
    • Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP vulnerabilities
    • Telnet protocol vulnerabilities
    • Configure SSH
    • Configure vty ACLs
    • Configure Cisco IOS secure HTTP server
    • Switch security considerations

Lesson 8: Accommodating Voice and Video in Campus Networks

  • Planning for Support of Voice in a Campus Network
    • Components of a VoIP network and IP telephony
    • Bandwidth consumption of voice traffic vs. data traffic
    • Video bandwidth consumption vs. voice and data bandwidth consumption
    • Solve for latency, jitter, bandwidth, packet loss, and reliability
    • Security for voice and video traffic integration into a data network
  • Integrating and Verifying VoIP in a Campus Infrastructure
    • Plan for VoIP requirements
    • Voice VLANs
    • Configure and Verify Voice VLANs
    • Plan PoE requirements and configure PoE
    • Provide additional services required by VoIP devices
    • Create a Test Plan for VoIP integration
  • Accommodate Voice and Video on Campus Switches
    • High availability applied to VoIP or video traffic
    • Build an integrated voice/video/data campus network
    • The need for QoS for VoIP and video integration
    • Configure basic QoS for voice and video VLANs

Lesson 9: Integrating Wireless LANs into a Campus Network

  • Comparing WLANs with Campus Networks
    • Compare wired and wireless LAN
    • Main wireless LAN topologies
    • Settings specific to WLANs, such as SSIDs, and WLAN-to-VLAN mapping
  • Assessing the Impact of WLANs on Campus Networks
    • WLAN implementations
    • Compare WLAN solutions
    • Assess traffic flow and impact on the campus LAN of an autonomous AP
      configuration and a controller-based configuration
  • Preparing the Campus Infrastructure for WLANs
    • Best placement for APs and controllers
    • Configure switches for WLAN devices
    • Gather WLAN requirements
    • Plan WLAN integration
    • Create a test plan