Cisco CCNP R&S: SWITCH online training course provides knowledge and skills needed to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. Students 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 Instructor: Raymond Lacoste

Course Outline

01. Module 1. Basic Concepts and Network Design

  • Analyzing Campus Network Structure
  • Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches
  • Using Cisco SDM Templates
  • Implementing LLDP
  • Implementing PoE

02. Module 2. Campus Network Architecture

  • Introducing VTP
  • Implementing DHCP
  • Implementing DHCP for IPv6
  • Configuring Layer 2 Port Aggregation

03. Module 3. Spanning Tree Implementation

  • Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms
  • Implementing Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol

04. Module 4. Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing

  • Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using a Router
  • Configuring a Switch to Route

05. Module 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

06. Module 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

07. Module 7. Campus Network Security

  • Implementing Port Security
  • Implementing Storm Control
  • Implementing Access to External Authentication
  • Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
  • Securing VLAN Trunks
  • Configuring Private VLANs

    Skills Learned

    After completing this online training course, students will be able to:

    • 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