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.
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
Who Can Benefit
Network engineers and technicians
Senior network administrators
Anyone involved in planning, implementing, verifying, and troubleshooting switch-based solutions in enterprise networks
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
Classes begin promptly at 9:00 am, and typically end at 5:00 pm.
Does the course schedule include a Lunchbreak?
Lunch is normally an hour long and begins at noon. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice are available all day in the kitchen. Fruit, muffins and bagels are served each morning. There are numerous restaurants near each of our centers, and some popular ones are indicated on the Area Map in the Student Welcome Handbooks - these can be picked up in the lobby or requested from one of our ExitCertified staff.
How can someone reach me during class?
If someone should need to contact you while you are in class, please have them call the center telephone number and leave a message with the receptionist.
What languages are used to deliver training?
Most courses are conducted in English, unless otherwise specified. Some courses will have the word "FRENCH" marked in red beside the scheduled date(s) indicating the language of instruction.
What does GTR stand for?
GTR stands for Guaranteed to Run; if you see a course with this status, it means this event is confirmed to run. View our GTR page to see our full list of Guaranteed to Run courses.
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
Does ExitCertified deliver group training?
Yes, we provide training for groups, individuals, and private on sites. View our group training page for more information.
What does vendor-authorized training mean?
As a vendor-authorized training partner, we offer a curriculum that our partners have vetted. We use the same course materials and facilitate the same labs as our vendor-delivered training. These courses are considered the gold standard and, as such, are priced accordingly.
Is the training too basic, or will you go deep into technology?
It depends on your requirements, your role in your company, and your depth of knowledge. The good news about many of our learning paths, you can start from the fundamentals to highly specialized training.
How up-to-date are your courses and support materials?
We continuously work with our vendors to evaluate and refresh course material to reflect the latest training courses and best practices.
Are your instructors seasoned trainers who have deep knowledge of the training topic?
ExitCertified instructors have an average of 27 years of practical IT experience. They have also served as consultants for an average of 15 years. To stay up to date, instructors will at least spend 25 percent of their time learning new emerging technologies and courses.
Do you provide hands-on training and exercises in an actual lab environment?
Lab access is dependent on the vendor and the type of training you sign up for. However, many of our top vendors will provide lab access to students to test and practice. The course description will specify lab access.
Will you customize the training for our company’s specific needs and goals?
We will work with you to identify training needs and areas of growth. We offer a variety of training methods, such as private group training, on-site of your choice, and virtually. We provide courses and certifications that are aligned with your business goals.
How do I get started with certification?
Getting started on a certification pathway depends on your goals and the vendor you choose to get certified in. Many vendors offer entry-level IT certification to advanced IT certification that can boost your career. To get access to certification vouchers and discounts, please contact Edu_customerexperience@techdata.com
Will I get access to content after I complete a course?
You will get access to the PDF of course books and guides, but access to the recording and slides will depend on the vendor and type of training you receive.
had a good time with the course, however some topics were left out due to the compact amount of time for training.
vary good online learning. instructor is vary good the way he explained every thing.
I registered a day before class and am happy that I received all the materials and links in time for the class. Thanks.
it was good and very informative. Instructure covered everything in detail.
I thought the course was informative and the tools to go over the material were very nice.