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Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

Course Details
Code: SWITCH-v2-0-SUB
Tuition (USD): $750.00 • Self Paced
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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.

Skills Gained

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

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

Course Details

Cisco Digital E-Learning benefits students in many ways, as it’s:

  • Effective: Covers every learning style, with HD instructor-led video, searchable transcripts, and full Student Guide textbook
  • Interactive: Offers engaging Discovery Labs for hands-on learning, plus graded challenge assignments to measure progress
  • Flexible: Increases learning convenience, as students can work at their own pace, anytime, anywhere
  • Integrated: Provides everything in one place; no multiple systems to log into
  • Unrivaled: Gives you the benefits of Cisco expertise, based on years of unmatched learning and certification experience

Other Instructional features include:

  • Search, which lets students go through all the instruction guides, as well as transcripts of videos
  • Lab recordings, which let students see how other students performed in labs, to improve peer learning
  • Labs-at-a-glance, showing each student’s complete and incomplete labs, so they can track progress and make improvements
  • Compatibility with smartphones and tablets, so students can learn wherever they go, with their progress saved for them
  • Synchronized learning on multiple devices, so students can switch between a laptop and a tablet without losing their place
  • Gamification, with achievement badges and medals awarded for mastering content and study techniques
  • Leaderboard, indicating how the top 10 students rank, to add a friendly, competitive element
  • Bookmarking, which lets students flag and add notes to important concepts or areas they want to review
  • Glossary that can be easily browsed, with important terms highlighted
  • Social media links, so students can share their progress on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter
  • Certificate of completion awarded to all students who finish each course
  • Topic videos, including slides and a whiteboard to illustrate important fundamentals from a specific topic or subtopic