Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 - SWITCH (Professional)

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 - SWITCH (Professional) Course Description

Duration: 5.00 days (40 hours)

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SWITCH v2.0, course, includes major updates and follows an updated blueprint. (However, note that this course does not cover all items listed on the blueprint.) Some older topics have been removed or simplified, while several new IPv6 routing topics have been added. The course content has been adapted to Cisco IOS Software Release 15 and technically updated.

The goal of the course is to build upon the knowledge and skills from CCNA Routing and Switching and help you expand competencies to plan, implement, and monitor a scalable routing network.

Exam Format
Exam Number - 300-115
Duration - 120 minutes (30 - 40 questions)
Register with - Pearson VUE

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Feb 5, 2018 – Feb 9, 2018
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Sep 10, 2018 – Sep 14, 2018
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Intended Audience for this Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 - SWITCH (Professional) Course

  • » Learners who aim to be network professionals and who have knowledge that is obtained from Cisco CCNA courses

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Course Prerequisites for Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 - SWITCH (Professional)

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Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 - SWITCH (Professional) Course Objectives

  • » Describe the hierarchical campus structure, basic switch operation, use of SDM templates, PoE, and LLDP
  • » Implement VLANs and trunks, explain VTP, implement DHCP in IPv4 and IPv6 environments, and configure port aggregation Implement and optimize the STP mechanism that best suits your network: PVST+, Rapid PVST+, or MST 4. Configure routing on a multilayer switch
  • » Configure NTP, SNMP, IP SLA, and port mirroring, and verify StackWise and VSS operation
  • » Implement first-hop redundancy in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • » Secure the campus network according to recommended practices

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Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 - SWITCH (Professional) Course Outline

      1. Basic Concepts and Network Design
        1. Analyzing Campus Network Structure
          1. Hierarchical Network Design
          2. Layers in the Hierarchical Model
          3. Building Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture
          4. Access Layer
          5. Distribution Layer
          6. Core Layer
          7. Is a Core Layer Needed?
          8. Types of Cisco Switches
          9. Routed vs. Switched Campus Architecture
        2. Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches
          1. Layer 2 Switch Operation
          2. Multilayer Switch Operation
          3. Frame Rewrite
          4. CAM and TCAM
          5. Distributed Hardware Forwarding
          6. Cisco Switching Methods
          7. Route Caching
          8. Topology-Based Switching
        3. Using Cisco SDM Templates
          1. What Are SDM Templates?
          2. SDM Template Types
          3. Changing the SDM Template
          4. Choosing the Correct Template
        4. Implementing LLDP
          1. LLDP Introduction
          2. Enabling LLDP
          3. Discovering Neighbors Using LLDP
        5. Implementing PoE
          1. The Need for PoE
          2. PoE Components
          3. PoE Standards
          4. PoE Negotiation
          5. Configuring and Verifying PoE
      2. Campus Network Architecture
        1. Implementing VLANs and Trunks
          1. The Native VLAN
          2. Switch Port Mode Interactions
          3. Deploying VLANs
          4. End-to-End vs. Local VLANs
          5. Voice VLAN Overview
          6. Voice VLAN Configuration
          7. Switch Configuration for Wireless Network Support
        2. Introducing VTP
          1. The Role of VTP
          2. VTP Modes
          3. VTP Versions
          4. Default VTP Configuration
          5. Overwriting VTP Configuration
          6. VTP Configuration Recommendation
        3. Implementing DHCP
          1. DHCP Overview
          2. DHCP Relay
          3. DHCP Options
        4. Implementing DHCP for IPv6
          1. Stateless Autoconfiguration Overview
          2. DHCPv6 Overview
          3. DHCPv6 Operation
          4. Stateless DHCPv6 Overview
          5. DHCPv6 Relay Agent
        5. Configuring Layer 2 Port Aggregation
          1. The Need for EtherChannel
          2. EtherChannel Mode Interactions
          3. Layer 2 EtherChannel Configuration Guidelines
          4. EtherChannel Load-Balancing Options
          5. EtherChannel Load-Balancing Operation
          6. EtherChannel Guard
      3. Spanning Tree Implementation
        1. Implementing RSTP
          1. STP Overview
          2. STP Standards
          3. STP Operation
          4. Bridge Protocol Data Units
          5. Root Bridge Election
          6. Root Port Election
          7. Designated Port Election
          8. STP Port States
          9. Per VLAN Spanning Tree
          10. RSTP Port Roles
          11. Comparison of RSTP and STP Port States
          12. STP Topology Changes
          13. RSTP Topology Changes
          14. RSTP Link Types
        2. Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms
          1. Cisco STP Toolkit
          2. UplinkFast
          3. BackboneFast
          4. PortFast
          5. Securing a PortFast Interface with BPDU guard
          6. Disabling STP with BPDU filter
          7. The Problem with Unidirectional Links
          8. Loop Guard Overview
          9. Loop Guard Configuration
          10. Loop Guard Verification
          11. UDLD Overview
          12. UDLD Configuration
          13. Comparing Loop Guard with UDLD
          14. UDLD Recommended Practices
          15. STP Stability Mechanism Recommendations
          16. Flex Links
        3. Implementing MST
          1. Introducing MST
          2. MST Regions
          3. STP Instances with MST
          4. Extended System ID for MST
          5. Configuring MST Path Cost
          6. Configuring MST Port Priority
          7. MST Protocol Migration
          8. MST Recommended Practices
      4. Inter-VLAN Routing
        1. Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using a Router
          1. Inter-VLAN Routing Using an External Router
          2. External Router: Advantages and Disadvantages
        2. Configuring a Switch to Route
          1. Switch Virtual Interfaces
          2. Routed Switch Ports
          3. SVI autostate exclude Command
          4. SVI Configuration Checklist
          5. Layer 2 EtherChannel vs. Layer 3 EtherChannel
          6. Layer 3 EtherChannel Configuration
      5. High-Availability Networks
        1. Configuring Network Time Protocol
          1. The Need for Accurate Time
          2. Configuring the System Clock Manually
          3. Network Time Protocol
          4. NTP Modes
          5. Securing NTP
          6. NTP Source Address
          7. NTP Versions
          8. NTP in an IPv6 Environment
          9. Simple Network Time Protocol
          10. SNTP Configuration
        2. Implementing SNMP Version 3
          1. SNMP Overview
          2. SNMP Versions
          3. SNMP Recommendations
          4. SNMPv3 Configuration
          5. Verifying the SNMPv3 Configuration
        3. Implementing the Cisco IOS IP SLA
          1. Cisco IOS IP SLA Introduction
          2. IP SLA Source and Responder
          3. IP SLA Operation with Responder
          4. IP SLA Responder Time Stamps
          5. Configuring Authentication for the IP SLA
          6. Configuration Example: UDP Jitter
        4. Implementing Port Mirroring for Monitoring Support
          1. What Is SPAN?
          2. SPAN Terminology
          3. Remote SPAN
          4. Local SPAN Configuration
          5. Verifying the Local SPAN Configuration
          6. RSPAN Configuration
          7. Verifying the RSPAN Configuration
        5. Verifying Switch Virtualization
          1. The Need for Logical Switching Architectures
          2. What Is StackWise?
          3. StackWise Benefits
          4. Verifying StackWise
          5. Redundant Switch Supervisors
          6. Supervisor Redundancy Modes
          7. What Is VSS?
          8. VSS Benefits
          9. Verifying VSS
      6. First Hop Redundancy Protocol Implementation
        1. Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
          1. The Need for First-Hop Redundancy
          2. The Idea Behind the First-Hop Redundancy Process
          3. HSRP State Transition
          4. HSRP and STP
          5. Load Sharing with HSRP
          6. The Need for Interface Tracking with HSRP
          7. HSRP Interface Tracking
          8. HSRP and Object Tracking
          9. HSRP Authentication
          10. HSRP Timers
          11. HSRP Versions
        2. Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP
          1. About VRRP
          2. Tracking and VRRP
          3. VRRP Interface-Tracking Configuration
        3. Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with GLBP
          1. Introducing GLBP
          2. GLBP vs. HSRP
          3. GLBP States
          4. GLBP Load-Balancing Options
          5. GLBP Authentication
          6. GLBP and STP
          7. Tracking and GLBP
        4. Configuring First Hop Redundancy Protocol for IPv6
          1. IPv6 Native First-Hop Redundancy
          2. Why FHRP in IPv6?
          3. HSRP for IPv6
          4. GLBP for IPv6
      7. Campus Network Security
        1. Implementing Port Security
          1. Overview of Switch Security Issues
          2. Recommended Practices for Switch Security
          3. Unauthorized Access by Rogue Devices
          4. Switch Attack Categories
          5. MAC Flooding Attack
          6. Introducing Port Security
          7. Port Error Conditions
          8. Error-Disabled Port Automatic Recovery
          9. Port Access Lists
          10. Configure Port Access Lists
        2. Implementing Storm Control
          1. Storm Control
          2. Configuring Storm Control
          3. Verifying Storm Control Behavior
        3. Implementing Access to External Authentication
          1. AAA Framework Overview
          2. Benefits of AAA Usage
          3. Authentication Options
          4. RADIUS and TACACS+
          5. Enabling AAA and Configuring a Local User for Fallback
          6. Configuring RADIUS for Console and vty Access
          7. Configuring TACACS+ for Console and vty Access
          8. Configuring Authorization and Accounting
          9. Limitations of TACACS+ and RADIUS
          10. Identity-Based Networking
          11. IEEE 802.1X Port-Based Authentication
          12. IEEE 802.1X Configuration Checklist
        4. Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
          1. DHCP Spoofing Attacks
          2. DHCP Snooping
          3. DHCP Snooping Configuration
          4. IP Source Guard
          5. IP Source Guard Configuration
          6. ARP Spoofing
          7. Dynamic ARP Inspection
          8. DAI Configuration
        5. Securing VLAN Trunks
          1. Switch Spoofing
          2. Protecting Against Switch Spoofing
          3. VLAN Hopping
          4. Protecting Against VLAN Hopping
          5. VLAN Access Lists
          6. VACL Interaction with ACL and PACL
          7. Configuring VACLs
        6. Configuring PVLANs
          1. The Need for PVLANs
          2. Introduction to PVLANs
          3. PVLAN Port Types
          4. PVLAN Configuration
          5. PVLAN Verification
          6. PVLANs Across Multiple Switches
          7. Protected Port Feature
      8. Lab
        1. Discovery: Investigating the CAM
        2. Discovery: Configuring VLANs and Trunks
        3. Discovery: VTP Operation
        4. Discovery: Exploring DHCP
        5. Discovery: Obtaining IPv6 Addresses Dynamically
        6. Discovery: EtherChannel Configuration and Load Balancing
        7. Discovery: Discovering and Modifying STP Behavior
        8. Discovery: Root Guard
        9. Discovery: Configuring MST
        10. Discovery: Routing with an External Router
        11. Discovery: Routing on a Multilayer Switch
        12. Discovery: NTP Configuration
        13. Discovery: IP SLA Echo Configuration
        14. Discovery: Configuring and Tuning HSRP
        15. Discovery: Configure VRRP and Spot the Differences from HSRP
        16. Discovery: Configure GLBP
        17. Discovery: Port Security
        18. Challenge: Network Discovery
        19. Challenge: Configure DHCP
        20. Challenge: Configure DHCPv6
        21. Challenge: Configure EtherChannel
        22. Challenge: Implement RSTP
        23. Challenge: Improve STP Configuration
        24. Challenge: Configure MST
        25. Challenge: Configure Routing Between VLANs with a Router
        26. Challenge: Configure Routing on a Multilayer Switch
        27. Challenge: Configure NTP
        28. Challenge: Configure Network Monitoring Using the Cisco IOS IP SLA
        29. Challenge: Configure HSRP with Load Balancing
        30. Challenge: Configure VRRP with Load Balancing
        31. Challenge: Implement GLBP
        32. Challenge: Configure HSRP for IPv6
        33. Challenge: Control Network Access with Port Security

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This training prepares students for the following exam(s):

  • » 300-115 : Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks v2.0 - SWITCH

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

William D.
- Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania, in addition to several IT certifications.
- Over 20 years of experience in the IT industry; background ranges from engineering, administration and escalation support in networks.


William is a highly-skilled IT professional with Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mathematics from University of Pennsylvania. He has been working in the IT industry for over 20 years, with experience in engineering, administration and escalation support in networks ranging from small to large scale complex enterprise environments.

As a Cisco and CompTIA Subject Matter Expert, he holds several certifications, including Cisco CCNA, CCNP, and CCIE. William is one of NetCom's top trainers, consistently scoring high marks in student evaluations.
David M.
- Networking expert with several Cisco certifications, including CCENT, CCNA, CCDA, CCSI, and CCVP. - Has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning. - Average rating of 8.75 out of 9 on student evaluation reports.


David has been in the Networking field for the past eleven years and holds several Cisco certifications. He has been an instructor since 2005 and has taught over 90 courses at NetCom Learning.

David is an extremely enthusiastic trainer with a raw passion towards teaching and delivering Cisco information and takes great pride in his career as an instructor, which has lead him to develop and deliver the class in his own unique way; very professional and knowledgeable, yet pleasant and enjoyable. His classes have a high passing rate for students taking certification exams, and averages 8.75 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Michael G.
- Over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer.
- An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, as well as select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.
- High-skilled and acclaimed instructor. Has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning.


Michael has over 22 years of professional experience in the IT field, including more than a decade as a Certified Trainer. An expert in Cisco's Routing, Switching, Security, Voice and Wireless areas, Michael also teaches select Microsoft, Novell, CompTIA, Sun and CWNP courses.

Michael's dedication and passion for teaching is unmatched. He has trained over 900 students at Netcom Learning since 2006 and his evaluation scores average 8.7 out of 9.

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