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Implementing Cisco switched networks

A 5 day
training course
**Due to the current COVID-19 isolation rules all our courses are being delivered via virtual instructor led learning until further notice**

Cisco switched networks training course description

This is a five-day course designed to help students prepare to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions for campus environments using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. Labs are an important feature of this course with 2 different types of labs being used to aid learning, discovery labs are instructor guided labs through which students explore new topics in an interactive way, the challenge Labs are designed to test students understanding of the topics being taught and to provide vital hands-on practice.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Implement VLANs, trunks, explain VTP, implement DHCP in IPv4 and IPv6 environment, and configure port aggregation.
  • Implement and optimize STP.
  • Configure routing on a multilayer switch.
  • Configure NTP, SNMP, IP SLA, port mirroring, and verify StackWise and VSS operation.
  • Implement First Hop redundancy in IPv4 and IPv6 environments.
  • Secure campus network according to recommended practices.

Cisco switched networks training course details

Who will benefit:
Network professionals implementing and supporting switched based solutions using Cisco IOS services.
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 1
Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices 2
5 days

Training approach

This structured course uses Instructor Led Training to provide the best possible learning experience. Small class sizes ensure students benefit from our engaging and interactive style of teaching with delegates encouraged to ask questions throughout the course. Quizzes follow each major section allowing checking of learning. Hands on sessions are used throughout to allow delegates to consolidate their new skills.

Overall rating:

Customer reviews

"An excellent course."
A. M. Babcock
"Everything was very well explained."
B. G. Brighton and Hove City Counsil

Cisco switched networks training course contents

Basic concepts and network design
Analyzing campus network structure
Comparing layer 2 and multilayer switches
Using Cisco SDM templates
Implementing LLDP
Implementing PoE

Campus Network Architecture
Implementing VLANs and trunks
Introducing VTP
Implementing DHCP
Implementing DHCP for IPv6
Configuring Layer 2 port aggregation

Spanning tree Implementation
Implementing RSTP
Implementing STP stability mechanisms
Implementing multiple spanning tree protocol

Configuring inter-VLAN routing
Implementing Inter-VLAN routing using a router
Configuring a Switch to Route

Implementing high availability networks
Configuring network time protocol
Implementing SNMP version 3
Implementing IP SLA
Implementing port mirroring for monitoring support
Verifying switch virtualization

First hop redundancy implementation
Configuring layer 3 redundancy with HSRP
Configuring layer 3 redundancy with VRRP
Configuring layer 3 redundancy with GLBP
Configuring first hop redundancy for IPv6

Campus network security
Implementing port security
Implementing storm control
Implementing access to external authentication
Mitigating spoofing attacks
Securing VLAN trunks
Configuring private VLANs

Challenge labs
Lab 1: Network discovery
Lab 2: Configure DHCP
Lab 3: Configure DHCPv6
Lab 4: Configure EtherChannel
Lab 5: Implementing Rapid Spanning Tree
Lab 6: Improving STP configuration
Lab 7: Configure MST
Lab 8: Configure routing between VLANs using a router
Lab 9: Configure routing on a Multilayer switch
Lab 10:Configure NTP
Lab 11:Configure Network Monitoring Using IP SLA
Lab 12: Configure HSRP With Load Balancing
Lab 13: Configure VRRP With Load Balancing
Lab 14: Implement GLBP
Lab 15: Configure HSRP for IPv6
Lab 16:Controlling Network Access Using Port Security

Why Choose Us

SNT trainers score an average of over 90% on the three main areas of:
  • Ability to teach
  • Technical knowledge
  • Answering questions
“Excellently presented by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic trainer.” P.D. General Dynamics

We limit our maximum class size to 8 delegates; often we have less than this. This ensures optimal interactivity between delegates and instructor.
"Excellent course. The small class size was a great benefit…" M.B. IBM

We write our own courses; courseware does not just consist of slides and our slides are diagrams not bullet point text. A typical chapter provides clearly defined objectives with a chapter overview, slides with text underneath, a quiz at the end to check the learning of the students. Hands on exercises are at the end and are used to reinforce the theory.

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