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Advanced HP switches for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

Advanced HP switches training course description

A hands on course covering advanced features of HP switches. The focus of the course is on Layer 3 switching advanced features. Delegates will benefit the most from this course if they can supply us with their own configurations before the course. These configurations can then be used by the trainer in the course.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Configure and troubleshoot HP layer 3 switching.
  • Configure and troubleshoot OSPF
  • Harden HP switches.
  • Explain the majority of their own configurations (if configurations are supplied to us before the course).

Advanced HP switches training course details

Who will benefit:
Technical staff working with HP switches.
Prerequisites:
HP switches for engineers.
Duration:
2 days

Training approach

This structured training course seeks to build upon workbook learning through the use of group exercises, dynamic discussion and individual tasks in order to deliver an engaging and interactive module that will ensure all candidates are able to transfer their new skills into the workplace.

Overall ratings for this course:

Course review


"Hard concepts were explained very simply."
J. S., Framestore CFC
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
B. M., London Internet Exchange

Advanced HP switches training course contents

Introduction
VLAN review. Tagged and untagged ports. MSTP, PVST, UDLD, BPDU guard.
Hands on: VLANs, diagnostic tools debug, LLDP, remote port mirroring.

L3 switching
What are L3 switches? L3 lite, IPv4 and IPv6, routing protocols, routing tables. IP address on VLAN, no ip address on VLAN, connected interfaces, RIP.
Hands on: Routing between VLANs. Configuring and troubleshooting RIP.

VRRP
Default gateways, dead router detection, resilience.
Hands on: Configuring and troubleshooting VRRP.

Static routes
Why use static routes? Configuring static routes, default routes.

OSPF
Link state protocols, operation. Router types, LSA types, area 0.
Hands on: Configuring and troubleshooting OSPF.

QoS
Layer 2 QoS, 802.1Q, priorities, dscp mapping, rate limiting.

Access lists
Filtering traffic through the switch, controlling access to the switch, enabling and disabling ACLs, standard ACLs, extended ACLs

Security
DHCP snooping, ARP protection, STP guards, switch hardening.

Summary
Walkthrough of delegate configurations.

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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