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Concise Cisco switches for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

Concise Cisco switches training course description

A hands on course covering the product specifics of Cisco switches. Installation, configuration, maintenance and troubleshooting are all covered in a practical oriented way. VLANs often take up a large part of the course. The course covers all interfaces but concentrates on using the command line interface. Delegates are, however, free to use the web based interface in all exercises.

Key outcomes from this course

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:
  • Install Cisco switches.
  • Use the command line interface and the web based interface to manage Cisco switches.
  • Configure and troubleshoot Cisco switches.
  • Perform software upgrades and maintain configurations using TFTP.

Concise Cisco switches training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with Cisco switches. Particularly aimed at engineers and technicians supporting Cisco switches.
Prerequisites:
None.
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

Concise Cisco switches training course contents

Ethernet review
Single segment Ethernet, CSMA/CD, Broadcast domains, collision domains. Hubs, Extending the LAN.
Hands on: Hub based Ethernet.

Cisco switches
What are switches, frame forwarding and filtering, the forwarding database.
Hands on: Switched based Ethernet.

Configuring Cisco switches
Accessing the switch, installing the switch, The CLI, connecting PCs using the switch.
Hands on: Configuring Cisco switches.

The command line interface
User and privilege modes, online help, show, basic troubleshooting. The configuration editor, Global, major and sub commands, enable, secret and other passwords.
Hands on: Simple troubleshooting using the CLI.

Port configuration
Speed, duplex, security, trunking.
Hands on: Port trunking.

Spanning Tree Protocol
Spanning Tree, Loops, effect, root bridges, bridge port states, STP reconfiguration. RSTP and variants.
Hands on: STP.

VLANS
What are VLANs, configuring VLANs, access ports and trunks, 802.1Q, inter VLAN routing. <
Hands on: Access ports, trunks, layer 3 switching.

Housekeeping
Configuration management, software management, password recovery.
Hands on: TFTP.

Managing interconnection devices
SNMP, RMON, RMON II.

Troubleshooting
LEDs, CDP, logging, Layer 1, layer 2, layer 3.
Hands on: Fixing things.

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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