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HP switches for engineers

A 2 day
HANDS ON
training course

HP switches training course description

A hands on course covering the product specifics of HP 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 HP switches.
  • Use the command line interface and the web based interface to manage HP switches.
  • Configure and troubleshoot HP switches.
  • Perform software upgrades and maintain configurations using TFTP.

HP switches training course details

Who will benefit:
Anyone working with HP switches. Particularly aimed at engineers and technicians supporting HP 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

HP switches training course contents

Introduction
Traditional Ethernet, Hubs, Frames, MAC addresses.
Hands on: Building a network with a hub.

What is a switch?
Switches versus hubs, the MAC address table, handling unknown addresses.
Hands on: Building a network with HP switches.

Configuration methods
How to configure a HP switch using: Console port access menus, CLI, telnet, web based access.
Hands on: Console access, show commands, using the menus, IP address configuration, telnet.

Command Line Interface
Operator mode, Manager mode, configuration mode, passwords, online help, CLI commands, basic troubleshooting.
Hands on: More show commands, basic troubleshooting, setting a password, displaying status and counters.

Web based interface
Web access, basic format, Getting started. SSL.
Hands on: Web based configuration.

Port configuration
Common port configuration tasks, port security, port aggregation,
Hands on: Configuring ports. Trunking and failover.

STP configuration
Broadcast storms. What is STP? RSTP. Configuring STP.
Hands on: Enabling and disabling STP, investigation failover.

VLANs
What are VLANS? 802.1Q, tagged/untagged, creating VLANS, applying VLANS. Addressing and VLANs, Layer 3 switches and VLANs.
Hands on: Setting up VLANS, setting up tagged ports, Inter VLAN traffic.

Housekeeping
TFTP, software upgrades, downloading configurations.
Hands on: Software upgrade, downloading a configuration.

SNMP
SNMP configuration, HP OpenView NNM.
Hands on: Using SNMP to manage a HP switch.

Basic troubleshooting
Putting it all together. Layer 1 troubleshooting, Layer 2 troubleshooting.

Miscellaneous exercises
CDP. Logging

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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