An advanced hands on switching course for those already familiar with the basics such as STP and VLANs. The course starts with advanced diagnostics and network monitoring moving onto switch protocols. A large part of the second day is spent implementing QoS and security such as 802.1x.
Technical staff working with Ethernet switches.
Switch review, troubleshooting,
diagnostics, L2 traceroute, UDLD,
message logging, Wireshark, port
Hands on: Troubleshooting.
SNMP, SNMPv3, RMON, Netflow,
Sflow. System logging.
Hands on: Managing switches with SNMP. Syslogd.
Auto-MDIX, LLDP, CDP, Link
aggregation, LACP, Link state tracking,
VLANS and tags, DTP.
Hands on: Discovery, dynamic configuration.
802.1w, new port roles and states, new
BPDUs, rapid convergence, topology
changes, compatibility issues. L3
redundancy, VRRP, GLBP. Design
Hands on: RSTP, VRRP.
Why VTP? VTP modes, how VTP works,
VTP pruning. GVRP, MVRP.
Hands on: Dynamic VLANs
802.1s (multiple spanning tree), regions,
rings, L2MP, TRILL.
Hands on: 802.1s
What is multicasting, Static
configuration, IGMP snooping, CGMP,
MVR. IPv6 MLD snooping.
Hands on: Multicast through switches
Storm control, DSCP, 802.1Q, 802.1p,
mapping, classification, policy, Ingress
queues, Egress queues. Dropping
frames, limiting bandwidth.
Hands on: Voice through switches.
Native VLANs, Voice VLANs
Static MAC addresses, AAA, RADIUS,
Port based authentication, 802.1x,
Guest VLANs, L2 attacks, SSH,
Hands on: Hardening switches.
NTP, managing the MAC address table, managing system resources, SDN
"Good level of practical."
"Excellent presentation - very good course structure."
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.