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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.

What will you learn
  • 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

Advanced HP switches training course content

  • 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.

Learning path



Based on overall customer ratings

K. H. - Kings Ely School

"Covered all aspects that was expected. I now feel confident to configure and maintain our HP switches."

M. W. - Aberdeen City Counsil

"Good teaching and well-structured course. Plenty of hands-n activities and also time to answer questions from students."

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.