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Concise Cisco switches for engineers  |    A 2 day   hands on   training course

Concise Cisco switches 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.

What will you learn
  • 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 course details
  • Who will benefit:
  • Anyone working with Cisco switches. Particularly aimed at engineers and technicians supporting Cisco switches.

  • Prerequisites:
  • None.

  • Duration
  • 2 days

  • Dates & prices
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Concise Cisco switches course content

  • 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.

  • 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

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

Learning path



Based on overall customer ratings

B. G. - Brighton and Hove City Counsil

"Everything was very well explained."

A. M. - Babcock

"An excellent course."

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.