CCNP SWITCH: Implementing IP Switching

CCNP SWITCHThis course teaches students how to implement, monitor, and maintain switching in converged enterprise campus networks. Students will learn how to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. The course also covers the secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks. Comprehensive labs emphasize hands-on learning and practice to reinforce configuration skills. 

 

Students who complete CCNP SWITCH will be able to perform the following tasks:

Implement, monitor, and maintain switching in an enterprise campus network
Implement appropriate spanning tree protocols in campus networks
Implement VLANs in campus networks
Configure and optimize high availability and redundancy on switches
Describe and implement LAN security features
Plan and prepare for advanced services in a campus infrastructure  

 

Course Prerequisites: None. CCNA-level knowledge and skills required.


 Chapter/Section Objectives
Chapter 1. Analyzing the Cisco Enterprise
Campus Architecture
Assess the structure and components used to build or expand an enterprise campus network
1.1 Introduction to Campus Network Design
Principles

Describe common campus design options and howdesign choices affect implementation and support of a campus LAN
1.2 Enterprise Campus Design

Describe managing and supporting a campus LAN using a network lifecycles approach
Chapter 2. Implementing VLANs in Campus
Networks
Implement VLANs in campus networks

2.1 Implementing VLAN Technologies in a Campus Network

Given a large enterprise network design, configure VLAN technologies to meet business and technical requirements and constraints
2.2 Implementing Trunking in a Cisco Campus
Network
Configure VLAN trunks in a campus network to
support business and technical requirements
2.3 VLAN Trunking Protocol


Given a design, addressing scheme, and
business/technical requirements and constraints, configure and verify VLAN Trunking Protocol
Chapter 3. Implementing Spanning Tree

Implement, monitor, and maintain spanning tree protocols in an enterprise campus network
3.1 Spanning Tree Protocols Provide an overview of spanning tree protocols
3.2 Spanning Tree Protocol Basics



Given a network topology and business and
technical requirements and constraints, configure and verify IEEE 802.1D spanning tree protocols in a Layer 2 topology that contains bridging loops
3.3 Rapid Spannning Tree Protocol

Describe and configure Rapid Spanning Tree
Protocol
3.4 Multiple Spanning Tree Describe and configure Multiple Spanning Tree
3.5 Spanning Tree Enhancements

In a given network topology, configure STP features to enhance resiliency and prevent forwarding loops
3.6 Recommended Spanning Tree Practices

Explain recommended best practices for STP
configurations
3.7 Troubleshooting STP


Given a campus VLAN topology and spanning tree installation in an enterprise network, troubleshoot spanning tree issues
Chapter 4. Implementing InterVLAN Routing

Implement, monitor, and maintain interVLAN routing in an enterprise campus network
4.1 Describing InterVLAN Routing
Explain methods of interVLAN routing
4.2 Configuring InterVLAN Routing

Configure and verify interVLAN routing using
multilayer switching
4.3 Implementing Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol in a Multilayer Switched Environment Explain DHCP operation and configure DHCP

4.4 Deploying CEF-Based Multilayer Switching
Configure and verify CEF
Chapter 5. Implementing High Availability and Redundancy in a Campus Network
Configure and optimize high availability on
switches to provide Layer 3 redundancy
5.1 Understanding High Availability
Describe high availability solutions
5.2 Implementing High Availability Implement Layer 3 redundancy solutions
5.3 Implementing Network Monitoring
Describe and configure network monitoring solutions
5.4 Implementing Supervisor Engines in Catalyst Switches Describe switch supervisor redundancy

5.5 Understanding First Hop Redundancy Protocols

Describe and configure first hop redundancy
protocols
Chapter 6. Securing the Campus Infrastructure
Describe and implement LAN security features
6.1 Switch Security Fundamentals

Identify attacks and threats to switches and methods to mitigate attacks
6.2 Understanding and Protecting Against MAC
Layer Attacks
Configure switches to guard against MAC-based attacks
6.3 Understanding and Protecting Against VLAN
Attacks
Configure tight control of trunk links to mitigate
VLAN hopping attacks
6.4 Understanding and Protecting Againsts Spoofing Attacks
Configure switches to guard against DHCP, MAC, and address resolution protocol (ARP) threats
6.5 Securing Network Switches Secure Layer 2 devices
6.6 Switch Security Considerations


Describe organizational security policies, secure
switch devices and protocols, and mitigate
compromises launched through a switch
6.7 Troubleshooting Performance and Connectivity

Describe tools used to monitor and analyze network traffic
Chapter 7. Preparing the Campus Infrastructure for Advanced Services Plan and prepare for advanced services in a
campus infrastructure 
7.1 Assessing Converged Traffic in the Campus
Infrastructure
Assess the impact of WLANs, voice, and video on campus infrastructure operations
7.2 Understanding QoS

Describe quality of service in a campus
infrastructure to support advanced services
7.3 Implementing IP Multicast

Implement multicast in a campus infrastructure to support advanced services
7.4 Preparing the Campus Infrastructure to Support Wireless Prepare campus networks for the integration of
wireless LANs
7.5 Preparing the Campus Infrastructure to Support Voice Prepare campus networks for the integration of
voice capabilities
7.6 Preparing the Campus Infrastructure to Support Video Prepare campus networks for the integration of
video capabilities

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