Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

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This course is a component of the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching curriculum. This course is designed to give students a firm understanding of how to manage switches in an enterprise campus environment. This training class reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs

Who Should Attend:

•Network engineers     
•network operations center (NOC) technical support personnel
•Help desk technicians.

At Course Completion:

After completing this course, students should have learnt:
•Analyze campus network designs
•Implement VLANs in a network campus
•Implement spanning tree
•Implement inter-VLAN routing in a campus network
•Implement a highly available network
•Implement high-availability technologies and techniques using multilayer switches in a campus environment
•Implement security features in a switched network
•Integrate WLANs into a campus network
•Accommodate voice and video in campus networks


Module 1:  Analyzing Campus Network Designs Analyze campus network designs

•Describe Cisco SONA
•Evaluate the benefits of the enterprise campus architecture
•Determine the function of the core layer
•Evaluate the impact of traffic types on the network infrastructure
•Describe the PPDIOO life-cycle approach
•Describe PPDIOO implementation planning
Lab 1-1: New Hire Test
Lab 1-1 Debrief
•Review and verify your solution, as well as your findings and action log, against a set of checkpoints provided by the instructor
• Consolidate the lessons learned during the review discussions into a set of best practice methods and commands to aid you in future deployment procedures

Module 2: Implementing VLANs in Campus Networks

Lesson 1: Applying Best Practices for VLAN Topologies
•Describe the different VLAN segmentation models
•Given an enterprise VLAN network design, describe the information needed to create an implementation plan, identify the choices that need to be made, and analyze the consequences of those choices
•Given an enterprise VLAN network design that contains VTP, create an implementation and verification plan; then successfully execute that plan
Lesson 2: Configuring Private VLANs
•Describe PVLANs
•Configure isolated PVLANs
•Configure community PVLANs
•Given an enterprise VLAN network design that contains PVLANs, create an implementation and verification plan; then successfully execute that plan
•Configure PVLANs across multiple switches
Lesson 3: Configuring Link Aggregation with Ether Channel
• Understand the benefits of EtherChannel
•Compare the PAgP and the LACP
•Given an enterprise VLAN network design that contains Layer 2 EtherChannel links, create an implementation and verification plan; then successfully execute that plan
•Given an enterprise VLAN network design that contains load balancing among the ports included in an EtherChannel, create an implementation and verification plan; then successfully execute that plan
Lab 2-1: Design and Implement VLANs, Trunks, and EtherChannel
Lesson 4: Lab 2-1 Debrief
•Discuss the lab results.
Lab 2-2: Troubleshoot Common VLAN Configuration and Security Issues
Lesson 5: Lab 2-2 Debrief
•Discuss the lab results.
Lab 2-3: Configure Private VLANs
Lesson 6: Lab 2-3 Debrief
•Discuss the lab results

Module 3:  Implementing Spanning

Lesson 1: Spanning Tree Protocol Enhancements
•Describe the various STP standards
•Describe STP operations
•Implement and configure PVRST+
•Understand RSTP port roles
•Verify RSTP configurations
•Describe MSTP
•Implement and configure MSTP
Lesson 2: Describing STP Stability Mechanisms
•Protect the operation of STP
•Configure BPDUGuard
•Configure BPDUFilter
•Configure RootGuard
•Configure LoopGuard
•Configure UDLD to detect and shut down unidirectional links
•Optimize STP operations by using the right combination of STP stability features
Lab 3-1: Implement Multiple Spanning Tree
Lesson 3: Lab 3-1 Debrief
•Discuss the results

Module 4: Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing

Lessons 1: Describing Routing Between VLANs
•Configure both a switch and router to accommodate inter-VLAN packet transfer using an external router
•Describe a Layer 3 SVI
•Understand commands that are used to configure an SVI
•Describe a routed port on a multilayer switch
•Configure Layer 3 EtherChannel links
•Configure inter-VLAN routing on a multilayer switch
•Configure DHCP services on a Layer 3 switch
Lesson 2: Deploying Multilayer Switching with Cisco Express Forwa
•Understand the process of multilayer switching, and how it differs when you are performing Layer 2 versus Layer 3 switching
•Understand the packet and frame header rewriting that is performed by a multilayer switch
•Explain Layer 3 switch processing
•Describe the various switching methods that are available on a Cisco switch
•Describe and configure Cisco Express Forwarding on a Cisco switch
Lab 4-1: Implement Inter-VLAN Routing
Lesson 3: Lab 4-1 Debrief
•Discuss the results
Lab 4-2 Troubleshoot Inter-VLAN Routing
Lesson 4: Lab 4-2 Debrief
•Discuss the results

Module 5: Implementing a Highly Available Network

Lesson 1: Understanding High Availability
•Evaluate the uses, requirements, benefits, and performance expectations of high availability in a given enterprise network design
•Describe resiliency for high availability
•Design the network for optimal redundancy
Lesson 2: Implementing High Availability
•Implement high availability at the switch level
•Use Cisco StackWise technology on access switches
•Evaluate the impact of too little redundancy
•Assess the impact of uplink failure
Lesson 3: Implementing Network Monitoring
•Implement network monitoringConfigure IP SLA technology
Lab 5-1: Implement High Availability in a Network Design
Lesson 4: Lab 5-1 Debrief
•Discuss lab results

Module 6: Implementing Layer 3 High Availability

Lesson 1: Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
•Describe routing issues Identify the router redundancy process
•Configure HSRP operations
•Describe and fine-tune HSRP Troubleshoot HSRP
Lesson 2: Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP and GLBP
•Describe VRRPIdentify the VRRP operations process
•Configure VRRP
•Describe GLBP
•Identify the GLBP operations process
•Configure GLBP
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