Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH)

Course Description

In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. You will focus on Layer 2 and multilayer switch functions including VLANs, trunks, inter-VLAN routing, port aggregation, spanning tree, first hop redundancy, as well as network security and high availability features.

Learning Objectives

  • Components of the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture including the operation of Layer 2 and multilayer switches
  • Switching Database Manager (SDM) templates and how they are used o Implementing device features including LLDP and PoE
  • VLANs and trunks and how VTP works
  • Configuring a device to be a DHCP server and relay agent, for both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Configuring Layer 2 and Layer 3 port aggregation
  • Different types of spanning tree protocols and mechanisms, including STP, RSTP, and MST o Implementing inter-VLAN routing on both a router and a multilayer switch
  • Network high availability including NTP, SNMPv3, IP SLA, port mirroring, and switch virtualization
  • First hop redundancy protocols for IPv4 and IPv6 including HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
  • Implementing network security features including port security, storm control, DHCP snooping, IP source guard, dynamic ARP inspection, VLAN ACLs, and private VLANs
  • Using an external authentication server in your network, including implementing IEEE 802.1x

  • Taking ICND1 v2.0 and ICND2 v2.0 (or CCNAX v2.0) is highly recommended


  1. Discovering the Network and Investigating the CAM
  2. Configuring VLANs, Trunking, and DHCP
  3. Configuring DHCPv6
  4. Configuring EtherChannels
  5. Troubleshooting Common Trunking and EtherChannel Issues
  6. Configuring STP and RSTP
  7. Troubleshooting RSTP
  8. Configuring MST
  9. Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing on Routers
  10. Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing on Multilayer Switches
  11. Configuring NTP
  12. Configuring Cisco IOS IP SLAs
  13. Configuring HSRP
  14. Configuring VRRP
  15. Configuring GLBP
  16. Configuring HSRP for IPv6

Related Training

Who Should Attend

Network engineers and technicians, Support engineers, Systems engineers, Network analysts, Senior network administrators, Anyone involved in planning, implementing, verifying, and troubleshooting switch-based solutions in enterprise networks

Course Information

Length: 5 day

Format: Lecture and Lab

Delivery Method: Virtual / Onsite

Max. Capacity: 16