SWITCH Training

SWITCH (Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks) is a five-day course that teaches students to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco's Campus Enterprise Architecture. The SWITCH course is one of three components in the CCNP curriculum.

Exam Number:
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Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
CCNP Routing and Switching, CCDP

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including ExSim-Max for Cisco 300-115 and official Cisco courseware
  • Cisco Learning Labs for CCNP SWITCH v2.0


A valid CCNA certification or higher Cisco certification is recommended.

You should also have a basic knowledge of the following:

  • Establishing Internet and WAN connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Managing network device security
  • Operating a medium-sized LAN with multiple switches, supporting VLANs, trunking and spanning tree
  • Troubleshooting IP connectivity (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Configuring and troubleshooting EIGRP and OSPF (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • Configuring devices for SNMP, Syslog and NetFlow access
  • Managing Cisco device configurations, Cisco IOS images, and licenses

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the hierarchical campus structure, basic switch operation, use of SDM templates, PoE and LLDP
  • Implement VLANs and trunks, explain VTP, implement DHCP in IPv4 and IPv6 environment and configure port aggregation
  • Implement and optimize STP mechanism that best suits your network - PVSTP+, RPVSTP+ or MSTP
  • Configure routing on a multilayer switch
  • Configure NTP, SNMP, IP SLA and port mirroring, and verify StackWise and VSS operation
  • Implement First Hop redundancy in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Secure campus network according to recommended practices

Course Outline

    Module 1: Basic Concepts and Network Design

    • Lesson 1: Analyzing Campus Network Structure
    • Lesson 2: Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches
    • Lesson 3: Using Cisco SDM Templates
    • Lesson 4: Implementing LLDP
    • Lesson 5: Implementing PoE

    Module 2: Campus Network Architecture

    • Lesson 1: Implementing VLANs and Trunks
    • Lesson 2: Introducing VTP
    • Lesson 3: Implementing DHCP
    • Lesson 4: Implementing DHCP for IPv6
    • Lesson 5: Configuring Layer 2 Port Aggregation

    Module 3: Spanning Tree Implementation

    • Lesson 1: Implementing RSTP
    • Lesson 2: Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms
    • Lesson 3: Implementing Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol

    Module 4: Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing

    • Lesson 1: Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using a Router
    • Lesson 2: Configuring a Switch to Route

    Module 5: Implementing High Availability Networks

    • Lesson 1: Configuring Network Time Protocol
    • Lesson 2: Implementing SNMP Version 3
    • Lesson 3: Implementing IP SLA
    • Lesson 4: Implementing Port Mirroring for Monitoring Support
    • Lesson 5: Verifying Switch Virtualization

    Module 6: First Hop Redundancy Implementation

    • Lesson 1: Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
    • Lesson 2: Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP
    • Lesson 3: Configure VRRP With Load Balancing
    • Lesson 4: Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with GLBP
    • Lesson 5: Configuring First Hop Redundancy for IPv6

    Module 7: Campus Network Security

    • Lesson 1: Implementing Port Security
    • Lesson 2: Implementing Storm Control
    • Lesson 3: Implementing Access to External Authentication
    • Lesson 4: Mitigating Spoofing Attacks
    • Lesson 5: Securing VLAN Trunks
    • Lesson 6: Configuring Private VLANs


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