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Implementing CISCO IP Switched Networks

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This course includes extensive hands-on labs to help you learn to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions for campus environments using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. In order to gain a firm understanding of how to manage switches in an enterprise campus environment, you'll cover:

  • VLANs and WLANs
  • Spanning tree
  • Inter-VLAN routing
  • Security features

Course Overview

What You'll Learn

  • Analyze campus network designs
  • Implement VLANs in a network campus
  • Implement spanning tree
  • Implement inter-VLAN routing in a campus 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

Course Outline

  • Analyzing Campus Network Designs

    • Enterprise Campus Architecture
      • Cisco SONA
      • Benefits of the enterprise campus architecture
      • Function of the core layer
      • Impact of traffic types on the network infrastructure
    • Cisco Lifecycle Services and Network Implementation
      • PPDIOO lifecycle approach
      • PPDIOO implementation planning
  • Implementing VLANs in Campus Networks

    • Best Practices for VLAN Topologies
      • VLAN segmentation models
      • Creating an implementation plan
      • Implementation choices and their consequences
      • Implementation and verification plans for a VLAN network with end-to-end VLANs and trunks and VLAN Trunk Protocol (VTP)
    • Configuring Private VLANs (PVLANs)
      • Configure isolated and community PVLANs
      • Implementation and verification plans for a VLAN network design that contains PVLANs
      • Configure PVLANs across multiple switches
    • Configuring Link Aggregation with EtherChannel
      • Benefits of EtherChannel
      • Compare the PAgP and the LACP
      • Create and execute an implementation and verification plan in a VLAN network with Layer 2 EtherChannel links and load balancing among the ports included in an EtherChannel
  • Implementing Spanning Tree

    • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) Enhancements
      • STP standards and operations
      • Implement and configure PVRST+ and MSTP
      • RSTP port roles
      • Verify RSTP configurations
    • STP Stability Mechanisms
      • Protect and optimize the operation of STP
      • Configure BPDUGuard, BPDUFilter, RootGuard, and LoopGuard
      • Configure UDLD to detect and shut down unidirectional links
  • Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing

    • Routing Between VLANs
      • Configure and verify inter-VLAN routing in a Layer 2 topology using an external router, a switch SVI, or a switch-routed interface
      • Configure both a switch and router to accommodate inter-VLAN packet transfer using an external router
      • Layer 3 SVI
      • Commands used to configure an SVI
      • A routed port on a multilayer switch
      • Commands used to configure 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
    • Deploying Multilayer Switching with Cisco Express Forwarding
      • Configure and verify inter-VLAN routing in a Layer 2 topology using multilayer switching with Cisco Express Forwarding
      • Multilayer switching and how it differs when you are performing Layer 2 vs. Layer 3 switching
      • Packet and frame header rewriting performed by a multilayer switch
      • Layer 3 switch processing
      • Switching methods available on a Cisco switch
      • Configure Cisco Express Forwarding on a Cisco switch
  • Implementing a Highly Available Network

    • High Availability
      • Uses, requirements, benefits, and performance expectations
      • Resiliency for high availability
      • Design the network for optimal redundancy
    • Implementing High Availability
      • Use Cisco StackWise technology on access switches
      • Evaluate the impact of too little redundancy
      • Assess the impact of uplink failure
    • Implementing Network Monitoring
      • Configure IP SLA technology
  • Implementing Layer 3 High Availability

    • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
      • Routing issues
      • Router redundancy process
      • Configure HSRP operations
      • Fine-tune and troubleshoot HSRP
    • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP and GLBP
      • VRRP operations process
      • Configure VRRP
      • GLBP operations process
      • Configure GLBP
  • Minimizing Service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network

    • Switch Security Issues
      • Switch and Layer 2 security as a subset of an overall network security plan
      • How a rogue device gains unauthorized access to a network
      • Categorize switch attack types and list mitigation options
      • How a MAC flooding attack overflows a CAM Campus Backbone Layer table
      • How port security is used to block input from devices based on Layer 2 restrictions
      • Configure port security on a switch
      • Authentication methods using AAA
      • Port-based authentication using 802.1X
    • Protecting Against VLAN Attacks
      • VLAN hopping
      • Configure a switch to mitigate VLAN hopping attacks
      • VACLs and their purpose as part of VLAN security
      • Configure VACLs
    • Protecting Against Spoofing Attacks
      • DHCP spoofing attacks
      • Configure DHCP snooping
      • ARP poisoning
      • Protect against ARP spoofing attacks with DAI
    • Securing Network Services
      • Cisco Discovery Protocol and LLDP vulnerabilities
      • Telnet protocol vulnerabilities
      • Configure SSH
      • Configure vty ACLs
      • Configure Cisco IOS secure HTTP server
      • Switch security considerations
  • Accommodating Voice and Video in Campus Networks

    • Planning for Support of Voice in a Campus Network
      • Components of a VoIP network and IP telephony
      • Bandwidth consumption of voice traffic vs. data traffic
      • Video bandwidth consumption vs. voice and data bandwidth consumption
      • Solve for latency, jitter, bandwidth, packet loss, and reliability
      • Security for voice and video traffic integration into a data network
    • Integrating and Verifying VoIP in a Campus Infrastructure
      • Plan for VoIP requirements
      • Voice VLANs
      • Configure and Verify Voice VLANs
      • Plan PoE requirements and configure PoE
      • Provide additional services required by VoIP devices
      • Create a Test Plan for VoIP integration
    • Accommodate Voice and Video on Campus Switches
      • High availability applied to VoIP or video traffic
      • Build an integrated voice/video/data campus network
      • The need for QoS for VoIP and video integration
      • Configure basic QoS for voice and video VLANs
  • Integrating Wireless LANs into a Campus Network

    • Comparing WLANs with Campus Networks
      • Compare wired and wireless LAN
      • Main wireless LAN topologies
      • Settings specific to WLANs, such as SSIDs, and WLAN-to-VLAN mapping
    • Assessing the Impact of WLANs on Campus Networks
      • WLAN implementations
      • Compare WLAN solutions
      • Assess traffic flow and impact on the campus LAN of an autonomous AP configuration and a controller-based configuration
    • Preparing the Campus Infrastructure for WLANs
      • Best placement for APs and controllers
      • Configure switches for WLAN devices
      • Gather WLAN requirements
      • Plan WLAN integration
      • Create a test plan