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CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH v2

Exam 300-115

CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 5 Day Boot Camp

The CCNP Routing and Switching Track is by far the most popular, easily seen by the amount of R&S CCIEs (Cisco Certified Internetworking Expert). Once IT Professionals have achieved their CCNA R&S certification, the CCNP R&S courses are the next logical step for a career involving Cisco devices.

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Course Overview


As of January 29th, 2015, the CCNP SWITCH 642-813 exam was retired. The IT Track CCNP R&S courses have changed to reflect the new curriculum and exam structure for v2.

This is the second course in the CCNP R&S series, after 300-101 (ROUTE), and after dealing with EIGRP, OSPF, and BGP for five days in that course, here we focus on Spanning-Tree Protocol, VLANs, EtherChannel, and lots of other great topics.

Prerequisites: Completion of CCNA Routing and Switching course and/or exam.

Course Outline

Day 1: Campus Network Design

  • Designing Enterprise Networks.
  • Switching Internals: CAM, CEF, FIB
  • Port Configurations.
  • CDP and POE.
  • VLANs and Trunks.
  • Access Port configurations.
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP).

Day 2: Spanning-Tree Protocol

  • Root and designated ports, STP states.
  • Configuring and monitoring STP.
  • Rapid Spanning-Tree Protocol (802.1w).
  • Configuring and monitoring RPVST+.
  • Multiple Spanning-Tree Protocol (802.1s).
  • MST instances and configurations.
  • Private VLANs, VACL and PACL.
  • Verifying security based solutions using show and debug.
  • Documenting the verification after implementing a security solution.

Day 3: Multilayer Switching and Monitoring Switches

  • SVI configurations, Inter-VLAN routing and CEF.
  • DHCP servers on Catalyst switches (IPv4 and IPv6).
  • Switch logging levels and outputs (Syslog).
  • Using Simple Network Management Protocol.
  • Performance monitoring with IP Service Level Agreement (IP SLA).
  • Port Mirroring with SPAN and RSPAN.

Day 4: High Availability

  • Stackwise.
  • Virtual Switching System (VSS).
  • Supervisor and Route Processor Redundancy.
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
  • VRRP and GLBP configurations.

Day 5: Switch Security and Review

  • Port Security and Port-based authentication (802.1X).
  • Best practices to secure your switches.
  • Securing VLANs, Private VLANs.
  • Mitigating attacks with DHCP Snooping, IP Source Guard, and DAI.
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA).
  • Course review and exam practice.