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Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) 642-813 SWITCH

Course Title: Implementing Cisco Switched Networks

Course Code: SWITCH 642-813
Duration: 5 Days

Course Overview

The Implementing Cisco Switched Networks (SWITCH) Cisco training course has been designed to help prepare candidates for planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions for campus environments using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. Hands-on labs are incorporated along with lab debrief sessions to ensure candidates maximise the benefits of the practice scenarios.

Target Audience

Candidates who should consider attending the SWITCH 642-813 Cisco training course are Network Professionals who need to implement and support switch based solutions within a given network design using Cisco IOS services and features.

Please note that this course is strongly recommended for people seeking Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification, as it prepares candidates for their 642-813 SWITCH exam.

Course Objectives

On successfully completing the SWITCH 642-813 course candidates will be able to:
  • Analyse Campus network designs
  • Implement VLANs in campus networks
  • 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

Course Prerequisites

Candidates attending the SWITCH 642-813 Cisco training course should hold valid ICND1 and ICND2 or CCNABC certifications. Candidates are also recommended to have practical experience in installing, operating and maintaining Cisco routers and switches in an enterprise environment.

Testing and Certification

The SWITCH Cisco training course is the recommended preparation for the 642-813 SWITCH - Implementing Cisco Switched Networks exam and forms part of both the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) and the Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications. ROUTE and TSHOOT are recommended for further study towards CCNP Certification while ARCH is recommended for further study towards CCDP Certification.

Course Content

Analysing campus network designs:
  • Enterprise campus architecture
  • Cisco lifecycle and network implementation
  • Lab 1-1 debrief
Implementing VLANs in campus networks:
  • Applying best practices for VLAN topologies
  • Configuring private VLans
  • Configuring link aggregation with EtherChannel
  • Lab 2-1 debrief, lab 2-2 debrief, lab 2-3 debrief
Implementing spanning tree:
  • Spanning tree protocol enhancements
  • Describing STP stability mechanisms
  • Lab 3-1 debrief, lab 3-2 debrief, lab 3-3 debrief
Implementing inter-VLAN routing:
  • Describing routing between VLANs
  • Deploying multilayer switching with Cisco
  • Express forwarding
  • Lab 4-1 debrief, lab 4-2 debrief
Implementing a highly available network:
  • Understanding high availability
  • Implementing high availability
  • Implementing network monitoring
  • Lab 5-1 debrief
Implementing Layer 3 high availability:
  • Configuring Layer 3 redundancy with HSRP
  • Configuring Layer 3 redundancy with VRRP and GLBP
  • Lab 6-1 debrief, lab 6-2 debrief
Minimising service loss and data theft in a campus network:
  • Understanding switch security issues
  • Protecting against VLAN attacks protecting against spoof attacks
  • Securing network services
  • Lab 7-1 debrief
Accomodating voice and video in campus networks:
  • Planning for support of voice in a campus network
  • Integrating and verifying VoIP in a campus infrastructure
  • Working with specialists to accomodate
  • Voice and video on campus switches
  • Lab 8-1 debrief
Integrating wireless LANs into a campus network:
  • Comparing WLANs with campus networks
  • Assessing the impact of WLANs on campus infrastructure
  • Preparing the campus infrastructure for WLANs
  • Lab 9-1 debrief
  • New hire test
  • Design and implement VLANs, trunks, and EtherChannel
  • Troubleshoot common VLAN configuration and security issues
  • Implement private VLANs
  • Implement multiple spanning tree
  • Implement PVRST+
  • Troubleshoot spanning tree issues
  • Implement inter-VLAN routing
  • Troubleshooting inter-VLAN routing
  • Implementing high availability and reporting in a network design
  • Implement and tune HSRP
  • Implementing VRRP
  • Secure network switches to mitigate security attacks
  • Plan implementation and verification of VoIP in a campus network
  • Integrating wireless in the campus

Additional Information

Please be aware that the DRM (Digital Rights Management) for the e-learning associated with this course has been protected so that the software can only be used on the PC onto which it is initially downloaded.
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