Course Description

CCNP SWITCH is one of the three exams in the CCNP routing & switching track. In this course you will learn everything about VLANs, trunking, spanning-tree, etherchannels and multilayer switches.

Course Highlights

In this course you will learn:

  • More about the switching topics you already learned in CCNA R&S.
  • How to configure VLANs and Private VLANs.
  • How to configure trunks.
  • The difference between STP, PVST+, RSTP and MST.
  • How to configure L2/L3 Etherchannels.
  • How to configure interVLAN routing with L3 switches.
  • And many other topics…

Presented to you by instructor Rene Molenaar, CCIE #41726


Good understanding of basic networking and all CCNA R&S switching topics.

Unit 1: Preparation
How to Prepare for Cisco CCNP R&S
How to build a CCNP SWITCH lab
Unit 2: Campus Network Design
Introduction to Campus Network Design
Unit 3: VLANs and Trunking
Introduction to VLANs (Virtual LAN)
How to configure VLANs
Static MAC Address Table Entry
802.1Q Encapsulation
How to configure a trunk between switches
DTP (Dynamic Trunking Protocol) Negotiation
How to change the Native VLAN
VTP (VLAN Trunking Protocol)
VTP Version 3
Protected Port
Private VLANs (PVLAN)
Unit 4: Spanning-Tree
Introduction to Spanning-Tree
Spanning-Tree Cost Calculation
PVST (Per VLAN Spanning Tree)
Spanning-Tree Port States
Spanning-Tree TCN (Topology Change Notification)
Spanning-Tree Portfast
Spanning-Tree UplinkFast
Spanning-Tree Backbone Fast
Rapid Spanning-Tree (RSTP)
Rapid Spanning-Tree Configuration
MST (Multiple Spanning-Tree)
Unit 5: Spanning-Tree Toolkit
Spanning-Tree BPDUGuard
Spanning-Tree BPDUFilter
Spanning-Tree RootGuard
Spanning-Tree LoopGuard and UDLD
Unit 6: Etherchannel
Introduction to Etherchannel
Layer 3 Etherchannel
Unit 7: Switch Virtualization
Introduction to Switch Virtualization
VSS (Virtual Switching System)
Unit 8: Inter-VLAN Routing
Routing between VLANs
CEF (Cisco Express Forwarding)
Unicast Flooding due to Asymmetric Routing
Unit 9: Gateway Redundancy
Introduction to Gateway Redundancy
Hot Standby Routing Protocol
Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
IP SLA (Service-Level Agreement) on Cisco IOS
Reliable Static Routing with IP SLA
Unit 10: Switch Security
Port Security
AAA and 802.1X Authentication
AAA Authentication on Cisco Switch
VLAN Access-List (VACL)
VLAN Hopping
DHCP Snooping
ARP Poisoning
DAI (Dynamic ARP Inspection)
Unit 11: Network Management
How to configure DHCP Server on Cisco IOS
Cisco IOS DHCP Relay Agent
SDM Templates
Cisco IOS Syslog Messages
Introduction to SNMP
How to configure SNMPv2 on Cisco IOS Router
How to configure SNMPv3 on Cisco IOS Router
Introduction to Cisco NetFlow
Cisco Network Time Protocol (NTP)
Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)