Provides students hands-on experience and understanding of networking concepts.
Better prepares students for the exam.
Students gain knowledge from the source of the exams, courses, and technology.
Better prepares students for new simulation-based exam questions through implementation-based learning.
Gain necessary hands-on experience implementing CCNP BCMSN concepts with this practical lab guide
CCNP Practical Studies: Switching (CCNP Self-Study) provides CCNP candidates with an in-depth, hands-on experience in configuring Cisco Catalyst switches. This practical guide shows intermediate level networkers how to apply the theoretical knowledge they have gained through CCNP coursework and exam preparation. Configuration labs performed within this book will cover all technologies tested on the BCMSN 642-811 exam, as well as a number of real world scenarios that will test users' overall understanding of multilayer switching. The labs come complete with full explanations, highlighting why the chosen commands and techniques are recommended.
In addition to applicable labs, this book also provides general information on various switching technologies, as well as tips, tricks, shortcuts, and caveats for deploying Cisco switching gear in production environments. This book also includes exercises (similar to traditional mathematics exercises) that will help readers internalize, practice, and memorize certain concepts and thought processes necessary to successfully deploy a switched network.
Part of the Practical Studies series from the Cisco Press, CCNP Practical Studies: Switching provides self-study based hands-on experience. As such, it can be used in conjunction with other Cisco Press titles and is an excellent companion to instructor-led training from a Cisco Learning Partner.
The following equipment is needed to perform the labs presented in the CCNP Practical Studies: Switching book.
Readers requires the following at a minimum:
Ideally, readers will also have the following:
The following files offer support for the chapters in CCNP Practical Studies: Switching. Downloading the configuration files will enable you to work through the real-world scenarios throughout the book.
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1. Switching Connectivity.
Introduction to Cisco Catalyst Switches. Scenario 1-1: Installing a Cisco Catalyst Switch onto the Network. Scenario 1-2: Configuring Network Management Access to the Switch. Scenario 1-3: Configuring Ethernet Device Connectivity. Scenario 1-4: Configuring System Time. Scenario 1-5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Device Connectivity.
Introduction. Scenario 2-1: Understanding Transparent Bridging. Scenario 2-2: Configuring VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP). Scenario 2-3: Configuring VLANs. Scenario 2-4: Configuring the Management VLAN. Scenario 2-5: Configuring Extended-Range VLANs. Summary.
Introduction. Scenario 3-1: Configuring VLAN Trunking Protocol. Scenario 3-2: Configuring Trunking between Switches. Scenario 3-3: VTP Pruning. Scenario 3-4: Configuring EtherChannel. Summary.
Introduction. Scenario 4-1: Configuring the Root Bridge. Scenario Prerequisites. Scenario 4-2: Configuring STP Load Sharing. Scenario Prerequisites. Scenario 4-3: Configuring Root Guard. Scenario 4-4: Configuring Spanning Tree PortFast. Scenario 4-5: Configuring PortFast BPDU Guard. Scenario 4-6: Configuring PortFast BPDU Filter. Scenario 4-7: Configuring UplinkFast. Scenario 4-8: Configuring BackboneFast. Scenario 4-9: Improving Convergence and Load Sharing by Using a Multilayer Topology. Scenario 4-10: Troubleshooting Spanning Tree. Summary.
Inter-VLAN Routing Architectures. Multilayer LAN Design. Scenario 5-1: Configuring Basic IP Routing. Scenario 5-2: Configuring Layer 3 Switching. Scenario Prerequisites. Scenario 5-3: Implementing a Redundant Multilayer Topology Summary.
Introduction to Layer 3 Switching. Cisco Catalyst 6000/6500 Switch Architecture. Scenario 6-1: Configuring MLS on the Catalyst 6000. Scenario 6-2: Configuring CEF-based Layer 3 Switching on the Catalyst 6000/6500. Scenario 6-3: Upgrading from Hybrid Mode to Native Mode on the Catalyst 6000/6500. Scenario 6-4: Configuring CEF-Based Layer 3 Switching on the Catalyst 6000/6500. Summary.
Introduction. Scenario 7-1: Configuring PIM Dense Mode Multicast Routing. Scenario 7-2: Configuring PIM Sparse Mode and PIM Sparse-Dense Mode Multicast Routing. Scenario 7-3: Multicast Traffic Control on the LAN. Scenario 7-4: Configuring IGMP Snooping. Scenario 7-5: Configuring Cisco Group Management Protocol (CGMP). Summary.
Securing Management Access. Securing Network Access. Traffic Filtering. Scenario 8-1: Securing the Management Interface. Scenario 8-2: Enhancing Security by Using AAA. Scenario 8-3: Securing Device Access. Scenario 8-4: Securing LAN Segments. Summary.
Introducing to QoS. Implementing Quality of Service on Cisco Switches. Scenario 9-1: Configuring QoS Features. Summary.
Scenario 10-1: Using IP and LAN Connectivity Tools. Scenario 10-2: Troubleshooting Workstation Startup Problems. Scenario 10-3: Troubleshooting the errDisable Status. Scenario 10-4: Password Recovery. Scenario 10-5: File Management on Cisco Catalyst Switches. Scenario 10-6: Capturing Traffic Using SPAN, RSPAN, and VACLs. Summary.
Lab Hardware Requirements. Part I: Configuring a Layer 2 Switching Infrastructure. Part II: Multilayer Configuration.
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