In this course, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. You will focus on Layer 2 and multilayer switch functions including VLANs, trunks, inter-VLAN routing, port aggregation, spanning tree, first hop redundancy, as will as network security and high availability features.
- Components of the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture including the operation of Layer 2 and multilayer switches
- Switching Database Manager (SDM) templates and how they are used
- Implementing device features including LLDP and PoE
- VLANs and trunks and how VTP works
- Configuring a device to be a DHCP server and relay agent, for both IPv4 and IPv6
- Configuring Layer 2 and Layer 3 port aggregation
- Different types of spanning tree protocols and mechanisms, including STP, RSTP, and MST
- Implementing inter-VLAN routing on both a router and a multilayer switch
- Network high availability including NTP, SNMPv3, IP SLA, port mirroring, and switch virtualization
- First hop redundancy protocols for IPv4 and IPv6 including HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP
- Implementing network security features including port security, storm control, DHCP snooping, IP source guard, dynamic ARP inspection, VLAN ACLs, and private VLANs
- Using an external authentication server in your network, including implementing IEEE 802.1x
If you would like to provide feedback for this course, please e-mail the NICCS SO at NICCS@hq.dhs.gov.