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Routing and Switching Professional Course

Routing and Switching Professional Course

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Routing and Switching Professional Course

10 Sessions -
27 Hours of Interactive Training

Routing and Switching Professional is designed to meet the requirements of all three of the CCNP exams: SWITCH (642-813), ROUTE (642-902), and TSHOOT (642-832). This course will teach you skills you need to plan, configure, verify, and troubleshoot switches and routers as you implement them into complex enterprise routing and switching solutions. You will learn to work collaboratively with specialists on advanced security, voice, wireless, and video solutions.

Benefits
  • Implement VLANs, WLANs, voice, and video into campus networks
  • Use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and secure Cisco ISR routers connected to LANs and WANs
  • Plan and perform regular maintenance on complex enterprise routed and switched networks

About The Author
Tom Carpenter is a trainer, consultant and author specializing in networking technologies and Microsoft solutions. Tom has written more than 15 books on topics ranging from Windows Server to wireless networking. He has trained more than 30,000 IT professionals since 1997 in face-to-face training classes and he has taught more than 60,000 through webinars and online training programs. He holds certifications with Microsoft, CompTIA and CWNP and is the current CTO for CWNP - the premiere 802.11 wireless administration certification program. With more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, Tom brings a wealth of experience to any training program.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Cisco Certifications
  • Certification Tracks
  • Cisco Certification Facts
  • Unified Learning
  • Understanding the SWITCH Exam
  • Understanding the ROUTE Exam
  • Understanding the TSHOOT Exam
  • Building a Lab

Section B: Cisco Hardware Fundamentals

  • Switches
  • Routers
  • Ports
  • Specialized Hardware
  • Operating System
  • Secure Device Manager
  • Terminal Programs

Section C: Switching Basics

  • Building a MAC Address Table
  • MAC Address Tables
  • Frame Forwarding
  • Multilayer Switching
  • Managed vs. Unmanaged Switches
  • Switch Features
  • Planning Switching Infrastructures

Section D: Initial Switch Configuration

  • Step 1: Boot the Switch
  • Step 2: Enter Global Configuration Mode
  • Step 3: Set the Hostname
  • Configuration Changes in Privileged Mode
  • Step 4: Define a Startup Banner
  • Step 5: Set Logon Passwords
  • Step 6: Configuring a Management Port
  • Review/Backup the Running Config
  • Configure Switched Virtual Interfaces

Section E: Routing Basics

  • Layer 3 Operations
  • Benefits of Routing
  • Internal vs. External Routers
  • Typical Router Interfaces
  • Planning a Routing Infrastructure

Section F: Initial Router Configuration

  • Step 1: Boot the Router
  • Step 2: Set the Hostname
  • Step 3: Set Logon Passwords
  • View Router Interface Config
  • Step 4: Configure Interface Routing

Section G: Accessing Interfaces

  • Reload Command
  • Help Command
  • Show Interfaces Command
  • Show Running-Config Command
  • Interface Configuration Commands

Section H: IOS Tips and Tricks

  • Getting Moded
  • Navigating Devices Quickly
  • Using End and Exit
  • Configuring Interface Ranges
  • Using the Do Command
  • Enable/Disable the Logging Console

Session 2

Section A: Managing Configurations

  • Advanced Show Running-Config Command
  • Backing Up the Configuration via TFTP
  • Adding Configuration Settings
  • Removing Configuration Settings
  • Settings Not Stored in Startup-Config

Section B: Troubleshooting Processes

  • Cisco's Six-Step Troubleshooting Model
  • Cisco's Simplified Troubleshooting Model
  • Structured Troubleshooting
  • Documentation
  • Tom's Simplified Troubleshooting Model

Section C: Enterprise Design

  • Logical Network Design
  • Flat Networks
  • Network Segmentation
  • Hierarchical Network Model
  • Access Layer Details
  • Distribution Layer Details
  • Core Layer Details
  • Hierarchical Design Example
  • Cisco's Planning Methodology
  • Cisco Enterprise Architecture

Section D: Campus Design

  • Campus Design Terms
  • Switch Block Redundancy
  • Core Block Planning
  • SONA
  • Cisco Enterprise Composite Model

Section E: Understanding VLANs

  • VLANs Defined
  • VLAN Example
  • VLAN Tagging
  • VLAN Applications
  • VLAN Requirements

Section F: Designing VLANs

  • VLANs and Physical Design
  • VLAN Planning
  • Create a VLAN Planning Worksheet
  • VLAN Documentation

Session 3

Section A: Creating VLANs

  • VLAN Database Method
  • VLAN Configuration Mode
  • Creating a VLAN by Interface Assignment
  • Viewing Flash Content
  • Show VLAN

Section B: VLAN Trunking

  • VLAN Trunks
  • VLAN Trunk Example
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • Set Up Trunking
  • Configure VTP

Section C: Spanning Tree Protocol

  • Looping in Switched Networks
  • STP Defined
  • BPDU Frames
  • STP Port Types
  • Configure STP: Priority
  • Configure STP: Root
  • Viewing STP
  • STP Failover

Section D: VLAN Troubleshooting

  • Using Show VLAN
  • Using Show Running-Config
  • Using Show Mac-Address-Table
  • Using Show Interfaces
  • VTP Revision Problems
  • Resetting VTP Revision Numbers
  • Set VTP Transparent Mode

Section E: Layer 2 Security Solutions

  • Layer 2 Attacks
  • Layer 2 Attack Solutions
  • Port Security
  • Port-Based Authentication
  • DHCP Spoofing
  • DHCP Snooping
  • Planning for Security

Section F: Configuring Port Security

  • Port Security Violation Modes
  • Switchport Port-Security Violation
  • Switchport Port-Security Maximum Value
  • Switchport Port-Security Mac-Address
  • Switchport Port-Security Aging
  • Show Port-Security

Section G: General Switch Security

  • Configure Passwords
  • Creating Logon Accounts
  • Setting Logon Security Levels
  • Enabling Secure HTTP Access
  • Private VLANs
  • Creating a Community Private VLAN
  • Associating VLANs with Private VLANs
  • VACLs and PACLs

Session 4

Section A: Troubleshooting Switch Security

  • Recovering from Lost Passwords
  • Troubleshooting General Switch Security
  • Troubleshooting Port Security

Section B: Layer 3 Switching Overview

  • Layer 3 Interfaces
  • Layer 3 Switching Requirements
  • Layer 3 Switching Benefits
  • Cisco Express Forwarding
  • CEF Limitations
  • Layer 3 Switching Documentation

Section C: Layer 3 Switching Configuration

  • Configuring a VLAN Layer Interface
  • Configuring a Physical Layer 3 Interface
  • Enabling CEF
  • Layer 3 Security

Section D: Understanding High Availability

  • Redundancy
  • Client Redundancy Needs
  • Resiliency
  • Power Supply Redundancy
  • Switch Port Redundancy
  • Switch Supervisor Engine
  • Service Level Agreements

Section E: Planning Switch High Availability

  • Insufficient Redundancy Tools
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • HSRP Operations
  • HSRP States
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
  • VRRP Redundancy Operations
  • VRRP Distribution Operations
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol

Section F: First Hop Redundancy

  • HSRP Commands
  • Sample HSRP Configuration
  • VRRP Commands
  • Optional VRRP Commands
  • Sample VRRP Configuration
  • GLBP Commands
  • Sample GLBP Configuration

Session 5

Section A: Troubleshooting High Availability

  • Verifying HSRP Optimization
  • Debugging HSRP
  • Verifying VRRP
  • Debugging VRRP
  • Verifying GLBP
  • Debugging GLBP

Section B: Wireless LAN Standards

  • Original 802.11
  • 802.11b and 802.11a
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • 802.11i
  • 802.11e

Section C: Wireless LAN Topologies

  • Stations Defined
  • Basic Service Sets
  • Ad-Hoc WLANs
  • Infrastructure WLANs
  • Starting a BSS
  • Joining a BSS
  • Distribution System

Section D: Wireless LAN Hardware

  • Wireless LAN Routers
  • Wireless Bridges
  • Wireless Repeaters
  • Wireless Controllers
  • Power Over Ethernet
  • PoE Switches
  • Standard Terminology
  • PoE Installation
  • Powering HT Devices

Section E: Integrating Wireless LANs

  • MAC and PHY
  • Bits and Bytes
  • Frames and Packets
  • SDUs and PDUs
  • 802.3 Frame Format
  • 802.11 Frame Format
  • 802.11 Frame Types
  • Acknowledgement Frames
  • Infrastructure Models

Section F: Troubleshooting Wireless LANs

  • System Throughput
  • Multipath
  • Troubleshooting Multipath
  • Hidden Node
  • Troubleshooting Hidden Node
  • Near/Far Problem
  • Troubleshooting Near/Far
  • Channel Interference
  • RF Noise and Interference

Section G: Understanding VoIP

  • PSTN Defined
  • Local Exchange
  • Interoffice Switching
  • CO Hierarchy
  • Anatomy of a Call
  • Business PSTN Connections
  • Introducing VoIP
  • Analog to Digital
  • Sampling
  • Voice into Packets and Back

Session 6

Section A: VoIP Hardware

  • Voice Gateways
  • Infrastructure Devices
  • Endpoints
  • Cisco IP Phone Installation
  • Phone Boot Process

Section B: VoIP and QoS

  • VoIP Quality Requirements
  • Three-Tier Application
  • Cisco AutoQoS
  • AutoQoS Deployment
  • Enabling AutoQoS

Section C: Cisco VoIP Solutions

  • Unified Communications Manager
  • Communications Manager Express
  • Cisco Unity
  • Unified Presence
  • Gateways and Gatekeepers
  • IP Phones

Section D: Implementing VoIP

  • TCP vs. UDP
  • RTP
  • RTCP and cRTP
  • sRTP
  • SCCP
  • MGCP
  • H.323
  • SIP
  • Network Topologies
  • Transmission Media
  • NAT and PAT

Section E: Troubleshooting VoIP

  • Can You Hear Me?
  • Common Problems
  • Problem Symptoms
  • Monitoring Tools

Section F: Implementing Video

  • The Next Wave: Video
  • Video Delivery
  • Video Formats
  • IP Video Protocols
  • Video Signal Resolutions
  • Video Bandwidth
  • Cisco Video Technologies

Section G: Switch Planning and Implementation

  • Basic Switching Implementation Scenario
  • Step 1: Define the Hostname/Logons
  • Step 2: Enable Switchport Trunking
  • Step 3: Configure Other End of the Trunk
  • Step 4: Configure a VTP Domain
  • Step 5: Configure/Define VLANs
  • Step 6: Assign Interfaces to the VLANs
  • Step 7: Review the Switch Configuration

Session 7

Section A: IP Overview

  • OSI Model Review
  • Layer-Based Terminology
  • TCP/IP Model
  • IP Operations

Section B: IPv4 Functionality

  • IPv4 Addressing Defined
  • Subnet Mask
  • Default Gateway
  • Public and Private IPv4 Addresses
  • Types of Computer Names
  • Resolving Computer Names

Section C: IPv6 Functionality

  • IPv4 Problems
  • IPv6 Benefits
  • IPv6 Address Space
  • IPv6 Address Types
  • IPv6 RFCs: IPv4 to IPv6 Changes
  • IPv6 RFCs: Terminology
  • IPv6 RFCs: Headers
  • IPv6 RFCs: Addressing

Section D: Planning for IPv6

  • IPv4 to IPv6 Comparison
  • Transition to IPv6
  • Planning Addressing
  • Planning Routing
  • Determining Time Frames

Section E: Configuring IPv6

  • Enabling IPv6
  • Setting Addresses
  • Enable IPv6 Addressing
  • IPv6 Autoconfig Address
  • Enable IPv6 on Interfaces
  • Enable IPv6 Unicast Routing
  • Enabling RIP for IPv6

Section F: IPv6 and IPv4 Interoperation

  • Dual Stack
  • Dual Stack Explanation
  • IPv6 over IPv4 Tunneling
  • Tunneling Configurations
  • Tunneling Technologies

Section G: Troubleshooting IPv4 and IPv6

  • Verifying IPv6 Connectivity
  • Verifying DNS Name Resolution
  • Verifying IPv6-Based TCP Connections
  • IPv6 Show Commands
  • IPv6 Debug Commands

Session 8

Section A: Routing Protocols

  • Static Routing
  • Static Routing Issues
  • Routing Protocols Defined
  • Distance Vector Routing
  • Link State Routing
  • Routing Protocol Metrics
  • Administrative Distance

Section B: Understanding OSPF

  • OSPF
  • OSPF Issues
  • Steps for OSPF Operation
  • Multicast Addresses
  • OSPF Operation
  • OSPF States
  • OSPF Databases
  • OSPF Network Types
  • DR and BDR
  • DR and BDR Selection
  • Priority Values

Section C: Configuring and Troubleshooting OSPF

  • Configure OSPF
  • Pinging Routers
  • Configure Terminal Mode
  • Traveling an OSPF Route
  • Show IP OSPF
  • OSPF Priority

Section D: Understanding EIGRP

  • EIGRP Overview
  • A Hybrid Routing Protocol
  • EIGRP vs. IGRP
  • EIGRP Fundamentals

Section E: Planning for EIGRP

  • EIGRP Terminology
  • Neighbor Discovery and Recovery
  • Reliable Transport Protocol
  • DUAL Finite State Machine
  • EIGRP Packet Types
  • EIGRP Neighbor Table
  • EIGRP Routing Table
  • EIGRP Topology Table

Section F: Configuring EIGRP

  • EIGRP Configuration Commands
  • Network IP Configurations
  • Viewing Connected Routes
  • Setting Up an EIGRP Route
  • Debug EIGRP
  • Adding Routers to the EIGRP Network

Section G: Troubleshooting EIGRP

  • Verifying EIGRP Routes
  • Change Running-Config
  • Show Specific IP Routes
  • EIGRP Subcommands

Session 9

Section A: EGP Overview

  • Routing Types
  • Autonomous Systems
  • IGP Defined
  • EGP Defined
  • The Need for EGP
  • IGP vs. EGP
  • EGP in the DMZ

Section B: Introducing eBGP

  • BGP-4
  • BGP Terminology
  • BGP Features
  • BGP Routing Algorithm
  • BGP Packets
  • BGP Tables

Section C: Planning for eBGP

  • BGP Directional Planning
  • Planning Egress Traffic
  • Planning Ingress Traffic
  • BGP Updates – NLRI
  • AS-Path Attributes

Section D: Configuring eBGP

  • Primary BGP Commands
  • Configuring BGP Peers

Section E: Troubleshooting eBGP

  • Routing Between Autonomous Systems
  • Configuring Router Interfaces
  • Configuring Neighbors
  • BGP Convergence Time

Section F: Router Security

  • TCP Conversation
  • Access Control Lists
  • Cisco ACLs
  • Inbound and Outbound
  • Building ACLs
  • Protocol IDs and ACLs
  • The ip access-list Command
  • Denying IP Addresses
  • Creating and Removing ACLs

Section G: AAA Security

  • AAA
  • Credential Types
  • RADIUS Servers
  • User Directories
  • TACACS+
  • AAA Implementation

Session 10

Section A: IOS Router Services

  • Configuring DHCP Exclutions
  • Configuring DHCP Address Pools
  • Verify DHCP Configuration
  • Configuring NTP
  • HTTP Server Configuration
  • Verify HTTP Server Config

Section B: NAT and PAT

  • ISP Connections
  • Network Address Translation
  • Port Address Translation
  • Configuring NAT ACLs
  • Creating the NAT Pool
  • Specifying the Inside Source
  • Defining Addresses for IP Redirection
  • Assigning Interfaces to NAT

Section C: Routing Redistribution

  • Redistribution Defined
  • Planning Redistribution
  • Configuring Redistribution
  • Verifying Redistribution
  • Troubleshooting Redistribution
  • Documenting Redistribution

Section D: Supporting Branch Offices

  • Branch Access Planning
  • Supporting Teleworkers
  • Broadband Technologies
  • Configuring Broadband Connections
  • VPN Technologies
  • GRE Tunnels
  • Configuring GRE Tunnels

Section E: Layer 3 Path Control

  • Understanding Layer 3 Path Control
  • Planning Path Control
  • Configuring IP SLA
  • Configuring PBR
  • Verifying Path Control
  • Documenting Path Control

Section F: Network Monitoring

  • Planning for Monitoring
  • SNMP
  • Logging Configuration Commands
  • Archive Configuration Commands

Section G: Router/Switch Maintenance

  • Show Environmental Information
  • Show Inventory Information
  • Show Memory Information
  • Updating the IOS
  • Updating the Boot Configuration Path