Cisco IP Switched Networks Courses

Cisco IP Switched Networks Courses in Malawi


2KO Africa's CCNP Routing & Switching course provides full coverage of the knowledge and skills required to implement, plan, troubleshoot and verify local and wide-area enterprise networks and work on advanced security, voice, wireless and video solutions. The course Cisco 300-101 prepares students for the International Cisco Certification exam.


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This new course provides you the needed training for advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalable and highly secure Cisco routers that are connected to LANs, WANs, and IPv6 as well as the configuration of highly secure routing solutions to support branch offices and mobile workers. 2KO's online courses are also available as full-time instructor led courses in Lilongwe, giving our students hands on skills to help prepare for International IT certification exams. 2KO Africa offers IT consulting, technical IT services and top-of-the-range IT training on multiple platforms. Our best-of-breed computer courses are presented as instructor led classes or as online internet-based elearning. from the comfort of home or work.


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This course brings together all the features of CCNP Routing & Switching.

Some of the skills you will learn in this class are:

Network Principles

Layer 2 Technologies

Layer 3 Technologies

VPN Technologies

Infrastructure Security

Infrastructure Services


Course Curriculum

Module 1 - Campus Network Structure

Hierarchical vs Flat Networks

Access and Distribution Layers

Core Layer

Mapping Cisco Switches To Layers


Module 2 - Comparing Layer 2 and Multilayer Switches

Layer 2 Switch Operation

Multilayer Operation

Distributed Hardware Forwarding

Cisco Switching Methods


Module 3 - Using SDM Templates

What Are SDM Templates

SDM Template Types

Identifying And Changing The Template


Module 4 - Implementing LLDP

LLDP Introduction

Discovering Neighbors


Module 5 - Implementing PoE

Why PoE?

PoE Standard and PoE Negotiation

Configuring and Verifying PoE


Module 6 - Implementing VLANs and Trunks

VLAN Overview

Trunk Overview and Configuration

Switchport Mode Interactions

Deploying VLANs

Voice VLANs

Configuring Switches for WLAN

Demo - VLANs


Module 7 - Introducing VTP

The Role Of VTP and VTP Modes

VTP Versions

VTP Configuration Revision

Demo - VTP Setup


Module 8 - Implementing DHCP


DHCP Overview and Negotiation

DHCP Relay

DHCP Options

Demo - Turn A Cisco Router Into a DHCP Server


Module 9 - Implementing DHCP For IPv6

Stateless Autoconfiguration Overview

DHCPv6 Overview and Operation

Stateless DHCPv6


Module 10 - Layer 2 Port Aggregation

The Case For EtherChannel

Layer 2 Implementation and Guidelines

EtherChannel Load Balancing

Load Balancing Options and Operation


Module 11 - Implementing RSTP

STP Overview and Standards

STP Operation


STP Timers And Enabling RSTP

Topology Change

Demo - STP Priorities


Module 12 - Implementing STP Stability Mechanisms

Cisco STP Toolkit

Uplinkfast And Backbonefast

Portfast And BPDU Guard

BPDU Filter

Root Guard

Unidirectional Links And Loop Guard


STP Recommendations And Flex Links

Demo - Portfast


Module 13 - Implementing MST

Introducing MST

MST Regions And STP Instances With MST

Configuring MST And Verification

MST Path Cost

MST Recommended Practices


Module 14 - Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing Using A Router

Inter-VLAN Routing Using An External Router

Router On A Stick Traffic Flow

Demo - Configure Inter-VLAN Routing


Module 15 - Configuring A Switch To Route

Switched Virtual Interfaces And Routed Switch Ports

Configuring Routing On A Layer 3 Switch

SVI Autostate Exclude Command And Configuration Checklist

Layer 3 Etherchannel

Demo - Configure Inter-VLAN Routing On A Layer 3 Switch


Module 16 - Configuring Network Time Protocol

Manually Setting The System And Hardware Clocks

NTP Overview

Configuring NTP

NTP Design Hierarchy

Securing NTP

Verification Commands and SNTP

Demo - NTP Setup


Module 17 - Implementing SNMP Version 3

SNMP Overview

SNMP Configuration



Module 18 - Implementing Cisco IOS IP SLA

IP SLA Introduction

Configuring IP SLA

Configuring Authentication for IP SLA

Configuration Example: UDP Jitter


Module 19 - Implementing Port Mirroring

What Is SPAN?

Local SPAN Configuration

RSPAN Configuration


Module 20 - Verifying Switch Virtualization

What Is Stackwise?

Redundant Switch Supervisors

Virtual Switching System


Module 21 - Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy With HSRP

First Hop Redundancy

HSRP State Transition And Configuration Of MSHRP

HSRP Interface Tracking

HSRP Object Tracking

HSRP Authentication And Timers


Module 22 - Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy With VRRP

VRRP Introduction

Configuring VRRP

Authentication With VRRP

Tracking And VRRP

Demo - VRRP Setup


Module 23 - Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy With GLBP

Introducing GLBP

Configuring GLBP And Verification

GLBP Operation



Module 24

Module 24 - Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy For IPv6

IPv6 Native First-Hop Redundancy



Module 25 - Implementing Port Security

Overview Of Switch Security Issues

Switch Attack Categories

Sticky MAC Address Port Security And Port Error Conditions

Port Access Control Lists - PACLs

Demo - Port Security


Module 26 - Implementing Storm Control

Storm Control Configuration

Verifying Storm Control Behavior


Module 27 - Implementing Access To External Authentication

AAA Framework


Configuring RADIUS And TACACS+

Configuring Authorization And Accounting

Identity Based Networking - IEEE 802.1x Port Based Authentication

Demo - Configure IEEE 802.1x Authentication With A RADIUS Server


Module 28 - Mitigating Spoofing Attacks

DHCP Spoofing Attacks

IP Source Guard

ARP Spoofing


Module 29 - Securing VLAN Trunks

Switch Spoofing

VLAN Hopping

VLAN Access Control Lists - VACL


Module 30 - Configuring PVLANs

Introduction to Private VLANs

Private VLANs Port Types and Configuration

Private VLANs Across Multiple Switches

Course Close