Cisco 300-115 SWITCH - Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

40 Hours / 12 Months / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 300-115) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching and CCDP certifications. The SWITCH 300-115 exam certifies the switching knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions that use the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.

This course includes FREE access for 12 months to a cloud based lab platform to assist students develop the practical information technology (IT) skills necessary to succeed in high in demand IT jobs.  This cloud based lab solution uses real equipment that enables our students to execute each practical task in a safe environment that is accessible from anywhere without needing to buy their own hardware or risk damage to their own system.

Along with providing the necessary hardware in a virtual environment, students gain access to high quality practical exercises that cover many of the exam topics they will encounter on their certifying exams.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide
Lesson 2: Introduction
  • The CCNP SWITCH Exam
  • CCNP SWITCH 300-115 Official Certification Guide
Lesson 3: Enterprise Campus Network Design
  • Hierarchical Network Design
  • Modular Network Design
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 4: Switch Operation
  • Layer 2 Switch Operation
  • Multilayer Switch Operation
  • Tables Used in Switching
  • Managing Switching Tables
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 5: Switch Port Configuration
  • Ethernet Concepts
  • Connecting Switches and Devices
  • Switch Port Configuration
  • Discovering Connected Devices
  • Using Power over Ethernet
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 6: VLANs and Trunks
  • Virtual LANs
  • VLAN Trunks
  • VLAN Trunk Configuration
  • Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks
  • Voice VLANs
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 7: VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol
  • VTP Configuration
  • VTP Pruning
  • Troubleshooting VTP
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 8: Traditional Spanning Tree Protocol
  • IEEE 802.1D Overview
  • Types of STP
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 9: Spanning-Tree Configuration
  • STP Root Bridge
  • Spanning-Tree Customization
  • Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence
  • Redundant Link Convergence
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 10: Protecting the Spanning Tree Protocol Topology
  • Protecting Against Unexpected BPDUs
  • Protecting Against Sudden Loss of BPDUs
  • Using BPDU Filtering to Disable STP on a Port
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 11: Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 12: Aggregating Switch Links
  • Switch Port Aggregation with EtherChannel
  • EtherChannel Negotiation Protocols
  • EtherChannel Configuration
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 13: Multilayer Switching
  • Inter-VLAN Routing
  • Verifying Multilayer Switching
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 14: Configuring DHCP
  • Using DHCP with a Multilayer Switch
  • Configuring DHCP to Support IPv6
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 15: Logging Switch Activity
  • Logging System
  • Syslog Messages
  • Adding Time Stamps to Syslog Messages
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 16: Managing Switches with SNMP
  • SNMP Overview
  • Configuring SNMP
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 17: Monitoring Performance with IP SLA
  • IP SLA Overview
  • Configuring IP SLA
  • Using IP SLA
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 18: Using Port Mirroring to Monitor Traffic
  • Switched Port Analyzer (SPAN)
  • Using Local SPAN
  • Remote SPAN
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 19: Understanding High Availability
  • Leveraging Logical Switches
  • Supervisor and Route Processor Redundancy
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 20: Layer 3 High Availability
  • Router Redundancy
  • Packet-Forwarding Review
  • Hot Standby Router Protocol
  • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol
  • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 21: Securing Switch Access
  • Port Security
  • Port-Based Authentication
  • Using Storm Control
  • Best Practices for Securing Switches
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 22: Securing VLANs
  • VLAN Access Lists
  • Private VLANs
  • Securing VLAN Trunks
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 23: Preventing Spoofing Attacks
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 24: Managing Switch Users
  • Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA)
  • Configuring Authentication
  • Configuring Authorization
  • Exam Preparation Tasks
Lesson 25: Appendix: Glossary
Cisco 300-115 SWITCH Practice Lab:
  • Configure and verify switch administration
  • Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols
  • Configure and verify VLANs and Trunks
  • Configure and verify EtherChannels
  • Configure SPAN ports
  • Configure and verify switch security features
  • Configure and verify first-hop redundancy protocols
  • Spanning tree
  • Advanced Spanning tree
  • Protecting Spanning tree
  • Multi Layer Switching
  • Configuring VACLs

Certification(s):

This course prepares the student to take the Cisco 300-115 SWITCH: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks certification exam.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**