Cisco SWITCH 1.0: Highly Available Networks

This course is included in our On-demand training solution.


A network with high availability provides an alternate means of allowing constant access to all infrastructure paths and key servers. High availability is not only about adding redundant devices. It also implies planning with an eye on where the points of failure occur, and to design the network so that these points of failure can be compensated for. As a Cisco administrator it is important for you to have the knowledge required to implement a highly available network.
This course covers how to evaluate the uses, requirements, benefits, and performance expectations for high availability in a given enterprise network design as well as how to implement a high availability solution according to a given network design and requirements. An explanation of how to construct implementation and verification plans to implement a highly available network solution by monitoring the infrastructure resources that are affected, selecting the required tools and commands, is also provided.

Target Audience

Established IT professionals with a good understanding of networking and Cisco technology, good computer literacy and a solid technical acumen


Candidates should have completed 640-802 Cisco Certified Network Associate, Or 640-822 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 1 and 640-816 Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices Part 2

Expected Duration

90 min.

Course Objectives

High Availability Components

  • recognize the components of high availability
  • identify the features of resiliency as a component of high availability
  • Optimal Redundancy

  • implement optimal redundancy in a switched network
  • Implementing High Availability

  • implement high availability
  • Network Monitoring using Syslog

  • identify the features of syslog
  • implement network monitoring using syslog
  • Network Monitoring using SNMP

  • distinguish between SNMPv1and SNMPv2
  • monitor a network using SNMP
  • IP SLA Technology

  • identify the features of an IP SLA
  • configure IP SLA technology
  • Configuring Network Monitoring

  • configure network monitoring on Cisco switches