Cisco SWITCH 1.0: Implementing VLANs in Campus Networks

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


When a network architect hands off a design to you, you must be able to create an implementation plan based on your knowledge of VLANs. As a Cisco administrator, it is important that you understand the purpose of VLANs and how VLAN implementation can simplify network management and troubleshooting, and can improve network performance. You must be able to create an implementation plan, implement that plan, and then verify the operation of the VLANs and trunks. Sometimes network resources may be located far from where users might need them, and links between switches or between switches and servers can become heavily solicited. The speed of these links can be increased, but only to a certain point. Etherchannel is a technology that allows you to circumvent this issue by creating logical links made up of several physical links.
This course explains how to implement VLANs in a network campus. It includes the process on how to create a VLAN implementation plan, implement that plan, and then verify the operation of the VLANs and trunks based on business and technical requirements. Using Etherchannel technology to configure link aggregation is also detailed.

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

120 min.

Course Objectives

VLAN Models

  • create a plan for the implementation of VLANs in a campus environment
  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks

  • configure VLANs
  • configure trunks
  • VTP Configuration

  • configure VTP
  • VLAN Verification and Troubleshooting

  • verify VLAN and trunk operations
  • create a troubleshooting plan based on an implementation plan
  • Configuring VLANs and Trunks

  • configure and verify VLAN and trunk implementation
  • Isolated PVLANs

  • identify the features of PVLANs and their port types
  • configure isolated PVLANs
  • Community PVLANs

  • configure community PVLANs
  • EtherChannel, PAgP, and LACP

  • recognize the benefits of EtherChannel
  • distinguish between the Port Aggregation Protocol (PAgP) and Line Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  • Configuring and Verifying EtherChannel

  • configure and verify Layer 2 EtherChannels
  • configure load balancing for ports in an EtherChannel