Cisco SWITCH 2.0: Campus Network Architecture I

This course is intended for students who are looking for real-world switching knowledge, and those that are considering CCNP and CCDP certification. This course’s discussion of switching could also benefit early CCIE Routing and Switching candidates.


Expected Duration
144 minutes

Knowing the function of VLANs and trunks and how to configure them is the core knowledge needed for building a switched network. VLANs can span across the whole network or they can be configured to remain local. VLANs play a critical role in deployment of voice and wireless networks. Even if you are not a specialist in one of those two fields, it is important to understand their basics because both voice and wireless often rely on a basic switched network. When you create VLANs, their names and descriptions are stored in a VLAN database. There is a mechanism called VTP that dynamically distributes this information between switches. However, even if you do not plan to use it in your network, you should be aware of it, since it can cause havoc in some circumstances. The course covers how to implement and configure VLANS and trunks The course also covers the VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) including VTP modes, operation, versions, configuration and different configuration recommendations. This course offers the official training for the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks 2.0 certification exam which is a component exam for the CCNP and CCDP certifications. Passing this exam will also refresh CCNA certification, which expires after three years.


Implement VLANs and Trunks

  • start the course
  • recognize the fundamentals and features of a VLAN
  • configure VLANs
  • deploy a VLAN with switch port access
  • verify VLANs
  • recognize elements of trunks
  • describe native VLANs and their potential issues
  • recognize elements involved with the dynamic trunking protocol
  • configure trunks
  • identify the basic difference between end-to-end and local VLANs
  • describe voice VLANs
  • configure voice VLANs
  • describe what needs to be configured on switches in order to prepare for wireless network implementation

Introducing VTP

  • explain the role behind VTP
  • describe VTP modes
  • describe VTP operations
  • describe VTP versions
  • describe the default VTP configuration on Cisco Catalyst switches
  • describe the process of applying VTP to the Switch Block
  • describe the process of overwriting VTP configuration
  • recognize different recommendations of VTP configuration

Practice: Implementing VLANs and VTP

  • configure vlans and VTP





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