Cisco SWITCH 2.0: Campus Network Architecture I

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


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.

Target Audience

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

120 min.

Course Objectives

Course Introduction

VLAN Overview

  • recognize the fundamentals and features of a VLAN
  • Creating VLANs I

  • configure VLANs
  • Creating VLANs II

  • deploy a VLAN with switch port access
  • Verifying VLANs

  • verify VLANs
  • Trunks Overview

  • recognize elements of trunks
  • The 802.1q Native VLAN

  • describe native VLANs and their potential issues
  • Dynamic Trunking Protocol

  • recognize elements involved with the dynamic trunking protocol
  • Configuring Trunks

  • configure trunks
  • End-to-End vs. Local VLANs

  • identify the basic difference between end-to-end and local VLANs
  • Voice VLANs

  • describe voice VLANs
  • Voice VLAN Configuration

  • configure voice VLANs
  • Switch Configuration for Wireless Network Support

  • describe what needs to be configured on switches in order to prepare for wireless network implementation
  • VLAN Trunking Protocol Overview

  • explain the role behind VTP
  • VTP Modes

  • describe VTP modes
  • VTP Operation

  • describe VTP operations
  • VTP Versions

  • describe VTP versions
  • VTP Configuration

  • describe the default VTP configuration on Cisco Catalyst switches
  • Applying VTP to the Switch Block

  • describe the process of applying VTP to the Switch Block
  • Overwriting VTP Configuration

  • describe the process of overwriting VTP configuration
  • VTP Configuration Recommendation

  • recognize different recommendations of VTP configuration
  • Exercise: Configuring VLANs and VTP