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.
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.
Creating VLANs I
Creating VLANs II
The 802.1q Native VLAN
Dynamic Trunking Protocol
End-to-End vs. Local VLANs
Voice VLAN Configuration
Switch Configuration for Wireless Network Support
VLAN Trunking Protocol Overview
Applying VTP to the Switch Block
Overwriting VTP Configuration
VTP Configuration Recommendation
Exercise: Configuring VLANs and VTP