Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks


This course is designed to help students prepare to plan, configure, and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions for campus environments using the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture. The course covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice and video traffic into campus networks.

This course is also designed to provide professionals of medium to large network sites with information on how to create an efficient and expandable enterprise network. This training reinforces the instruction by providing students with hands-on labs to ensure they thoroughly understand how to implement advanced routing within their networks.


Duration Vendor Audience

5 Days hands-on training Cisco Network Professionals, Graduates, Career/Job Seekers

Level Technology Category

Professional Advance Switching Borderless Networking / CCNP / CCDP

Delivery Method Training Credits / Vouchers

Instructor-led (Classroom) Cisco Learning Credits Accepted

Course Content

1. Course Introduction

  • Overview
  • Learner Skills and Knowledge
  • Course Goal and Objectives
  • Course Flow

2. Analysing Campus Network Designs

  • Enterprise Campus Architecture
  • Cisco Lifecycle Services and Network Implementation

3. Implementing VLANs in a Campus Network

  • Applying Best Practices for VLAN Topologies
  • Configuring Private VLANs
  • Configuring Link Aggregation with EtherChannel

4. Implementing Spanning Tree

  • Spanning Tree Protocol Enhancements
  • Describing STP Stability Mechanisms

5. Implementing Inter-VLAN Routing

  • Describing Routing Between VLANs
  • Deploying Multilayer Switching with Cisco Express Forwarding

6. Implementing a Highly Available Network

  • Understanding High Availability
  • Implementing High Availability
  • Implementing Network Monitoring

7. Implementing Layer 3 High Availability

  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP and GLBP

8. Minimising Service Loss and Data Theft in a Campus Network

  • Understanding Switch Security Issues
  • Protecting Against VLAN Attacks
  • Protecting Against Spoofing Attacks
  • Securing Network Services

9. Accommodating Voice and Video in Campus Networks

  • Planning for Support of Voice in a Campus Network
  • Integrating and Verifying VoIP in a Campus Infrastructure
  • Working with Specialists to Accommodate Voice and Video on Campus Switches

10. Integrating Wireless LAN into a Campus Network

  • Comparing WLANs to Campus Networks
  • Assessing the Impact of WLANs on Campus Networks
  • Preparing the Campus Infrastructure for WLANs


The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course is as follows:

  • CCNA Cisco learning offerings that will enable you to meet the prescribed prerequisites:
  • Attendance of the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 1 (CI-ICND1) course
  • Attendance of the Interconnecting Cisco Networking Devices, Part 2 (CI-ICND2) course

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • Analyse campus network designs
  • Implement VLANs in a network campus
  • Implement spanning tree
  • Implement inter-VLAN routing in a campus network
  • Implement a highly available network
  • Implement high-availability technologies and techniques using multilayer switches in a campus environment
  • Implement security features in a switched network
  • Integrate WLANs into a campus network
  • Accommodate voice and video in campus networks

Target Audience

This course is intended primarily for:

  • A Network Professional who, will need to correctly implement switched-based solutions given a network design using Cisco IOS services and features. The typical job roles for this type of professional are Network Engineers, Network Operations Center (NOC) technical support personnel, help desk technicians or any individual involved in network operations and support.
  • Individuals seeking to achieve the Cisco CCNP or CCDP certification

Associated Certifications & Exam

The Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks course is one of the qualifying courses for the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), and Cisco Certified Design Professional (CCDP) certifications. The SWITCH 642-813 exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to plan, configure and verify the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using Cisco’s Campus Enterprise Architecture. The SWITCH exam also covers secure integration of VLANs, WLANs, voice and video into campus networks.