Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Information Systems – Networking Concentration

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About Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

This course is designed to prepare CCNP routing and switching candidates for the exam topics covered by the SWITCH exam (300-115). It builds knowledge using a sequence of structured modules that provides an interactive, hands-on learning approach, enabling students to master the essential topics in a self-paced format. A core element of this training is the ability to learn new concepts and reinforce understanding through a wide range of integrated lab scenarios. These labs utilize Cisco IOS software with Layer 2 and Layer 3 features, and a CLI supported on IOS version 15 releases.

Instructional content is broken into manageable segments with built-in assessments that provide students with feedback on their level of understanding and automated guidance to sections of the training where further review may be needed. Discovery labs complement the instructional content and are used to introduce new concepts, while graded challenge questions allow students to test their understanding of concepts and, when needed, provide access to hints and varied degrees of guidance.

Topics Covered In Course

  • Configuring and verifying switch administration
  • Using Layer 2 protocols
  • Administering VLANs
  • Executing trunking
  • Understanding EtherChannels
  • Studying spanning trees
  • Examining other LAN switching technologies
  • Describing chassis virtualization and aggregation technologies
  • Identifying switch security features
  • Safeguarding device security using Cisco IOS AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
  • Learning first-hop redundancy protocols


Completion of Implementing Cisco IOS Network Security is required. Students who have successfully completed the current Cisco Certified Network Associate – Security certification process within the last 12 months may proceed directly with this course.

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