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CISCO CCNP 2 (Switch): Implementing IP Switching

The CCNP 2 (SWITCH) - Implementing IP Switching course prepares you for the following:

  • Describing the hierarchical campus structure, basic switch operation, use of SDM templates, PoE, and LLDP
  • Implementing VLANs, trunks, explain VTP, implement DHCP in IPv4 and IPv6 environment, and configure port aggregation
  • Implementing and optimising STP mechanism that best suits your network - PVSTP+, RPVSTP+, or MSTP
  • Configuring routing on a multilayer switch
  • Configuring NTP, SNMP, IP SLA, port mirroring, and verify StackWise and VSS operation
  • Implementing First Hop redundancy in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Creating a secure campus network according to recommended practices
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Appropriate for those with at least one year of networking experience who are ready to advance their skills and work independently on complex network solutions, such as network engineer, support engineer, systems engineer or network technician.

This is an advanced course on Cisco switching planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions. You will gain the knowledge to configure and optimize a switched infrastructure using VLANs, STP, RSTP, MSTP, and HSRP.

Additionally, you will be able to secure this switched infrastructure.

Entry Requirements

CCNA or equivalent knowledge.

Course content

CCNP 2 comprises 10 modules delivered over 10 weeks, evening training sessions.


  • Module 1: Fundamentals Review, switches, routers, MAC address, Vlans, STP, Trunking, Port Channels, Multi-layer switching
  • Module 2: Network Design, Access, Distribution, Core layers, comparing Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches
  • Module 3: Vlans, VTP, Layer 2 Etherchannel, LACP, PAgP
  • Module 4: Spanning Tree in Depth, STP, RST, MST, Portfast, Root Guard, UDLD
  • Module 5: Inter-Vlan Routing, SVIs, Layer 3 Etherchannel, DHCP
  • Module 6: First-Hop Redundancy, HSRP, VRRP, GLBP
  • Module 7: AAA, RADIUS, TACACS+, 802.1X, NTP, SNMP
  • Module 8: Switch technologies, SDM templates, UDLD, PoE, SPAN, RSPAN, IP SLA
  • Module 9: High Availability, Stackwise, VSS
  • Module 10: Campus Network Security, vulnerabilities, Port Security, Storm control, DHCP Snooping, IP source guard, Dynamic Arp Inspection, VLAN hopping, VLAN ACLs, Private Vlans

CISCO Testing & Additional Costs

Exams need to be booked and paid for separately via a Pearson VUE testing centre.

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