CCNP SWITCH 300-115 (UPDATED 2018)

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks16 H 45 M

The CCNP Switch course, where you'll learn how to configure Cisco switches, is the second of three exams you are required to pass to become CCNA certified.

This course has a virtual lab
This course has a practice test
  • Layer 2 Technologies
    • Overview
    • Switch Administration
    • Switch Administration Part 2
    • Layer 2 Protocols
    • VLANs: Fundamentals
    • VLANs: VLAN Types
    • Trunking: Dynamic Trunking Protocol
    • Trunking: Dot1q and ISL
    • Trunking: VTP Fundamentals
    • Trunking: VTP Versions
    • Trunking: VTP Pruning
    • Trunking: VTP Pruning Part 2
    • EtherChannel Fundamentals
    • EtherChannel Protocol
    • EtherChannel Advanced Config
    • STP and PVST
    • STP and PVST Part 2
    • STP and PVST Part 3
    • RSTP and RPVST
    • Multiple Spanning Tree
    • Cisco STP Enhancements
    • Cisco STP Enhancements Part 2
    • SPAN and RSPAN
    • Clustering with StackWise
  • Infrastructure Security
    • Switch Security: L2 Attacks
    • Switch Security: Port Security
    • Switch Security: DHCP Snooping
    • Switch Security: IPSG and DAI
    • Switch Security: VLAN ACLs
    • Switch Security: Private VLANs
    • Switch Security: Storm Control
    • Port-Based Authentication
  • Infrastructure Services
    • Layer 3 Switching
    • Layer 3 Switching Part 2
    • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP)
    • Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) Part 2
    • Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
    • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol (GLBP)


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  • Episode Description
  • Transcript

The CCNP SWITCH show is geared to prepare viewers for the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Network. Each episode is helps the exam candidate in planning or configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions using various Cisco switches.

[SOUND] Hello and welcome to the CCNP Switch show that you're about to watch. We wanna give you a little bit of overview of what you're actually getting prepared for as we get ready for the CCNP Switch exam. Our show of course, is based around the idea and the objectives that are found on Cisco's website itself. Let me show you what I'm talking about. So here on Cisco's website, I just simply use my favorite search engine, and then I typed in CCNP Switch. And then, of course, the exam number 300-115, and that brings me to this particular site here, okay? Now, this exam, of course, goes beyond what we learned about inside of our CCNA routing and switching. It goes into deep depth and detail, of course, about the idea of layer two and some of the other components that we need to see. But when we get started here, make sure that you understand little bit about what's this actually going to encompass, okay? You're preparing for an exam that is going to be a 120 minutes long and notice there's 30 to 40 questions. So this particular exam is not lengthy in terms of the actual exam topics, but it does require you have a good in-depth working knowledge of working with layer two devices and the idea the switching concepts that will be presented. You of course can go to your Pearson View testing center and make sure that you go ahead and register for that exam as you feel like that you're ready to go. And in US dollars, currently, it's somewhere around $300 per CCNP exam, okay? So the professional level is gonna cost you a little bit more change than what it did at the actual associate level, so make sure you note that and schedule that exam. Give yourself plenty of time to do so, make sure you do all the recommended studying that you need to as you get started here, okay? Plus best place to get started for this exam of course is to make sure that as you come to the site that you can review these exam topics. If I click on that link that will bring me to the following web page that will then show me, the list of the actual exam topics right here. And notice it is not a completely gigantic number of topics that we have to cover, but I was go ahead and download a complete list of the actual topics in PDF format, which I have done, so that we can take a look at what we will be covering during our show, okay? So during our show, as it's coming up, you'll be taking a look, of course, at the idea of what the switch exam covers. And remember that some of this is also gonna depend on previous knowledge that you have, but the idea of highly secured integration of VLANs, and WLANs, are not out of the question. Make sure you also take that into consideration. And then, of course, during our show, we'll be taking a look at all the layer two technologies. Now this is a good three, two-thirds of the exam right, that's 65%. We'll be covering the idea of SDM topics as well as managing the MAC address table and the idea of err disabled recovery, how that gets done. We'll be taking a look of course at the idea of using the CDP and the LLDP to learn more about the idea of our switches as well, okay? And then of course, unidirectional link detection. We of course will take a look at VLANs and how to configure them and understand the difference between voice VLANs and normal and extended VLANs that we have available to us. Also of course, trunking we'll spend a good deal of time in taking a look at the different versions of VTP, as well as using dot1Q trunking and what a native VLAN is, as well as using manual pruning. And even talk about the idea of using VTP pruning as well, okay? We'll set up the idea of link aggregation during our show and make sure we cover all of the information that we need to there to ensure that we have a good, well rounded approach at taking a look at the use of EtherChannel too. Of course, spanning trees are probably one of the harder topics inside of CCNA routing and switching, for most people to get their heads wrapped around. We'll see that, we'll end up covering that in depth, so that you have a good working knowledge of how this ends up working out for us. When we start adding in multiple switches, and start having to run multiple versions of the idea of spanning tree protocol. We'll take a look, of course, at the idea of SPAN and RSPAN together, and even Stackwise, okay? So that will make up the majority of what we'll be covering during this particular course. So that means that as we start, as we start to do other things, the other 35% end up being, well, infrastructure security, which means taking a look at the idea of layer two security, okay? And, even involving of course, TACACS+ and the idea here of lay two of course is port based authentication, okay? So, we'll take a look at all that information as we go through and finally in the end, we'll talk about of course, infrastructure services. Such as using first-hop redundancy protocols such as HSRP, VRRP, and GLBP as well. All these topics we'll cover in-depth so that you have a good grasp of it as you get ready for the exam and as you're actually preparing not only for your CCNP switch exam that will help, but all of this show will help as you go into the t shoot exam as well. So pay attention as you're actually getting ready, if you think that you are ready for the idea of CCNP switch all you have to do is get ready and click on the next video link that you see, thank you. [MUSIC]

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