Building Cisco Remote Access Network 407 ILC

Building Cisco Remote Access Network

Course Code : 004

Workshop : Training

Duration :

COURSE OUTLINE

Organizations increasingly rely on switches for their fast and flexible LAN devices to connect users to the enterprise infrastructure. To fully exploit switching technology, networking experts must efficiently deploy and manage Cisco Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches. After completing this course, you will be able to learn the following:

· Deploy multilayer Cisco switched infrastructures in enterprise networks

· Support standards-based, resilient desktop switching

· Construct switched access and distribution networks

· Configure industry standard and Cisco proprietary VLANs

· Optimize distribution networks using Cisco Fast EtherChannel and VTP

· Address router performance problems with multilayer switching

· Facilitate group applications with IP multicast

COURSE OBJECTIVES

In this course, you learn the complicated details of Cisco switch configuration and the necessary techniques to optimize switched network performance.

TARGET AUDIENCE

This course is valuable for professionals involved in designing, implementing and troubleshooting Cisco internetworks.

 

COURSE CONTENTS

1. OVERVIEW OF SWITCHED NETWORKS

· Reviewing LAN evolution

· Designing access, distributed and core networks with switches and routers

· Deploying switching to the desktop

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2. DESIGNING DISTRIBUTION NETWORKS

Positioning the distribution network

· Identifying local and remote services

· Assessing the impact of enterprise-wide service access and availability

· Comparing candidate technologies

· Setting up distribution network devices

Configuring the Spanning Tree Protocol

· Segmenting collision domains with transparent bridging

· Eliminating the single points of failure

· Implementing spanning tree to manage redundant distribution paths

· Tuning spanning tree to optimize network performance and convergence

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3. DEPLOYING VIRTUAL LOCAL AREA NETWORKS (VLANS)

Establishing Layer 2 VLANs

· Assessing the effects of broadcast traffic

· Limiting the size of broadcast domains

· Differentiating between Layer 2 and Layer 3 VLANs

· Activating port-based and MAC address VLANs

Building inter-switch VLANs

· Extending Layer 2 VLANs across switch boundaries

· Proprietary vs. international standard solutions

· Configuring VLAN trunking with Cisco InterSwitch Link (ISL)

Migrating to VLAN standards

· Evaluating the emerging international standards

· Configuring IEEE 802.1Q frame tagging for multivendor interoperability

4. BUILDING SWITCHED DISTRIBUTION AND ROUTED CORE NETWORKS

Optimizing distribution infrastructures

· Implementing link aggregation using Fast EtherChannel

· Optimizing spanning tree convergence time with PortFast, UplinkFast and BackboneFast

· Managing spanning tree operation within VLANs using CST and PVST+

· Deploying the Virtual Trunk Protocol (VTP) for inter-switch VLAN management

Implementing enterprise-wide VLANs

· Communicating between VLANs

· Evaluating internal and external router options

· Configuring Layer 3 switches

Increasing performance with multilayer switching (MLS)

· Identifying MLS goals and components

· Defining traffic flows

· Enabling and monitoring Cisco MLS

· Evaluating the emerging Multiprotocol Label Switching standard

Achieving resilience using Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP)

· Configuring and activating a standby router

· Displacing an active router using preemption

· Demoting an active router when an interface fails

5. INTEGRATING MULTICAST ROUTING

· Analyzing multicast requirements

· Activating group applications with IGMP

· Reducing multicast flooding with IGMP snooping and Cisco CGMP

· Assessing the importance of Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM)

· Configuring PIM