CCNP Self-Study CCNP Practical Studies: Switching

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CCNP Self-Study CCNP Practical Studies: Switching
By Justin Menga
Publisher: Cisco Press
Pub Date: October 08, 2003
ISBN: 1-58720-060-0
Pages: 984

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Gain necessary hands-on experience implementing CCNP BCMSN concepts with this practical lab guide.

  • Lab configurations include explanations of equipment set-up and execution

  • Valuable reference tool for Catalyst switches, including shortcuts, caveats, and application of the most advanced features

  • Real-world scenarios represent the whole range of CCNP BCMSN 642-811 exam topics

CCNP Practical Studies: Switching (CCNP Self-Study) provides CCNP candidates with an in-depth, hands-on experience in configuring Cisco Catalyst switches. This practical guide shows intermediate level networkers how to apply the theoretical knowledge they have gained through CCNP coursework and exam preparation. Configuration labs performed within this book will cover all technologies tested on the BCMSN 642-811 exam, as well as a number of real world scenarios that will test users' overall understanding of multilayer switching. The labs come complete with full explanations, highlighting why the chosen commands and techniques are recommended.

In addition to applicable labs, this book also provides general information on various switching technologies, as well as tips, tricks, shortcuts, and caveats for deploying Cisco switching gear in production environments. This book also includes exercises (similar to traditional mathematics exercises) that will help readers internalize, practice, and memorize certain concepts and thought processes necessary to successfully deploy a switched network.

Part of the Practical Studies series from the Cisco Press, CCNP Practical Studies: Switching provides self-study based hands-on experience. As such, it can be used in conjunction with other Cisco Press titles and is an excellent companion to instructor-led training from a Cisco Learning Partner.

book cover
CCNP Self-Study CCNP Practical Studies: Switching
By Justin Menga
Publisher: Cisco Press
Pub Date: October 08, 2003
ISBN: 1-58720-060-0
Pages: 984

Table of Contents  | Index

   About the Author
   About the Technical Reviewers
      Goals of this Book
      Chapter Organization
      How Best to Use This Book
      Equipment Required for Practical Experience
      Obtaining Equipment
      How To Use This Book if You Do Not Have Access to This Equipment
      Cisco Systems Networking Icon Legend
      Command Syntax Conventions
       Chapter 1.  Switching Connectivity
      Introduction to Cisco Catalyst Switches
      Scenario 1-1: Installing a Cisco Catalyst Switch onto the Network
      Scenario 1-2: Configuring Network Management Access to the Switch
      Scenario 1-3: Configuring Ethernet Device Connectivity
      Scenario 1-4: Configuring System Time
      Scenario 1-5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Device Connectivity
       Chapter 2.  VLAN Operations
      Scenario 2-1: Understanding Transparent Bridging
      Scenario 2-2: Configuring VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)
      Scenario 2-3: Configuring VLANs
      Scenario 2-4: Configuring the Management VLAN
      Scenario 2-5: Configuring Extended-Range VLANs
       Chapter 3.  Trunking and Bandwidth Aggregation
      Scenario 3-1: Configuring VLAN Trunking Protocol
      Scenario 3-2: Configuring Trunking Between Switches
      Scenario 3-3: VTP Pruning
      Scenario 3-4: Configuring EtherChannel
       Chapter 4.  Spanning Tree
      Scenario 4-1: Configuring the Root Bridge
      Scenario Prerequisites
      Scenario 4-2: Configuring STP Load Sharing
      Scenario Prerequisites
      Scenario 4-3: Configuring Root Guard
      Scenario 4-4: Configuring Spanning Tree PortFast
      Scenario 4-5: Configuring PortFast BPDU Guard
      Scenario 4-6: Configuring PortFast BPDU Filter
      Scenario 4-7: Configuring UplinkFast
      Scenario 4-8: Configuring BackboneFast
      Scenario 4-9: Improving Convergence and Load Sharing by Using a Multilayer Topology
      Scenario 4-10: Troubleshooting Spanning Tree
       Chapter 5.  Inter-VLAN Routing
      Inter-VLAN Routing Architectures
      Multilayer LAN Design
      Scenario 5-1: Configuring Basic IP Routing
      Scenario 5-2: Configuring Layer 3 Switching
      Scenario Prerequisites
       Chapter 6.  Layer 3 Switching
      Introduction to Layer 3 Switching
      Cisco Catalyst 6000/6500 Switch Architecture
      Scenario 6-1: Configuring MLS on the Catalyst 6000
      Scenario 6-2: Configuring CEF-based Layer 3 Switching on the Catalyst 6000/6500 Operating in Hybrid Mode
      Scenario 6-3: Upgrading from Hybrid Mode to Native Mode on the Catalyst 6000/6500
      Scenario 6-4: Configuring CEF-Based Layer 3 Switching on the Catalyst 6000/6500 Operating in Native Mode
       Chapter 7.  Multicast Routing and Switching
      Scenario 7-1: Configuring PIM Dense Mode Multicast Routing
      Scenario 7-2: Configuring PIM Sparse Mode and PIM Sparse-Dense Mode Multicast Routing
      Scenario 7-3: Multicast Traffic Control on the LAN
      Scenario 7-4: Configuring IGMP Snooping
      Scenario 7-5: Configuring Cisco Group Management Protocol (CGMP)
       Chapter 8.  Traffic Filtering and Security
      Securing Management Access
      Securing Network Access
      Traffic Filtering
      Scenario 8-1: Securing the Management Interface
      Scenario 8-2: Enhancing Security by Using AAA
      Scenario 8-3: Securing Device Access
      Scenario 8-4: Securing LAN Segments
       Chapter 9.  Quality of Service
      Introducing to QoS
      Implementing Quality of Service on Cisco Switches
      Scenario 9-1: Configuring QoS Features
       Chapter 10.  Maintenance, Monitoring, and Troubleshooting
      Scenario 10-1: Using IP and LAN Connectivity Tools
      Scenario 10-2: Troubleshooting Workstation Startup Problems
      Scenario 10-3: Troubleshooting the errDisable Status
      Scenario 10-4: Password Recovery
      Scenario 10-5: File Management on Cisco Catalyst Switches
      Scenario 10-6: Capturing Traffic Using SPAN, RSPAN, and VACLs
       Chapter 11.  Comprehensive Switching Self-Study Lab
      Lab Hardware Requirements
      Part I: Configuring a Layer 2 Switching Infrastructure
      Part II: Multilayer Configuration
       Appendix A.  Comprehensive Switching Self-Study Lab Part I Solution
      Configuring a Layer 2 Switching Infrastructure Solution
      Complete Configurations for Self-Study Lab Part I
       Appendix B.  Comprehensive Switching Self-Study Lab Part II Solution
      Multilayer Configuration Solution
      Complete Configurations for Self-Study Lab Part II