CCNP (Switch)

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1.0 Layer 2 Technologies

1.1 Configure and verify switch administration

  • 1.1.a SDM templates
  • 1.1.b Managing MAC address table
  • 1.1.c Troubleshoot Err-disable recovery

1.2 Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols

  • 1.2.a CDP, LLDP
  • 1.2.b UDLD

1.3 Configure and verify VLANs

  • 1.3.a Access ports
  • 1.3.b VLAN database
  • 1.3.c Normal, extended VLAN, voice VLAN

1.4 Configure and verify trunking

  • 1.4.a VTPv1, VTPv2, VTPv3, VTP pruning
  • 1.4.b dot1Q
  • 1.4.c Native VLAN
  • 1.4.d Manual pruning

1.5 Configure and verify EtherChannels

  • 1.5.a LACP, PAgP, manual
  • 1.5.b Layer 2, Layer 3
  • 1.5.c Load balancing
  • 1.5.d EtherChannel misconfiguration guard

1.6 Configure and verify spanning tree

  • 1.6.a PVST+, RPVST+, MST
  • 1.6.b Switch priority, port priority, path cost, STP timers
  • 1.6.c PortFast, BPDUguard, BPDUfilter
  • 1.6.d Loopguard and Rootguard

1.7 Configure and verify other LAN switching technologies

  • 1.7.a SPAN, RSPAN

1.8 Describe chassis virtualization and aggregation technologies

  • 1.8.a Stackwise

2.0 Infrastructure Security

2.1 Configure and verify switch security features

  • 2.1.a DHCP snooping
  • 2.1.b IP Source Guard
  • 2.1.c Dynamic ARP inspection
  • 2.1.d Port security
  • 2.1.e Private VLAN
  • 2.1.f Storm control

2.2 Describe device security using Cisco IOS AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS

  • 2.2.a AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS
  • 2.2.b Local privilege authorization fallback

3.0 Infrastructure Services

3.1 Configure and verify first-hop redundancy protocols

  • 3.1.a HSRP
  • 3.1.b VRRP
  • 3.1.c GLBP

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