SWITCH Certification Training

This training is a part of the curriculum for the CCNP certification and will focus on learning the procedures for planning, configuring and verifying the proper implementation of complex enterprise campus switching solutions.

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Course Overview

Our 5-day instructor-led SWITCH (Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks) training and certification boot camp in Washington, DC Metro, Tysons Corner, VA, Columbia, MD or Live Online  is part of the CCNP certification path. It is designed to provide the necessary knowledge and skills to plan, configure and verify the proper implementation of complex enterprise campus switching solutions.

In addition, students will be led through all the exam objectives so that they are properly prepared to handle the SWITCH exam at course end.


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Program Level


Training Delivery Methods

Group Live


5 Days / 32 hours Training

CPE credits

26 NASBA CPE Credits

Field of Study

Information Technology

Advanced Prep


Course Registration

Candidates can choose to register for the course by via any of the below methods:

Upon registration completion candidates are sent an automated course registration email that includes attachments with specific information on the class and location as well as pre-course study and test preparation material approved by the course vendor. The text of the email contains a registration confirmation as well as the location, date, time and contact person of the class.

Online enrolment closes three days before course start date.

On the first day of class, candidates are provided with instructions to register with the exam provider before the exam date.

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Course Objectives

  • Describe the hierarchical campus structure, basic switch operation, use of SDM templates, PoE, and LLDP
  • Implement VLANs, trunks, explain VTP, implement DHCP in IPv4 and IPv6 environment, and configure port aggregation
  • Implement and optimize STP mechanism that best suits your network-PVSTP+, RPVSTP+, or MSTP
  • Configure routing on a multilayer switch
  • Configure NTP, SNMP, IP SLA, port mirroring, and verify StackWise and VSS operation
  • Implement First Hop redundancy in IPv4 and IPv6 environments
  • Secure campus network according to recommended practices

Course Outline

Fundamentals Review

  • Switching introduction

Network Design Fundamentals

  • Campus network structure
  • Types of Cisco switches

Campus Network Architecture

  • Implementing VLANs and Trunks in campus environment
  • VLAN trunking protocol
  • Implementing EtherChannel in a switched network

Spanning Tree in Depth

  • Spanning Tree protocol overview
  • Rapid Spanning Tree protocol overview
  • Implementing STP stability mechanisms
  • Configuring multiple Spanning Tree protocol
  • Troubleshooting STP

Inter-VLAN Routing

  • Inter-VLAN routing overview
  • Layer 2 versus Layer 3 EtherChannel
  • Implementing DHCP

First-Hop Redundancy

  • FHRP and HSRP overview
  • Configuring Layer 3 redundancy with VRRP
  • Configuring Layer 3 redundancy with GLBP

Network Management

  • AAA
  • Identity-based networking
  • Network time protocols
  • SNMP

Switching Features and Technologies for the Campus Network

  • Discovery protocols
  • Unidirectional link detection
  • Power over Ethernet
  • SDM templates
  • Monitoring features
  • IP SLA

High Availability

  • The need for logical switching architectures
  • Stack Wise
  • VSS
  • Redundant Switch Supervisors

Campus Network Security

  • Switch security issues
  • Cisco switch security configuration best practices
  • Campus Network Vulnerabilities
  • Port security
  • Storm control
  • Mitigating spoofing attacks
  • Securing VLAN trunks
  • Private VLANs

SWITCH 300-115 Exam

Exam Details

  • The SWITCH exam is one of three needed to achieve the CCNP certification.
  • Number of Questions: 30-40
  • Passing Score: 790/Variable
  • Test Duration: 120 minutes
  • Test Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, Drag and drop, Testlets, Simlets and Router & Switch Simulations
  • Test Delivery: Pearson VUE 
Exam Objectives
Layer 2 Technologies
Infrastructure Security
Infrastructure Services

Phoenix TS is an authorized Pearson VUE testing center. To register for your CCNP exam(s), simply select Phoenix TS as your preferred testing center on the Pearson VUE website or call our center directly to schedule your exam.

SWITCH Training FAQs

Who should take this course?

This course is intended for Network Engineers, Help Desk Technicians,
Technical Support Personnel, and other IT professionals who work with Cisco routed and switched networks.

What is the recommended experience for this course?

Students should have a CCNA Routing and Switching certification, at least one year of networking experience, and knowledge of IP and internetworking technologies.

BONUS! Cyber Phoenix Subscription Included: All Phoenix TS students receive complimentary ninety (90) day access to the Cyber Phoenix learning platform, which hosts hundreds of expert asynchronous training courses in Cybersecurity, IT, Soft Skills, and Management and more!

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