Course info
Feb 7, 2012
2h 2m

Part 3 of 3 in the Cisco CCNP SWITCH (642-813) series. The goal of this Cisco CCNP SWITCH course is to enhance your knowledge of Cisco switching topics at a significantly detailed level. This course covers VLANs, Trunking, Virtual Trunking Protocol (VTP), Spanning-Tree (STP), Rapid Spanning-Tree (RSTP), Multiple Spanning-Tree Protocol (MSTP), Cisco Express Forwarding, Layer 3 Switching Solutions, and High Availability features. To get the most out of this course, you should have experience managing networks and a current CCNA certification.

About the author
About the author

Joe is a seasoned Cisco professional with over 15 years of experience, supporting Fortune 500 Companies in deploying routing, switching, unified communications, security, and data center technologies.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Site and Campus Switch Design Principles
Hello, and welcome back to the CCNP SWITCH Training series from TrainSignal. My name is Joe Rinehart, and I'm your instructor. And we're actually going to be concentrating in this lesson on site and campus switching design principles. One of the things about the CCNP exam is that they have built a lot of design and support and verification steps in, and so for that reason, we wanted to actually take a little bit of time to concentrate more on the design principles from a switched network perspective. We'll first go over just some general network design guidelines and just some general network best practices and some network models and so forth to be able to look at, so we'll talk about that. Then we'll actually talk about VLAN design, which would include trunks, VTP, and so forth, a little bit about redundancy design and then a little bit about the security design process.

High Availability for Switching
Welcome back to the Cisco CCNP SWITCH Training course from TrainSignal. My name is Joe Rinehart, and I'm your instructor. We're actually going to talk now about high availability for switching. We've talked about a variety of different topics, and this one is also very critical in the success of being able to architect and maintain a resilient network. So we're going to start off, we're going to talk about an overview of high availability, understanding what that means, understanding and configuring Hot Standby Routing Protocol, understanding and configuring Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol, understanding and configuring Global Load Balancing Protocol, some other options for high availability, and then configuring our lab exercises for high availability.

Preparing for Your CCNP SWITCH 642-813 Exam
Thank you, and welcome back to the CCNP SWITCH ROUTE Training from TrainSignal. Again, my name is Joe Reinhart, and I'm your instructor. We're actually at the point now that we've gone over the major content, we actually want to talk a little bit about practical matters, namely, how to prepare for your exam. Specifically, the 642-813 CCNP Switching exam. We're actually going to go over various aspects of that in this lesson. We want to cover little bit about a final content or topic set of overviews. I want to explain little bit about the test taking environment. Obviously, you've probably been in a Cisco testing environment before, but there're some ways to be able to enhance your experience. It's critical to understand the Cisco confidentiality agreement, some general test taking tips for success, and, finally, specific to Cisco, some test-taking strategies.