CCNP Switch Exam topics

CCNP Switch exam topics

So although this site is focused on the CCIE R+S exams, I really probably should point out that I am still finishing off my CCNP routing and Switching (R+S). I have completed the Route exam and am lining up to take the Switch exam. So let’s have a little look over the CCNP Switch exam topics.

From the Cisco website:

Implement VLAN based solution, given a network design and a set of requirements

  • Determine network resources needed for implementing a VLAN based solution on a network
  • Create a VLAN based implementation plan
  • Create a VLAN based verification plan
  • Configure switch-to-switch connectivity for the VLAN based solution
  • Configure loop prevention for the VLAN based solution
  • Configure Access Ports for the VLAN based solution
  • Verify the VLAN based solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
  • Document the verification after implementing a VLAN solution

Implement a Security Extension of a Layer 2 solution, given a network design and a set of requirements

  • Determine network resources needed for implementing a Security solution
  • Create a implementation plan for the Security solution
  • Create a verification plan for the Security solution
  • Configure port security features
  • Configure general switch security features
  • Configure private VLANs
  • Configure VACL and PACL
  • Verify the Security based solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
  • Document the verification results after implementing a Security solution

Implement Switch based Layer 3 services, given a network design and a set of requirements

 

  • Determine network resources needed for implementing a Switch based Layer 3 solution
  • Create an implementation plan for the Switch based Layer 3 solution
  • Create a verification plan for the Switch based Layer 3 solution
  • Configure routing interfaces
  • Configure Layer 3 Security
  • Verify the Switch based Layer 3 solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
  • Document the verification results after implementing a Switch based Layer 3 solution

 

Prepare infrastructure to support advanced services

 

  • Implement a Wireless Extension of a Layer 2 solution
  • Implement a VoIP support solution
  • Implement video support solution

 

 

Implement High Availability, given a network design and a set of requirements

 

  • Determine network resources needed for implementing High Availability on a network
  • Create a High Availability implementation plan
  • Create a High Availability verification plan
  • Implement first hop redundancy protocols
  • Implement switch supervisor redundancy
  • Verify High Availability solution was implemented properly using show and debug commands
  • Document results of High Availability implementation and verification