CCNP Routing and Switching Switch 300-115 Official CERT Guide
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CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide CCNP Routing and Switching SWITCH 300-115 Official Cert Guide from Cisco Press enables you to succeed on the exam the first time and is the only self-study resource approved by Cisco. Expert engineer David Hucaby shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. This complete study package includes *A test-preparation routine proven to help you pass the exam*"Do I Know This Already?" quizzes, which enable you to decide how much time you need to spend on each section*Chapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughly*The powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reports*More than 60 minutes of personal video mentoring from the author on important exam topics*A final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategies*Study plan suggestions and templates to help you organize and optimize your study time Well regarded for its level of detail, study plans, assessment features, and challenging review questions and exercises, this official study guide helps you master the concepts and techniques that ensure your exam success. David Hucaby, CCIE(R) No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for the University of Kentucky, where he works with a large healthcare network based on the Cisco product lines. David holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is the author of several Cisco Press titles, including CCNA Wireless Cert Guide, Cisco ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Handbook, Second Edition, Cisco Firewall Video Mentor, and Cisco LAN Switching Video Mentor. The official study guide helps you master topics on the CCNP R&S SWITCH 300-115 exam, including the following: *Enterprise campus design*Switch operation*Switch port configuration*VLANs, trunks, and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)*Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), RSTP, and MSTP*Protecting the STP topology*Aggregating switch links*Multilayer switching*Configuring DHCP*Logging switch activity and managing switches with SNMP*Monitoring performance and traffic*High availability*Securing switched networks The CD-ROM contains more than 200 practice questions for the exam, memory table exercises and answer keys, a study planner tool, and more than 60 minutes of video. Includes Exclusive Offer for 70% Off Premium Edition eBook and Practice Test Pearson IT Certification Practice Test minimum system requirements: Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7, or Windows 8.1; Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 Client; Pentium-class 1GHz processor (or equivalent); 512 MB RAM; 650 MB disk space plus 50 MB for each downloaded practice exam; access to the Internet to register and download exam databasesshow more

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  • Mixed media product | 560 pages
  • 187.96 x 233.68 x 35.56mm | 1,111.3g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Cisco Press
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 1587205602
  • 9781587205606
  • 91,929

About David Hucaby

David Hucaby, CCIE No. 4594, is a lead network engineer for the University of Kentucky, where he works with a large healthcare network based on the Cisco product lines. David holds bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Kentucky. He is the author of several Cisco Press titles, including CCNA Wireless Cert Guide, Cisco ASA, PIX, and FWSM Firewall Handbook, Second Edition; Cisco Firewall Video Mentor; and Cisco LAN Switching Video Mentor. David lives in Kentucky with his wife, Marci, and two daughters.show more

Table of contents

Introduction xxiv Part I Designing Campus Networks Chapter 1 Enterprise Campus Network Design 3 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 3 Foundation Topics 7 Hierarchical Network Design 7 Predictable Network Model 9 Access Layer 12 Distribution Layer 12 Core Layer 12 Modular Network Design 13 Sizing a Switch Block 16 Switch Block Redundancy 18 Network Core 20 Collapsed Core 23 Core Size in a Campus Network 24 Cisco Products in a Hierarchical Network Design 24 Exam Preparation Tasks 27 Review All Key Topics 27 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 27 Define Key Terms 27 Chapter 2 Switch Operation 29 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 29 Foundation Topics 32 Layer 2 Switch Operation 32 Transparent Bridging 32 Follow That Frame! 35 Multilayer Switch Operation 36 Types of Multilayer Switching 36 Follow That Packet! 37 Multilayer Switching Exceptions 39 Tables Used in Switching 40 Content-Addressable Memory 40 Ternary Content-Addressable Memory 41 TCAM Structure 42 TCAM Example 43 Port Operations in TCAM 44 Managing Switching Tables 45 CAM Table Operation 45 TCAM Operation 48 Managing Switching Table Sizes 49 Exam Preparation Tasks 52 Review All Key Topics 52 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 52 Define Key Terms 52 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 52 Chapter 3 Switch Port Configuration 55 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 55 Foundation Topics 59 Ethernet Concepts 59 Ethernet Overview 59 Scaling Ethernet 60 Fast Ethernet 60 Gigabit Ethernet 61 10-Gigabit Ethernet 62 Beyond 10-Gigabit Ethernet 63 Duplex Operation over Ethernet Links 63 Connecting Switches and Devices 65 Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors 65 Switch Port Configuration 66 Selecting Ports to Configure 66 Identifying Ports 68 Port Speed 68 Port Duplex Mode 69 Managing Error Conditions on a Switch Port 69 Detecting Error Conditions 69 Automatically Recover from Error Conditions 70 Enable and Use the Switch Port 71 Troubleshooting Port Connectivity 71 Looking for the Port State 71 Looking for Speed and Duplex Mismatches 72 Discovering Connected Devices 73 Cisco Discovery Protocol 73 Link Layer Discovery Protocol 75 Using Power over Ethernet 77 How PoE Works 78 Detecting a Powered Device 79 Configuring PoE 80 Verifying PoE 81 Exam Preparation Tasks 84 Review All Key Topics 84 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 84 Define Key Terms 84 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 85 Part II Building a Campus Network Chapter 4 VLANs and Trunks 89 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 89 Foundation Topics 95 Virtual LANs 95 VLAN Membership 96 Static VLANs 96 Configuring Static VLANs 97 Dynamic VLANs 99 Deploying VLANs 99 End-to-End VLANs 100 Local VLANs 101 VLAN Trunks 101 VLAN Frame Identification 103 Inter-Switch Link Protocol 103 IEEE 802.1Q Protocol 104 Dynamic Trunking Protocol 105 VLAN Trunk Configuration 106 Configuring a VLAN Trunk 106 Trunk Configuration Example 108 Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks 110 Voice VLANs 112 Voice VLAN Configuration 113 Verifying Voice VLAN Operation 115 Wireless VLANs 117 Exam Preparation Tasks 119 Review All Key Topics 119 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 119 Define Key Terms 119 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 119 Chapter 5 VLAN Trunking Protocol 123 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 123 Foundation Topics 127 VLAN Trunking Protocol 127 VTP Domains 127 VTP Modes 127 VTP Advertisements 128 VTP Synchronization 131 VTP Configuration 132 Configuring the VTP Version 133 Configuring a VTP Management Domain 134 Configuring the VTP Mode 135 VTP Configuration Example 136 VTP Status 137 VTP Pruning 138 Enabling VTP Pruning 140 Troubleshooting VTP 141 Exam Preparation Tasks 143 Review All Key Topics 143 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 143 Define Key Terms 143 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 143 Part III Working with Redundant Links Chapter 6 Traditional Spanning Tree Protocol 147 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 147 Foundation Topics 151 IEEE 802.1D Overview 151 Bridging Loops 151 Preventing Loops with Spanning Tree Protocol 154 Spanning-Tree Communication: Bridge Protocol Data Units 155 Electing a Root Bridge 156 Electing Root Ports 158 Electing Designated Ports 160 STP States 162 STP Timers 165 Topology Changes 167 Direct Topology Changes 168 Indirect Topology Changes 169 Insignificant Topology Changes 171 Types of STP 172 Common Spanning Tree 173 Per-VLAN Spanning Tree 173 Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus 173 Exam Preparation Tasks 175 Review All Key Topics 175 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 175 Define Key Terms 175 Chapter 7 Spanning-Tree Configuration 177 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 177 Foundation Topics 181 STP Root Bridge 181 Root Bridge Placement 181 Root Bridge Configuration 184 Tuning the Root Path Cost 188 Tuning the Port ID 190 Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence 191 Modifying STP Timers 191 Manually Configuring STP Timers 192 Automatically Configuring STP Timers 192 Redundant Link Convergence 194 PortFast: Access Layer Nodes 194 UplinkFast: Access Layer Uplinks 196 BackboneFast: Redundant Backbone Paths 197 Monitoring STP 199 Exam Preparation Tasks 200 Review All Key Topics 200 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 200 Define Key Terms 200 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 200 Chapter 8 Protecting the Spanning Tree Protocol Topology 203 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 203 Foundation Topics 207 Protecting Against Unexpected BPDUs 207 Root Guard 207 BPDU Guard 208 Protecting Against Sudden Loss of BPDUs 210 Loop Guard 210 UDLD 211 Using BPDU Filtering to Disable STP on a Port 213 Troubleshooting STP Protection 214 Exam Preparation Tasks 215 Review All Key Topics 215 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 215 Define Key Terms 215 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 215 Chapter 9 Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol 219 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 219 Foundation Topics 223 Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol 223 RSTP Port Behavior 223 BPDUs in RSTP 224 RSTP Convergence 225 Port Types 226 Synchronization 227 Topology Changes and RSTP 229 RSTP Configuration 229 Rapid Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol 230 Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol 231 MST Overview 233 MST Regions 233 Spanning-Tree Instances Within MST 234 IST Instances 234 MST Instances 235 MST Configuration 236 Exam Preparation Tasks 238 Review All Key Topics 238 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 238 Define Key Terms 239 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 239 Chapter 10 Aggregating Switch Links 241 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 241 Foundation Topics 245 Switch Port Aggregation with EtherChannel 245 Bundling Ports with EtherChannel 247 Distributing Traffic in EtherChannel 247 Configuring EtherChannel Load Balancing 249 EtherChannel Negotiation Protocols 251 Port Aggregation Protocol 252 Link Aggregation Control Protocol 252 EtherChannel Configuration 253 Configuring a PAgP EtherChannel 253 Configuring a LACP EtherChannel 254 Avoiding Misconfiguration with EtherChannel Guard 255 Troubleshooting an EtherChannel 257 Exam Preparation Tasks 261 Review All Key Topics 261 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 261 Define Key Terms 261 Command Reference to Check Your Memory 261 Part IV Multilayer Switching Chapter 11 Multilayer Switching 265 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 265 Foundation Topics 268 Inter-VLAN Routing 268 Types of Interfaces 268 Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing 269 Layer 2 Port Configuration 270 Layer 3 Port Configuration 270 SVI Port Configuration 271 Multilayer Switching with CEF 272 Traditional MLS Overview 272 CEF Overview 272 Forwarding Information Base 273 Adjacency Table 276 Packet Rewrite 279 Configuring CEF 280 Verifying Multilayer Switching 280 Verifying Inter-VLAN Routing 280 Verifying CEF 283 Exam Preparation Tasks 285 Review All Key Topics 285 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 285 Define Key Terms 285 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 285 Chapter 12 Configuring DHCP 289 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 289 Foundation Topics 292 Using DHCP with a Multilayer Switch 292 Configuring an IPv4 DHCP Server 293 Configuring a Manual Address Binding 294 Configuring DHCP Options 296 Configuring a DHCP Relay 296 Configuring DHCP to Support IPv6 297 Stateless Autoconfiguration 298 DHCPv6 298 DHCPv6 Lite 299 Configuring a DHCPv6 Relay Agent 300 Verifying IPv6 DHCP Operation 300 Exam Preparation Tasks 301 Review All Key Topics 301 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 301 Define Key Terms 301 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 301 Part V Monitoring Campus Networks Chapter 13 Logging Switch Activity 305 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 305 Foundation Topics 308 Syslog Messages 308 Logging to the Switch Console 310 Logging to the Internal Buffer 310 Logging to a Remote Syslog Server 311 Adding Time Stamps to Syslog Messages 312 Setting the Internal System Clock 312 Using NTP to Synchronize with an External Time Source 313 Securing NTP 316 Using SNTP to Synchronize Time 316 Adding Time Stamps to Logging Messages 317 Exam Preparation Tasks 318 Review All Key Topics 318 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 318 Define Key Terms 318 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 318 Chapter 14 Managing Switches with SNMP 321 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 321 Foundation Topics 324 SNMP Overview 324 Configuring SNMP 326 Configuring SNMPv1 327 Configuring SNMPv2C 327 Configuring SNMPv3 328 Exam Preparation Tasks 330 Review All Key Topics 330 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 330 Define Key Terms 330 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 330 Chapter 15 Monitoring Performance with IP SLA 333 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 333 Foundation Topics 336 IP SLA Overview 336 Configuring IP SLA 338 Using IP SLA 341 Exam Preparation Tasks 345 Review All Key Topics 345 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 345 Define Key Terms 345 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 345 Chapter 16 Using Port Mirroring to Monitor Traffic 349 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 349 Foundation Topics 352 Using Local SPAN 352 Local SPAN Configuration 354 Remote SPAN 356 Remote SPAN Configuration 357 Managing SPAN Sessions 359 Exam Preparation Tasks 361 Review All Key Topics 361 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 361 Define Key Terms 361 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 361 Part VI Implementing High Availability Chapter 17 Understanding High Availability 365 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 365 Foundation Topics 368 Leveraging Logical Switches 368 StackWise 371 Virtual Switching System 372 Supervisor and Route Processor Redundancy 373 Redundant Switch Supervisors 373 Configuring the Redundancy Mode 374 Configuring Supervisor Synchronization 376 Nonstop Forwarding 377 Exam Preparation Tasks 378 Review All Key Topics 378 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 378 Define Key Terms 378 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 378 Chapter 18 Layer 3 High Availability 381 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 381 Foundation Topics 384 Packet-Forwarding Review 384 Hot Standby Router Protocol 385 HSRP Router Election 386 Plain-Text HSRP Authentication 388 MD5 Authentication 388 Conceding the Election 389 HSRP Gateway Addressing 390 Load Balancing with HSRP 391 Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 394 Gateway Load Balancing Protocol 397 Active Virtual Gateway 397 Active Virtual Forwarder 398 GLBP Load Balancing 400 Enabling GLBP 400 Verifying Gateway Redundancy 405 Exam Preparation Tasks 406 Review All Key Topics 406 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 406 Define Key Terms 406 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 406 Part VII Securing Switched Networks Chapter 19 Securing Switch Access 411 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 411 Foundation Topics 415 Port Security 415 Port-Based Authentication 418 802.1X Configuration 419 802.1X Port-Based Authentication Example 420 Using Storm Control 421 Best Practices for Securing Switches 423 Exam Preparation Tasks 428 Review All Key Topics 428 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 428 Define Key Terms 428 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 428 Chapter 20 Securing VLANs 431 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 431 Foundation Topics 435 VLAN Access Lists 435 VACL Configuration 435 Private VLANs 436 Private VLAN Configuration 438 Configure the Private VLANs 438 Associate Ports with Private VLANs 439 Associate Secondary VLANs to a Primary VLAN SVI 440 Securing VLAN Trunks 441 Switch Spoofing 441 VLAN Hopping 443 Exam Preparation Tasks 446 Review All Key Topics 446 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 446 Define Key Terms 446 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 446 Chapter 21 Preventing Spoofing Attacks 449 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 449 Foundation Topics 451 DHCP Snooping 451 IP Source Guard 453 Dynamic ARP Inspection 455 Exam Preparation Tasks 458 Review All Key Topics 458 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 458 Define Key Terms 458 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 458 Chapter 22 Managing Switch Users 461 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 461 Foundation Topics 464 Configuring Authentication 465 Configuring Authorization 468 Configuring Accounting 469 Exam Preparation Tasks 471 Review All Key Topics 471 Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 471 Define Key Terms 471 Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 471 Part VIII Final Preparation Chapter 23 Final Preparation 475 Tools for Final Preparation 475 Exam Engine and Questions on the CD 475 Install the Exam Engine 476 Activate and Download the Practice Exam 476 Activating Other Exams 477 Premium Edition 477 The Cisco Learning Network 477 Memory Tables 477 Chapter-Ending Review Tools 478 Study Plan 478 Recall the Facts 478 Practice Configurations 478 Using the Exam Engine 479 Part IX Appendixes Appendix A Answers to the "Do I Know This Already?" Quizzes 481 Appendix B Exam Updates 489 Always Get the Latest at the Companion Website 489 Technical Content 490 Glossary 493 Index 504 CD-Only Appendixes Appendix C Memory Tables Appendix D Memory Table Answer Key Appendix E Study Plannershow more

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