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 sectionChapter-ending exercises, which help you drill on key concepts you must know thoroughlyThe powerful Pearson IT Certification Practice Test software, complete with hundreds of well-reviewed, exam-realistic questions, customization options, and detailed performance reportsMore than 60 minutes of personal video mentoring from the author on important exam topicsA final preparation chapter, which guides you through tools and resources to help you craft your review and test-taking strategiesStudy 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 designSwitch operationSwitch port configurationVLANs, trunks, and VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP)Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), RSTP, and MSTPProtecting the STP topologyAggregating switch linksMultilayer switchingConfiguring DHCPLogging switch activity and managing switches with SNMPMonitoring performance and trafficHigh availabilitySecuring 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 databases
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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
  • 22,935

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.
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Table of contents

Introduction xxiv Part I Designing Campus Networks Chapter 1 Enterprise Campus Network Design 3"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 3Foundation Topics 7Hierarchical Network Design 7 Predictable Network Model 9 Access Layer 12 Distribution Layer 12 Core Layer 12Modular 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 24Exam Preparation Tasks 27Review All Key Topics 27Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 27Define Key Terms 27 Chapter 2 Switch Operation 29"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 29Foundation Topics 32Layer 2 Switch Operation 32 Transparent Bridging 32 Follow That Frame! 35Multilayer Switch Operation 36 Types of Multilayer Switching 36 Follow That Packet! 37 Multilayer Switching Exceptions 39Tables Used in Switching 40 Content-Addressable Memory 40 Ternary Content-Addressable Memory 41 TCAM Structure 42 TCAM Example 43 Port Operations in TCAM 44Managing Switching Tables 45 CAM Table Operation 45 TCAM Operation 48 Managing Switching Table Sizes 49Exam Preparation Tasks 52Review All Key Topics 52Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 52Define Key Terms 52Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 52 Chapter 3 Switch Port Configuration 55"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 55Foundation Topics 59Ethernet 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 63Connecting Switches and Devices 65 Ethernet Port Cables and Connectors 65Switch 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 72Discovering Connected Devices 73 Cisco Discovery Protocol 73 Link Layer Discovery Protocol 75Using Power over Ethernet 77 How PoE Works 78 Detecting a Powered Device 79 Configuring PoE 80 Verifying PoE 81Exam Preparation Tasks 84Review All Key Topics 84Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 84Define Key Terms 84Use 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 89Foundation Topics 95Virtual 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 101VLAN Trunks 101 VLAN Frame Identification 103 Inter-Switch Link Protocol 103 IEEE 802.1Q Protocol 104 Dynamic Trunking Protocol 105VLAN Trunk Configuration 106 Configuring a VLAN Trunk 106 Trunk Configuration Example 108Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks 110Voice VLANs 112 Voice VLAN Configuration 113 Verifying Voice VLAN Operation 115Wireless VLANs 117Exam Preparation Tasks 119Review All Key Topics 119Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 119Define Key Terms 119Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 119 Chapter 5 VLAN Trunking Protocol 123 "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 123Foundation Topics 127VLAN Trunking Protocol 127 VTP Domains 127 VTP Modes 127 VTP Advertisements 128 VTP Synchronization 131VTP Configuration 132 Configuring the VTP Version 133 Configuring a VTP Management Domain 134 Configuring the VTP Mode 135 VTP Configuration Example 136 VTP Status 137VTP Pruning 138 Enabling VTP Pruning 140Troubleshooting VTP 141Exam Preparation Tasks 143Review All Key Topics 143Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 143Define Key Terms 143Use 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 147Foundation Topics 151IEEE 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 171Types of STP 172 Common Spanning Tree 173 Per-VLAN Spanning Tree 173 Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Plus 173Exam Preparation Tasks 175Review All Key Topics 175Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 175Define Key Terms 175 Chapter 7 Spanning-Tree Configuration 177"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 177Foundation Topics 181STP Root Bridge 181 Root Bridge Placement 181 Root Bridge Configuration 184 Tuning the Root Path Cost 188 Tuning the Port ID 190Tuning Spanning-Tree Convergence 191 Modifying STP Timers 191 Manually Configuring STP Timers 192 Automatically Configuring STP Timers 192Redundant Link Convergence 194 PortFast: Access Layer Nodes 194 UplinkFast: Access Layer Uplinks 196 BackboneFast: Redundant Backbone Paths 197Monitoring STP 199Exam Preparation Tasks 200Review All Key Topics 200Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 200Define Key Terms 200Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 200 Chapter 8 Protecting the Spanning Tree Protocol Topology 203"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 203Foundation Topics 207Protecting Against Unexpected BPDUs 207 Root Guard 207 BPDU Guard 208Protecting Against Sudden Loss of BPDUs 210 Loop Guard 210 UDLD 211Using BPDU Filtering to Disable STP on a Port 213Troubleshooting STP Protection 214Exam Preparation Tasks 215Review All Key Topics 215Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 215Define Key Terms 215Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 215 Chapter 9 Advanced Spanning Tree Protocol 219"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 219Foundation Topics 223Rapid 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 230Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol 231 MST Overview 233 MST Regions 233 Spanning-Tree Instances Within MST 234 IST Instances 234 MST Instances 235 MST Configuration 236Exam Preparation Tasks 238Review All Key Topics 238Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 238Define Key Terms 239Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 239 Chapter 10 Aggregating Switch Links 241"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 241Foundation Topics 245Switch Port Aggregation with EtherChannel 245 Bundling Ports with EtherChannel 247 Distributing Traffic in EtherChannel 247 Configuring EtherChannel Load Balancing 249EtherChannel Negotiation Protocols 251 Port Aggregation Protocol 252 Link Aggregation Control Protocol 252EtherChannel Configuration 253 Configuring a PAgP EtherChannel 253 Configuring a LACP EtherChannel 254 Avoiding Misconfiguration with EtherChannel Guard 255Troubleshooting an EtherChannel 257Exam Preparation Tasks 261Review All Key Topics 261Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 261Define Key Terms 261Command Reference to Check Your Memory 261 Part IV Multilayer Switching Chapter 11 Multilayer Switching 265"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 265Foundation Topics 268Inter-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 280Verifying Multilayer Switching 280 Verifying Inter-VLAN Routing 280 Verifying CEF 283Exam Preparation Tasks 285Review All Key Topics 285Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 285Define Key Terms 285Use 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 296Configuring DHCP to Support IPv6 297 Stateless Autoconfiguration 298 DHCPv6 298 DHCPv6 Lite 299 Configuring a DHCPv6 Relay Agent 300 Verifying IPv6 DHCP Operation 300Exam Preparation Tasks 301Review All Key Topics 301Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 301Define Key Terms 301Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 301 Part V Monitoring Campus Networks Chapter 13 Logging Switch Activity 305"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 305Foundation Topics 308Syslog Messages 308 Logging to the Switch Console 310 Logging to the Internal Buffer 310 Logging to a Remote Syslog Server 311Adding 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 317Exam Preparation Tasks 318Review All Key Topics 318Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 318Define Key Terms 318Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 318 Chapter 14 Managing Switches with SNMP 321"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 321Foundation Topics 324SNMP Overview 324Configuring SNMP 326 Configuring SNMPv1 327 Configuring SNMPv2C 327 Configuring SNMPv3 328Exam Preparation Tasks 330Review All Key Topics 330Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 330Define Key Terms 330Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 330 Chapter 15 Monitoring Performance with IP SLA 333"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 333Foundation Topics 336IP SLA Overview 336Configuring IP SLA 338Using IP SLA 341Exam Preparation Tasks 345Review All Key Topics 345Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 345Define Key Terms 345Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 345 Chapter 16 Using Port Mirroring to Monitor Traffic 349"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 349Foundation Topics 352Using Local SPAN 352 Local SPAN Configuration 354Remote SPAN 356 Remote SPAN Configuration 357Managing SPAN Sessions 359Exam Preparation Tasks 361Review All Key Topics 361Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 361Define Key Terms 361Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 361 Part VI Implementing High Availability Chapter 17 Understanding High Availability 365"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 365Foundation Topics 368Leveraging Logical Switches 368 StackWise 371 Virtual Switching System 372Supervisor and Route Processor Redundancy 373 Redundant Switch Supervisors 373 Configuring the Redundancy Mode 374 Configuring Supervisor Synchronization 376 Nonstop Forwarding 377Exam Preparation Tasks 378Review All Key Topics 378Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 378Define Key Terms 378Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 378 Chapter 18 Layer 3 High Availability 381"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 381Foundation Topics 384Packet-Forwarding Review 384Hot 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 391Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol 394Gateway Load Balancing Protocol 397 Active Virtual Gateway 397 Active Virtual Forwarder 398 GLBP Load Balancing 400 Enabling GLBP 400Verifying Gateway Redundancy 405Exam Preparation Tasks 406Review All Key Topics 406Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 406Define Key Terms 406Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 406 Part VII Securing Switched Networks Chapter 19 Securing Switch Access 411"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 411Foundation Topics 415Port Security 415Port-Based Authentication 418 802.1X Configuration 419 802.1X Port-Based Authentication Example 420Using Storm Control 421Best Practices for Securing Switches 423Exam Preparation Tasks 428Review All Key Topics 428Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 428Define Key Terms 428Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 428 Chapter 20 Securing VLANs 431"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 431Foundation Topics 435VLAN Access Lists 435 VACL Configuration 435Private 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 440Securing VLAN Trunks 441 Switch Spoofing 441 VLAN Hopping 443Exam Preparation Tasks 446Review All Key Topics 446Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 446Define Key Terms 446Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 446 Chapter 21 Preventing Spoofing Attacks 449"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 449Foundation Topics 451DHCP Snooping 451IP Source Guard 453Dynamic ARP Inspection 455Exam Preparation Tasks 458Review All Key Topics 458Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 458Define Key Terms 458Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 458 Chapter 22 Managing Switch Users 461"Do I Know This Already?" Quiz 461Foundation Topics 464Configuring Authentication 465Configuring Authorization 468Configuring Accounting 469Exam Preparation Tasks 471Review All Key Topics 471Complete Tables and Lists from Memory 471Define Key Terms 471Use Command Reference to Check Your Memory 471 Part VIII Final Preparation Chapter 23 Final Preparation 475Tools 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 478Study 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 489Always Get the Latest at the Companion Website 489Technical Content 490 Glossary 493 Index 504 CD-Only Appendixes Appendix C Memory Tables Appendix D Memory Table Answer Key Appendix E Study Planner
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