BCMSN: Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum

This course has been replaced by the SWITCH course.


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Designing a Network Using the Campus Infrastructure Module (2 topics)

  • Describing the Campus Infrastructure Module.
  • Deploying Technology in the Campus Infrastructure Module

Defining VLANS (3 topics)

  • Implementing vlans
  • Supporting Multiple VLANs on a Single Trunk
  • Propagating VLAN Information with VTP

Implementing Spanning Tree (7 topics)

  • Defining the Spanning Tree Protocol
  • Maintaining and Configuring STP
  • Configuring PortFast
  • Guarding against Rogue STP Root Bridges
  • Configuring UplinkFast
  • Configuring BackboneFast
  • Configuring EtherChannel

Enhancing Spanning Tree (4 topics)

  • Troubleshooting Spanning Tree
  • Preventing STP Forwarding Loops
  • Implementing RSTP
  • Implementing MST

Implementing Multilayer Switching (3 topics)

  • Describing Routing Between VLANs
  • Deploying CEF-Based Multilayer Switching
  • Enabling Routing Between VLANs on a Multilayer Switch

Implementing Redundancy in the Routing Layer (5 topics)

  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with HSRP
  • Optimizing HSRP
  • Configuring Layer 3 Redundancy with VRRP and GLBP
  • Implementing Hardware and Software Redundancy on Modular Switches
  • Designing High Availability in a Multilayer Switch

Minimizing Service Loss and Data Theft in a Switched Network (5 topics)

  • Understanding Switch Security Issues
  • Mitigating VLAN Attacks
  • Mitigating Spoof Attacks
  • Implementing AAA
  • Defending Network Switches

Configuring Campus Switches to Support Voice and Video Applications (2 topics)

  • Accommodating Voice Traffic on Campus Switches
  • Configuring IP Multicast

Optimising and securing multilayer switched networks (2 topics)

  • Optimizing multilayer switched networks
  • Securing multilayer switched networks

Understanding Metro Ethernet (2 topics)

  • Examining metro Ethernet connectivity services and Layer 1 transport options
  • Examining metro Ethernet tunneling


Delegates must hold a valid CCNA. Target Audience: This course is intended for network administrators and technicians who are responsible for implementing or troubleshooting a multilayer switched network in an enterprise environment.

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