Cisco CCNP Switch (300-115): The Complete Course
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Cisco CCNP Switch (300-115): The Complete Course

The CCNP Switch is one of three tests needed to pass & become CCNP certified. This course will help you achieve it!
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Created by Lazaro Diaz
Last updated 3/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Student will acquire a better understanding of the CCNP Switch requirements for their certification
  • Students will learn the why and how of applying the topics covered to real world environments.
  • Students should be confident that they will be able to pass their CCNP Switch exam if the students adheres to their studies and understands each subject taught herein.
  • Students will be prepared to take my CCNP Switch Test Course here in Udemy if he/she chooses to do so.
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  • Students taking this course should have already passed the CCNA R/S certification before attempting to take the CCNP
  • Students should know that this course is one (1) of three (3) needed to pass and attain the CCNP R/S certification.
  • This course uses the CCNP Switch study guide from Cisco Press, but any CCNP Switch study guide can be used.
  • Students need to get a simulator/emulator to follow along (simulators/emulators are NOT part of the course)

The "Cisco CCNP Switch (300-115): The Complete Course" or Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

is but one (1) of three(3) essential courses needed to pass in order to attain the most coveted CCNP Routing & Switching certification

The CCNP is Cisco's Professional level certification and should be the next logical step for those wanting to advance their Networking Career within Cisco.

This course will cover everything necessary to prepare the student to pass the CCNP Switch (300-115) portion of Cisco's certification exam.

This course is full of information, it is entertaining, engaging and explained in a very simplistic manner to make it extremely easy for the student to comprehend every topic discussed within this course.

NOTE: Please be aware that you must first pass the CCNA to advance to the CCNP or Professional Level.

DISCLAIMER:   Please note that the simulators/emulators used in this course are not part of the course. It is the students responsibility to have these to practice with. The Cisco Packet Tracer & VIRAL (Virtual Internet Routing Lab) are Cisco proprietary software and can only be obtained through Cisco. But students have more options that those. They can create their own lab with real equipment, get BOSON or GNS3. It is up to each student to obtain the simulator/emulator of their choice to study along with this course. Please also NOTE:  .pkt files have been up-loadable to UDEMY's site via a ZIP folder. However, I would like to stress that replicating my labs will help students to practice, follow along and will drive down the information in a more precise manner where the students will retain more of the information for the test.

Who is the target audience?
  • Any one that wants to advance their career in Cisco with a professional certification.
  • Any one that wants to advance their career in Networking.
  • Anyone that wants to brush up on Cisco's CCNP Switch exam.
  • Anyone that wants and/or needs Cisco's CCNP Switch certification.
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Curriculum For This Course
98 Lectures
Start Here
1 Lecture 07:10

discuss topics we will be covering

Preview 07:10
Network Campus Designs
4 Lectures 50:59

In this lecture, we will look at an overview of how we should connect Enterprise networks using best practices.

Preview 09:36

In this lecture, we will discuss how to make your physical topology more Efficient and discuss the Cisco 3-layer model

Hierarchical Network Design

In this lecture we will discuss several methods of designing your networkWe will talk about modular, redundancy and the Cisco collapse core.

Modular Network Design

In this lecture we will discuss topics covered.

Summary of Section
Switch Operations
6 Lectures 36:45

In this lecture, we will be discussing the topics we will be covering in the section Such as, tables, layer 2 and 3 framing and much more.

Introduction to Switch Operations

In this lecture, we will be discussing shared a private media access, which CSMA/CD Must be included. How Layer 2 switches make forwarding decisions.

Preview 08:45

In this lecture, we will be discussing not only how MLS makes forwarding decisions but the types of MLS such as Route caching and Topology Based also known as CEF.

Multilayer Switch Operation

In this lecture, we will discuss the CAM table and TCAM table. We will dive a little Deeper into the TCAM and its components. We will have a visual of how the TCAM,Grabs information from an ACL.

Tables used in a Switch

This lecture is basically a lab showing you how to configure basics in a layer 3 Switch with routing. We look at the MAC table.

Managing Switch Tables

In this lecture, we will summarize topics we covered

Summary of Section
Switchport Configuration
9 Lectures 59:34

In this section we will discuss about Ethernet concepts, connecting Switches and discovering connected devices, Using Power Over Ethernet

Introduction to Switchport Configuration

In this section you will about the IEEE Ethernet, the access method of CSMA/Cd half duplex and full duplex as well about the cabling you will encounter. 

Ethernet Concepts

In this section you will learn the different type of media we use to connect Internetworking devices.

Connecting Switches and Devices

 In this lecture you will learn how to configure basic configs on switch ports.

Switchport Configuration

In this lecture, you will learn how you would monitor your network, using Networking applications, the catalyst switch built in tools, or create on Some automatic config using on command to disable errdisable.

Managing error conditions on a Switch

 In this lecture basically talking about how to us the CDP or LLDP Protocol.

Discovering connected Devices

In this course you will learn how power of Ethernet works.

Using Power over Ethernet

PoE Lab

Discuss topics covered

Preview 03:38
Introduction to VLANs and Trunks
9 Lectures 01:11:30

In this section you will learn about VLANs, VLAN membership, and configuration.We Will cover trunk port and their use, you will learn basics of VOICE Vlans and wireless.

Introduction to VLANs and Trunks

In this lecture you will learn about understanding and creating VLANs

Virtual VLANs

VLAN Trunk

In this lecture you will learn about the VTP protocol, versioning, modes, and Revision numbers. 

VLAN Trunk Configuration

VLAN and Trunking Lab

in this lecture you learn the basic voice VLAN configuration and some Telephony service commands

Voice VLANs

Voice Lab

Very brief lecture on wireless Aps and the modes they work in.

Wireless VLANs

Discuss topics covered

Summary of Section
VLAN Trunking Protocol
11 Lectures 48:43

In this lecture we will be discussing what the VTP protocol is, Domains, modes

        Modes, advertisements, synchronization, configuration, LAB and pruning.

Preview 05:56

In this lecture, I will define VTP domains, and what would be the advantage of Having a VTP Domain.

VTP Domains

In this lecture, I will define VTP modes and the difference between them.

VTP Modes

In this lecture, I will be discussing VTP versioning, where would VLANs would be

        Be created. Also where would the VTP updates come from.

VTP Advertisements

In this lecture, I will discuss how important is the REVISION number. The higher The revision number the more believable.

VTP Synchronization

in this lecture, I will show you the “show vtp status” output and explain the The importance of the command.

VTP Configuration

 In this lecture I, will show you how to change the “vtp version” command that Will allow you to change the version of VTP. I will also, explain the differences.

Configuring the VTP Version

In this lecture I, will show how to change VTP modes

Configuring the VTP Mode

 In this Lab you will learn all the commands explained up to this point.


In this lecture you will learn what VTP Pruning is and its configuration.

VTP Pruning

Discuss topics covered

Preview 02:08
5 Lectures 28:01

In this lecture I, will discuss how switches operate, what was STP designed to do and discussed the different types of STP.

Introduction to Traditional STP

In this lecture I will give a brief definition of the 802.1d protocol

IEEE 802.1d Overview

In this lecture I, will discuss the three different types of STP.

Types of STP

 In this lecture I, will discuss how a root bridge gets elected, how a port gets blocked on the switches. Basically, you will learn the what components are used in the Election process.

STP Election Process

Discuss topics covered

Summary of Section
Spanning Tree Configuration
3 Lectures 40:22

 In this lecture I will explain how you can assign priority numbers and you can also create secondary root bridges

Introduction to Spanning-Tree Configuration

In this lab I, will show how to create a primary and secondary root bridge. Also I will show you how to change the STP mode.

STP Root Bridges Lab

Discuss topics covered

summary of Section
Aggregating Switch Links
5 Lectures 28:29

 In this lecture, we will discuss switch port-aggregation, Etherchannel and its configuration briefly.

Introduction to Aggregating Switch Links

 In this lecture I will explain in detail how Ether Channel works and how to create a failover Solution.

Switchport Aggregation with EtherChannel

In this lecture I, will explain the different methods and commands used to Load balance in Ether Channel. You will also learn the Ether Channel configurations

Configuring EtherChannel Load Balancing

In this lab, you will learn how to configure Ether Channel

EtherChannel Lab

Discuss topics covered

Summary of Section
Multilayer Switching
5 Lectures 16:44

In this lecture I, will discuss inter-vlan routing, multi-layer switching with CEF and verifying Multilayer switching

introduction to Multilayer Switching

In this lecture I will discuss how to create inter-vlan routing.

Inter-VLAN Configuration

In this lecture I will briefly explain CEF, the FIB table, how to look at the FIB table using the “show ip cef” command and discuss the 2 types of CEF (aCEF and dCEF)

Multilayer Switching with CEF

In this lab, I will show you how make different vlans talk to each other.

Multi-Layer CEF Lab

Discuss topics covered

Summary of Section
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About the Instructor
Lazaro Diaz
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Network Engineer, Cisco & Microsoft Instructor

2017 will be the year to achieve your goals!

If you are determined, ambitious and hungry for a new beginning...then 2017 should be your year!  

...and how better to start or end the year than to get an IT Certification!

Whether you are interested in the CCNA R/S, the CCENT, ICND2, the CCNP, CompTIA or Microsoft certifications; or maybe you just want to understand the key topics for these, taking one or ALL of my courses, will get you a lot closer to that goal.

But, don't take my word for it...please take a look at the FREE previews (they are available in all my courses) and see for yourself.

As for me, 2017 will be the year of putting out new courses for different types of IT certifications among other things.

Expect to see more courses on Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA to name a few.

I also hope to complete my second book based on ALL the Routing Protocols either at the end of 2017 or by the first quarter of 2018.

However, keep in miind that my first book is currently available on AMAZON and it's called "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" This is for those that may need a little help in understanding IP's since it is the key topic to Networking and IT in general.

So, yes, with all these great plans for the near future, my schedule will be quite full but fulfilling!

Now...what you wanted to know about me but where afraid to ask:

If you are tired of the same old methods of learning and want someone that is pretty much unconventional, but at the same time will provide you with an enjoyable learning experience in layman's terms...then please preview my courses and you will discover that I am your guy.

I am a Network Engineer with many years in the field and in the teaching industry. I hold the following certifications: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCNP, Security+, Network+, A+, MCP, MCTS & MOS and since then, I have passed the first of the required two test for the CCIE.

My teaching experience stems from teaching at institutions like Palm Beach Community College, New Horizons, Florida Career College (now Anthem College) and The Academy of South Florida not to mention that I also do private consulting.

Now, I bring the classroom to you by being in several e-Learning platforms world-wide, teaching over 100K students...courtesy of the internet. Thank goodness for technology!   ;-)

Having been in all sides of the spectrum; as a student, a teacher/trainer, and in the field, I believe this uniquely qualifies me to understand you, the student. I know first hand what you have been exposed to as opposed to what you really want to accomplish. These two are sometimes extremely conflicting and frustrating. That is why I teach in the manner I do and can relate to your rejection of the Status Quo.

I have taught corporate employees at MetroPCS (now T-Mobile) and have also taught IT professionals of companies like The Florida Marlins, Ulysse Nardin, Alberta Water Department (Canada), The Assurant Group, Hospital personnel & Attorney's firms, among others. to guide them in acquiring their IT certifications or general knowledge. 

However, my expertice also extends to being able to teach applications as well. YES!...I am also an applications instructor and qualified to teach Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.This of course includes the MOS (Microsoft Office Specialist) certification.

As you can see, I am a multifaceted person and consider myself to be an eternal student as well.

I teach in an unconventional way that allows for students to understand the subject matter and can therefore, not only prepare them for a Cisco,  Microsoft or CompTIA certification exam, but apply my methods in the real world. I strive to give the student a greater opportunity to compete in the current job markets. Do I go above and beyond what is needed for a certification?...YES, I do!...because it's not only about getting a certification, it's also about making sure that you, the student, is prepared for a job interview and/or maintaining your current job by enhancing your skills. This is where I step in and make sure that you are prepared for whatever you need and make you an asset to your employer. Everyone has different requirements and I make sure, or at least I try, to provide information for most scenarios.

My classes and/or courses are very simple and that's how I like to teach. I truly believe in "KISS",,,NO, I don't want to kiss you, what this means "keep it simple stupid" - If things are kept simple, easily explained in a way that the student can grasp quickly and retain the information...then I have achieved my goal!

For those that do not know me yet, you may not be used to my style of teaching, but you will soon get accustomed to it :)... I'm very laid back, I try to make learning fun and I teach in layman's physics jargon or mumbo jumbo in my teachings. My courses are very interactive and extremely dynamic! will not find my lectures monotone or boring, because falling asleep, for lack of excitement, is just NOT an option. Just take a look for yourself at my video previews, which I always provide on ALL my courses, so you can determine if I'm the right guy to help you get your industry specific certifications. ;)

I certainly hope that after a careful review of my credentials & testimonials (you can Google it you know!), I'm the Cisco, Microsoft or CompTIA Instructor you're looking for!


Network Engineer, Cisco, Microsoft, CompTIA Instructor &
Motivational Evangelist

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Author of: "The Only IP Book You Will Ever Need!" now on AMAZON