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300-115 SWITCH

Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks

Exam Number 300-115 SWITCH
Associated Certifications CCNP Routing and Switching
Duration 120 minutes (45-65 questions)
Available Languages English
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Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 300-115) is a qualifying exam for the Cisco CCNP Routing and Switching and CCDP certifications. The SWITCH 300-115 exam certifies the switching knowledge and skills of successful candidates. They are certified in planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions that use the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.

The exam is closed book and no outside reference materials are allowed. The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the practical exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific delivery of the exam. In order to better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity purposes, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.

  • 65%     1.0   Layer 2 Technologies

      • 1.1

        Configure and verify switch administration

        • 1.1.a

          SDM templates

        • 1.1.b

          Managing MAC address table

        • 1.1.c

          Troubleshoot Err-disable recovery

      • 1.2

        Configure and verify Layer 2 protocols

        • 1.2.a

          CDP, LLDP

        • 1.2.b

          1.2.b UDLD

      • 1.3

        Configure and verify VLANs

        • 1.3.a

          Access ports

        • 1.3.b

          VLAN database

        • 1.3.c

          Normal, extended VLAN, voice VLAN

      • 1.4

        Configure and verify trunking

        • 1.4.a

          VTPv1, VTPv2, VTPv3, VTP pruning

        • 1.4.b


        • 1.4.c

          Native VLAN

        • 1.4.d

          Manual pruning

      • 1.5

        Configure and verify EtherChannels

        • 1.5.a

          LACP, PAgP, manual

        • 1.5.b

          Layer 2, Layer 3

        • 1.5.c

          Load balancing

        • 1.5.d

          EtherChannel misconfiguration guard

      • 1.6

        Configure and verify spanning tree

        • 1.6.a

          PVST+, RPVST+, MST

        • 1.6.b

          Switch priority, port priority, path cost, STP timers

        • 1.6.c

          PortFast, BPDUguard, BPDUfilter

        • 1.6.d

          Loopguard and Rootguard

      • 1.7

        Configure and verify other LAN switching technologies

        • 1.7.a

          SPAN, RSPAN

      • 1.8

        Describe chassis virtualization and aggregation technologies

        • 1.8.a


  • 20%     2.0   Infrastructure Security

      • 2.1

        Configure and verify switch security features

        • 2.1.a

          DHCP snooping

        • 2.1.b

          IP Source Guard

        • 2.1.c

          Dynamic ARP inspection

        • 2.1.d

          Port security

        • 2.1.e

          Private VLAN

        • 2.1.f

          Storm controls

      • 2.2

        Describe device security using Cisco IOS AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS

        • 2.2.a

          AAA with TACACS+ and RADIUS

        • 2.2.b

          Local privilege authorization fallback

  • 15%     3.0   Infrastructure Services

      • 3.1

        3Configure and verify first-hop redundancy protocols

        • 3.1.a


        • 3.1.b


        • 3.1.c


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