Cisco Related Series by MindLeaders BCMSN 642-811 online training courses
Total Courses: 11    Estimated Training Time: 25 Hour(s)


1 Year Unlimited access to all 11 courses listed below, includes over 25 hours of online courseware.

The Cisco BCMSN 640-811 series is designed to help learners prepare and take the qualifying exam for the Cisco Certified Network Professional CCNP as well as the Cisco Certified Design Professional CCDP certifications. The BCMSN exam (642-811) will test materials covered under the new Building Cisco Multilayer Switched Networks (BCMSN) CCNP course. The exam will certify that the successful candidate has important knowledge and skills necessary to build scalable multilayer switched networks; create and deploy a global intranet, and implement basic troubleshooting techniques in environments that use Cisco multilayer switches for client hosts and services. The exam covers topics on switching technology, implementation and operation, planning and design, and troubleshooting.

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This Cisco BCMSN 642-811 online training series provides 25 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 1 year of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

  1. Switched Networks, VLANs, and Trunks
  2. Spanning Tree Protocol
  3. Enhancements to STP
  4. Multilayer Switching
  5. Availability and Redundancy
  6. Multicasts
  7. Network Quality of Service
  8. QOS Configuration and Verification
  9. MLS Optimization and Security
  10. Metro Ethernet
  11. Practice Exams

Lesson Detail:

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: Switched Networks, VLANs, and Trunks
    This course explains Cisco's design philosophy for creating scalable campus networks, including Cisco's three-layer hierarchical model and Cisco's new Enterprise Model design. The different types of Layer 2 and Layer 3 solutions, including the different Ethernet media types, are compared and contrasted. This course also explains how to put a basic configuration on a Catalyst switch, and defines and explains VLANs, trunking, and the Virtual Trunk Protocol (VTP). All three of these areas play an integral part in the setup of VLANs in a network.

    • Network Design
    • Enterprise Network Model
    • Network Devices
    • Network Media Types
    • Switching Roles in Network Design
    • CatOS and IOS Comparison and Switch Configuration
    • Switch Troubleshooting
    • Converting CatOS to IOS and SFM Connectivity
    • Advantages of Virtual LANs
    • VLAN Implementations and Assignment of Users
    • Frame Tagging VLAN Information and Protocols
    • Dynamic Trunk Protocol Configuration
    • VLAN Trunk Protocol

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: Spanning Tree Protocol
    This course explains the function of transparent bridges. It also details the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), including its components, operation, configuration, and troubleshooting.

    • Transparent Bridging
    • Introduction to the STP Algorithm
    • STP Components and Operation
    • Running the STP Algorithm
    • Spanning Trees STP Implementation
    • Configuring and Verifying STP

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: Enhancements to STP
    This course discusses some of the enhancements to STP to help it scale better in large Layer 2 networks. Those features covered in depth include PortFast, UplinkFast, BackboneFast, Rapid STP, STP Guard features, and EtherChannels.

    • PortFast Performance Enhancement to STP
    • UplinkFast Performance Enhancement to STP
    • BackboneFast Performance Enhancement to STP
    • Rapid STP Enhancements
    • Multiple Spanning Tree
    • EtherChannels Technology
    • Configuring EtherChannels
    • Other STP Enhancement Features
    • Additional STP Troubleshooting Tips and Tools

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: Multilayer Switching
    This course explains VLANs contain broadcasts, which enable switched networks to be scaled to much larger sizes. To pass traffic between VLANs (different subnets), a Layer 3 device, such as a traditional router or multilayer switch, is needed. This course provides both a traditional approach to this issue, using external routers, as well as multilayer switching (MLS) with internal routers.

    • Routing Considerations When Implementing VLANs
    • Configuring an Internal Route Processor
    • Configuring and Verifying an External Route Processor
    • Multilayer Switching Technology
    • Multilayer Switching Implementation
    • Address Tables and Switching Decisions
    • Multilayer Switching Using CEF Switching
    • CEF Verification and Troubleshooting

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: Availability and Redundancy
    This course focuses on, and provides solutions for, three types of availability and redundancy: hardware, Layer 2, and Layer 3.

    • Introduction to Availability and Redundancy
    • Hardware Redundancy Capabilities
    • Layer 2 Redundancy Design Methods
    • Layer 3 Redundancy Issues
    • HSRP Protocol Introduction
    • HSRP Configuration and Verification
    • SRM and VRRP Protocols
    • Gateway Load Balancing Protocol
    • Server Load Balancing

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: Multicasts
    This course differentiates between network traffic types. It also details the traffic and bandwidth characteristics required when designing a scalable network.

    • Overview of Traffic Types
    • Multicast Addressing
    • Client Registration and IGMPv1
    • IGMPv2 Features and Improvements
    • IGMPv3 Source Filtering
    • Multicast Traffic Routing
    • Dense and Sparse Mode Routing Protocols
    • Protocol Independent Multicast
    • Multicasting and Switches
    • Basic PIM Configuration and Designated Routers
    • Configuring Rendezvous Points
    • Configuring PIMv2 and CGMP
    • Verifying a Multicast Configuration

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: Network Quality of Service
    This course discusses IP telephony and some of its issues and solutions. It then delves into QoS, discussing QoS components, architecture, and implementation. The course also presents the management of congestion with queuing, conditioning traffic, and Campus QoS.

    • IP telephony issues and solutions
    • QoS issues and solutions
    • QoS architecture services
    • Classification and marking of QoS
    • Managing congestion with queuing
    • Avoiding network congestion
    • Conditioning traffic and increasing link efficiency
    • Campus QoS implementation

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: QOS Configuration and Verification
    This course covers QoS Configuration and Verification. Queuing methods such as WFQ, PQ, IP RTP-PQ, LLQ, and WRRQ are presented. The course concludes with a discussion on how WRED can be used to implement congestion avoidance.

    • Modular QoS CLI Implementation
    • WFQ Queuing Method Configuration
    • PQ Queuing Method Configuration
    • CQ Queuing Method Configuration
    • IP RTP-PQ Queuing Method Configuration
    • LLQ Queuing Method Configuration
    • WRRQ Queuing Method Configuration
    • WRED Congestion Avoidance

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: MLS Optimization and Security
    This course focuses on two areas: capturing traffic to optimize a network and switch security features. The first half of this course is dedicated to the SPAN feature of Catalyst switches. The second half covers some of the security features included with the IOS switching software. These features included basic security and restricting traffic between ports on the switch by using VLAN access control lists (ACLs), port security, and private VLANs.

    • Using the Switched Port Analyzer Locally
    • Using the Switched Port Analyzer Remotely
    • Network Analysis Module Configuration
    • Securing Your Network Switch
    • Authentication, Authorization and Accounting
    • Basic Port Security
    • VLAN Access Lists
    • Private VLANs within a VLAN

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: Metro Ethernet
    This course describes the problems and solutions that carriers use to transport Ethernet across their MAN backbones.

    • Layer 1 and Layer 2 Services
    • Ethernet Delivery Mechanisms
    • 802 Tunneling
    • Tag Stacking: Q-in-Q Tunneling
    • Ethernet over MPLS Implementation

  • Cisco BCMSN 642-811: Practice Exams
    This course provides two practice exams for the Cisco BCMSN 642-811 certification exam.

    • Taking the BCMSN 642-811 Exam
    • Practice Exam 1
    • Practice Exam 2


Cisco BCMSN 642-811


This series is for anyone preparing for the Cisco BCMSN 642-811 exam or for anyone who wants to learn more about networking.


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