Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks
Exam Number 300-115 SWITCH
Associated Certifications CCNP Routing and Switching, CCDP
Duration 120 minutes (30-40 questions)
Available Languages English, Japanese
Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 300-115) is a 120-minute qualifying exam with 45‒55 questions 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 SWITCH exam also covers highly secure integration of VLANs and WLANs.
The following topics are general guidelines for the content that is likely to be included on the exam. However, other related topics may also appear on any specific version of the exam. To better reflect the contents of the exam and for clarity, the following guidelines may change at any time without notice.
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1.0 Layer 2 Technologies 65%
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
1.3 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.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
2.0 Infrastructure Security 20%
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 control
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
3.0 Infrastructure Services 15%
3.1 Configure and verify first-hop redundancy protocols
Which four LACP components are used to determine which hot-standby links become active after an interface failure within an EtherChannel bundle? (Choose four.)
A. LACP system priority
B. LACP port priority
C. interface MAC address
D. system ID
E. port number
F. hot-standby link identification number
G. interface bandwidth
A network engineer is extending a LAN segment between two geographically separated data centers. Which enhancement to a spanning-tree design prevents unnecessary traffic from crossing the extended LAN segment?
A. Modify the spanning-tree priorities to dictate the traffic flow.
B. Create a Layer 3 transit VLAN to segment the traffic between the sites.
C. Use VTP pruning on the trunk interfaces.
D. Configure manual trunk pruning between the two locations.
Which technique automatically limits VLAN traffic to only the switches that require it?
A. access lists
B. DTP in nonegotiate
C. VTP pruning
Which command correctly configures standby tracking for group 1 using the default decrement priority value?
A. standby 1 track 100
B. standby 1 track 100 decrement 1
C. standby 1 track 100 decrement 5
D. standby 1 track 100 decrement 20
What two things occur when an RSTP edge port receives a BPDU? (Choose two.)
A. The port immediately transitions to the forwarding state.
B. The switch generates a Topology Change Notification BPDU.
C. The port immediately transitions to the err-disable state.
D. The port becomes a normal STP switch port.