Course details

Building Multilayer Switched Networks (CCNP3)

CP3 Acad. year 2009/2010 Summer semester 4 credits

Current academic year

The course covers switch configuration on layers 2 and 3 and VLAN configuration. It includes STP an RSTP implementation, high availability and redundancy in LANs. Students will learn about transmission of power over Ethernet and how to build Wireless VLANs. One topic covers switch security against common attacks.


Language of instruction



Classified Credit

Time span

30 hrs laboratories, 9 hrs projects

Assessment points

40 mid-term test, 40 labs, 20 projects



Subject specific learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn how to configure L2 and L3 switches, how to build VLAN networks using these switches. They will understand principles of STP and RSTP. Student will understand how to build redundant switched networks using HSRP and GLBP. They will learn about power transmission over Ethernet. They will design and configure Wireless VLANs. They will be able to secure switch ports against common attacks. Course knowledge and experience cover requirements of Cisco certification exam 642-812 BCMSN.

Generic learning outcomes and competences

Students will learn how to design and configure switched networks. They will configure L2 and L3 switches to transmit data, voice and wireless traffic. They will be able to design and implement redundant and secure switched networks.

Learning objectives

Building multilayer switched networks. VLAN networks. STP and RSTP implementation. High availability using HSRP and GLBP. Power over Ethernet for IP telephony. Wireless VLAN networks. Switch security.


Prerequisite kwnowledge and skills

Students are expected to have knowledge of CCNA Exploration 4, or certification exam CCNA 804-802.

Study literature

  • Lecture notes in English.
  • Documents and examples available on the Web portal Academy Online.

Fundamental literature

Syllabus of laboratory exercises

  1. Introduction. Building campus networks.
  2. L3 switch configuration, VLANs and trunks. Link aggregation.
  3. Spanning Tree Protocol, RSTP, MSTP, PVSTP+.
  4. Advanced STP.
  5. Inter-VLAN routing. Multilayer switching, CEF.
  6. Challenge lab 1.
  7. High available networks using HSRP and GLBP.
  8. Wireless LANs. Configuring WLAN controller.
  9. VOIP traffic classification. Power over Ethernet for IP Telephony.
  10. Securing switch access, VLANs.
  11. Challenge lab 2.
  12. Skills exam. Final test.

Progress assessment

  • Active laboratory work (max. 60 points).
  • Practical skills test (max. 20 points).
  • Final test (max. 20 points).
  • To get Academy Certificate of Completion all tests including Final exam and Skill test must be passed with score 80% or better.

Controlled instruction

  • Home preparation and active laboratory work.
  • Passing all module tests.

Exam prerequisites

  • Labs attendance.
  • Getting at least 50% points of every activity.

Course inclusion in study plans

  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MBI, MBS, MMM, MPV, any year of study, Elective
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MMI, 2nd year of study, Compulsory-Elective group S
  • Programme IT-MSC-2, field MSK, 1st year of study, Compulsory-Elective group C
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