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Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus - Implementation and Administration

( Duration: 5 Days )

This Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus: Implementation and Administration training course is designed to instruct the learner on various topics related to the theory, configuration, and troubleshooting of layer 2 and layer 3 protocols typically found in a Campus networking environment.

By attending Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus: Implementation and Administration workshop, delegates will learn to:

  • Describe the Dell EMC Campus Portfolio
  • Describe networking technologies and data flows found in the campus environment
  • Perform basic switch setup tasks
  • Describe the basic operation of VOIP and identify the configuration requirements to support VOIP devices
  • Identify the N-Series pre-defined VOIP policy and manipulate Voice VLAN to achieve desired quality of service for voice traffic
  • Describe the basic operation DHCP and DHCP Relay. Configure DHCP using a N-Series switch and identify the options to secure DHCP from attacks.
  • Describe the basic operation of VRRP and identify the components of VRRP
  • Configure and Validate VRRP configurations
  • Configure IPv4 on an interface
  • Demonstrate familiarity with IP subnetting and configure static routes. Compare static routing with dynamic routing.
  • Troubleshoot a problem using ARP table and Traceroute commands
  • Describe the basic operation of policy based routing. Configure and Validate PBR configurations
  • Identify PBR use cases
  • Describe the concepts relating to IP Multicast technology and identify the steps required to configure multicasting
  • Compare IGMP and PIM use cases
  • Define IPv6 address types, EUI64 and ipv6 auto configuration
  • Describe stacking and its benefits
  • Describe the topology options (cascade vs ring), Roles (Master, Standby, Member) and hardware used for connectivity between chassis.



Campus Networking Overview

  • Define Campus Networking
  • Campus Networking Technologies
  • Campus Topologies
  • Boot Process
  • Mgmt IP and Firmware
  • Standalone vs stack

Virtual LAN (VLAN)

  • VLAN Overview
  • VLAN Tagging, Switchport modes, Switch Tag Filtering
  • Default VLAN, VLAN Database, VLAN Interfaces and Configurable VLAN Range
  • Configuration Validation and Troubleshooting VLANs
  • Private VLANs
  • Use cases
  • Routed VLANs

Spanning-Tree Protocol

  • STP Basics
  • RSTP protocol
  • MSTP protocol
  • RSTP-PV Protocol
  • STP Protection
  • Troubleshooting

Link Aggregation Groups (LAGs)

  • Operation of LAGs
  • Static LAG
  • Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP)
  • Interaction with STP
  • Switch to Server LAG

MLAG (Multi-chassis Link Aggregation)

  • Components
  • Peer Link and Peers
  • Limitations of MLAG
  • Firmware Updates
  • Configuration, Validation and Troubleshooting

Discovery Protocols

  • Discover Protocols Overview
  • Packet info (text fields in the frame), with visual examples
  • ISDP, CDP and LLDP
  • N-Series run ISDP


  • Access Control Lists
  • Port Security
  • AAA Security

Power Over Ethernet (PoE)

  • Example POE devices
  • Power Standards, Class of device and power requirements
  • Static vs Dynamic power budget
  • PoE Limits per switch model and port number
  • Configuring PoE on Campus Switches
  • Validation using show commands
  • Determine the cause for an IP Phone not powering on
  • Measure the power output for a given interface and/or the entire switch

Quality of Service (QoS)

  • QoS Overview
  • Classification
  • Queuing
  • Shaping
  • Policing
  • Congestion
  • Protocols

Voice Over IP (VOIP)

  • VOIP Overview
  • N-Series predefined policy
  • VLAN support
  • dotp and diffserv
  • ISDP/CDP in Cisco phone configs


  • DHCP Overview
  • DHCP protocol
  • DHCP Server Options (supported and not supported)
  • DHCP Server
  • DHCP Helper
  • DHCP L2 relay, snooping


  • VRRP Overview
  • Priority
  • Master vs slave
  • Staggering per VLAN
  • Object tracking
  • Addresses and uses (multicast, VIP)
  • Pre-empt vs no pre-empt


  • Route Basics
  • Static Routing
  • OSPF
  • BGP

Policy based routing (PBR)

  • Overview of PBR
  • Working of `PBR
  • Examples for Traffic Isolation, Server Priority and VLAN Redirection
  • Configuring, Validation and Troubleshooting PBR


  • IGMP Query/Snooping (within network)
  • PIM (routing multicast)


  • IPv6 Addressing
  • Scopes
  • ICMP


  • Need for stacking
  • Topology options (cascade vs ring)
  • Roles (Master, Standby, Member)
  • Hardware used for connectivity between chassis
  • Setting member priority
  • General Stacking guidelines
  • User port vs. stack modules

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