Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (300-115)

Exam Description: Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks (SWITCH 300-115)
Exam Time: 120-minutes
Number of questions: 45?55
Exam Cost: $300.00 (as of September 2018)
Testing Information: Pearson Vue 

What does the exam prove? switching knowledge and skills including the planning, configuring, and verifying the implementation of complex enterprise switching solutions that use the Cisco Enterprise Campus Architecture.

The topics listed below are general guidelines published by Cisco that they mention “are likely to be included on the exam” and that the topics may change at anytime.

Cisco also notes that other topics may also appear on the exam.


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     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     dot1Q
  • 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      Stackwise


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 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


15%       3.0 Infrastructure Services

  • 3.1          Configure and verify first-hop redundancy protocols
  • 3.1.a      HSRP
  • 3.1.b      VRRP
  • 3.1.c      GLBP


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