Configuration of Cisco Switches

Code: A2Technology: InfrastructureVendor: ALEFDifficulty: Beginner


The course is designed for participants who need to acquire basic theoretical and practical (configuration) knowledge of Cisco switches used in Ethernet LAN networks. After completing, the participant will be familiar with the product portfolio of the Ethernet switches with leading technologies and features implemented. Most of the theoretical parts contain practical configuration examples.

Duration in days:



Knowledge of basic concepts in the field of internetworking, OSI model, TCP/IP protocol and Ethernet technology in the range of A0/ICND1 trainings.


Overview of most frequent ethernet standards (copper and fiber), brief overview of cabling, connectors and transceivers Addressing on OSI model layer 2, basic principles and functions of Cisco Catalyst switches Overview of actual Cisco Catalyst switching portfolio Operating IOS software on Cisco switches, basics of configuration Security on Cisco switches - port security and securing administrative access Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), Trunk ports - 802.1Q, Vlan Trunking Protocol (VTP) Spanning Tree Protocol, 802.1D - PVST+, 802.1w - RapidPVSP+, overview of other spanning tree protocols L2 and L3 Etherchannel - principles of functioning and configuration Inter VLAN routing, Multilayer switching First Hop Redundancy using Hot Standby Routing Protocol (HSRP) and overview of other methods


Participants will receive a copy of the exhibited presentation.

Technical equipment

Cisco Catalyst Series Switches: 2960 (L2), 3560 or 3750 (L2/L3) respectively.

Current dates

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Budapest /
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Prague /
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Prague /
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Bratislava /
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Brno /
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Follow-up courses

graph TD; A0-->A2; click A0 "/en/internetworking-basics.p2455.html" "Internetworking Basics"; class A0 nodeCustomStyle; click A2 "/en/configuration-of-cisco-switches.p2457.html" "Configuration of Cisco Switches"; class A2 nodeCustomActStyle; A2-->RS1; click RS1 "/en/advanced-configuration-of-cisco-switches.p2515.html" "Advanced Configuration of Cisco Switches"; class RS1 nodeCustomStyle; RS1-->DC-N51; click DC-N51 "/en/cisco-nexus-5000-2000-in-data-center.p2470.html" "Cisco Nexus 5000/2000 in Data Center"; class DC-N51 nodeCustomStyle; RS1-->DC-N71; click DC-N71 "/en/cisco-nexus-7000-hardware-and-basic-cofiguration.p2471.html" "Cisco Nexus 7000 - Hardware and Basic Cofiguration"; class DC-N71 nodeCustomStyle; DC-N71-->DC-N72; click DC-N72 "/en/cisco-nexus-7000-advanced-configuration.p2472.html" "Cisco Nexus 7000 Advanced Configuration"; class DC-N72 nodeCustomStyle; RS1-->DC-S2; click DC-S2 "/en/advanced-san-configuration-and-fcoe.p2474.html" "Advanced SAN Configuration and FCoE"; class DC-S2 nodeCustomStyle; A2-->RS17; click RS17 "/en/l2-qos.p2518.html" "L2 QoS"; class RS17 nodeCustomStyle; A2-->RS20; click RS20 "/en/catalyst-6500-7600-architecture.p2521.html" "Catalyst 6500 & 7600 Architecture"; class RS20 nodeCustomStyle; A2-->WL1; click WL1 "/en/wireless-networks-basics.p2571.html" "Wireless Networks Basics"; class WL1 nodeCustomStyle; WL1-->WL2; click WL2 "/en/advanced-wireless-networks.p2572.html" "Advanced Wireless Networks"; class WL2 nodeCustomStyle;

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Training rooms

ALEF Training has 5 training rooms. Three of these classrooms are named by continents - Australia, and Europe has a capacity of 8 seats, Africa for 12 points. There are still classrooms engine room (12 seats) and the Competence Center with 18 seats.

We continuously modernize the training rooms. In the Competence Center we use for training and seminars Cisco Spark Board. Spark board is essentially a giant tablet that combines the functions and whiteboard screen for video conferencing. You have the unique opportunity to experience the modern medium of communication.

Training rooms – Bratislava

Training rooms – Prague

Training rooms – Budapest

Team of instructors

Our team, consisting of more than 50 lecturers, offers a full range of technologies in the area of routing and switching, security, collaboration and data centres.

The uniqueness of our lecturers lies mainly in the fact that they have extensive practical experience from various projects. They can thus respond very flexibly to any question or comment from the students. The lecturers pass their practical knowledge on to the participants of the trainings. Thanks to the synergy of the reliable operation of the company and years of experience, we have been able to respond flexibly to the upcoming changes in Cisco specializations, so we can guarantee a wide range of certified courses that will allow you and your colleagues to acquire the necessary know-how for the subsequent certification tests.

In addition to the certified trainings, we offer special courses that are focused primarily on the development of the necessary configuration skills.

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Certified lecturers




ALEF NULA provides training since 1995.

In that time has trained tens of thousands of participants. The uniqueness of our training is to transfer knowledge both on theoretical and practical level. Among the largest customers include: T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, Telefonica O2, Škoda Auto, Peugeot Citroën Automobiles, Siemens and others.

Our training customers include:

  • Škoda Auto
  • Siemens
  • Peugeot Citroën Automobiles
  • Vodafone
  • Raiffeisen Bank
  • ERSTE Bank
  • Hewlett – Packard Slovakia
  • IBM Slovensko
  • Orange Slovensko
  • Telefónica O2 Czech Republic,a.s.
  • AT&T Global Network Services Slovakia
  • T-Mobile Slovensko
  • U.S.Steel Košice
  • VOLKSWAGEN Slovakia


Collaboration with our partners is an essential part of our growth and success.

CiscoCisco is the largest provider of networking technologies in the world that are the basis of data, voice and video communications on the Internet and corporate computer networks. ALEFs partnership with Cisco has multiple levels. In the area of solution implementation it is a Cisco Gold Partner, in the area of education it is a Specialized Cisco Learning Partner.

NetappNetApp is a world leader in storage and management dat. Due to continuous investment in the development of their solutions able since 1992 to hold long-term leadership in introducing innovative approaches.

IronPortIronPort je dodávateľom unikátnej technológie, v súčasnosti patriacej do portfólia Cisco Systems, ktorá sa zameriava na e-mailovú a webovú bezpečnosť. Alef je jediným distribútorom IronPortu v Českej republike a na Slovensku, ako jediný prevádzkuje IronPort Authorized Training Center v Českej a Slovenskej republike.

f5F5 Networks is the global leader in solutions for the secure distribution and management of communications traffic applications. F5 provides comprehensive solutions focused on acceleration, security and availability of applications to maximize the user experience.

vmware VMware is one of the largest providers of virtualization software in the world. ALEF partnership consists primarily of activities within the scope of Cisco Data center specialization. ALEF Training also offers a special Vmware course for the administration of end stations.

Pearson VUE is a global certificate authority, which offers a portfolio of several hundred tests in the field of information-communications technology. It covers the technology company Cisco Systems, VMware, Adobe, Citrix, CompTIA or Tanberg. The test centers of their partner Pearson VUE puts stringent requirements to meet ALEF Training.

gopasThe GOPAS Computer School is the largest information technology training provider on the Czech and Slovak markets. The technical courses are attended annually by almost 30,000 students, most of them IT specialists. Despite operating on a relatively small market, GOPAS is among major IT training providers in Europe.

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