Course Outline

Introduction to Cisco Nexus and Catalyst Switches

  • Overview of the Nexus 9K and Catalyst 9200/9500 series
  • System architecture and platform capabilities

Installation and Initial Configuration

  • Installing the hardware and initial software setup
  • CLI and GUI management tools overview

Switching Fabric and Topologies

  • Understanding fabric extenders and various topologies
  • Implementing virtual Port Channels and fabric path

Advanced Configuration

  • Configuring Layer 2/Layer 3 services
  • Implementing redundancy protocols and security features

Automation and Programmability

  • Introduction to automation tools and APIs
  • Managing switches using Cisco DNA Center

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

  • Best practices for monitoring switch health and performance
  • Troubleshooting common issues

Hands-On Lab Sessions

  • Practical exercises on real or simulated equipment
  • Scenario-based troubleshooting and configuration challenges

Integration with Data Center Technologies

  • Connecting to ACI fabrics and understanding SD-Access
  • Interoperability with other Cisco Data Center products

Security and QoS

  • Implementing access control and threat mitigation
  • Quality of Service configuration for data, voice, and video

Maintenance and Operations

  • Software upgrades and patch management
  • Backup and recovery procedures

Summary and Next Steps


  • Basic understanding of networking protocols, routing, and switching principles
  • Familiarity with Cisco's IOS or NX-OS command-line interfaces


  • Network engineers
  • Architects
  • System administrators
 35 Hours

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