Dell EMC PowerSwitch Campus Implementation and Administration (PSCIA)


Course Overview

This Instructor Led 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. The theory learned in lecture will be put to practical application with hands-on labs utilizing Dell EMC N-Series switches.

Who should attend

This course is intended for professionals those who configure, manage, and troubleshoot Dell EMC Campus Networking Products.


The pre-requisite for this course is that, the student must have completed the Associate course -Dell EMC PowerSwitch Concepts and Features

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the Dell EMC Campus Portfolio
  • Describe networking technologies and data flows found in the campus environment.
  • Perform basic switch setup tasks.
  • Describe, configure, and troubleshoot VLANs.
  • Explain the importance of Spanning Tree Protocol (STP), and then configure, verify, and troubleshoot the feature.
  • Describe static and dynamic Link Aggregation Groups (LAG). Configure and troubleshoot LAG configuration mismatch
  • Describe the components that makeup an MLAG and Configure and validate MLAG configuration.
  • Describe the characteristics of the discovery protocols supported by the N-Series switch and use cases.
  • Describe and configure security features including Access Control List (ACL), Port Security, and Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA) Security
  • Configure PoE on a switch port and determine the cause for an IP Phone not powering on. Provide examples common POE devices.
  • Explain the need for Quality of Service (QoS), Identify the characteristics of QoS and configure QoS on N-Series switches.
  • 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

Course Content

Campus Networking Overview

  • Define Campus Networking
  • Campus Networking Technologies
  • Campus Topologies

Campus Networking Overview

  • 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)

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

MLAG (Multi-chassis Link Aggregation)

  • Overview
  • 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)

  • Overview
  • 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


  • Overview
  • 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

Precios & Delivery methods

Entrenamiento en línea

5 días

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