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Content Services Switch Operation and Configuration (CSSOC)

  • Price £1,795.00
  • Duration 5 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


The Content Services Switch Operation and Configuration course provides attendees with essential knowledge required for deploying content switching networks and layer 4-7 switching applications. The operation and configuration class provides customers with intensive hands-on training using Cisco 11500 Series Content Services Switch and Content Switching Module for Cisco Catalyst 6500 Series Switch. This course is intended for a technical audience involved in the installation, configuration and maintenance of content switching products. Customized training is available to emphasize the specific requirements of the customer's network and business demands. The course is delivered in a balance of lectures, hands-on labs, and white board discussions.

Intended Audience
This course is intended for a technical audience involved in the installation, configuration and maintenance of content switching products


Basic understanding of TCP/IP, HTTP, IP Routing, DNS and network design/configuration

This course is recommended as preparation for exam:

642-342 Content Networking Specialist
This exam is part of the Content Networking Specialisation


After completing this course the student should be able to:

Describe content switching and the challenges in optimizing web response time and availability
Describe the Cisco CSS 11500 and CSM product architecture
Configure a content switch for layer3 and layer 4 server load balancing
Configure a content switch layer5 content switching operation and client persistence
Configure a content domain that provides global load balancing of content between peering switches
Describe and configure content smart caching for proxy, transparent and reverse proxy cache networks
Manage the content switch by configuring the SNMP agent that responds to SNMP set, and get requests and sends trap messages and define RMON events and alarms
Increase the security of content switches by configuring and using SSH, TACACS+, Access Control Lists, and monitoring DoS detections
Describe the booting sequence of the content switches, including how to upgrade the content switches to newer images

Course Content

How Web Switching Works
Content Switching Portfolio
SSL Portfolio Overview
CLI and Initial Configuration
CLI , Connections and modes of ops
Interfaces and Circuits
Static Routes and FTP Records
Service Configuration Requirements
Load Types and Parameters
Owners and Content Rules
Owners and content rules
Sorry and Redirect Services
Source Groups
Load Balancing
Load Balancing Methods
ARPT Cookie
HTTP Header
Domain Name Services and Global Server Load Balancing
DNS Resolutions
GSS Operations and Fault Tolerance
Redundancy Designs
Box-to-Box Redundancy
VIP & IP Interface Redundancy
Critcial Physical Interface
VRID Peering
Adaptive Session Redundancy
Problem Resolution
ASR Configuration and Display commands
SSL Associations
SSL Keys & Certificates
SSL Proxy and CLI
Backend SSL and URL Rewrite
SSL Flow
Backend Service
Content Rule
URL Rewrite
Security & Management
CSS operating as a Radius Client
Console Modem Support
CLI - Basic Functions and Configuration
Images Releases and Terminology
Health Monitoring
Virtual Servers and L7 policies
CSM Network Design
Interaction with MSFC
One arm designs
CSM Troubleshooting
ARP TableDebugging Commands

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