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Cisco SWITCH 2.0: STP Tuning and PVST and RSTP Implementation


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Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
Redundant topology can eliminate the possibility of a single point of failure causing a loss of function for the entire network While it has benefits, redundant topology also causes problems, such as loops. STP provides network link redundancy while eliminating these problems. The course covers RSTP implementation including the need, standards, and operation of STP. This course also covers BPDUs, and the Root Bridge, Root Port, and Designated Port selection process. In addition this course lists and explains STP and RSTP port states, concepts of PVST, RSTP and STP port roles and how STP handles topology changes. This course offers the official training for the Implementing Cisco IP Switched Networks 2.0 certification exam which is a component exam for the CCNP and CCDP certifications. Passing this exam will also refresh CCNA certification, which expires after three years.

Target Audience
This course is intended for students who are looking for real-world switching knowledge, and those that are considering CCNP and CCDP certification. This course’s discussion of switching could also benefit early CCIE Routing and Switching candidates.

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
2.2

Lesson Objectives

Cisco SWITCH 2.0: STP Tuning and PVST and RSTP Implementation

  • start the course
  • define the process of verifying and modifying STP timers
  • explain the concept of PVST
  • explain the concept of PVST
  • identify the process of changing the priority of STP
  • identify the process of tuning PVST Root Bridges
  • define the secondary Root Bridge
  • define STP path manipulation
  • manipulate STP cost and port ID
  • manipulate STP cost and port ID
  • implement PVRST+
  • list and explain RSTP port roles
  • compare RSTP and STP port states
  • explain how STP handles topology changes
  • explain how STP handles topology changes
  • explain how RSTP handles topology changes
  • describe RSTP link types
  • recognize concepts involved with the RSTP proposal-agreement sequence
  • recognize concepts involved with the RSTP proposal-agreement sequence
  • configure STP for the switched network
  • Course Number:
    cc_swch_a11_it_enus