Cisco SWITCH 2.0: Spanning Tree Implementation

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.


Expected Duration
133 minutes

A 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, a redundant topology also causes problems, such as loops. STP provides network link redundancy while eliminating these problems. In this course you will learn the need, standards, and operation of STP. You will also be able to explain BPDUs, the root bridge, the root port, and the designated port selection process. 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.


Implementing STP

  • start the course
  • explain the need for STP
  • list different standards of STP
  • describe basic STP operation
  • explain the Root Bridge election process
  • determine STP path cost value
  • identify the Root Bridge within an STP topology
  • determine the Root Ports within and STP topology
  • identify the Designated Ports within and STP topology
  • analyze a switch block STP topology
  • recognize STP in a Parallel link topology
  • describe STP operations
  • apply Spanning Tree knowledge to real world devices
  • analyze the current Spanning Tree environment and identify which ports are the Root Ports
  • identify the Designated Ports
  • list and explain STP port states
  • set STP timers
  • examine set STP timers





Multi-license discounts available for Annual and Monthly subscriptions.