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Cisco BCMSN 642-811 - Enhancements to STP


This course discusses some of the enhancements to STP to help it scale better in large Layer 2 networks. Those features covered in depth include PortFast, UplinkFast, BackboneFast, Rapid STP, STP Guard features, and EtherChannels.

This lesson is part of our Cisco BCMSN 642-811 online training series which contains over 25 hours of self-paced courseware. Our web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access.


After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Enable PortFast, UplinkFast, and BackboneFast
  • Use RSTP to scale Layer 2 networks
  • Describe the differences between CST, PVST, and MST
  • Describe the EtherChannel operation and configuration
  • Identify when to use Root Guard, UDLD, and Loop Guard to prevent ST misconfigurations
  • Troubleshoot STP problems as well as the use of debug commands


  • PortFast Performance Enhancement to STP
  • UplinkFast Performance Enhancement to STP
  • BackboneFast Performance Enhancement to STP
  • Rapid STP Enhancements
  • Multiple Spanning Tree
  • EtherChannels Technology
  • Configuring EtherChannels
  • Other STP Enhancement Features
  • Additional STP Troubleshooting Tips and Tools

This course is for anyone who wants to get the most out of using Cisco BCMSN 642-811.

Prerequisites: None:

Technical Requirements:

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
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  • JavaScript must be enabled.

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Total Courses: 11
Total Time: 25+ hours
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