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MikroTik Switching - Spanning Tree Protocol

Have a loop-free switching network and understand how the Spanning-Tree Protocol works (STP, RSTP & MSTP)

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What you'll learn

  • Understand the broadcast storm problem in a redundant switching network in case STP is not used
  • Understand the multiple frames copies problem in a redundant switching network in case STP is not used
  • Understand the MAC address table instability in a redundant switching network in case STP is not used
  • Understand how the root bridge is being elected
  • Understand what is BPDU and its role in electing the root bridge
  • Understand what is the bridge ID
  • Understand how to change the priority in the bridge ID to change the selection of the root bridge
  • Understand the port roles: Designated, Root Port, Alternate, Disabled
  • Understand the port states: Listening, Learning, Forwarding, Blocking
  • Understand what the root path is and how to use it
  • Understand what is the port Auto-Isolate
  • Understand what is the port Restricted-Role
  • Understand what is the port Restricted-TCN
  • Understand what is BPDU-guard
  • Understand what is Topology Change Notification (TCN)
  • Understand how Rapid Spanning-Tree works
  • Understand what is the edge port
  • Uderstand the Negotiation mechanism in RSTP
  • Understand the edge and Point-to-Point ports
  • Understand the Region and Instances in MST
Requirements
  • Have a basic networking skills
  • Understand the TCP/IP protocol
  • Have some hands-on on MikroTik products and Winbox tool
Description

This is the first course in the market discussing about switching in MikroTik. Since RouterOS version 6.41 and above, MikroTik has very reliable Switching features that you can profit from: One of the feature is the Spanning-Tree Protocol.

Spanning-Tree Protocol (STP) help your redundant switching networks to avoid having loops and to wok efficiently. Without STP your network would end up not working. In this course, I am going to discuss in details how STP works and what are its features, also I am going to discuss about the RSTP and the MSTP (MSTP is only available on RouterOS version 6.41+).

To be able to do the LABS in this course, you need 3 MikroTik routerboards having a switch chip, or you can use MikroTik CRS models. You also need 2 end devices such as PC's.

I look forward to see you in my course.

Who this course is for:

  • Engineers who would like to upgrade their knowledge in MikroTik Switching
  • Engineers who want to apply Spanning-Tree Protocol in their network
  • Students who want to learn how MikroTik Switching Spanning-Tree protocol works


Your Instructor


Maher  Haddad
Maher Haddad

Hello everyone. My name is Maher Haddad with a very long experience in the IT sector. I hold a Bachelor in Computer Communications and a Master in Computer science.

I work as a trainer and I hold the following certificates: CCNA, CCNA Security, CCNA Voice, CCDA, CCNP R&S, CCDP, Microsoft MCP, Microsoft MCSA , MikroTik MTCNA & MTCRE, MTCWE, MTCUME, MTCTCE, Huawei HCNA, CWTS, LigoWave NFT engineer, LigoWave DLB Engineer, GVF Level1, GVF level2, GVF Level3 and much more.....

My experience in IT goes to year 2003 and I have been working all my life for international Internet Service Providers (ISP's) in different countries in the world.

You can visit my Facebook page as well as my YouTube channel where I set a lot of online labs.


I hope you will enjoy watching my courses.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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