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November 17th, 2018 Go to comments

Note: If you are not sure about Spanning Tree Protocol, please read our Spanning Tree Protocol STP Tutorial.

Question 1


First by comparing their MAC addresses we learn that switch B will be root bridge as it has lowest MAC. Therefore all of its ports are designated ports -> C & D are correct.

On the link between switch A & switch C there must have one designated port and one non-designated (blocked) port. We can figure out which port is designated port by comparing their MAC address again. A has lower MAC so Fa0/1 of switch A will be designated port while Fa0/1 of switch C will be blocked -> B is correct.

Question 2


The switches compare their Bridge ID with each other to find out who will be the root bridge. The root bridge is the bridge with the lowest bridge ID.

Bridge ID = Bridge Priority + MAC Address

In this question the bridge priority was not mentioned so we suppose they are the same. Therefore the switch with lowest MAC address will become the new root bridge.

Question 3


This is a tricky question. We know the switch with lowest value of priority is elected the root switch. Therefore in this question the switches with priority of 4096, 8192, 12288 (which are lower than the current value of the root bridge 16384) are not joining the root bridge election by somehow. The only suitable answer is the switch with priority 20480 will become the root bridge.

Question 4


Multiple Spanning Tree (MST) rides on top of RSTP so it converges very fast. The idea behind MST is that some VLANs can be mapped to a single spanning tree instance because most networks do not need more than a few logical topologies.

Question 5


Cisco developed PVST+ to allow strolling numerous STP instances, even over an 802.1Q network via the use of a tunneling mechanism. PVST+ utilizes Cisco gadgets to hook up with a Mono Spanning Tree area to a PVST+ region. No particular configuration is needed to attain this. PVST+ affords assist for 802.1Q trunks and the mapping of a couple of spanning trees to the single spanning tree of popular 802.1Q switches strolling Mono Spanning Tree.

Question 6


SPT must performs three steps to provide a loop-free network topology:

1. Elects one root bridge
2. Select one root port per nonroot bridge
3. Select one designated port on each network segment -> Answer B is correct.

Question 7


From the output, we see that all ports are in Designated role (forwarding state) -> A and E are correct.

The command “show spanning-tree vlan 30″ only shows us information about VLAN 30. We don’t know how many VLAN exists in this switch -> B is not correct.

The bridge priority of this switch is 24606 which is lower than the default value bridge priority 32768 -> C is correct.

All three interfaces on this switch have the connection type “p2p”, which means Point-to-point environment – not a shared media -> D is not correct.

The only thing we can specify is this switch is the root bridge for VLAN 30 but we can not guarantee it is also the root bridge for other VLANs -> F is not correct.

Question 8


PortFast BPDU guard prevents loops by moving a nontrunking port into an errdisable state when a BPDU is received on that port. When you enable BPDU guard on the switch, spanning tree shuts down PortFast-configured interfaces that receive BPDUs instead of putting them into the spanning tree blocking state.

In a valid configuration, PortFast-configured interfaces do not receive BPDUs (because PortFast should only be configured on interfaces which are connected to hosts). If a PortFast-configured interface receives a BPDU, an invalid configuration exists. BPDU guard provides a secure response to invalid configurations because the administrator must manually put the interface back in service.

Reference: http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/switches/lan/catalyst4000/8-2glx/configuration/guide/stp_enha.html

Comments (43) Comments
  1. Sisi
    February 21st, 2017

    Q8 is referring to RSTP so it would be answer “D”

  2. Anonymous
    March 10th, 2017

    Question 4 throughs me off, why is it not answer C since is the lowest bridge ID 4096? can someone be kind and explain this to me please…

  3. Anonymous
    March 12th, 2017

    @anonymous because the roots bridges had higher priority than those so the lower IDs are disregarded as they are not part of the election.

  4. Anonymous
    March 16th, 2017

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  5. Anonymous
    March 16th, 2017

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  6. Anonymous
    March 28th, 2017

    Q3 is equal to Q1, please update

  7. anonymous
    May 1st, 2017

    whats with the pvst plus using 802.1q? shouldnt it be 802.1w?

    also, for q7, shoudnt the bridge id learning process be the first thing when network reconverges? the designated port selection comes much later

  8. Anymous777
    May 3rd, 2017

    I agree with Sisi about Q8 – should be D

  9. Anymous777
    May 3rd, 2017

    Although, Q8 is listed under the topic of “STP”, not “RSTP”, so I think the person who wrote the question meant to write “Which option describes…”PVST+”…?, not “Which option describes “rapid PVST+”, in which case, if speaking only of “PVST+”, then I believe answer “B” would be the correct answer.

  10. gbemishile
    May 5th, 2017

    Why is d site not displaying the network diagram and questions?

  11. sandy
    May 18th, 2017

    I am unable to see questions

  12. Lenard
    June 13th, 2017

    Passed with the 747q dumps, all questions were from there.

  13. Anonymous
    June 14th, 2017

    Which two spanning-tree port states does RSTP combine to allow faster convergence?

  14. Anonymous
    June 14th, 2017

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  15. JD
    June 24th, 2017

    Q1, Q3 and Q9 are the same?

  16. JD
    June 24th, 2017

    @Sisi and @Anonymous777: In the RSTP if the interfaces were on shared media it would have said this in the listing – keyword “Shared” instead of “p2p” in the “Type” column.

  17. maximusstsu
    August 12th, 2017

    Please, explain q4. I don’t understand why answer A is correct, not D

    August 27th, 2017

    I am not sure why members here are complaining about question 8, it is p2p link so how can answer D is correct?. I think E is the right answer.

    Please comment

  19. Kate Doan
    January 8th, 2018

    the exhibit in question 3 doesn’t load. Please update the picture thanks

  20. Peter.Thanh
    January 14th, 2018

    Hi @all,

    Why I am just see the explanation? I don’t see any question related to the explanation. Call someone tell me why? And what should i do?


  21. Guam1956
    March 25th, 2018

    The JPG in Question 3 does not display…

  22. Guam1956
    March 28th, 2018

    I just realized that Questions 1, 3 and 9 are the exact same questions….

  23. cthelite
    April 22nd, 2018

    What possible scenario would switches with priorities of 4096, 8192, 12288 (which are lower than the current value of the root bridge 16384) not join the root bridge election process?

  24. Abraham
    May 10th, 2018

    Is there anyone who can explain why C is the correct answer?

  25. Marco34
    May 16th, 2018

    Q3: The question is confusing, but the answer is logical: Think of the time where everything worked. Switches with priority 4096, 8192, 12288 could not exists in such scenario where the root has already higher priority, even if they were added later to the topology they will normaly take over the root role (normaly!) … so the router wit prio 20480 seems to be the only logical answer to the question.

  26. Dany1
    June 6th, 2018

    Very nice STP Trilogy. Abraham default STP Priority is 32768, so the value is lower that.
    Marco34 Q3 is not confusing at all. In a specific moment of time, primary, secondary and tertiary “live” togheter, so that means tertiary has a bigger priority ID. Is not like o OSPF, where who is “first”, that win the game. If you put a switch with lower priority, that switch becomes primary. That is not the case for OSPF, where you cand change the priority of one router with BIGGER ONE, after “election” has finish, but did not count. So STP-> smaller, OSPF->bigger, STP priority count 24/24h, in comparison with OSPF priority, which count only at ospf adjacency time.

  27. Zamochit
    August 8th, 2018

    Thanks for both of you Dany1 and Marco34! you really help me.

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  29. kevin
    September 3rd, 2018

    where can i see the question before i read the explanation ?
    where is the question ?

  30. Tharangan
    October 4th, 2018

    @kevin what’s your mail address

  31. ItsShowtime
    October 7th, 2018

    Question about Q7.
    Why is answer F not possible? The explanation seems incorrect to me “The only thing we can specify is this switch is the root bridge for VLAN 30 but we can not guarantee it is also the root bridge for other VLANs -> F is not correct.” Because RSTP runs (just like STP) 1 instance for all VLAN’s or am I incorrect? I don’t know much about RSTP except for it’s a faster version of STP that skips some states in convergence.

  32. MJ
    November 8th, 2018

    Each VLAN must have its own root bridge.
    so F is not correct

  33. VELIS667
    November 20th, 2018

    where can i see the question before i read the explanation ?
    where is the question ?

  34. Bolivia
    May 7th, 2019

    someone can send me the questions and answers.
    cj_sp_95[@]hotmail point com
    please, I will be grateful.

  35. bill
    May 9th, 2019

    i found STP topics to be most challenging when studying. glad they didnt even show up in my exam (i think :) – icnd2.

  36. peace
    May 16th, 2019

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  37. ali
    June 19th, 2019


    I can see the explanation, where are the questions please.


  38. raheem
    June 24th, 2019

    where is the question?

  39. sl
    August 4th, 2019

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  40. seeker
    December 17th, 2019

    Hey guys,

    anyone can share were are the actual questions to these answers?

  41. Marv
    January 13th, 2020

    Where are the questions?

  42. Irin
    January 16th, 2020

    Where is the questions?

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