CCNA2 SRWE Module 5 - STP Concepts

Date Subject Lesson Plan
09/28/23 CCNA2
Section 1

CCNA2v7 Module 5 Reading Organizer

Certification Guide Chapter 9: Spanning Tree Protocol Concepts
Certification Guide Chapter 10: RSTP and EtherChannel Configuration

Discussion: Introduction to Module 5 - STP Concepts

Read: 5.0.1 Why should I take this module?

Read: 5.0.2 What will I learn to do in this module?

Read: 5.1.1 Redundancy in Layer 2 Switched Networks

Read: 5.1.2 Spanning Tree Protocol
Video: CBTNugg: 200-101 #07 Understanding STP (38:24)

Read: 5.1.3 STP Recalculation

Read: 5.1.4 Issues with Redundant Switch Links

Read: 5.1.5 Layer 2 Loops

Read: 5.1.6 Broadcast Storm

Read: 5.1.7 The Spanning Tree Algorithm

Embedded Video: 5.1.8 Observe STP Operation

PT: 5.1.9 Investigate STP Loop Prevention

Activity: 5.1.10 Check Your Understanding - Purpose of STP

Assignment: Module 5 Study Guide 1-18

  A+ Software

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Clock, Region, and Language

Read: Programs

Read: Windows Features and Updates

Read: Default Programs

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Programs and Features

Read: Troubleshooting

Read: BitLocker Drive Encryption

Read: File Explorer and Folder Options

Lab: Privacy and Gaming

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Other Control Panels

Read: Administrative Tools Control Panel Item

Read: Computer Management

Read: Event Viewer

Read: Local Users and Groups

Read: Performance Monitor

Read: Component Services and Data Sources

Read: Services

Read: Data Services

Read: Print Management

Read: Windows Memory Diagnostics

Lab: Monitor and Manage System Resources

09/29/23 CCNA2
Section 1

Activity: IT Career Conversations - Electric Vehicles (1:00) - 2023

Discussion: CLEP Tests
Link: UA CLEP credit page

Start Module 5, Section 2 - STP Operations

Read: 5.2.1 Steps to a Loop-Free Topology

Read: 5.2.2 Elect the Root Bridge

Read: 5.2.3 Impact of Default BIDs

Read: 5.2.4 Determine the Root Path Cost

Read: 5.2.5 Elect the Root Ports

Read: 5.2.6 Elect Designated Ports

Read: 5.2.7 Elect Alternate (Blocked) Ports

Read: 5.2.8 Elect a Root Port from Multiple Equal-Cost Paths

Read: 5.2.9 STP Timers and Port States

Read: 5.2.10 Operational Details of Each Port State

Read: 5.2.11 Per-VLAN Spanning Tree

Activity: 5.2.12 Check Your Understanding - STP Operations

Assignment: Module 5 Study Guide 19-42

  A+ Software

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Administrative Tools

Read: System Information

Read: System Configuration

Read: The Registry

Read: Regedit

Read: Microsoft Management Console

Read: DxDiag

Lab: System Utilities

10/02/23 CCNA2

Start Module 5, Section 3 - Evolution of STP
Video: CBTNugg 200-101 #8 Enhancements to STP (21:31)

Read: 5.3.1 Different Versions of STP

Read: 5.3.2 RSTP Concepts

Read: 5.3.3 RSTP Port States and Port Roles

Read: 5.3.4 PortFast and BPDU Guard
Video: Kevin Wallace: BPDU Guard (5:14)

Read: 5.3.5 Alternatives to STP

Activity: 5.3.6 Check Your Understanding - Evolution to STP

Assignment: Module 5 Study Guide 43-52 (finish)

Start Module 5, Section 4 - Module Practice and Quiz

Read: 5.4.1 What did I learn in this module?

IP Host command

Cisco IP Host Network administrators find it hard to find IP of each Cisco device in a large networking environment and telnet each device based on IP address. Remembering every device’s IP address in itself can be a hard task to do. ‘IP host’ command in Cisco IOS is feature to support such requirement, where each device in the network may be given a name Let’s say R1, R2, etc. instead of being remembered by an IP address. Once defined we can now connect to each device on your network via telnet by just using the host name defined which is further linked to an IP address.

Below is sample configuration on cisco Router configuration where 2 routers have been given hostnames R1 & R2 with the ‘ip host’ command.

Lab Assignment: Set up 2 routers with initial configurations. Give each router a default gateway address of:


Then, set up the "ip host" configurations on each. Example below.

R1#config t
R1(config)#ip host R2

R2#config t
R2(config)#ip host R1

Now you'll be able to telnet and ping into and out of each device without moving console cable.


Lab: Managing System Files

Activity: Check Your Understanding - System Utilities

Activity: What Do You Already Know? - Disk Operations

Read: Disk Management Utility

Read: Drive Status

Read: Mounting a Drive

Read: Adding Arrays

Read: Disk Optimization

Read: Disk Error - Checking

Lab: Hard Drive Maintenance

Activity: Check Your Understanding - Disk Management

10/03/23 CCNA2

Review: Kevin Wallace: STP Protocol Deep Dive (2:02:00)

Akron Cybersecurity Course

Lab: One Page Practical #32 - Three Switches - Redundant Links (Start)


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10/04/23 CCNA2

Lab: One Page Practical #32 - Three Switches - Redundant Links (End)

Lab: One Page Practical #33 - Three Switches - RSTP - BPDU Guard

  A+ None today
10/05/23 CCNA2

Video Review: Jason Johnson: Module 5 STP Concepts (29:23)

Test: Module 5 STP

Start Module 6 - EtherChannel