Chapter Twelve. Advanced Switching Concepts

This chapter covers the following official 200-101 ICND2 and 200-120 CCNA exam topics:

Identify enhanced switching technologies: RSTP, PVSTP, EtherChannel.

Configure and verify PVSTP operation.

This chapter details the Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) and reviews some of its enhanced features, including Per-VLAN Spanning Tree Protocol and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol. We then examine the theory and configuration of EtherChannel.

Spanning Tree Protocol

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