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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.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Understand the broadcast storm problem in a redundant switching network in case STP is not used
  2. Understand the multiple frames copies problem in a redundant switching network in case STP is not used
  3. Understand the MAC address table instability in a redundant switching network in case STP is not used
  4. Understand how the root bridge is being elected
  5. Understand what is BPDU and its role in electing the root bridge
  6. Understand what is the bridge ID
  7. Understand how to change the priority in the bridge ID to change the selection of the root bridge
  8. Understand the port roles: Designated, Root Port, Alternate, Disabled
  9. Understand the port states: Listening, Learning, Forwarding, Blocking
  10. Understand what the root path is and how to use it
  11. Understand what is the port Auto-Isolate
  12. Understand what is the port Restricted-Role
  13. Understand what is the port Restricted-TCN
  14. Understand what is BPDU-guard
  15. Understand what is Topology Change Notification (TCN)
  16. Understand how Rapid Spanning-Tree works
  17. Understand what is the edge port
  18. Uderstand the Negotiation mechanism in RSTP
  19. Understand the edge and Point-to-Point ports
  20. Understand the Region and Instances in MST