CCNP SWITCH (Version 6.0) Chapter 3 Exam Answers

Assessment – SWITCH Chapter 3 – CCNP SWITCH (Version 6.0) Exam Answers

1. Which protocol should an administrator recommend to manage bridged links when the customer requires a fully redundant network that can utilize load balancing technologies and reconverge on link failures in less than a second?

  • IEEE 802.1Q (CST)
  • IEEE 802.1s (MST)
  • Cisco PVST+
  • IEEE 802.1D(STP)

2. Refer to the exhibit. What implementation of spanning tree best describes the spanning-tree operational mode of the switch?

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  • IEEE 802.1D
  • IEEE 802.w
  • IEEE 802.1s
  • PVRST+

3. Which interfaces should loop guard be enabled on?

  • root ports
  • designated ports
  • root port and alternate ports
  • ports configured with PortFast
  • root port and ports configured with PortFast

4. Refer to the exhibit. What two conclusions does the output show to be true? (Choose two.)

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  • DLS1 is running IEEE 802.1s on instance 1.
  • DLS1 is running IEEE 802.1D on instance 1.
  • DLS1 is the root bridge for instance 1.
  • Interface Fa0/12 will move into the errdisable state if a BPDU is received.
  • Interfaces Fa0/1 through Fa0/6 are trunk ports.

5. Which three statements about RSTP are true? (Choose three.)

  • An RSTP BPDU carries information about port roles and is sent to neighbor switches only.
  • STP elects a root bridge in exactly the same way as 802.1D.
  • RSTP is capable of reverting back to 802.1D but still maintains the benefits of 802.1w.
  • RSTP is recognized as the IEEE 802.1w standard.
  • There are only three RSTP port states: discarding, listening, and forwarding.
  • UplinkFast and BackboneFast are compatible with RSTP.

6. Users complain that they lost connectivity to all resources in the network. A network administrator suspects the presence of a bridging loop as a root cause of the problem. Which two actions will determine the existence of the bridging loop? (Choose two.)

  • Confirm MAC port security is enabled on all access switches.
  • Check the port utilization on devices and look for abnormal values.
  • Verify that the management VLAN is properly configured on all root bridges.
  • Capture the traffic on the saturated link and verify if duplicate packets are seen.
  • Ensure that the root guard and loop guard are properly configured on all distribution links.

7. Refer to the exhibit. Switch SW1 is receiving traffic from SW2. However, SW2 is not receiving traffic from SW1. Which STP feature should be implemented to prevent inadvertent loops in the network?

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  • UDLD
  • PortFast
  • BPDU guard
  • BPDU filtering

8. Which three parameters should match all switches within an MST region? (Choose three.)

  • port costs on trunk ports
  • configuration name
  • revision number
  • trunk encapsulation method
  • bridge priority
  • VLAN-to-instance mappings

9. Which STP timer defines the length of time spent in the listening and learning states?

  • hello time
  • forward aging
  • forward delay
  • max age
  • max delay

10. Refer to the exhibit. What conclusion does the output support?

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  • PortFast is enabled on interface Fa0/6.
  • IEEE 802.1w is enabled on VLAN 1.
  • The forward delay timer has been changed from the default value.
  • Standard IEEE 802.1D behavior is shown.

11. What will happen when a BPDU is received on a loop guard port that is in a loop-inconsistent state?

  • The port will transition to blocking state.
  • The port will transition to forwarding state automatically.
  • The port will be disabled and the administrator must re-enable it manually.
  • The port will transition to the appropriate state as determined by the normal function of the spanning tree.

12. Refer to the exhibit. STP is enabled on all switches in the network. The port on switch A that connects to switch B is half duplex. The port on switch B that connects to switch A is full duplex. What are three problems that this scenario could create? (Choose three.)

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  • Switch B will become the root switch.
  • Switch B may unblock its port to switch C, thereby creating a loop.
  • Switch A is performing carrier sense and collision detection, and switch B is not.
  • Autonegotiation results in both switch A and switch B failing to perform carrier sense.
  • BPDUs may not successfully negotiate port states on the link between switch A and switch B.
  • Spanning tree will keep re-calculating, thereby consuming all the CPU normally used for traffic.

13. Refer to the exhibit.

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STP is configured on all switches in the network. Recently, the user on workstation A lost connectivity to the rest of the network. At the same time, the administrator received the console message:

%SPANTREE-2-RX_PORTFAST:Received BPDU on PortFast enable port.Disabling 2/1

What is the cause of the problem?

  • STP PortFast feature has been disabled on port 2/1.
  • STP PortFast feature has been enabled on port 2/1.
  • PAgP has removed port 2/1 from the EtherChannel bundle.
  • The STP PortFast BPDU Guard feature has disabled port 2/1 on the switch.

14. What are three important steps in troubleshooting STP problems? (Choose three.)

  • Administratively create bridge loops and see what path the traffic takes.
  • Administratively disable multicasting and check to see if connectivity is restored.
  • Check each side of a point-to-point link for duplex mismatch.
  • Adjust BPDU timers so that there is less overhead traffic on the switching fabric.
  • Administratively disable ports that should be blocking and check to see if connectivity is restored.
  • Capture traffic on a saturated link and check whether identical frames are traversing multiple links.

15. Which statement is true about UDLD?

  • It is automatically enabled.
  • It allows devices to transmit traffic one way.
  • It will disable an EtherChannel bundle if one link has failed.
  • It allows a switch to detect a unidirectional link and shut down the affected interface.

16. Refer to the exhibit. After the sequence of commands is entered, how many VLANs will be assigned to the default instance?

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  • 4094
  • 4064
  • 4062
  • 4061

17. Which two statements are true about STP root guard? (Choose two.)

  • Root guard is enabled on a per-port basis.
  • Root guard requires that PortFast be enabled on a switch port.
  • Root guard re-enables a switch port once it stops receiving superior BPDUs.
  • Root guard should be configured on all ports on the desired root bridge to prevent another bridge from becoming the root.
  • If a root guard enabled port receives a inferior BPDU from a nonroot switch, the port transitions to the blocking state to prevent a root bridge election.

18. What happens when a switch running IEEE 802.1D receives a topology change message from the root bridge?

  • The switch uses the forward delay timer to age out entries in the MAC address table.
  • The switch uses the max-age timer to age out entries in the MAC address table.
  • The switch uses the hello to age out entries in the MAC address table.
  • The switch uses the forward delay and the max-age timer to age out entries in the MAC address table.

19. Which protocol extends the IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree (RST) algorithm to multiple spanning trees?

  • STP
  • RSTP+
  • CST
  • MST

20. One switch in a Layer 2 switched spanning-tree domain is converted to PVRST+ using the spanning-tree mode rapid-pvst global configuration mode command. The remaining switches are running PVST+. What is the effect on the spanning-tree operation?

  • Spanning tree is effectively disabled in the network.
  • The PVRST+ switch forwards 802.1D BPDUs, but does not participate as a node in any spanning tree.
  • All switches default to one 802.1D spanning tree for all VLANs.
  • The PVSRT+ reverts to PVST+ to interoperate with the PVST+ switches.


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