Cisco CCNA Spanning Tree Basics


  • You should know basic Switching concepts but not 100% necessary

  • Spanning Tree is a seperate lesson and can be learned without previous knowledge

  • A CCNA Studnet should learn Spannning Tree after learning Networking and Switching Fundementals, but it is not 100% necessary


You heard the words Spanning Tree, now it is time to understand what it is all about. We start with the very beginning, discussing how L3 uses a mechanism to prevent loops. We quickly find out that L2 does not have this mechanism and why Spanning Tree is needed. Then we enter the world of Spanning Tree. Exploring how spanning tree forms it topology and the election processes.

From there we enter into a step by step process, understanding how Spanning Tree starts to build its own topology. We learn about the Root Bridge, Root Ports, Designated Ports, Blocking ports, and so on.

If you want to really understand Spanning Tree, this is where you begin. I assure you that after you watch this 2.5hr lecture and take the 5 quizes, you will have a solid Spanning Tree Basics foundation.

This was a class that I ran and recorded. I took that footage and edited just for Udemy students. Please let me know how you like this course, for there is more to come.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for those who want to learn spanning tree
  • If you have no idea what spanning tree is, this course is for you
  • Those who need a review of Spanning Tree
  • This is not for those looking for advance Spanning Tree topics
  • Those who need a review of Spanning Tree Basics
  • Those who question their spanning knowledge
  • This course will NOT cover Spanning Tree Timers or Port Roles
  • This course will NOT cover the Listening, Learning, and Forwarding stages